BaseballRodriguez expected back for YankeesAlex Rodriguez will be waiting for the scuffling Yankees when they arrive in Tampa for a big series against the Rays. The Yankees third baseman, sidelined since breaking his left hand July 24 on a pitch by Seattle’s Felix Hernandez, is expected to be activated from the disabled list and in the lineup for Monday’s game against the Rays. He went 0 for 7 in two rehabilitation appearances over the weekend for Class A Tampa . . . Athletics third baseman Brandon Inge will have season-ending surgery on his dislocated right shoulder in about a week after re-injuring it Saturday against the Red Sox. Until then, Inge will be available to pinch hit. The shoulder doesn’t hurt him batting, but he is ‘‘in excruciating pain’’ when throwing. Inge estimates he has dislocated his shoulders at least 20 times, the right side on four occasions. He is batting .218 with 12 homers and 54 RBIs in 83 games, 74 since joining the Athletics April 30 after the Tigers cut him.
WNBAMcCoughtry carries Dream past SunWNBA scoring leader Angel McCoughtry, coming off a two-game team suspension for violating team policy, scored 18 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Atlanta Dream to an 87-80 victory over the visiting Connecticut Sun. Sancho Lyttle (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Erika DeSouza (14 points, 12 rebounds) each had double-doubles for Atlanta. Kara Lawson had 16 points and Danielle McCray a season-high 15 for the Sun. Tina Charles added 11 points and 11 rebounds . . . Epiphanny Prince scored 17 points and Courtney Vandersloot added 15 to lead the host Chicago Sky to an 85-74 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks. Kristi Toliver had 19 points for the Sparks.
SoccerDempsey joins US squad for qualifiersTwo days after his move to Tottenham in England’s Premier League, Clint Dempsey was named to the US roster for World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica. Dempsey, who hasn’t played a match since a World Cup qualifier in June while he sorted out his club status, was one of 25 players named by coach Jurgen Klinsmann . . . Shortly after scoring a goal, Pieta’s Victor Brannstrom died during a Swedish League game in Stockholm. Brannstrom, 29, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately clear . . . Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s ‘‘sad’’ at Real Madrid and only people inside the Spanish club know why. The Portugal forward chose not to celebrate his two goals in Madrid’s 3-0 win over Granada. Ronaldo, 27, refused to elaborate on the reasons for his displeasure with the club that spent a record $131.6 million to secure him from Manchester United in 2009 . . . Argentine great Diego Maradona signed a one-year contract to become a special adviser to the Dubai Sports Council . . . In MLS, Patrick Nyarko scored in the opening minute and Daniel Paladini in the 19th to lead the Chicago Fire over the visiting Houston Dynamo, 3-1. Brian Ching scored for Houston . . . Jackson scored and Kevin Hartmant made two key saves to lift host FC Dallas to a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders. Mauro Rosales scored for Seattle.
Track and fieldJamaica’s Bailey-Cole highlights meet Kemar Bailey-Cole kept Jamaica’s flag flying in the absence of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake at the ISTAF event in Berlin by winning the 100 meters and helping his team to victory in the 4x100 hurdles relay. Bailey-Cole equaled his personal best of 10 seconds to finish ahead of former world champion Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis and Jimmy Vicaut of France. Olympic champion Aries Merritt set a meet record of 12.97 seconds to win the 110 hurdles, ahead of US teammate Ryan Wilson and Belgium’s Adrien Deghelt. American Kellie Wells claimed the women’s 100 hurdles in 12.72 . . . Grenada will name a new stadium after 19-year-old Kirani James, who won the tiny island’s first Olympic medal by winning the 400-meter event. . . . Former heptathlon champion Carolina Kluft helped host Sweden win the 400-meter relay in a meet with Finland in Goteborg in what she said will be her last competition.
MiscellanyGomez, Norden enjoy major paydaysSpain’s Javier Gomez and Sweden’s Lisa Norden won the 5150 US Championship Elite Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, each earning just over $150,000, the biggest prizes in international triathlon competition. Gomez, the silver medalist at the London Olympics, beat American Hunter Kemper. London Games winner Alistair Brownlee was 14th. Norden, also the Olympic silver medalist, upset American Sarah Haskins . . . Cyclist Joaquin Rodriguez withstood Alberto Contador’s challenges to defend his overall lead in the Spanish Vuelta’s15th stage, won by Antonio Piedra in Lagos de Covadonga . . . So Many Ways beat Sweet Shirley Mae by 2½ lengths in the $300,000 Spinaway Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Earlier, Unbridled Command, ridden by Ramon Dominguez, won the $150,000 Saranac Stakes for 3-year-olds. Unbridled Command was the sixth winner of the day from seven mounts for Dominguez, who has 66 winners in the meet to break the record of 65 set by John Velazquez.
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