Monday, July 27
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat trimmed roster and payroll today, sending Shabazz Napier to the Orlando Magic and Zoran Dragic to the Boston Celtics. Napier was a first-round selection after leading Connecticut to the 2014 NCAA title and played in 51 games for Miami, averaging 5.1 points and 2.5 assists.
MIAMI (AP) — The colorful home-run sculpture in Marlins Park doesn't get much use because the stadium is the toughest in the majors to hit a homer. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami's $325 million slugger, has long contended the park doesn't play fair because homers are too hard to hit.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Upton homered and Odrisamer Despaigne pitched six solid innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on yesterday. Upton, mentioned in various trade rumors, hit his 16th home run and also singled. Yonder Alonso also had two hits.
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Australia's Rebecca Artis rallied to win the Ladies Scottish Open, shooting a 6-under 66 yesterday in windy and rainy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Norway's Suzann Pettersen. Artis, six strokes behind Pettersen at the start of the round, finished at 6-under 210 at Dundonald Links in the final Ladies European Tour event before the Women's British Open at Turnberry.