UNDATED (AP) — Max Scherzer has become the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to open a season 13-0. Scherzer allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings as Detroit beat Toronto 6-2. He also improved to 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in six career starts versus the Blue Jays. Alex Avila (ah-VEE'-lah) hit a three-run homer and Victor Martinez added a solo shot and two RBIs in the Tigers' second straight win.
UNDATED (AP) — The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. Ramirez spent three months playing in Taiwan for the Rhinos before leaving the team on June 20 after hitting .352 with eight homers and 43 RBIs for the Rhinos. Ramirez is 14th on the major league career home runs list with 555.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have gone to the college ranks to fine a head coach to replace Doc Rivers, hiring Butler's Brad Stevens. The Bulldogs went 166-49 and went to the 2010 and 2011 NCAA championship games in six seasons under Stevens. The 36-year-old Stevens has never been a player or coach in the NBA.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs swingman Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo jih-NOH'-blee) has tweeted that he is staying with the team he has helped win three NBA titles and nearly a fourth last month. The soon-to-be 36 year old battled injuries during the season and said he would think about retirement after the playoffs. But he helped the Spurs come within 28 seconds of the championship before falling to the Miami Heat in seven games.
LONDON (AP) — Second seed Andy Murray survived a five-set match to advance to the Wimbledon semifinals with top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch), eighth seed Juan Martin Del Potro (wahn mahr-TEEN' dehl POH'-troh) and No. 24 Jerzey Janowicz. Murray dropped the first two sets before pulling out a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 win against Fernando Verdasco. Djokovic advanced by defeating seventh seed Tomas Berdych 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.