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Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, July 6, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Buehrle has blast despite Blue Jays falling 4-2 to White Sox

- Associated Press

Winning and losing usually determines whether a player enjoys a particular game or not. Despite a loss, Mark Buehrle couldn't stop smiling about the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-2 defeat to the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister (58) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Span, Escobar injured in Nationals' 3-2 loss to Reds

- Associated Press

The defeat itself was tough enough to swallow. Losing the top two players in the batting order, well, that pretty much made the night a total loss for the Washington Nationals.

Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, July 6, 2015 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Sale strikeout streak ends, pitches White Sox past Toronto

- Associated Press

Wins haven't come as easily as strikeouts for Chris Sale this season. That's why the left-hander had no regrets about losing his bid to break a strikeout streak record in one of the Chicago White Sox's more rousing wins.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Chris Sale's bid for a record strikeout streak ended, but he pitched a six-hitter to help the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night in the fastest major league game in almost four years.

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, left, hits a single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 5, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rookies Bryant, Pederson make All-Star team; A-Rod left out

- Associated Press

Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.

Excitement runs high in Samoa ahead of All Blacks test

- Associated Press

For New Zealand and Samoa, the long journey to this year's Rugby World Cup in England and Wales starts Wednesday with a one-off rugby test thousands of miles away - at palm-fringed Apia Park in the Samoan capital.