British Open..Dustin Johnson beats the course and the weather to take 1st round lead at the “Old Course” St-Andrews, Scotland…Johnson 7 under (65) before weather turned rainy-windy-raw late in round..
(66)..Zach Johnson..Jason Day..Paul Lawrie
(67)..Jordan Spieth-Masters-US Open champ 5-birdies 6-holes
(70)..Phil Mickelson-strong run of birdies early-play leveled off with bad weather
(76)..Tiger Woods-bogey-bogey to start-worst round in career of British Opens-was 143rd..
British Open…Weather to be treacherous-Rain-35mph winds in morning….Cloudy-high winds in afternoon. MIckelson early tee time in bad weather…Johnson late tee time could get break.
Padres…Commissioner Rob Manfred in town to unveil All Star Game logo for next summer’s game at Petco Park.
Padres-Rockies..San Diego opens 10G-“save the season” homestand…James Shields (7-3) no wins in last 7-starts…Jorge DeLaRosa (6-3)…Padres (41-49) won 2-in row..Rockes have won 4-straight
Padres Stats…Justin Upton hitting (.213) since June lst…Matt Kemp hit (.275) since July lst…Derek Norris (.168-June…158-July)…Melvin Upton (.213)…Jedd Gyorko (.300) since recall from El Paso.
Padres Stats..Team shutout league high 13X…10X-scored 1-run in game…14X-scored just 2-runs…37-Games have scored 2-runs or less….Team Batting average (.238)- 2nd worst in National League…759-strikeouts-2nd worst…74HRs-5th worst…(.984)-fielding percentage 5th worst.
Padres Stats…Team (3.95-ERA)-9th in NL….Starters (4.06ERA)…Relievers (3.73-ERA)….Staff allowed 92-HRs-4th most….273-walks-5th most…allowed 66-stolen bases-2nd most.
Dodgers-Washington…Clayton Kershaw (6-6) 2.85 starts tonite…Nationals led by Bryce Harper (.339)……Blue (51-39)…Dodgers won 5-of-7.
Angels-Red Sox..Halos start 2nd half season in lst place…won (11-of-14) before All Star break..
Dodgers-Marlins…Trade..LA acquires P-Grant Drayton for P-Chris Reed.
Rob Manfred-Tony Clark…MLB-Union agree to meet to talk about 154-game schedule.
Joe DiMaggio…On this day in 1941-Yankee Clipper 56-game hitting streak ended.
Atlanta..Authorities confirm former Braves minor league P-Joe Johnson-killed in Cessna plane crash-flew into path of F-16 jet in South Carolina.
Hall of Fame….Junior Seau daughter-Sydney-will give Hall of Fame induction speech on behalf of late father…in August in Canton.
49ers..Just retired DE-Justin Smith to take job as assistant coach U-Missouri.
Patriots..10Y-veteran C-Dan Connelly retires from New England.
Giants..Jason Pierre Paul-DE-hospitalized ten days-amputation finger-bad hand burns from firecracker incident-released from hospital after 10-days treatment. Will miss much of preseaosn camp.
FAA..Confirms it has begun evaluation of Football Stadium design-Hollywood Park-to determine if it is in danger of LAX flight pattern…Stadium will be 164-feet high.
LA Clippers..Sign FA-C-Cole Aldrich-had been with Knicks….FA-Josh Smith-F-Houston Rockets
Dallas…Mavs owner Mark Cuban proposed NBA expand playoffs to 10-teams in each division…first round mini-playoff round.
NHL…Former NHL-investor Nick Kenner convicted stealing 31M-from NHL players in investment properties scam…Stole money from Brian Berrard..Joe Junea..Daryl Sydor-Mike Peca amongst others…facing 21Y in prison.
Tour-de-France..Chris DeFroome heads to stage 13 with a 2:52 lead over the pack after survivnig 4-climbs on 121-mile event in Pyrenees on Thursday.
NASCAR..New Hampshire 400…Jimmie Johnson-4 wins-atop standings in chase for championship.
Indy Car…Iowa 300…Juan Montoya-Scott Dixon 1-2 in poits chase.
Formula 1…Off weekend-with Hungarian Grand Prix next.
LA Galaxy…MLS soccer team signs Mexican star Giovanni Dos Santtos…joins English star Steven Gerrard as ‘international acceptions’ on roster.