Update on the latest sports
Yankees seek new winning streak vs A’s
UNDATED (AP) (AP) — A day after ending their longest winning streak in nearly 60 years, the Yankees try to get back in the win column against Oakland.
New York ended a 13-game string of victories with a 3-2 loss to the A’s on Saturday, with Frankie Montas pitching seven shutout innings. Oakland had lost six straight and 10 of 12, losing ground to New York and others in the AL wild-card chase.
Yankees left-hander Jordan Montgomery has allowed one run or fewer in four of his previous five starts. He’ll face right-hander Paul Blackburn who will make his third start since being called up from Triple-A Sacramento.
Among other highlights of Sunday’s schedule, Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs take on Dylan Cease and the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in the final all-Chicago matchup of the season.
Hendricks is coming off a no-decision against Colorado, pitching seven innings of four-run ball in the Cubs’ 6-4 victory. Hendricks, who is tied with Dodgers lefty Julio Urías (oo-REE’-uhs) for the major league lead in wins, is just 1-1 with a 6.26 ERA in four August starts. The 25-year-old Cease is looking to build on a strong stretch for the AL Central leaders. He is 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA over his last six starts, striking out 45 in 35 innings. Cease beat the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Aug. 8, fanning 10 in five innings.
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES
Ohio, Michigan reach title game
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Sunday’s Little League World Series championship will have a Big-Ten feel to it.
Ohio and Michigan advanced to the title game by winning on Saturday. Cooper Oden struck out six and allowed two runs over five innings Saturday as Ohio hung on to beat South Dakota, 5-2. Cameron Thorning hit a two-run homer and struck out seven over 3 ⅓ innings as Michigan defeated Hawaii, 2-1.
Ohio became the first team in LLWS history to reach the championship game without winning its regional tournament, finishing as a runner-up in the Great Lakes to Michigan.
PARALYMPICS-WHEELCHAIR RUGBY FINAL
Britain defeats US 54-49 for gold in wheelchair rugby
TOKYO (AP) — Britain defeated the United States 54-49 on Sunday in the gold-medal game of Paralympic wheelchair rugby.
It’s the first medal of any kind for Britain in the sport. Wheelchair rugby has been an official Paralympic sport since 2000, and Britain’s best finish was fourth place in 2004 and 2008.
Jim Roberts led Britain with 24 tries — tries are worth one point each — and Stuart Robinson added 14. Joshua Wheeler had 21 for the United States and Chuck Aoki scored 18.
Japan, which was among the pre-tournament favorites, defeated Australia in the bronze medal match earlier Sunday.
2 Afghans arrive for Paralympics, will keep mostly out of sight
TOKYO (AP) — Two Afghan athletes have arrived in Tokyo after what’s been described as a harrowing journey from Kabul to Paris to compete in the Paralympics. For now, they are sequestered in the Paralympics Village alongside Tokyo Bay. Officials say they will not be available for interviews during their stay — before or after they compete. And where they go after the Games close on Sept. 5 is unclear. The International Paralympic Committee says Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli entered Tokyo from Paris after having passed all the required COVID-19 tests to enter Japan. International Paralympic Committee spokesman Craig Spence says they need a few days to get their bearing and need some privacy.
Jacques Rogge has died at 79
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says Jacques Rogge (zhahk ROH’-geh), who led the organization as president for 12 years, has died. He was 79.
The IOC announced his death on Sunday without giving details. Rogge’s health had visibly declined when he attended Olympic events since his presidency ended in 2013.
Rogge represented Belgium in rugby and was a world champion in sailing. He competed in the Finn class at three Olympic Games from 1968 through 1976.
Rogge led the European group of Olympic committees before being elected as the IOC’s eighth president in 2001.