Jul 10, 2024

Wednesday Sports Headlines and Scores presented by Barton Community College

Posted Jul 10, 2024 9:35 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark believes the league has clearly solidified itself as one of the nation’s top three conferences. While the league’s past national champions Oklahoma and Texas left for the Southeastern Conference, Yormark touted the additions of Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah that make the Big 12 a 16-school league. He says it's the deepest football conference in the nation. Yormark said at football media days in Las Vegas on Tuesday that the league’s top priority as a business is growth and creating value for its schools.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says NCAA rushing champion Ollie Gordon II will not miss any games because of his recent arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence, then later had to clarify what he meant when discussing his decision. Gundy said Tuesday during Big 12 football media days that he made decisions based on what he thought was best for Oklahoma State, the football team and Gordon. The preseason Big 12 offensive player of the year posted a public apology on social media Monday, and attended Big 12 media days as scheduled. Gordon says it was important for him to face everything and not leave it to others to answer questions about him.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah has won 26 conference championships in five different leagues, most recently capturing two Pac-12 titles and appearing in four championship games during its 13 seasons in that league. Now the Utes are favored to win the Big 12 in their inaugural season in the league, according to the preseason media poll. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said Tuesday at the league's media days that it's much different now for the Utes than when they went into the Pac-12 in 2011. He says they weren't on an even playing field then when going from the Mountain West to a Power Five league.

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland’s José Ramírez has become the sixth member of the eight-man Home Run Derby field. The New York Mets’ Pete Alonso, Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm, Baltimore’s Gunnar Henderson, Atlanta’s Marcell Ozuna and Kansas City’s Bobby Witt Jr. previously committed to the July 15 event at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Alonso will participate in his fifth straight Home Run Derby, trying to win for the third time.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco was formally charged by prosecutors in the Dominican Republic with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl. The prosecutors decided to press charges four days after the initial deadline expired on July 5, six months after a judge ordered that Franco be investigated in connection with sexual and psychological abuse of the minor. The attorney general’s office spokesperson Nairobi Viloria confirmed to The Associated Press that the prosecutors presented before a judge the final and formal accusation, but she declined to provide further details.

UNDATED (AP) — Texas backup quarterback Arch Manning has announced his likeness will be used in EA Sports College Football 25 following reports he had declined the game developer’s offer to be featured in it. Manning is the grandson of former Saints QB Archie Manning and nephew of Super Bowl-winning QBs Peyton and Eli Manning. He posted Tuesday on social media a video of Eli reading him a phony play call while he threw a touchdown pass in the video game. The video was captioned, “I’m IN the game.” Multiple outlets had reported Manning initially declined EA Sports’ offer. He was the highest-profile player to reportedly opt out.

MUNICH (AP) — Spain has reached the European Championship final with a 2-1 victory over France with 16-year-old Lamine Yamal becoming the youngest-ever scorer in the history of the tournament. France took an early lead when Randal Kolo Muani headed in a cross from Kylian Mbappé, who played without a mask, before Yamal’s moment of brilliance in the 21st minute. Dani Olmo scored what was to prove the winner four minutes later. Spain, which is chasing a record fourth European Championship title, will play England or the Netherlands in the final on Sunday in Berlin.

LONDON (AP) — Top-seeded Jannik Sinner has been beaten in the Wimbledon quarterfinals by Daniil Medvedev 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-3. The fifth-seeded Medvedev's victory Tuesday moved him into a semifinal against defending champion Carlos Alcaraz. They also met in the final four at the All England Club last year, and Alcaraz won that one. Alcaraz advanced Tuesday by eliminating Tommy Paul 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Sinner was treated by a trainer in the third set against Medvedev. It was not immediately clear what was wrong with the 22-year-old from Italy. Medvedev won the 2021 U.S. Open.

UNDATED (AP) — John Force is moving to a rehabilitation center closer to his home in California and the NHRA great was able to celebrate by leaving his Virginia hospital room to take his daughter for ice cream on her birthday. Force suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fiery, 300-mph crash at the Virginia Nationals last month. The 75-year-old was first in neurological intensive care and then moved into acute neuro care at the Virginia hospital. Among his other injuries is a fractured sternum. Force’s car had a catastrophic engine failure at the finish line and his dragster slammed driver-side into the left concrete guard wall and then careened back into the right wall.

DALLAS (AP) — Klay Thompson believes he could be the missing piece for the Dallas Mavericks after leaving his longtime NBA home in Golden State. Thompson is joining young superstar Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving after they led the Mavs to the NBA Finals. Dallas lost to Boston in five games. Thompson is a four-time champion after spending his first 13 seasons with the Warriors. The Mavs appeared to need a more dangerous third scoring option even as they advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning the franchise's only title in 2011.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gymnast Livvy Dunne will return for a fifth season at LSU, saying on social media she’s “not Dunne yet.” The decision brings back one of college sports’ most marketable athletes to a Tigers program coming off its first national championship. The 21-year-old from New Jersey read a statement in a video montage posted on Instagram on Monday in which the All-American says, “No matter how many opportunities come my way off the mat, there’s just something about LSU” and being part of a squad that made school history. Dunne is one of the top earners in name, image and likeness compensation and has a massive social media following.




Kansas City at St. Louis 1:45 p.m. (Postponed)

Final Chicago Cubs 9 Baltimore 2

Final Houston 4 Miami 3

Final San Francisco 4 Toronto 3

Final Seattle 8 San Diego 3


Minnesota at Chi White Sox 5:55 p.m. (Postponed)

Final Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 3

Final Cleveland 9 Detroit 8

Final Boston 12 Oakland 9

Final Texas 5 L.A. Angels 4


Final Philadelphia 10 L.A. Dodgers 1

Final N.Y. Mets 7 Washington 5

Final Cincinnati 12 Colorado 6

Final Pittsburgh 12 Milwaukee 2