Mike minor made just one mistake on Monday night and the Red Sox made the Rangers pay for. In the bottom of the first Steve Pierce took a 3-2 fastball from the Texas starter over the Green Monster in left field plating JD Martinez in the process to give the hosts a two-run lead that would balloon to 5-0 before the final out was made. One bright spot for the night for the Rangers came from Adrian Beltre. His single gave him 3,111 hits, passing Dave Winfield to the 20th spot on the all-time hits list. Game 2 of the 3 games series is tonight.
For Manny Machado, the All-Star break will be anything but a break. Besides serving as the starting shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game, the Orioles’ Machado likely will have to contend with continued and increased speculation surrounding his status as baseball’s hottest trade chip
The sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund billionaire David Tepper for an NFL record $2.275 billion is official, it was announced Monday. Tepper purchased the team from Panthers founder Jerry Richardson, who was fined $2.75 million by the NFL for sexual and racial workplace misconduct on June 28. “ I am thrilled to begin this new era of Carolina Panthers football and am humbled by the overwhelming excitement and support for the team,” Tepper said in a statement. “On behalf of the fans and myself, I thank Jerry Richardson for bringing the team to the Carolinas and for entrusting me with its future.
Serena Williams’ Wimbledon tournament rolls on, as the women’s quarterfinals will be without a top-10 player for the first time in the Open era. Williams beat qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2 on Monday to advance. Williams will next face Italy’s Camila Giorgi, who beat American Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-4.
An arbitrator has ruled in favor of USC in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by former Trojans head coach Steve Sarkisian. In the suit, Sarkisian was reportedly seeking $30 million, asserting that USC had not allowed him to seek treatment for alcoholism, which is recognized as a disability under the law.