Monday Sports In Brief
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) Michael Rogers of Australia led a breakaway to a downhill finish in winning the longest stage as the Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Tuesday.
Vincenzo Nibali, about 8 1/2 minutes back, reined in his top challengers and retained the yellow jersey after Stage 16.
But the contest for the podium spots below him was shaken up: Thibault Pinot of France rose to third in the standings, bumping aside compatriot Romain Bardet, and Tejay van Garderen of the U.S. lost more than 3 1/2 minutes - and fell from fifth to sixth overall. Bardet, up to fifth, was nearly 3 minutes ahead of the American.
Rogers, a three-time world champion, took a bow as he crossed the line alone to collect his first career Tour stage win after the 147-mile leg from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon featuring an ascent up the super-tough Port de Bales.
DENVER (AP) - Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday because of a left hip flexor strain.
The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.
This is Tulowitzki's first trip to the disabled list this season but he has taken days off to rest his chronically tight legs. The leg issues date to 2008 when he tore the left quadriceps tendon.
NEW YORK (AP) - Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.
Headley entered Tuesday night's game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and then got the winning single in New York's 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers in the 14th inning during his fourth at-bat of the game.
As part of the deal, the Padres will pay $1 million of the $3,968,443 remaining on Headley's $10,525,000 salary this year.
DALLAS (AP) - Robert Newhouse, who played running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons and went to three Super Bowls, has died. He was 64.
Newhouse's son, Rodd Newhouse, says his father died Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a battle with heart disease.
Newhouse had suffered a stroke in 2010.
The burly running back was drafted by the Cowboys in 1972 out of the University of Houston, where he ran for 1,757 yards as a senior, a school record that still stands.
Newhouse ran for 4,784 yards in his career with Dallas. He retired in 1983 after playing in three Super Bowls with some of the Cowboys greatest teams, including the 1976 NFL champions.
SEATTLE (AP) - Diana Taurasi scored 22 and Candice Dupree added 19 to help the Phoenix Mercury win their 13th straight game and clinch a playoff berth with an 89-71 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night.
Brittney Griner added 17 points, seven rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (19-3), the first team to win 13 straight since the Storm in 2010 and the third longest win streak in league history. The Mercury are five shy of tying the Los Angeles Sparks' record of 18 consecutive set in 2001.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maya Moore scored a franchise-record 48 points, the second most in WNBA history, to help the Lynx beat the Dream.
Moore hit 16 of 30 shots from the field, including 7 of 9 from beyond the arc. The 48 points are just short of the record 51 scored by Riquna Williams last season.