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  • Will Power (12), of Australia, leads a group of competitors into Turn 1 at the start of the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Will Power (12), of Australia, leads a group of competitors into Turn 1 at the start of the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Juan Pablo Montoya (2), of Colombia, leads Tony Kanaan (10), of Brazil, out of Turn 3 at the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Juan Pablo Montoya (2), of Colombia, leads Tony Kanaan (10), of Brazil, out of Turn 3 at the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Scott Dixon (9), of Australia, leads Justin Wilson (19), of England, Charlie Kimball (83), and Sebastien Bourdais, of France (11), into turn one during the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Scott Dixon (9), of Australia, leads Justin Wilson (19), of England, Charlie Kimball (83), and Sebastien Bourdais, of France (11), into turn one during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Juan Pablo Montoya (2), of Colombia, leads Tony Kanaan (10), of Brazil, out of Turn 3 at the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Juan Pablo Montoya (2), of Colombia, leads Tony Kanaan (10), of Brazil, out of Turn 3 at the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Will Power (12), of Australia, leads a group of competitors into Turn 1 at the start of the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
  • Juan Pablo Montoya (2), of Colombia, leads Tony Kanaan (10), of Brazil, out of Turn 3 at the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
  • Scott Dixon (9), of Australia, leads Justin Wilson (19), of England, Charlie Kimball (83), and Sebastien Bourdais, of France (11), into turn one during the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race, Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
  • Juan Pablo Montoya (2), of Colombia, leads Tony Kanaan (10), of Brazil, out of Turn 3 at the  Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

IndyCar

Montoya, Castroneves give Penske 1-2 finish at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. – Juan Pablo Montoya won the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, the highlight of a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR.

Helio Castroneves was second to make it a 1-2 finish yesterday for team owner Roger Penske. Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.

With double points awarded in the 500-mile races, Castroneves moved into a tie for the points lead with Team Penske teammate Will Power. Power was hit with a blocking penalty on Castroneves late in the race and had to serve a drive through penalty, costing him a shot at racing for the win. He finished 10th.

Carlos Munoz, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon completed the top five.

Formula One

Hamilton wins British GP, moves within 4 points of lead

SILVERSTONE, England – Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic crash-hit British Grand Prix yesterday to cut Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg’s lead in the drivers’ championship from 29 points to four after the German had his first non-finish of the season.

Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt to fourth on the opening lap before it was red-flagged, and suspended for an hour, following a crash involving 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari and Felipe Massa of Williams.

Hamilton then took the lead after 29 laps as Rosberg retired with gearbox failure.

Hamilton came home 30 seconds clear of Finn Valtteri Bottas of Williams, who started 14th. Australian Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull finished third ahead of Jenson Button, the 2009 champion, of McLaren and defending four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the second Red Bull.

It was Hamilton’s fifth win this year, his second in his home event and the 27th of his career.

Soccer

Adu given trial by AZ Alkmaar

Former phenom Freddy Adu is starting a trial with AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

The club announced the trial yesterday on its website. Forward Aron Johannsson, a member of the U.S. World Cup team, is on AZ’s roster.

Adu, a 25-year-old attacker, was a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. He has struggled since making his debut at age 14 for D.C. United in 2004, the youngest player in Major League Soccer history. He was traded to Real Salt Lake in December 2006, sold to Benfica in July 2007, loaned to Monaco for 2008-09, loaned to Portugal’s Belenenses for 2009-10, loaned to Greece’s Aris in January 2010 and loaned to Turkey’s Caykur Rizespor in February 2011.

He joined MLS’s Philadelphia Union in August 2011, then went to Brazil’s Bahia in April 2013. He was released in November and had trials in February with Blackpool and last month with Norway’s Stabaek, the club coached by former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley.

Baseball

Former pitcher and author Brosnan dies at 84

MORTON GROVE, Ill. – Former pitcher Jim Brosnan, known as much for writing about life in baseball as helping the Cincinnati Reds reach the 1961 World Series, has died. He was 84.

The Simkins Funeral Home said he died June 28.

Brosnan played nine seasons in the majors, going 55-47 with 67 saves for the Reds, Cubs, Cardinals and White Sox. In 1961, he was 10-4 with 16 saves, then pitched three times in the Reds’ five-game loss to the New York Yankees in the World Series.

The right-hander had already drawn plenty of attention around baseball for his 1960 book The Long Season. He gave a look inside the locker room, a forerunner of Jim Bouton’s controversial Ball Four a decade later – Brosnan’s book was popular with fans, but rankled some fellow players.

Brosnan also wrote Pennant Race, chronicling the Reds’ run to the ’61 pennant.

After leaving baseball, Brosnan wrote children’s sports books and magazine articles.

Baseball

Yankees acquire McCarthy from Diamondbacks

ATLANTA – The New York Yankees bolstered their rotation by acquiring right-hander Brandon McCarthy from Arizona.

The Diamondbacks also are sending New York cash in yesterday’s deal for left-hander Vidal Nuno. The trade was announced by the Yankees.

The move comes after Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia had a setback with a degenerative cartilage problem in his right knee. New York was unable to work out a trade for the Cubs’ Jeff Samardzija, who instead was dealt to Oakland.

McCarthy, 31, was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA with Arizona this season. In nine seasons with the White Sox, Rangers, A’s and Diamondbacks, McCarthy is 45-60 with a 4.21 ERA.

Shortly after the trade, the Yankees designated struggling outfielder Alfonso Soriano for assignment. Soriano is hitting just .221 this season with six homers and 23 RBI in 67 games.

Baseball

Indians place Bourn on DL with strained hamstring

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians placed leadoff hitter and center fielder Michael Bourn on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Bourn had surgery on the hamstring in October and re-injured his leg in spring training. He began the season on the DL, missing the first 13 games. Bourn injured the hamstring again on May 3 and missed four games. He was removed from Saturday’s game in the eighth inning after his leg tightened up while scoring on a single by Michael Brantley.

Bourn is batting .267 with seven stolen bases and 37 runs scored in 66 games.

Outfielder Tyler Holt was called up from Triple-A Columbus.

Golf

Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic by two shots

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Angel Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic yesterday for his first non-major victory on the PGA Tour, closing with his second straight 6-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over George McNeill.

Cabrera, the Argentine whose only other PGA Tour victories came in the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters, built a three-shot lead before making things interesting with a pair of late bogeys. He finished at 16-under 264.

McNeill shot a season-best 61 for his fourth top-10 of the season and first since mid-March.

Webb Simpson had a 63 to finish third at 10 under.

Golf

Mize withdraws from U.S. Senior Open

EDMOND, Okla. – Larry Mize withdrew from the U.S. Senior Open yesterday because of a back injury.

The tournament starts Thursday at Oak Tree National.

Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, was replaced by Daniel Koesters of Las Cruces, N.M. Koesters was the first alternate from the Albuquerque sectional qualifier.

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