Another Dodger win...Tejada suspended...Tide No. 1...Johnson to start last at Michigan
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their incredible hot streak by winning their 10th in a row and improving to 25-3 since the All-Star break. Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits over eight shutout innings as the Dodgers blanked the Phillies for the second straight night, 5-0 in Philadelphia. Kershaw also hit an RBI double and Juan Uribe (yoo-REE'-bay) added a three-run homer to help the Dodgers improve to 42-8 since June 22, the best 50-game stretch in the majors since the 1942 Cardinals.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended Kansas City infielder Miguel Tejada (the-HAH'-dah) for 105 games after he tested positive for an amphetamine. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Tejada tested positive for Adderall, a substance the 39-year-old has used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. Tejada previously tested positive under the league's amphetamine policy, subjecting him to a 25-game ban for a second test and an 80-game suspension for a third.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama is the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason college football poll as the Crimson Tide try to become the first team to win three straight national titles. The Tide received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel to easily outdistance No. 2 Ohio State and match Florida in 2009 for the highest percentage of first-place votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings. Oregon is No. 3, followed by Stanford and Georgia, which received the other first-place vote.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson will have to begin Sunday's race at Michigan from the back of the pack after he crashed during Saturday's practice session. Johnson was uninjured after going nose-first into a wall during practice, but he wrecked his main car and will have to use a back-up on Sunday.
PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Europe has complete control of the Solheim Cup after its first sweep of a Cup session in 11 years. The United States closed within 6 ½-5 ½ before the Europeans won all the fourball matches in the afternoon to go ahead by five. With only the 12 singles matches remaining Sunday, Europe only needs to win three matches and halve another on Sunday to capture the cup away from home for the first time since this event began in 1990.