Update on the latest sports


Braves begin set against Cubs

UNDATED (AP) — Limited to a total of one hit in an entire doubleheader, Freddie Freeman and the Braves try to do better with the bats when they begin a set against the Cubs.

Freeman got Atlanta’s only hit in Sunday’s pair of seven-inning shutouts by Arizona. He singled in the sixth off Zac Gallen in the opener, then Madison Bumgarner pitched a no-hitter in the second game. Bumgarner’s gem won’t go into the official list of Major League Baseball no-hitters — MLB’s eight-man committee on statistical accuracy decided in 1991 that a no-hitter was a game of nine or more innings that ended with no hits.

In other action:

— Milwaukee right-hander Corbin Burnes looks to build on his impressive start and amazing K/W ratio when he gets the ball for the opener of a three-game home series against Miami. Burnes has struck out 40 this season without a single walk. He takes a scoreless streak of 18 innings into the matchup. Trevor Rogers pitches for Miami. Rogers is the first left-handed starter Milwaukee has faced this season.

— A day after hitting his MLB high-tying seventh home run to beat Houston, Angels star Shohei Ohtani takes the mound at Texas to face the Rangers. Ohtani is 0-0 with a 1.04 ERA in two starts. He’s walked 11 in 8 2/3 innings, but has allowed just three hits and has struck out 14, helped by his 100 mph heat. Ohtani has homered in two straight games. His weekend at Minute Maid Park also included his first appearance as an outfielder. Los Angeles expects outfielder Mike Trout back in the lineup after missing three games in a row because of a bruised left elbow.

— Cincinnati has lost seven in row going into its series at Dodger Stadium. The Reds’ skid is their worst since an eight-game slide from March 31-April 7, 2019. Manager David Bell was ejected in their latest loss, 5-2 at St. Louis on Sunday. Right-hander Tyler Mahle (1-1, 1.74) starts for the Reds against Los Angeles lefty Julio Urías (3-0, 2.81). Left-handed hitters are just 3 for 43 this season against Mahle with 20 strikeouts this season.


More tests, no quarantine in updated Tokyo Olympic rules

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers this week are to unveil additional plans to explain how 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes can compete in Japan when the games open in three months.

This comes as Tokyo and Osaka and several other areas have been placed under a third state of emergency as coronavirus cases surge. Japan has attributed about 10,000 deaths to COVID-19.

Organizers are expected to announce daily testing for athletes. They are also expected to drop a 14-day quarantine requirement to allow athletes to train when they arrive.


Australian swimming great John Konrads dies at age 78

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian swimming great John Konrads has died.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame says Konrads died on Sunday. He was 78.

Konrads set 26 individual freestyle swimming world records in the 1950s and ’60s. He won the 1,500-meter freestyle gold medal and two bronze medals as a teenager at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

Swimming Australia president Kieren Perkins says Konrads’ achievements in the 1,500-meter freestyle “helped cement it as an iconic event for our country at every Olympics.”