First-round pick Kaprielian agrees to contract
The Yankees signed former UCLA righthander James Kaprielian, the 16th overall pick in the June draft. Kaprielian agreed to a minor-league contract with a $2.65-million signing bonus. The 6-4 Kaprielian was 10-4 with a 2.03 ERA and had 114 strikeouts in 1062/3 innings for the Bruins as a junior.
NHLRangers ink free agents Fast, Miller
The Rangers signed restricted free-agent forwards Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller, according to an announcement from general manager Jeff Gorton. Contract terms were not immediately available. The signings leave only Derek Stepan as the major unsigned restricted free agent with the Rangers. Fast and Miller both played well in the postseason. Fast had three goals and three assists in 19 games and Miller had a goal and seven assists.
Stars add Oduya, another former Blackhawk
The Dallas Stars used a trade to pick up one Stanley Cup-winning piece from the Chicago Blackhawks. Now they've grabbed another in free agency. Dallas signed defenseman Johnny Oduya to a two-year, $7.5- million contract, less than a week after trading for veteran forward Patrick Sharp, who won three championships in Chicago. Oduya, 33, has 152 points (31 goals, 121 assists) in 644 career games, and has appeared in 89 playoff games . . . Center Ryan Kesler has agreed to a six-year, $41.25-million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. Kesler had 20 goals, 27 assists and 75 penalty minutes last season in his first year with Anaheim after nine seasons with the Vancouver Canucks.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Majka wins stage, Froome keeps lead
Rafal Majka led a solo breakaway to win the 11th stage of the Tour de France under a scorching sun, leaving behind a small group of rivals on the hardest climb of Day 2 in the Pyrenees mountains. Chris Froome easily retained the yellow jersey. Froome leads American Tejay van Garderen, who is second, by 2 minutes, 52 seconds while Nairo Quintana of Colombia is third, 3:09 back.
Serena wins opener in Sweden
Serena Williams sailed through her opening match at the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round.
Chrome recovering from bone bruise
California Chrome, the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year, will recover from a bone bruise at a Kentucky farm for three months. Trainer Art Sherman said yesterday at Del Mar that California Chrome's prognosis for recovery is good and there's a chance the horse could run again next year. -- APGOLF
Saladino makes ace in LI Amateur win
Defending champion Joseph Saladino of Huntington CC made a hole-in-one on the par-3, 142-yard fourth hole at Southward Ho in Bay Shore in his round-of-32 match in the Long Island Amateur Championship. Saladino defeated Paul Kotcher of Seawane, 5 and 3. Jonathan Jeter of Nassau Players had seven birdies on his front nine in a 6 and 5 win over Michael Nadeau, a LI Golf Association associate member. Saladino and Jeter went on to win their afternoon quarterfinals.