UNDATED (AP) — Jered Weaver has been tough on everybody lately, but he's been especially tough in Cleveland. Weaver improved to 9-1 with another strong effort in Cleveland, pitching the L.A. Angels past the Indians 3-0. Weaver and Scott Downs combined on a five-hitter.
Weaver allowed five singles, struck out two and remained unbeaten in Cleveland. He's 5-0 with 1.52 ERA in eight career starts at Progressive Field. Downs earned his seventh save.
Howard Kendrick homered in the seventh off Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez (oo-BAHL'-doh hih-MEHN'-ehz), who fell to 7-7. The Angels improved to 16-3 on the road since May 22.
In the rest of the AL:
— B.J. Upton and Carlos Pena homered and the Tampa Bay Rays took advantage of Mark Teixeira's (teh-SHEHR'-uhz) first error of the season to beat the New York Yankees 4-3. The Rays moved within six and a-half games of the AL East-leading Yanks.
— Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam, Everett Teaford pitched seven innings for his first win of the season and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-3.
— Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run single during Minnesota's four-run fourth inning, helping the Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4.
— Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss homered against their former team to send Daisuke Matsuzaka (DYS'-kay maht-soo-ZAH'-kah) to an early exit and lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
— Seattle rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat Baltimore 6-3. A Casper Wells' two-run double was the big hit for the Mariners. Seattle pitchers held the Orioles without a hit after the fourth inning in their third straight loss.
Over in the NL:
— Jeff Samardzija (suh-MAR'-juh) had a career-high 11 strikeouts, Luis Valbuena hit a three-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1. Prized Cubs rookie Anthony Rizzo connected for Chicago, which has won four straight and six of seven.
— Garrett Jones and Neil Walker hit back-to-back homers off the right-field foul pole to ignite Pittsburgh's offense and the Pirates beat the Houston Astros 11-2.
— Pinch-hitter Norichika Aoki (nohr-ih-CHEE'-kee a-OH'-kee) drove in the go-ahead run with a safety squeeze in the eighth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Miami Marlins 6-5.
— St. Louis whacked Colorado 9-3. Allen Craig hit a pair home runs and Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league high nine games.
— San Diego beat Arizona 6-2. Alexi Amarista hit one of three Padres home runs and drove in three runs. Clayton Richard came within one out of a complete game.
— Cincinnati popped the L.A. Dodgers 8-2. Rookies Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier each drove in three runs. The Dodgers have lost 12 of 14.
MLB-HOME RUN DERBY
Captains announce their picks
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') has asked Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder and Mark Trumbo to join him on the AL side for next Monday's All-Star home run derby. Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said Sunday he invited Carlos Beltran, Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton to join him on the NL side.
AP source: Hawks to trade Johnson to Brooklyn...Howard demands trade to Nets
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells the AP the Hawks and Nets have agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson from Atlanta to Brooklyn. Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.
The Nets will send guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston. The selection only belongs to the Nets if it is not a lottery pick.
The person confirmed the trade on condition of anonymity because it cannot become official until Stevenson signs as a free agent with Brooklyn. Free agents cannot be signed until July 11.
The Nets are also trying to re-sign free agent point guard Deron (DEHR'-ihn) Williams.
In other NBA news:
— Magic general manager Rob Hennigan says that Dwight Howard told him in a face-to-face meeting last week that he would like to be traded, and that his preference is to be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets. Hennigan says he has not committed to honoring that demand.
— Anthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that must be evaluated later this week before he can practice with the U.S. men's Olympic team. Davis, the top pick of the New Orleans Hornets, hurt his ankle at the team's training center on Saturday.
— Less than two weeks after guiding his team to the NBA Finals, Scott Brooks has signed a multiyear extension to return as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Terms were not disclosed but other media outlets reported the deal was for four years at more than $4 million per season.
Paterno family wants all emails in Sandusky case released
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno's family is calling on the Pennsylvania attorney general and former FBI Director Louis Freeh to release all emails and records related to their investigations into the Penn State child sex abuse scandal involving convicted former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Family lawyer Wick Sollers' statement comes after reports of leaked emails between administrators about a graduate assistant's account in 2001 of an encounter between former defensive coordinator Sandusky and a boy in the showers. . Sollers says it's clear someone in authority was not interested in a thorough investigation, given the leaks of selective emails.
Williams back on court
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Play is underway at Wimbledon. There's already been a rain delay at the All-England Lawn and Tennis Club.
Among those in action today, sixth-seed Serena Williams who has a quarterfinal match with fourth-seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh).
Brodeur re-ups with Devils...Price is right in Montreal
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur (mahr-TAN broh-DYOOR') is coming back to the New Jersey Devils. His agent has confirmed with The Associated Press that the 40-year old goaltender has signed a new two-year contract. The deal is worth $9 million and more than likely will allow the veteran to finish his career with the Devils.
The NHL's all-time winningest goaltender, Brodeur has led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and two other finals, including a loss to the Los Angeles Kings in six games this past season.
In other hockey news:
— Canadiens goaltender Carey Price has signed a six-year contract worth $39 million with Montreal. The 24-year-old Price is a two-time All-Star who has been in the NHL for five seasons. His deal makes Price the third-highest paid goalie in the NHL.
— The Winnipeg Jets have signed center Olli Jokinen (OH'-lee YOH'-kih-nen) to a two-year deal. The 33-year-old played last season in Calgary, where he had 23 goals and 61 points.
— Right wing Joey Crabb has agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contact with the Washington Capitals. The 29-year-old Crabb has spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He had 11 goals and 15 assists in 67 games in 2011-12, his first full season in the NHL.
— Jiri Hudler (HOOD'-lur) has landed with the Calgary Flames. The 28-year-old center signed a $16 million, four-year deal with Calgary on the second day of NHL free agency.
— The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Derek Roy.
— Zach Parise (puh-REE'-see) has decided to take more time to pick a team to play for next season. Wade Arnott, one of Parise's agents, confirms to The Associated Press that Parise was still undecided and says there's no timetable for him to make a choice.
The 27-year-old forward and All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter (SOO'-ter) were the top players to hit the market on Sunday. Suter is also weighing offers.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Second stage results
ORCHIES, France (AP) — The third stage of the Tour de France has gotten under way with race leader Fabian Cancellara (FAH'-bee-un kahn-cheh-LAH'-rah) of Switzerland and one-day classics specialists vying for a stage win in a dash toward the English Channel.
Tuesday's 122-mile run from Orchies to the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer features five small climbs in the last 22 miles that could make for a dramatic finish.
Cancellara has been the only man to wear the Tour leader's yellow jersey this year since winning Saturday's prologue. He's followed by title contender Bradley Wiggins of Britain in second, 7 seconds behind, and defending champion Cadel (kuh-DEHL') Evans, who is eighth, 17 seconds behind.
No repeat of 8 in London...Torres nipped in trials
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps will not be competing for eight gold medals in London. The winner of that many gold medals in China four years ago has dropped one of his races at the London Olympics. Coach Bob Bowman tweeted that Phelps was scratching the 200-meter freestyle, and the decision was confirmed by U.S. head coach Gregg Troy.
Phelps qualified in five individual events for London at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, and he's expected to swim all three relays. But he's decided to focus on the 200 and 400 individual medley, and the 100 and 200 butterfly.
In other news from the U.S. swim trials:
— Dara Torres has come up short in her bid to make it to the Olympics for a sixth time. The 45-year-old Torres finished fourth in the final of the 50-meter freestyle Monday night, her only event at the U.S. swimming trials. Afterward, she said her Olympic career is over.
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