OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Robinson Cano is back in the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners after serving an 80-game drug suspension. The eight-time All-Star has a new position - first base, for the first time - and a new spot in the batting order, too. "It feels great to be back, especially the way the team is playing," Cano said before the game. "I'm excited. I was waiting for this moment."
Jed Lowrie hit his 100th career homer after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the game, and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 3-2 on Tuesday night to move within one game of the slumping Houston Astros for the AL West lead.
The Lake Oswego Little League softball team couldn't hold onto to an early lead on Tuesday night, falling to Pennsylvania 6-4 in the semifinal of the Little League World Series at Alpenrose Dairy in Southwest Portland.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Even John Gant cracked a smile. Gant homered for his first major league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Tuesday night for their season-high seventh consecutive victory.
MASON, Ohio (AP) - Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss.
NEW YORK (AP) - This is exactly what the New York Yankees were hoping for when they added J.A. Happ. The veteran left-hander permitted just one soft single in seven shutout innings to win his third start in a row, pitching the Yankees past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Tuesday night. "It was a clinic," manager Aaron Boone said.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Dez Bryant's going to meet with the Browns. Depending on how things go, he could stay awhile. The free agent wide receiver has scheduled a visit with Cleveland on Thursday, and the anticipated stopover could lead to the three-time Pro Bowler signing with a team craving more playmakers.
NEW YORK (AP) - There's nothing like a late charge from Tiger Woods to juice the ratings of a major golf tournament. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final-round competition at the PGA Championship from St. Louis, a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament's conclusion in 2017, the Nielsen company said.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - Roquan Smith wore a smile on his face, and a Chicago Bears uniform for the first time since training camp started. The Bears on Tuesday got a first look at their first-round round draft pick 30 days after he was supposed to report with rookies for camp. Both sides quickly sought to put the stalemate in the past. "It's a great feeling just to be back out here with my teammates, getting back into rhythm," Smith said. "So it's an awesome feeling."
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It offered no cause of death, though the committee said both Qatari and Nepali authorities were notified. An investigation into the death is underway.
ATLANTA (AP) - Ronald Acuna Jr. is only 20 years old, so he never gives much thought to his still-fledgling place in baseball history. There'll be plenty of time for that. So, it wasn't until Acuna got back to the Atlanta clubhouse after a long, brilliant day that he finally realized what a feat he had pulled off. Rarer, even, than a perfect game. Or an unassisted triple play.