Leading Off

Aug. 03, 2015
Aug. 03, 2015

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Aug. 3, 2015


Leading Off

TWO PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHEN GREENKing Cole Like 26 batters before him and two after, the Cubs' Addison Russell failed to get a hit last Saturday off Phillies starter Cole Hamels. The no-hitter was the first at Wrigley Field since Sept. 7, 1972, when Chicago's Milt Pappas stymied the Padres. Hamels, 31, walked two, fanned 13 and even outhit the Cubbies with a double in the eighth of a 5--0 win. Afterward, he put his arm around centerfielder Odubel Herrera (inset), who had preserved the no-no with two running catches at the warning track. PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID STOCKMAN BELGA/ZUMAPRESS.COMYellow Streak On Sunday, in Paris on the Champs-Élysées, Chris Froome (in yellow) of Team Sky became the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice; he won in 2013. He's also the first African to prevail at the storied race. A native of Kenya, Froome, 30, competes for Britain because his father, Clive, moved to Kenya from England and started a safari business. Froome became the first rider since Belgium's Eddy Merckx in 1970 to win both the mountain classification and the race. PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID GOLDMAN APOn Their Heels Forward Clint Dempsey (8), colliding with center back Wes Morgan of Jamaica, wasn't the only member of the U.S. soccer team in distress during a 2--1 loss in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal on July 22 in Atlanta. It was the first time in 12 years that the U.S. was knocked out before the final of the tournament. Jamaica, which had beaten the U.S. once in their last 22 matches, was ranked 76th in the world, the U.S. 34th. In the final, Jamaica fell 3--1 to Mexico, which will face the U.S. on Oct. 9 in Pasadena for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.