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Elliott binds off Bayne for Nationwide win

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Chase Elliott hold off Trevor Bayne to win a Nationwide Series stop during Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.

Elliott had a clever automobile all day prolonged for JR Motorsports, subordinate third and heading a many laps during a race. Bayne attempted to follow him down on uninformed tires in a final laps, though ran out of time.

It was Elliott’s third feat of a year, following wins during Texas and Darlington.

Kyle Larson was third, followed by Kasey Kahne and Ty Dillon to turn out a tip five.

Brian Scott, who started on a pole, finished sixth and warranted $100,000 in a second eventuality of a four-race “Dash 4 Cash” reward program.


Leslie headlines 2015 women’s Hall of Fame class

Four-time Olympic bullion medalist Lisa Leslie headlines a 2015 women’s basketball Hall of Fame initiation category announced Saturday.

She is assimilated by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke manager Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high propagandize manager Brad Smith and Oklahoma State manager Kurt Budke, who was killed in a craft pile-up in 2011.

The Immaculata teams that won championships from 1972-74 will accept a Hall’s explorer award.

Leslie also won dual WNBA titles with a Los Angeles Sparks and was a league’s MVP 3 times. She helped a U.S. win bullion medals during a 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

The organisation will be inducted subsequent Jun during a Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Garza knocked out in 1st; Nats kick Brewers 8-3

WASHINGTON (AP) – Matt Garza was knocked out in a initial inning of his shortest vital joining start, and Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos gathering in 3 runs every to lead a Washington Nationals over a Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Saturday night.

Garza (6-7) faced 8 batters and got usually one out, permitting 4 singles, a double and dual walks in a shortest of his 211 large joining starts dating to 2006. His prior low was 1 1-3 innings during a Marlins on Jun 18, 2010, according to STATS.

Garza had been 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA in his prior 8 outings, though Saturday’s bid caused his deteriorate ERA to arise from 3.69 to 4.04. He forsaken to 0-3 with a 7.33 ERA in 6 career starts opposite a Nationals.

Tanner Roark (9-6) gave adult one runs and 6 hits in 7 innings with 5 strikeouts. In his initial full deteriorate as a starter, he has authorised dual warranted runs or fewer in 13 of 19 outings.


Wizards acquire Kris Humphries from Celtics

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Wizards have acquired brazen Kris Humphries from a Boston Celtics for a stable 2015 second-round breeze pick.

Humphries seemed in 69 games, averaging 8.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, final deteriorate with Boston.

In 10 seasons with a Jazz, Raptors, Mavericks, Nets and Celtics, he is averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds.

Humphries had his best deteriorate in 2011-12 when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for a Nets. He was comparison with a 14th collect in a 2004 breeze by a Jazz out of Minnesota.

Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld pronounced Saturday that “Kris is a proven maestro and will be a versatile further to a frontcourt.”

Humphries was formerly married to existence TV star Kim Kardashian.

On Friday, a Wizards re-signed brazen Drew Gooden.


McCarthy gets 1st win with Yankees, 7-1 over Reds

NEW YORK (AP) – Brandon McCarthy warranted his initial win for a Yankees with an considerable entrance in pinstripes, and Brett Gardner gathering in 3 runs from a leadoff mark to send New York past a Cincinnati Reds 7-1 on Saturday.

Carlos Beltran homered, Kelly Johnson strike a two-run singular and a Yankees finished Alfredo Simon’s six-game winning strain in a right-hander’s initial tour given a All-Star game.

New York won a initial dual in a three-game interleague series, withdrawal Cincinnati with 5 true waste on a road.

Acquired from Arizona in a Jul 6 trade, McCarthy (1-0) struck out 9 and walked nothing over 6 innings in his second start for a Yankees and initial during home. He threw 71 of 99 pitches for strikes, improving to 3-0 in his final 4 outings after winning usually once in his initial 16 starts this season.

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