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Nationals defeat Syndergaard, Mets in series opener 11-4 (Yahoo Sports)  

Washington Nationals center fielder Ben Revere (9) celebrates after a catch on fly ball hit by New York Mets' James Loney during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Monday, June 27, 2016, in Washington. The Nationals won 11-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Washington Nationals looked in trouble early. The New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard was in big trouble a couple of innings later. The Nationals dealt Syndergaard his first loss in more than a month, an 11-4 victory over the Mets on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series between the division rivals.


 

Kris Bryant hits 3 homers as Cubs, Arrieta beat Reds 11-8 (Yahoo Sports)  

Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 27, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

When Kris Bryant reached the dugout after his record-setting third homer, thousands of Cubs fans in the stands cheered for a curtain call. Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter in April, setting up an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. The Cubs pulled out of their 1-6 slide behind a tandem that's had some huge moments in Cincinnati.


 

Arizona's Cloney shuts down Chanticleers in 3-0 Game 1 win (Yahoo Sports)  

Arizona pitcher JC Cloney (27) celebrates with teammates after beating Coastal Carolina 3-0 in Game 1 of the NCAA Men's College World Series finals baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Cloney pitched a four-hitter, Ryan Aguilar drove in two runs and the Wildcats beat Coastal Carolina 3-0 in Game 1 of the College World Series finals on Monday night. Cloney extended his scoreless innings streak at the CWS to 16. The Chanticleers, playing in the finals in their first CWS appearance, went down in order four times and never had a runner advance to second base until the ninth inning.


 

Chisenhall's HR helps streaking Indians beat Braves 8-3 (Yahoo Sports)  

Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall (8) and Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, left, follow the flight of a three-run home run in the fourthinning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Trevor Bauer complained that he wasn't as sharp as in recent outings. The way Cleveland has been hitting, Bauer didn't have to be sharp to help extend the longest winning streak in the majors this season. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, Bauer gave up two runs in six innings and the Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Monday night for their 10th straight win.


 

Ledecky heading to Rio, wins 400 free at US Olympic trials (Yahoo Sports)  

Katie Ledecky reacts after winning the women's 400-meter freestyle final at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb., Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it's a bit of a disappointment when she doesn't set a world record. Getting that formality out of the way in her first event of the U.S. swimming trials, Ledecky held off a persistent challenge from Leah Smith to win the 400-meter freestyle on Monday night. ''The last 150, I just kept telling myself, 'Rio! Rio! Rio!''' said Ledecky, who is also a big favorite in two other freestyle races to come.


 

England out of Euro 2016, beaten by Iceland (Yahoo Sports)  

Iceland's players celebrate after Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored uring the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

After voting to leave the European Union last week, the English left the soccer European Championship in similarly surprising fashion on Monday in what will go down as their most embarrassing loss in a generation. Iceland, whose population of 330,000 makes it the smallest nation ever to compete at the tournament, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16. ''This is probably going to be a day that we will talk about for the rest of our lives,'' said Iceland joint-coach Heimir Hallgrimsson, who runs a dentist surgery in his spare time.


 

Amid crisis, Rio gov. warns Olympics could be 'big failure' (Yahoo Sports)  

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer, center, walks with officials during a visit to the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. In recent weeks Temer has stepped up his pledges of support for the Olympic games, which have been beset by a series of problems including the ongoing political crisis, Brazil's worst recession in decades and an outbreak of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in infants. Just to the right of Temer is Rio's interim governor Francisco Dornelles, and just left of Temer is Brazil Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a ''big failure,'' because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games. In an interview with Rio's O Globo daily, Francisco Dornelles said the state is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazilian real ($860 million) payout from the federal government aimed at shoring up state coffers ahead of the Aug. 5-21 event.


 

Lindros' wait over as he headlines Hockey Hall of Fame class (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 1998, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers Eric Lindros reacts after teammate John LeClair scored a goal during the first period as New Jersey Devils Scott Stevens skates past in Philadelphia. Lindros is finally a Hockey Hall of Famer. Lindros was elected Monday, June 27, 2016, as part of the class of 2016 that also features Soviet star Sergei Makarov and goaltender Rogie Vachon. The late Pat Quinn made it in as a builder. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)

Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. Rogie Vachon had given up hoping after 30-plus years of eligibility. The waiting ended for Lindros, Vachon and Makarov on Monday as they were elected as part of the class of 2016 along with the late coach and executive Pat Quinn.


 

Italy finally ends its losing run against Spain with 2-0 win (Yahoo Sports)  

Italy's scorer Graziano Pelle, left, and his teammate Lorenzo Insigne, right, celebrate their side's second goal during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between Italy and Spain, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) -- Spain's era of dominance at the European Championship came to an end Monday when Italy beat the two-time defending champion 2-0 in the round of 16. Italy deserved its victory and was impressive from the start at Stade de France, stifling Spain's attacking intent and creating several scoring opportunities with its slick interplay. The victory meant Italy avoided a third consecutive elimination at the European Championship to Spain, and secure a quarterfinal clash against another old foe, Germany.


 

Tennis teacher ranked 772nd wins at Wimbledon; Federer next (Yahoo Sports)  

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after beating James Ward of Britain during their men's singles match on day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Marcus Willis originally was scheduled to spend Monday teaching tennis to a group of 5-to-10-year-old kids, among others, at Warwick Boat Club in central England. Instead, Willis wound up with grander, and more lucrative, plans: playing - and winning! - a match at Wimbledon.


 

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