Here is the latest Virginia sports news from The Associated Press :
No hits for Braves vs. Phils…Cards pass Brewers…Royals stay on top…Serena, Djokovic win
ATLANTA (AP) – Cole Hamels combined with three relievers on the fourth no-hitter of the season as the Philadelphia Phillies whipped the Braves 7-0 in Atlanta. Hamels worked the first six innings before Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon (PAP’-ul-bahn) each pitched a perfect inning of relief to complete the team’s 12th no-hitter.
UNDATED (AP) – St. Louis is the National League Central leader following the Cardinals’ win over Pittsburgh and Milwaukee’s loss to Chicago yesterday. Matt Holliday capped his three-RBI afternoon by hitting the tiebreaking single in the seventh inning of the Redbirds’ 5-4 triumph against the Pirates. Wellington Castillo belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs as the Cubs dealt the Brewers their sixth consecutive loss, 4-2.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Royals have maintained their half-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and an RBI double to give the Royals a 3-0 lead in a 4-3 victory over Texas. The Tigers crushed Cleveland 12-1 as Miguel Cabrera was 4-for-5 with two homers, three RBIs and four runs scored.
NEW YORK (AP) – Top seed Serena Williams, 11th seed Flavia Pennetta, No. 16 Victoria Azarenka and No. 17 Ekaterina Makarova moved into the U.S. Open quarterfinals by winning yesterday. Williams became the only top-8 seed left in the women’s draw after Makarova ousted No. 7 Eugenie Bouchard (yoo-JEE’-nee boo-SHARHD’) 7-6, 6-4. Top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch), third seed Stan Wawrinka (vahv-RIHN’-kah), No. 8 Andy Murray and Japan’s Kei Nishikori also won to advance to the men’s quarters.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to the practice wearing an oversized flak jacket for protection for his fractured ribs. It was Newton’s first practice since Aug. 22, when he had his ribs stepped on during a preseason game against the New England Patriots. Coach Ron Rivera said last week Newton would be evaluated over the weekend but expected him to play in Week 1 at Tampa Bay.
Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:
Final Tampa Bay 4 Boston 3, 10 Innings
Final Minnesota 6 Baltimore 4
Final Detroit 12 Cleveland 1
Final Oakland 6 Seattle 1
Final Kansas City 4 Texas 3
Final Miami 9 N-Y Mets 6
Final Philadelphia 7 Atlanta 0
Final St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 4
Final Chi Cubs 4 Milwaukee 2
Final San Diego 3 Arizona 1
Final Colorado 10 San Francisco 9 (first game)
Final San Francisco 4 Colorado 2 (second game)
Final Washington 6 L.A. Dodgers 4