PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jose Altuve had two doubles and two singles, stretched his sizzling hitting streak to 16 games and helped the Houston Astros rout the Philadelphia Phillies 13-4. A day after tying his career high for hits in a game at Baltimore, Altuve did it again and drove in three runs while raising his major league-leading average to .365. The game ended after midnight, running late because of a rain delay that lasted nearly two hours.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs and moved into a tie for the major league lead, sending Adam Conley and the Miami Marlins over the Texas Rangers 4-0. Stanton has 32 homers, including six in his last seven games, and matched Yankees rookie Aaron Judge for most in the majors. Texas star Adrian Beltre went 4 for 4, giving him 2,993 career hits. He moved closer to becoming the 31st player to reach 3,000.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - The Dallas Cowboys have released receiver and kick returner Lucky Whitehead after the third-year player was linked to a shoplifting arrest in his home state of Virginia, with his agent saying he believes it was a case of mistaken identity. Whitehead said he 'didn't know about that' as he was escorted off the field by a member of the Cowboys' public relations staff after the first morning walkthrough practice of training camp in Oxnard, California.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin says he lost "millions" of dollars in endorsements and business deals because of a sexual assault investigation that resulted in no charges. Irvin told a press conference Monday he was "devastated" by the allegation made by a woman he thought was a friend.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Rangers starter Tyson Ross has been put on the 10-day disabled list because of a blister on his right index finger. Texas made the move before the series opener against Miami to open a nine-game homestand. That was a day after Ross allowed five runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings at Tampa Bay. The Rangers called up Triple-A All-Star catcher Brett Nicholas from Round Rock. Catcher Robinson Chirinos is dealing with a sprained left ankle from a collision at home plate.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have signed Pau Gasol to a three-year contract. Gasol opted out of the two-year deal he signed last summer to give the Spurs more salary cap flexibility to supplement the roster in free agency. But he always intended to re-sign with San Antonio, where he averaged 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in just over 25 minutes per game last season.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Chicago Bears linebacker Jerrell Freeman saved a man from choking at a Texas airport over the weekend. Freeman tells the Chicago Tribune that he was eating at a restaurant in the Austin airport while awaiting a flight to Chicago when he noticed a man frantically running around a neighboring table. Freeman says he rushed in like he was "ready to make a tackle" and saved the man.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - The start was not what anyone expected out of Jordan Spieth. All that mattered to him was how he finished the British Open. And that might have been the biggest surprise of all in winning his third major.
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