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Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup.
Noah Syndergaard pitched eight sharp innings and the light-hitting New York Mets got exactly the help they needed when Johnny Cueto suddenly lost the strike zone, edging the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Friday night.
Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.
Chris McCullough, whose freshman season at Syracuse was cut short by a knee injury, has been selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 29th pick of the first round of the NBA draft.
Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke center Jahlil Okafor were off the board when New York drafted.
Jimmy Nelson allowed two hits in eight strong innings, Scooter Gennett hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers extended the New York Mets’ losing streak
Carlos Gomez scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when outfielder Michael Cuddyer misplayed a double off the wall.
Maikel Franco homered twice among his career-high four hits, drove in five runs and made a fabulous diving play at third base Monday night.
Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.
Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night.
Matt Wisler allowed only one run in eight innings in his major league debut to outpitch Jacob deGrom, and Jace Peterson hit a two-run double in the eighth to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1.
Youth was served in a battle of aging pitchers, giving R.A. Dickey his first victory in five starts.
Alex Rodriguez singled twice to raise his career hits total to 2,997, Michael Pineda carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before allowing Christian Yelich’s home run, and the Yankees beat the Miami Marlins.
Danny Valencia hit a three-run homer, Kevin Pillar had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 8-0 on Wednesday night behind a solid start from Drew Hutchison.