NEW YORK (AP) - Herschel "Boog" Powell, a Midwest League All-Star outfielder in the Oakland Athletics' system, has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned amphetamine under baseball's minor league drug program.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Germany coach Joachim Loew is worried about Brazil's "brutal" tackling in recent games, and appealed to the referee of their World Cup semifinal to be on the lookout for such tactics.
OAKLAND (AP) - Sonny Gray rarely gives up home runs, and this time he surrendered two, one a grand slam. Oakland's All-Star ace rarely needs long innings to get through opposing batting orders. On Friday night he threw 38 pitches just to finish the sixth.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona shortstop Cliff Pennington's throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score in the 12th inning and San Francisco beat the Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday night, the Giants' fourth straight victory.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.