One day after losing out on Steve Nash, the Toronto Raptors may be on the verge of landing another starting point guard. According to multiple sources, the Raptors have reached an agreement to acquire Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets for a package that includes a first round pick and forward Gary Forbes.
Eric Hosmer had three runs batted in and Salvador Perez had a career-best four hits as the Kansas City Royals held off the Toronto Blue Jays for a 9-6 victory on Thursday to earn a series split. J.P. Arencibia hit two home runs for Toronto and had three runs batted in for the game.
Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single in Los Angeles’ five-run fourth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-7 on Thursday night.
American great Serena Williams powered her way into a seventh Wimbledon final, while Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska reached her first-ever Grand Slam championship match in Thursday’s women’s semifinal action at The Championships.
In a battle of former world No. 1s, a sixth-seeded Williams beat second-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), while the first semi of the day saw a third- seeded Radwanska roll past eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court at the storied All England Club.
Steve Nash chose the Los Angeles Lakers because they’re close to his children and to NBA title contention. The two-time MVP point guard went on ESPN radio Thursday to discuss his decision to join his longtime rivals with the Lakers, who will complete a sign-and-trade deal for the Phoenix Suns star next week.
On Wednesday night, the Dallas Mavericks and Jason Kidd were reportedly putting the finishing touches on a multi-year contract. But Kidd changed his mind Thursday and decided to join the New York Knicks, according to the New York Daily News.
Vijay Singh and Jeff Maggert sent reminders that they’re still able to compete with the younger crowd. Singh had his best round in six months, shooting a 7-under 63 on Thursday in the Greenbrier Classic to take a one-stroke lead over Maggert, Jonathan Byrd and Martin Flores — and leave Tiger Woods eight shots behind.