Monday, June 18, 2018
Sports

Sports in brief

Soccer

EURO 2016: WE'LL KICK OUT ENGLAND, RUSSIA OVER MORE FAN VIOLENCE

PARIS — England and Russia were threatened with expulsion from the European Championship by Europe's governing body Sunday if there is further violence from their fans during the tournament.

Clashes between English and Russian fans escalated over three days in the center of Marseille before vicious fighting spread to the stadium for the teams' game Saturday, a 1-1 draw. The governing body, UEFA, said there were "segregation issues" at the stadium and it would "implement corrective measures" to strengthen the deployment of security personnel.

Russia, which hosts the World Cup in two years, was already facing UEFA sanctions after its fans were deemed to have orchestrated disorder inside the stadium.

France's Interior Ministry said 116 people had been arrested since Friday in incidents connected to the tournament, and 63 were still in prison Sunday. Three people had been expelled from France and five others barred from entering the country, the ministry said.

Clashes also erupted in Nice between fans of Poland and Northern Ireland. At least 44 people were wounded in the clashes in Marseille and Nice, authorities said.

GAME RESULTS: Bastian Schweinsteiger sealed a 2-0 win for Germany over Ukraine in the world champion's opening game in Lille, France. … Poland beat Northern Ireland 1-0 in Nice for its first win ever in the tournament. … Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric scored to lift Croatia to a 1-0 win over Turkey in Paris.

U.S. FACES ECUADOR IN COPA AMERICA: The United States plays Ecuador in the quarterfinals Thursday after Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 and advance to the knockout round for the first time since 1997. The win gave Ecuador second place in Group B and the matchup with the Americans, winners of Group A.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome warmed up for this year's race by winning the Criterium du Dauphine in France for the third time. He finished with a winning margin of 12 seconds over Romain Bardet. … Peter Sagan earned a record 12th career stage win at the Tour of Switzerland, sprinting to a second-stage victory in the last major warmup for the Tour de France next month. Juergen Roelandts was fifth to take the leader's yellow jersey by one second from Fabian Cancellara.

TENNIS: With Wimbledon starting June 27, Andy Murray is reuniting with former coach Ivan Lendl. Lendl will work with Murray's full-time coach, Jamie Delgado, Murray said on his website. Lendl was Murray's coach for two years, until 2014, when Lendl, an eight-time major champion as a player, decided he no longer wanted to spend 20-plus weeks a year traveling. With Lendl, Murray won the U.S. Open and Olympics in 2012 and Wimbledon in 2013. Murray replaced Lendl with Amelie Mauresmo in 2014. Their partnership ended last month. … Heavy rain forced organizers to suspend the Mercedes Cup final between Dominic Thiem and Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first set at 6-6 with Kohlschreiber up 3-2 in the tiebreaker. The match was to be completed today.

WNBA: Nneka Ogwumike broke the league record for field goals made in a game without a miss, hitting all 12 of her shots in Los Angeles' 97-73 rout of host Dallas. She bettered the mark set by Minnesota's Seimone Augustus, who was 11-for-11 from the field against Los Angeles on June 8, 2007.

Times wires

Comments
For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking to avoid a four-game sweep

For starters: Rays at Yankees, looking to avoid a four-game sweep

UPDATE, 11:37: Interesting decision by the Rays to move Adames to 2B today and reinstall Hechavarria at SS as he came off DL following Arroyo injury.Here is the Rays lineup:Duffy 3bBauers 1bRamos cCron dhAdames 2bHechavarria ssGomez rfRefsnyder lfFie...
Published: 06/17/18

Tarponsí Castillo, North squad notch FSL All-Star Game victory

TAMPA — The Tarpons' Diego Castillo led the North squad to a 5-0 victory in the 57th Florida State League All-Star Game on his home field Saturday night.The game MVP went 2-for-4 with two doubles and started the scoring for the North in the sec...
Published: 06/17/18

Captainís Corner: Trout bite at its best

The trout bite has been the best Iíve seen all year. Fish up to 26 inches have been common recently. Fish are sitting on the flatsí deeper edges, where the water is deeper and cooler, and moves a little more swiftly. Live sardines and hard plastic ba...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Peering into the crystal baseball to see what Rays could look like in 2019

Peering into the crystal baseball to see what Rays could look like in 2019

The Rays are still talking, as they should, about playing for something this season. The reality is that almost every move they've made, going back to the end of last season, and in some cases further, has been about 2019 and beyond.Clearing out vete...
Published: 06/16/18
Updated: 06/17/18
Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1

Rays lose again to Yankees, this time 4-1

NEW YORK — Kevin Cash was not going to go all Lou Piniella on his Rays, raging and ripping and roaring over their latest mess, a 4-1 Saturday loss to the Yankees that didn't feel that close.Which is too bad because Piniella, the volcanic former...
Published: 06/16/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, June 17

TODAYAutosXfinity: Iowa 250 qualifying2:30 p.m.FS2Xfinity: Iowa 2505 p.m.FS1BaseballMarlins at Orioles1 p.m.FSFRays at Yankees2 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMAstros at Royals2 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners (in progress)5 p.m.MLBCubs at Cardinals8 p.m.ESPNCollege b...
Published: 06/16/18
Rays journal: Arroyo on DL, Hechavarria returns

Rays journal: Arroyo on DL, Hechavarria returns

NEW YORK — Just when it seemed like SS Adeiny Hechavarria might not play another game for the Rays, he will rejoin them on Sunday.The Rays announced after Saturday's 4-1 loss that INF Christian Arroyo was placed on the DL due to an oblique stra...
Published: 06/16/18
Marc Topkinís takeaways from Rays-Yankees

Marc Topkinís takeaways from Rays-Yankees

RHP Ryne Stanek did his job as the opener just fine in getting four outs on Saturday, but for the Rays' unorthodox pitching plan to work it takes a team effort. And LHP Ryan Yarbrough's inability to throw strikes quickly put them in a hole.The experi...
Published: 06/16/18
For starters: Rays at Yankees, trying to break through

For starters: Rays at Yankees, trying to break through

UPDATE, 11:49: Cash said he played Cron at 1B in an effort to get him more involved in the game, indicated he may do so again Sunday (with Bauers off vs. LH Sabathia) and should have done so more as Cron struggled. … Cash reiterated that CF Kev...
Published: 06/16/18
Bucs journal: O.J. Howard poised to take off?

Bucs journal: O.J. Howard poised to take off?

TAMPA — There's always a lot of attention on the rookie class this time of year, rightfully so. There's a reason the Bucs focused on defense, and DT Vita Vea, CBs M.J. Stewart, Carlton Davis and S Justin Whitehead all look like they could have ...
Published: 06/16/18