>>Bowe Practices With Chiefs
(St. Joseph, MO) — Star wide receiver Dwayne Bowe passed his physical and practiced for the first time at Chiefs camp Sunday. Bowe was fighting a virus for the past week and said he had an infection in his chest. The team limited him in practice Sunday as a precaution.
>>Royals Beat White Sox In 12 Innings For Sweep
(Chicago, IL) — Alex Gordon clubbed a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 12th inning as the Royals completed a three-game sweep of the White Sox with a 4-2 win at U.S. Cellular Field. David Lough [[ low ]] and Miguel Tejada [[ tay-HA-duh ]] plated a run each for KC, which has won six straight to reach the .500 mark at 51-and-51. Aaron Crow improved to 7-and-3 with the win after tossing a scoreless 11th. Greg Holland closed it out for his 27th save.
>>Royals Move On To Minnesota
(Undated) — The Royals take their winning streak to Minneapolis this week for a series against the Twins. KC gets today off. They send Ervin Santana to the mound on Tuesday at Target Field for a 7:10 p.m. start. The Twins are 9-and-15 in July.
>>Braves Complete Sweep Of Cardinals
(Atlanta, GA) — Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI as the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 5-2 win at Turner Field. Shelby Miller allowed three runs, two earned, over five-and-two-thirds innings and fell to 10-and-7 for St. Louis. Miller was 2-for-2 at the dish with an RBI while Carlos Beltran was 2-for-4 and knocked in a run. The Cards had won five out of six prior to the sweep.
>>Marlins’ Martinez Resigns Amid Abuse Claims
(Miami, FL) — Miami Marlins hitting coach and former Cardinals first baseman Tino Martinez has resigned after allegations of abusive behavior. The “Miami Herald” reports that the first-year coach and former All-Star first baseman was the subject of complaints from players after unnecessary verbal and physical abuse. The report indicated that Martinez acknowledged grabbing rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich in the front of the jersey in an overreaction.
>>Newman Wins Brickyard 400 At Indy
(Indianapolis, IN) — Indiana native Ryan Newman outdueled Jimmie Johnson to win the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne finished third, followed by Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. Johnson increased his lead to 75 points over Clint Bowyer, who finished 20th. Carl Edwards is now 85 points behind Johnson after placing 13th.