CLEVELAND (AP) – Toronto Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. set a Home Run Derby record by slamming 91 in the three rounds, but he lost the $1 million first prize when New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso went deep on his final swing. Guerrero belted 29 home runs in the first round and bettered that mark by hitting 40 in overtime to beat Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson. Alonso won each of his rounds in walk-off fashion, beating first baseman Carlos Santana and Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The women’s quarterfinal matches highlight today’s women’s schedule, beginning with 11th seed Serena Williams taking on fellow American Alison Riske. Williams advanced with yesterday’s 6-2, 6-2 win over Carla Suarez Navarro, and Riske moved on by shocking top-ranked Ash Barty, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Today’s other matches have Barbora Strycova against Johanna Konta, Simona Halep versus Shuai Zhang and Elina Svitolina taking on Karolina Muchova.
NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) – The U.S. Women’s national team has arrived home following their World Cup win against the Netherlands. The soccer team, which won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title, touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at about 4:30 p.m. Monday where they were met with cheers and a banner saying “Congratulations Team USA!” The team will be showered tomorrow with a ticker-tape parade up lower Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes.
UNDATED (AP) (AP) – Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention. Walton made his comments in a court brief filed last week in response to a lawsuit by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant. She has said Walton attacked her in 2014 when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, but she was too afraid to file charges.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – The San Jose Sharks have re-signed 23-year-old forward Kevin Labanc to a one-year, $1 million contract. The 23-year-old Labanc set career highs with 17 goals, 39 assists and 56 points last season before helping the Sharks reach the Western Conference final. He became the first player in NHL history to record four points in a single period in a Game 7 of a playoff series.