Update on the latest in sports


Associated Press

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM


Cross-country meeting in L.A.

UNDATED (AP) — There are some good matchups in baseball this evening including the start of an interleague series between the Red Sox and Dodgers. Boston starts the day a game in front of Tampa Bay in the American League East, while the Dodgers top the Diamondbacks by 9 ½ games in the National League West. The pitching matchup has John Lackey going for the Sox against Ricky Nolasco.

The Rays are home to the surging Yankees. New York has won five straight and eight of 10 to move to within six games of the Red Sox. The Orioles are 5 ½ back of the Sox in the AL East and tonight they are facing the Athletics in Baltimore. The A's are 2 ½ games back of the Rangers in the AL West. Texas is playing in Chicago against the White Sox.

Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals is looking for his 15th win of the season tonight as St. Louis hosts Atlanta. This is the second game of their series. The Cards are a game back of the Pirates in the NL Central while the Reds are 2 ½ back. Pittsburgh is at San Francisco this evening while the Reds are home to the Brewers. The Braves continue to dominate the NL East. They have a 14-game lead over Washington.


Qualifying for Saturday night's race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Bristol Motor Speedway is the site of this week's NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The 500-lap race will take place Saturday night with qualifying starting late this afternoon.

The winner of last week's race was Joey Logano, with Kevin Harvick second.

In the overall standings five-time winner Jimmie Johnson leads Clint Bowyer (BOY'-ur) by 41 points. Johnson and Matt Kenseth share the series victory lead with four.


Opening round winding up

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The weather-delayed first round of the PGA's The Barclay at Liberty National in New Jersey is coming to an end. The clubhouse lead is held by Kevin Stadler at 7 under par, one shot in front of Henrik Stenson, Ryan Palmer and Camilo Villegas (kuh-MIHL'-oh vih-JAY'-guhs).

Tiger Woods ran off three straight birdies before the second delay in his 4-under 67.

Second--round play will begin once the first round concludes.

The top 100 after this event will be eligible for the Deutsche (DOY'-cheh) Bank next week outside Boston

Following the Deutsche Bank event the field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship outside Chicago.


Second round in progress

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Defending champ Lydia Ko shared the first-round lead with Angela Stanford and Christel Boeljon at the LPGA's Canadian Women's Open. They each shot an opening-round 5-under 65. Paula Creamer (KREE'-mer) and Cristie Kerry finished play at minus-4.

The second round is just getting under way.

A year ago Ko won at the age of 15 years, 4 months to break the tour's age record for winners. The previous mark was 16 set by Lexi Thompson in the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic.


Opening round today

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — The Champions Tour stop this weekend is in Washington state as the senior tour players get ready for a two-week trip to Canada. Following the Boeing Classic this weekend the next two stops on the tour are in Calgary and Montreal.

The winner of the Boeing last year was Jay Don Blake with Mark O'Meara second.