Adam Lind hit a three-run homer and left-hander Brett Cecil pitched six strong innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Tuesday. The Blue Jays scored all of their runs in the fourth inning and arrived at the halfway mark of their season with a 41-40 record.
Zach McAllister wasn’t about to let one bad inning ruin five good ones.
Cleveland’s rookie right-hander lasted six innings, overcoming a throwing error and two home runs in the fifth, and Shelley Duncan homered to lead the Indians to a 9-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
The Phoenix Coyotes say that forward Brett MacLean suffered a cardiac emergency on Monday night in Owen Sound, Ontario. Coyotes general manager Don Maloney said in a statement that MacLean required CPR on site and was taken to hospital and admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit.
The Dallas Stars have signed free agent forward Jaromir Jagr to a one-year, $4.55 million contract. The NHL’s eighth-highest career scorer, Jagr returned to the league last season to play for the Philadelphia Flyers. He scored 19 goals and 35 assists in 73 games with the Flyers in 2011-12.
The Colorado Avalanche signed restricted free agent defenceman Erik Johnson to a four-year, $15 million contract on Tuesday.
A person with knowledge of the decision said Deron Williams told the Brooklyn Nets he was accepting their five-year contract worth $98 million. The person confirmed the agreement on condition of anonymity because contracts can’t be signed until July 11.
The Toronto Raptors have reached a verbal agreement on an offer sheet with restricted free agent guard Landry Fields.
Fields averaged 8.8 points and 4.2 rebounds a game last year with the New York Knicks. The Raptors can’t make the offer sheet official until July 11, at which point the Knicks would have three days to match.
The deal was first reported by ESPN. The Raptors declined to comment on the report when reached by The Canadian Press, but Octagon agency, which represents Fields, confirmed to The Associated Press that the deal is three years and about US$20 million.
Pumping his arms in victory, Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday as the race returned home.
Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland remained the overall leader for a fourth straight day. The cyclists, who opened in Belgium, completed a 197-kilometre ride from Orchies that featured five small climbs to an uphill finish in the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal finished 12th in the stage, one second behind Sagan. He moved up from 10th to eighth in the overall standings, 18 seconds behind Cancellara.
Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka reached her second straight Wimbledon semifinal, while a battle of the last two champions saw four-time titlist Serena Williams take down defending champ Petra Kvitova on Tuesday at The Championships.