HOUSTON (AP) - Minutes after Lionel Messi and Argentina had finished a 4-0 mauling of the United States in the Copa America semifinals, Jurgen Klinsmann was asked to assess the size of the gap between his team and soccer's elite and how long it will take to close it.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Angel Pagan hit a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning, Johnny Cueto shut down Pittsburgh into the seventh and the San Francisco Giants clobbered the Pirates 15-4 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - Yonder Alonso hit a two-out, tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Marcus Semien followed with a two-run triple and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 on Tuesday night.
OAKLAND (AP) - After the heartbreak of a Game 7 defeat and a championship that somehow got away, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers went home late Sunday and had a rare glass of whiskey with his wife and ate a grilled cheese sandwich.
BORDEAUX, France (AP) - Spain's 12-year unbeaten run at the European Championship ended when Croatia rallied for a stunning 2-1 win on Tuesday, sending the two-time champions into an intense, high-profile knockout match against Italy in the round of 16.