Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
—ORTIZ HOMERS TWICE TO PASS YASTRZEMSKI ON CAREER LIST, RED SOX ROUT BLUE JAYS 14-1
David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career to move past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list as the Red Sox won their fifth straight game with a resounding 14-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
—SPAIN’S MEDIA SAYS COLOMBIA FORWARD JAMES RODRIGUEZ LIKELY HEADED FOR REAL MADRID
James Rodriguez, the Colombia striker who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. The 23-year-old Monaco forward scored six goals in Brazil, including a spectacular volley against Uruguay in the second round.
—NIBALI, ‘FLAG-BEARER’ AGAINST DOPING, SEEMS SET FOR TOUR DE FRANCE VICTORY BUT PYRENEES LOOM
Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping plague.
—INDIA WINS 2ND TEST BY 95 RUNS AT LORD’S; SHARMA TAKES 7 WICKETS, ENGLAND 223 ALL OUT