FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) Adam Conley missed out on all those fun military-related activities with his Miami Marlins teammates. After all, he had a game to pitch.
He wound up leaving Fort Bragg Field with the memory of a lifetime – a victory in front of thousands of cheering troops.
Conley pitched six strong innings and the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Sunday night in a game played in a temporary ballpark on a U.S. Army post.
It was the first regular-season game – in any sport – held at an active military installation. The game was played at a ballpark built from scratch in less than four months at the sprawling Army post that's home to 55,000 service members, including the famed paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.
LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams, the defending women's champion and six-time winner, overwhelmed Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 in just 51 minutes on Centre Court, advancing to the fourth round with her 300th career Grand Slam match win. Williams, who compiled a 25-2 edge in winners, wasn't aware of the milestone until she was asked about it in a post-match interview.
Jo Wilfried Tsonga and John Isner needed 44 games and 2 hours, 33 minutes to complete the final two sets of their suspended third-round match. The final set featured 36 games and lasted 2 hours, 8 minutes. Tsonga saved a match point at 16-15 in the fifth before overcoming the American 6-7 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 19-17.
No. 7 Richard Gasquet, No. 10 Tomas Berdych, No. 32 Lucas Pouille, Nick Kyrgios, and Jiri Vesely also moved on. Other winners in the women's draw included No. 13 Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 23 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, CoCo Vandeweghe, Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.
LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic's 30-match Grand Slam winning streak ended stunningly Saturday with a 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledon's third round.
Djokovic had won the past four major titles in a row – and was halfway to the first calendar-year Grand Slam for a man since Rod Laver in 1969.
Djokovic last exited as early as the third round at any major tournament all the way back in 2009, when he departed the French Open at that stage. He made at least the semifinals at Wimbledon every year since 2010.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jamal Crawford agreed to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, accepting a $42 million, three-year contract offer, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The deal cannot be signed and finalized until at least Thursday, when the NBA's offseason moratorium is lifted.
Crawford had interest from other clubs, and was believed to have received a sizable offer from Philadelphia. But the Clippers countered at a level that Crawford apparently wanted, and he's staying in Los Angeles.
CHICAGO (AP) – Rajon Rondo has a new beginning in Chicago, and the Bulls have a new starting point guard.
The four-time All-Star agreed Sunday on a $30 million, two-year deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Rondo becomes the Bulls' replacement at point guard for Derrick Rose, the former NBA MVP who was traded to the New York Knicks last month.
DALLAS (AP) – Deron Williams is re-upping with his hometown Dallas Mavericks, who are also bringing back promising young forward Dwight Powell.
Two people with knowledge of the deals said Sunday night that Williams has agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract, while Powell is set for a four-year deal worth $37 million.
BOSTON (AP) – Al Horford decided to accept a four-year, $113 million offer to join the Boston Celtics.
Horford made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday, and the terms of the detail were confirmed to The Associated Press by a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
DALLAS (AP) – The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State's Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas' plans said Saturday.
The people spoke to The Associated Press about the potential maximum contract on the condition of anonymity. The Warriors can match any deal for Barnes and are more likely to do so if they don't get an agreement with Kevin Durant.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – With Kobe Bryant gone and the team in desperate need of mature leadership, the Los Angeles Lakers are turning to Luol Deng for help on the court and in the locker room.
The Lakers and Deng agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract Saturday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The 31-year-old Deng averaged 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds for Miami last season.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Brad Keselowski had his confidence shaken at Daytona International Speedway more than once.
He was a good plate racer, but never could find his way to victory lane at NASCAR's most famous track.
That changed Saturday night with a dominating performance that gave Team Penske its 100th career Sprint Cup Series victory – a win that Roger Penske celebrated in victory lane by participating in the traditional champagne spray.
More important, it gave Keselowski his long-awaited first win at Daytona.
Keselowski led a race-high 115 laps then held off Kyle Busch on a two-lap shootout that sent the race into overtime for one additional lap. It gave him his fifth career Cup win in a restrictor-plate race, but all the others had come at Talladega.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Connor Jaeger had to swim nearly a mile to earn another race at the Olympics. Abbey Weitzeil claimed her second individual event in Rio with a frantic dash from one end of the pool to the other.
The final night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials came down to the long and short of it, a pair of races that couldn't provide more of a contrast.
Jaeger used a powerful finishing kick to pull away from Jordan Wilimovsky in the 1,500-meter freestyle Sunday night, while Weitzeil claimed victory in the 50 free just ahead of Simone Manuel.
TRACK & FIELD
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – America's Olympic mainstays, Allyson Felix, LaShawn Merritt and Justin Gatlin, are all on their way to Rio de Janeiro. With the best times in the world this year to boot.
Gatlin's 100-meter run in 9.8 seconds at U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday was the same time he posted last year at world championships in Beijing, where Usain Bolt nudged him out by a hundredth. Bolt pulled out of this week's Jamaican national championships and his form will be a mystery for at least the next few weeks.
Felix's quest at her fourth Olympics is to become the first woman to win gold in both the 200 and 400 meters.
Merritt burst down the last 50 meters of the straightaway to finish in 43.97 – a .76-second romp over Gil Roberts. It was a clinic, reminiscent of Merritt's .99-second blowout over rival Jeremy Wariner in the 2008 Olympics.
Defending Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton had a score of 8,750 – nearly 300 short of his world record. A bit frustrating for Eaton, but the score was still notable because it was one point better than the personal best of anyone who can qualify for the event in Rio.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – In his first start since winning the U.S. Open, Dustin Johnson won another World Golf Championship on Sunday.
Johnson ran off three birdies on the back nine at Firestone and closed with a 4-under 66 to win the Bridgestone Invitational. He was helped in part by a surprising collapse by Jason Day.
Day, the world's No. 1 player, was tied for the lead when he hooked a 3-wood off the tee on the par-5 16th, hit across the fairway and tried to bend a shot around the pond. He went into the water, making double bogey.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Defending champion Brooke Henderson survived some tense moments on the back nine on the way to a four-stroke victory at the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.
The second-ranked Henderson shot a 14-under 274 after a final round 71 at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, pulling away from American Stacy Lewis, who was 10-under after a 69.
Henderson became the first back-to-back winner at Portland since Annika Sorenstam won consecutive tournaments in 2002 and 2003. The 18-year-old is the first wire-to-wire winner at Portland since the tournament went to a 72-hole event in 2013.
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Greg Chalmers won the Barracuda Championship at Montreux for his first PGA Tour title, eagling the final hole for a six-point victory in the modified Stableford scoring event.
The 42-year-old Australian broke through in his 386th start after entering the week as the active player with the most events without a victory.