Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce hits a two-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 4-2. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Bruce’s bomb sends Reds past Brewers

CINCINNATI (AP) – Jay Bruce emerged from the deepest slump of his career – 0 for 26 – with a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning on Sunda…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens his umbrella as he heads to the garages during a rain delay at the NASCAR Sprint cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The day race at Daytona International Speedway ended up at night. And now the night race will go off during the d…

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Garza’s gem helps Brewers break slide

CINCINNATI (AP) – Matt Garza threw a two-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and the Milwaukee Brewers ended their four-game losing streak…

Jeff Samardzija

Cubs deal ace pitcher to A’s

The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs.