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Strasburg leaves early, but D-backs can’t capitalize

Robbie Ray roughed up for 4 runs in first

Stephen Strasburg says he hasn’t felt right since the All-Star break and decided after two innings in Arizona to call it a day.

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Cardinals' Fitzgerald motivated by quest for a ring

Receiver says he’s not sure when he’ll retire

Training camp is a drag at this point in Larry Fitzgerald’s long and accomplished NFL career. Of course, the quest for the ring is the main reason the 14-year veteran continues to play.

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Spieth wins British, only PGA remains

Victory next month makes him sixth Grand Slam winner

During one of Jordan Spieth’s many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan.

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Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101

Before Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, before Gregg Popovich and Larry Brown, even before Red Auerbach, there was John Kundla.

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NASCAR: Kahne ends drought, wins at Indianapolis

37-year-old wins the 6-hour race

Kasey Kahne needed a break Sunday — and got it.

Jamaica stuns Mexico, to play USA for Gold Cup title

After Kemar Lawrence ripped and exquisite shot over Mexico’s five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate.

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Team USA advances to Gold Cup final

Dempsey’s record goal, assist helps defeat Costa Rica

Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan’s American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 Saturday night and into the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game.

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Harper’s 2 RBIs help Nats beat D-backs

New closer stops Arizona’s threat in the ninth inning

The newest additions to the Washington bullpen came through when called upon to help deliver a victory to their new team.

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Spieth a round away from third leg of Grand Slam

Jordan Spieth is one round away from the third leg of the career Grand Slam, and one year removed from a reminder that it won’t be easy.

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Froome wins his fourth Tour de France

Chris Froome stands on the doorstep of the Tour de France’s greatest champions.

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Moore leads West past East

Maya Moore provided the example, reigning league MVP Nneka Ogwumike gladly followed along, and Sue Bird received attention and recognition she deserved.

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Arizona starts with 3 homers, finishes 6-5 win in the 9th

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks opened the game with three straight home runs off Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer and ended it with Brandon Drury’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 6-5 victory Friday night.

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Arians says ‘I’m healthy;’ Cardinals open training camp

GLENDALE — Coach Bruce Arians brought the Arizona Cardinals together Friday for his fifth training camp as their coach.

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Tour de France: Ahead of last fight, Hagen’s homework pays off

SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France — Edvald Boasson Hagen showed that brawn and speed don’t guarantee victory at the Tour de France. Winners do their homework, too.

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Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

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Lamb homers twice, D-backs beat Reds 12-2 to win series

CINCINNATI — Jake Lamb didn’t know about Arizona’s late pitching change until an hour before the game. His two homers made it a moot point.

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Cardinals re-sign RB Chris Johnson to 1-year deal

TEMPE — The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed nine-year NFL veteran Chris Johnson to a one-year contract.

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British Open: An All-American start on day one

SOUTHPORT, England — The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes.

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Jamaica scores early, holds off Canada 2-1 in Gold Cup

GLENDALE — Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night.

Fever snap losing streak, beat Mercury

Erica Wheeler had 20 points and seven assists, Candice Dupree scored 17 points, and the Indiana Fever snapped a five-game losing streak with an 84-77 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday.

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Froome soars in thin air of the Alps

Aru falters on the steep slopes

One series of giant Tour de France mountains out of the way. One more to come. And one less rival for race leader Chris Froome to watch quite so closely.

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USA soccer: All goals, no bite

USA advances to Gold Cup semifinals

Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 on Wednesday night in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal during which defender Henry Romero appeared to first bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and then pull the American forward’s nipple.

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D-backs fall in 11 innings

Martinez hurt; Arizona loses 9th of past 11 games

J.D. Martinez couldn’t stop his swing and get out of the way of an inside pitch. The ball plunked him on the side of his left hand.

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D-backs acquire All-Star OF JD Martinez from Tigers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit’s star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore back. Turns out she was only off by a day.

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Herrmann, D-backs thump Reds

Ray allows 4 hits in 6 innings for Arizona, which snaps 5-game losing streak

CINCINNATI — Chris Herrmann capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks slugged their way past the Cincinnati Reds 11-2 on Tuesday night, shortly after trading for slugger J.D. Martinez.