Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

The Red Sox announced Monday that starting pitcher Chris Sale will miss the rest of the 2019 season after being diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow, but he is expected to avoid surgery and be ready for the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Red Sox lefty Chris Sale will not pitch for the rest of the regular season

Gordon back with Patriots while on non-football injury list

Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up prior to the start of Monday's practice session in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Receiver Josh Gordon was out on the field for the New England Patriots for the first time since he was suspended in December for violating the league's substance abuse policy

Woods wants U.S. Presidents Cup team playing before Australia

Tiger Woods hits from a bunker on the 13th hole during the final round of the BMW Championship on Sunday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. Woods, the team captain, has begun the process of preparing his U.S. team for the Presidents Cup in December. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Woods wants Americans to stay sharp ahead of Presidents Cup in December in Australia

Brown reportedly takes part in meetings with Raiders

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) warms up prior to last Thursday's NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Star receiver Antonio Brown has returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out."

WNBA roundup

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's WNBA-record 18 3-pointers in the Mystics' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

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Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

The Red Sox announced Monday that starting pitcher Chris Sale will miss the rest of the 2019 season after being diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow, but he is expected to avoid surgery and be ready for the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Red Sox lefty Chris Sale will not pitch for the rest of the regular season

Mets' Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso points to fans after hitting his 40th home run of the season during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having.

Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, right, follows through on an RBI double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco during the sixth inning of Sunday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rafael Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory Sunday that completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

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NFL preseason roundup

Buffalo's T.J. Yeldon runs against Carolina during the first half of Friday's preseason game in Charlotte, N.C. Buffalo won, 27-14. (Brian Blanco/AP Photo)

Manning, Jones lead Giants over Bears 32-13

NFL notes

The Los Angeles Chargers will likely go into the regular season without one of their top defensive players for the second straight year.

AP source: Jets lose LB Williamson for season with torn ACL

New York Jets inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) tackles Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (81) during the first half of Thursday's NFL preseason game at Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

The Jets will be without playmaking linebacker Avery Williamson for the season because of a knee injury.

Sharks, Cobras in National Arena League title game

In this May 11 photo provided by the Jacksonville Sharks, Carolina Cobras defensive back Cedric Pool puts a sideline hit on Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Durron Neal at VyStar Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Fla. (Steven Shotola/Jacksonville Sharks via AP)

The National Arena League will play its third championship Saturday night, and fittingly, the past two champs will go at it. Their fierce nicknames add some intrigue, too.

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WNBA roundup

Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's WNBA-record 18 3-pointers in the Mystics' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.

Sue Bird doesn’t want to admit it, but Storm star isn’t likely to return from knee injury this season

In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, left, holds the championship trophy with her teammates after winning Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo)

The prospects of Sue Bird returning from arthroscopic left knee surgery and leading the slumping Storm on a late playoff push are fading and virtually nonexistent at this point.

Analysis: Popovich faces numbers game

United States player Kemba Walker, left, talks to  coach Gregg Popovich during the first half of Friday's exhibition game against Spain at Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

When Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball roster, those making the decision took the easiest way out.

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Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues

Then-Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner defends his net against Carolina during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL second-round playoff series on April 26 in New York. Lehner agreed to a free-agent deal Monday continuing an active summer for Chicago after it missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Lehner got a $5 million, one-year contract after he earned a career-high 25 wins last season with the Islanders. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues bruised their way to the Stanley Cup, Central rivals responded in different ways this offseason to create a stacked division

Sabres among teams focused on trade market over free agency

Buffalo's Jeff Skinner celebrates his goal during the second period of a Dec. 16, 2018 game against Boston at TD Garden. Realizing how difficult it is to lure free agents to Buffalo, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has relied mostly on trades to stock his roster with established talent, like Skinner. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is focused more on adding talent through the trade market in knowing how difficult it is to lure players to Buffalo in free agency

Rangers, Panthers, Predators winners early in free agency

Then-Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky looks on during the third period of a March 31 game against the Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. Florida signed goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year contract. A person with knowledge of the signing says Bobrovsky's deal is worth $70 million for a salary-cap hit of $10 million per season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team did not announce the terms of the contract. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP Photo)

The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators were winners on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts

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Sun top Wings to clinch WNBA playoff berth

Courtney Williams of the Connecticut Sun, left, puts up a shot during Sunday's WNBA game against the Dallas Wings at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Courtney Williams scored 12 of her game-high 18 in the fourth quarter to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings on Sunday, 78-68, and clinch their third straight WNBA playoff berth.

Playoffs in sight for tired Sun

The Connecticut Sun would clinch their third straight WNBA playoff berth with a home win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday or an Indiana Fever loss at the Washington Mystics, who also play Sunday.

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Mets' Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso points to fans after hitting his 40th home run of the season during the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having.

Devers helps Red Sox rally past Orioles

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, right, follows through on an RBI double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco during the sixth inning of Sunday's game at Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Rafael Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from an early six-run deficit for a 13-7 victory Sunday that completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

Thomas holds on to win BMW Championship

Justin Thomas celebrates after making a birdie on the 18th green during the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale.

Power wins shortened Pocono race

Will Power poses with the trophy after winning Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Will Power won the shortened race Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the 13th straight season he's won an IndyCar race. The race was called with 72 laps left because of lightning and severe weather in the area.

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Aurora Games

7 p.m., ESPNU — From Albany, N.Y.

Baseball

11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Bologna (Italy) vs. Salem (Oregon) from Williamsport, Pa.

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers.

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Maracaibo (Venezuela) vs. Willemstad (Curacao) from Williamsport, Pa.

6 p.m., ESPNews — American Legion World Series final from Shelby, N.C.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Mets.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Barrington (R.I.) vs. Elizabeth (N.J.) from Williamsport, Pa.

10 p.m., YES, ESPN, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics.

Basketball

7 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: New York Liberty at Indiana Fever.

10:30 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks.

Soccer

3 p.m., TNT — Champions League: Ajax at APOEL.

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Leagues Cup: Club America vs. Tigres UANL in a semifinal from Houston.

10:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Leagues Cup: Cruz Azul at Los Angeles Galaxy in a semifinal.

Tennis

11 a.m., ESPNews — U.S. Open qualifying from New York.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Bronx Open from New York.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Winston-Salem Open from North Carolina.