Nascar Rainout: MLB Scores: Wimbledon Halfway: Golf: Tour de France

By: AP
By: AP

NASCAR-QUAKER STATE 400
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway has been postponed until Sunday because of rain. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the pole.
Earnhardt broke the track's speed record, clocking 183.636 mph to wrest the mark from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson. Earnhardt's speed was nearly 2 mph faster than the mark Johnson set last June.
Carl Edwards starts from the outside front in the No. 99 Ford. Johnson settled for third with Kyle Busch fourth in a Toyota.
It was the circuit's first postponement since last year's season-opening Daytona 500.

MLB-SCHEDULE
(AP)----Baltimore's Chris Davis continues his assault on major league pitching. The major league leader hit two more home runs in Baltimore's 11-3 rout of the New York Yankees. That gives the Baltimore first baseman 30 homers entering the final day of June. He hit a career-high 33 last season.
Davis hit a three-run shot in the Orioles' four-run first inning. He then added a two-run shot in the sixth.
The Orioles have won three in a row and go for the sweep Sunday night. The Yankees have lost four straight and five of six.

In other MLB action:
-- Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter to become the NL's second 11-game winner and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1. Matt Adams had his first two-homer game. Wainwright is 11-5. He's tied with Washington's Jordan Zimmerman for most wins in the NL
-- Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur) has extended the longest hitting streak in Colorado Rockies history. Cuddyer has hit safely in a major league season-high 26 straight games after poking an RBI single in the first inning in the Rockies' 2-1 win over San Francisco. He's reached base safely in a team-record 45 straight games. Nolan Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth.
-- Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta (eye-uh-NET'-uh) both homered to give the Los Angeles Angels a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros. Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings and improved to 2-10.
-- Toronto bopped Boston 6-2. Jose Bautista hit a pair of long homers over the Green Monster, starting with the 200th of his career and following with a tiebreaking, two-run drive in the eighth.
-- Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2.
---- Tampa Bay nipped Detroit 4-3 in 10 innings. Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to win it for the Rays.
---- In another extra inning game, the Chicago Cubs beat Seattle 5-3 in 11 innings. Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the 11th.
---- In yet another extra inning tussle, Cincinnati outlasted Texas 6-4 in 11 innings to end a three-game slide. Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th to win it.
-- Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox for the third time in less than 24 hours, 4-3, after sweeping a twinbill Friday.
---- NL Central-leading Pittsburgh nipped Milwaukee 2-1. That's the Pirates' eighth straight victory. Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones each homered and Francisco Liriano (leer-ee-AH'-noh) pitched six strong innings for the win.
---- Miami beat San Diego 7-1 on a Jacob Turner seven-hitter. He's 2-0 after his first major league complete game. Giancarlo Stanton hit his eighth homer.
---- Atlanta erupted with seven runs in the eighth inning to surprise Arizona 11-5. That's the Braves' 23rd come-from-behind victory. That increases the Braves' lead in the NL East to six and a-half games over Washington.
--Dillon Gee (jee) outpitched Taylor Jordan as the Mets downed the Nationals 5-1. Gee allowed a run and six hits in six innings to help New York bounce back from a 6-4 loss to Washington. Gee has won 27 games in his career, but he is 7-1 lifetime against Washington.

WIMBLEDON-Day 6
LONDON (AP) -- No. 1 seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) have moved into the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Williams stretched her winning streak to 34 matches as she disposed of Kimiko Date-Krumm (DAH'-tay kruhm) 6-2. 6-love. Williams had eight aces and 28 winners as she took another step toward a second consecutive Wimbledon title and 17th Grand Slam championship overall.
Djokovic finished with 38 winners and just three unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 win over Jeremy Chardy. Djokovic next faces 35-year-old Tommy Haas, who beat Feliciano Lopez of Spain 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, 6-4.
Bernard Tomic pulled off the first major upset of the day at All England Club, defeating ninth seed Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY') 7-6, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 to move into the fourth round. The 20-year-old Australian hit 19 aces while getting 80 percent of his first serves in and saving 7 of 8 break points. Other third-round winners in the men's brackets are seventh seed Tomas Berdych, and eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mahr-TEEN' dehl-POH'-troh.
On the women's side, fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh) played herself into the fourth round by defeating American Madison Keys 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Sixth seed Li Na (lee nah) and eighth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VEE'-toh-vah) won their third-round matches, as did No. 17 seed Sloane Stephens, 11th seed Roberta Vinci, Laura Robson and Monica Puig (pweeg).
Stephens reached the Round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time.
It's Middle Sunday, with action resuming Monday.

PGA-AT&T NATIONAL
Four-way tie through three rounds
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Four players share the lead through 54 holes of the PGA's AT&T National near Washington.
James Driscoll and Bill Haas grabbed a piece of the lead with 3-under-par 68s. They are 7-under for the tournament, tying them with Roberto Castro and Andrew Romero.
Jason Kokrak (KOH'-krak) is one stroke back.

LPGA-US OPEN
Park still leads U.S. Women's Open
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Inbee Park is one round from making history by winning the first three majors of the year.
The top-ranked Park has a four-stroke lead through three rounds at the U.S. Women's Open. She shot 1-under 71 on Saturday in harsh conditions at Sebonack and is 10 under for the tournament.
Fellow South Korean I.K. Kim shot 73 to remain in second but lost two strokes to Park.
No LPGA player has won three majors in a season with at least four.

CHAMPIONS TOUR-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Couples leads through 54 at Senior Players
PITTSBURGH (AP) --Fred Couples is the leader through three rounds of the Senior Players Championship in Pittsburgh.
Couples followed his second-round 62 with a 3-under 67 for a 15-under total, two strokes ahead of Kenny Perry.
Duffy Waldorf is four strokes back and one ahead of John Huston and Mike Goodes.

TOUR DE FRANCE
Minister decries `witch hunt' at Tour de France
BASTIA, Corsica (AP) -- German rider Marcel Kittel has won the first stage of the 100th Tour de France in a sprint finish with Alexander Kristoff. Former champion Alberto Contador was involved in a crash near to the end of the flat, 132-mile stage but managed to finish the stage despite a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, France's sports minister has railed against a "witch hunt" targeting Tour de France cyclists who feel they're unfairly being lumped in with their predecessors who engaged in widespread doping years ago.


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