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Pérez wins seventh straight as Rangers beat Mets

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Kole Calhoun homered twice and drove in four runs, Martín Pérez won his seventh straight decision and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Mets 7-3

Mets ace deGrom to make first injury rehab start Sunday

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is finally ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment

MLB roundup

The Blue Jays' Kevin Gausman is checked on after being hit by a batted ball off the bat of Tampa Bay's Wander Franco during the second inning of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader in Toronto. Tampa Bay won, 6-2. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman left Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader against Tampa Bay after he was hit in the right foot by a line drive from Rays shortstop Wander Franco

Wallace says his frustrations result from his passion to win

NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace during a NASCAR Cup Series race on Nov. 7, 2021 in Avondale, Ariz. Wallace says the pointed criticism he made toward members of his crew last weekend were a result of his passion to win and shouldn’t harm his relationship with them. “We have a team capable of winning, cars capable of winning,” Wallace said as he prepared for the Cup Series race at Road America on Sunday. (Rick Scuteri/AP Photo)

Bubba Wallace says the pointed criticism he made toward members of his crew last weekend were a result of his passion to win and shouldn’t harm his relationship with them

Gibbs passes Larson late, wins Xfinity race at Road America

Ty Gibbs overtook NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson on the final lap of overtime Saturday at Road America for his fourth Xfinity Series victory of the season

Poston eagles 17th, takes 3-shot lead in John Deere Classic

J.T. Poston putts on the ninth green during the third round of the John Deere Classic on Saturday at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

J.T. Poston made up for two back-nine bogeys with an eagle on the par-5 17th, shooting a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the John Deere Classic.

Stewart trades for Bird in WNBA All-Star draft

Breanna Stewart traded for her Seattle teammate Sue Bird in the WNBA All-Star draft

AP sources: Williamson agrees to 5-year, $193M extension

In this April 29 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson watches a shoot-around before Game 6 of the team's NBA playoff series against the Phoenix Suns in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Two people familiar with the decision say star forward Zion Williamson has agreed to a five-year extension worth $193 million

Garland, Cavaliers agree to 5-year, $193 million extension

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) reacts to a basket during the first half of the team's NBA play-in basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, April 15, 2022, in Cleveland. Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension with Cleveland, his agent Rich Paul said Saturday, July 2, 2022. Garland's deal is the largest in franchise history. (AP Photo/Nick Cammett, File)

Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension

Sainz takes first pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday in Silverstone, England. The British F1 Grand Prix is held on Sunday. (Frank Augstein/AP Photo)

Carlos Sainz was fastest in the rain to take his first career pole position in his 150th start ahead of the British Grand Prix

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PRO BASEBALL

Pérez wins seventh straight as Rangers beat Mets

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 2, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Kole Calhoun homered twice and drove in four runs, Martín Pérez won his seventh straight decision and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Mets 7-3

Mets ace deGrom to make first injury rehab start Sunday

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom is finally ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment

MLB roundup

The Blue Jays' Kevin Gausman is checked on after being hit by a batted ball off the bat of Tampa Bay's Wander Franco during the second inning of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader in Toronto. Tampa Bay won, 6-2. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman left Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader against Tampa Bay after he was hit in the right foot by a line drive from Rays shortstop Wander Franco

PRO HOCKEY

Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz, Mats Zuccarello and Alexander Radulov sit on the bench as coach Jim Montgomery, center rear, watches play against the Nashville Predators during the third period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. (Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo)

The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach

MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Colorado center Nathan MacKinnon lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Lightning in Game 6 of Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. Colorado won, 2-1, to clinch the best-of-seven series. (Phelan Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Nathan MacKinnon saved his best performance in the Stanley Cup Final for when it mattered most

Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades

Colorado left wing Gabriel Landeskog holds the Stanley Cup after the Avalanche defeated the Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Sunda in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Colorado Avalanche winning the Stanley Cup showed the value of speed and skill in a league dramatically tilting in that direction

CT SUN

Sun host Mystics on Sunday

Connecticut Sun forward DiJonai Carrington brings the ball up against the New York Liberty in a WNBA game on June 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun have lost three of their last four games, starting with a loss at the Washington Mystics on June 19. The teams play their rubber match on Sunday afternoon at Mohegan Sun Arena (1, ESPN).

Sky scorch Sun in first half, win 91-83

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller reacts to a call during a WNBA game against the Atlanta Dream on June 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The defending WNBA champion Chicago Sky shot an astounding and absurd 83.3-percent in the first half of Wednesday afternoon's win over the Connecticut Sun. The Sky's 88.3 percent shooting percentage was a league record for a half.

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Garland, Cavaliers agree to 5-year, $193 million extension

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland (10) reacts to a basket during the first half of the team's NBA play-in basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, April 15, 2022, in Cleveland. Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension with Cleveland, his agent Rich Paul said Saturday, July 2, 2022. Garland's deal is the largest in franchise history. (AP Photo/Nick Cammett, File)

Cavaliers All-Star guard Darius Garland has agreed to a five-year, $193 million contract extension

Sainz takes first pole, Verstappen booed at British GP

Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz celebrates after he clocked the fastest time during the qualifying session for the British Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday in Silverstone, England. The British F1 Grand Prix is held on Sunday. (Frank Augstein/AP Photo)

Carlos Sainz was fastest in the rain to take his first career pole position in his 150th start ahead of the British Grand Prix

Quigley, Parker help Sky beat Mercury 91-75

Allie Quigley scored 19 points to lead five Chicago players scoring in double figures, Candace Parker added 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Sky never trailed in their 91-75 win over the Phoenix Mercury

Pato O'Ward snags Mid-Ohio pole as title contenders struggle

The IndyCar championship race faces a major shakeup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where the top title contenders struggled and Pato O’Ward won the pole to match a series mark set in 1961

Jakobsen overtakes Van Aert on line to win Tour stage 2

Stage winner Netherlands' Fabio Jakobsen, left, crosses the finish line ahead of Belgium's Wout Van Aert, wearing the best sprinter's green jersey, right and second place, and Denmark's Mads Pedersen, center and third place, during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 202.5 kilometers (125.8 miles) with start in Roskilde and finish in Nyborg, Denmark, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen overtook Wout van Aert right on the line to win the second stage of the Tour de France

Yankees sweep a doubleheader from Guardians

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers in the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians, Saturday, July 1, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Gerrit Cole brushed off giving up back-to-back home runs and worked six strong innings, leading the New York Yankees to a 13-4 win over the Cleveland Guardians in the first game of a split doubleheader

Red Sox fall to Cubs 3-1

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers reacts in the dugout after hitting into a double play during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, July 2, 2022. Red Sox's Jarren Duran was out at second base and Rafael Devers was out at first. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Mark Leiter Jr. threw 5 1/3 solid innings of emergency relief, Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom each had two hits and the Chicago Cubs capitalized on a pair of Boston errors and beat the Red Sox 3-1

Swiatek's 37-match win streak ends in Wimbledon's third round

Poland's Iga Swiatek returns the ball to France's Alize Cornet during a third round women's singles match on day six of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Saturday, July 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek's 37-match winning streak has ended with a straight-set loss to Alize Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

9:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One British Grand Prix from Towcester, England.

12:30 p.m., Ch. 30 — IndyCar Honda Indy 200 from Lexington, Ohio.

3 p.m., Ch. 30 — IMSA Chevrolet Grand Prix from Ontario, Canada.

3 p.m., USA — NASCAR Cup Kwik Trip 250 from Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Baseball

1:30 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Cleveland Guardians.

1:30 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Texas Rangers at New York Mets.

2:20 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs.

4:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers. (joined in progress)

7 p.m., ESPN, ESPN2 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies.

Basketball

1 p.m., ESPN — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Connecticut Sun.

3 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Seattle Storm at Atlanta Dream.

5 p.m., NBA TV — NBA Summer: Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings from San Francisco.

6 p.m., CBSSN — WNBA: New York Liberty at Los Angeles Sparks.

7:30 p.m., NBA TV — NBA Summer: Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State Warriors.

Cycling

8 a.m., USA — Tour de France.

Football

7:30 p.m., Ch. 61 — USFL playoffs: Philadelphia Stars vs. Birmingham Stallions in final from Canton, Ohio.

Golf

8 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Irish Open from Kilkenny, Ireland.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: John Deere Classic from Silvis, Ill.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: John Deere Classic from Silvis, Ill.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

1:30 p.m., FS1 — Racing from New York.

Soccer

4 p.m., FS2 — Canadian Premier: Atletico Ottawa at Forge FC.

5 p.m., YES — MLS: Atlanta United at New York City FC.

8 p.m., FS1 — U20 Championship: United States vs. Dominican Republic in final from San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

8 p.m., CBSSN — NWSL: Racing Louisville FC at Orlando Pride from Daytona Beach, Fla.

8 p.m., MSG — MLS: New York Red Bulls at Sporting Kansas City.

8 p.m., FS2 — Liga MX: Monterrey at Santos Laguna.

Tennis

8 a.m., ESPN — Wimbledon from London.

1 p.m., Ch. 8 — Wimbledon from London.