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UNDATED (AP) — Star pitchers Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals are recovering after getting injured Sunday, as is Cardinals on-base machine Matt Carpenter. Kershaw is headed to the disabled list with another back injury, this time he's experiencing tightness in the lower right side. Strasburg, meanwhile, says he hasn't felt right since the All-Star break because of "achiness" in his forearm.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hoping to bolster their rotation for a playoff run, the Minnesota Twins have acquired veteran left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-hander Huascar Ynoa. The 31-year-old García is 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA and 808 strikeouts in 176 appearances, mostly with St. Louis (2008, 2010-16). He missed the 2009 MLB season following Tommy John surgery.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — One leadership saga down, another one continues for the Denver Broncos. John Elway agreed to a new five-year contract today, ending a long-running story line that had fans wondering if their Hall of Fame Quarterback-turned-General Manager might leave the franchise he's led to three Super Bowl titles.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field world championships in London next week despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia's suspension after the IAAF reviewed their history of drug testing.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A scuba-diving treasure hunter who found an American Hockey League Hall of Fame ring in one of New York's Finger Lakes has returned it to its owner. Auburn, New York, resident Gary Gavurnik returned the prized ring to former hockey star Dick Gamble on Monday. Gavurnik found it with a metal detector in Canandaigua (kan-un-DAY'-gwuh) Lake during the Fourth of July weekend.
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