• Baltimore Orioles' Caleb Joseph, left, congratulates Jonathan Shoop after he score during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Jimenez strong, bullpen slips in Orioles’ 6-2 loss to Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Making a one-game stop in Minnesota before an important weekend series, the Baltimore Orioles weren’t in a position to overlook a single game.

  • Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler rounds the bases on a solo home run off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne during the sixth inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Kepler homers to lead Twins in 6-2 win over Orioles

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Max Kepler continued to show promise for the future of the Minnesota Twins, though the present-day struggles led to one member of the team being traded away.

    Updated: 9:57 pm

  • Milos Raonic, of Canada, hits a forehand to Jared Donaldson, of the United States, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Toronto, (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Canada’s Milos Raonic reaches Toronto quarterfinals

    TORONTO (AP) — Milos Raonic easily advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals in front of his home fans, routing American qualifier Jared Donaldson 6-2, 6-3 on Thursday night.

  • Venus Williams, of the United States, hits a backhand to Madison Keys, of the United States, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reaches Montreal quarterfinals.

    MONTREAL (AP) — Sixth-seeded Venus Williams tumbled out of the Rogers Cup in the third round Thursday night, falling 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to 10th-seeded Madison Keys in an all-American match.

    Updated: 10:21 pm

  • Brian Elliott finally unquestioned No. 1 goalie with Flames

    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Elliott was eager to get back in the rink on a hot summer day. After years of fending off challengers in St. Louis, the goalie has big expectations entering next season as the unquestioned No. 1 in Calgary.

  • Venus Williams of the United States returns a ball during second round of play at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Wednesday July 27, 2016, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Venus Williams opens Rogers Cup with blowout win

    MONTREAL (AP) — Venus Williams opened play in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Barbora Strycova.

  • Taylor and Cambage help Australia beat Canada 80-67

    NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Penny Taylor scored 19 points and Liz Cambage added 16 to help Australia beat Canada 80-67 in an exhibition game Wednesday night at the University of Delaware.

  • San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp celebrates scoring a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game in Toronto, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Dickey struggles again, Blue Jays lose 8-4 to Padres

    TORONTO (AP) — R.A. Dickey is in a rut, which is bad news for the Blue Jays.

  • San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp celebrates scoring a run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game in Toronto, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Padres hit 3 HRs to extend streak, beat Blue Jays 8-4

    TORONTO (AP) — Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run, Alex Dickerson and Brett Wallace each hit solo shots and the San Diego Padres beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep.

  • Padres place Solarte on family leave list

    TORONTO (AP) — The San Diego Padres made a few roster moves before Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays, recalling utilityman Alexi Amarista and left-hander Buddy Baumann from Triple-A El Paso.