Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Raiders' stadium cost in Vegas soars to $1.9 billion
The high stakes for building an NFL stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas continues to rise with the latest cost estimate now coming in at $1.9 billion, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. A report indicated that $40 million was being added to the cost in order to give the venue 20 more additional suites and a new club area near the north end zone.
Yankees' Boone suspended 1 game for umpire rant
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his rant at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during Thursday's afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre announced the discipline Friday for "inappropriate actions, including contact with the home plate umpire."
'Professor' Pacquiao vows to teach Thurman a lesson
Manny Pacquiao plans to teach WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman a painful lesson when the two face off in Las Vegas on Saturday. "I want to teach him, like a professor," the 40-year-old Pacquiao, who is 10 years Thurman's senior, told Fox Business on Friday.
Win or lose, Peaty stands to gain at world championships
Losing is not something Adam Peaty does, or thinks about, very often but even if the Olympic breaststroke champion comes up short at the world swimming championships in South Korea it is unlikely to dent his confidence one little bit. Unbeaten in the 100 meters at major championships over the last five years, and with the 14 fastest times ever swam in the event, there will be few stronger favorites than the 24-year-old Briton in Gwangju.
Holmes and Lowry share lead as Fleetwood and Westwood push
Ireland's Shane Lowry proved master of the Dunluce links for the second successive day to move into a share of the halfway lead with American J.B. Holmes at the British Open on Friday. But there was a bitter-sweet exit for Rory McIlroy, who missed the cut despite bouncing back from his nightmare first round 79 with an excellent 65.
Broncos’ Fangio says Lock ‘doesn’t know how to pitch yet
Denver Broncos rookie quarterback Drew Lock found out what the school of hard knocks will be like under new head coach Vic Fangio. On only his second day of training camp, Lock, who reportedly was in a contract stalemate earlier this week, got verbally hit below the belt Friday by the old-school coach of the Broncos.
Union face Fire looking to shake off ugly loss
Coming off their worst performance of the season, the Philadelphia Union look to re-establish themselves as the Eastern Conference's top team when they play host to the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The Union didn't manage a single shot on goal in a 4-0 loss to Real Salt Lake last Saturday. Philadelphia suffered its largest margin of defeat in almost three full years.
Alaphilippe is Tour favorite, says Thomas
Defending champion Geraint Thomas labeled Julian Alaphilippe the Tour de France favorite after the Frenchman extended his overall lead with a stunning victory in Friday's individual time trial. World number one Alaphilippe beat Thomas by 14 seconds in the 27.2km ride to stretch his advantage over the Team Ineos leader to one minute 26 seconds.
MLB roundup: Strasburg knocks in 5, earns 12th win
Stephen Strasburg did it all for the visiting Washington Nationals on Thursday, earning his National League-leading 12th win, hitting a three-run homer and driving in five runs in a 13-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Strasburg (12-4) pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits, two walks and seven strikeouts.
NFL declines to punish Chiefs WR Hill
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will not be punished under the personal conduct policy as the NFL closed its formal investigation into multiple alleged physical altercations. Hill pleaded guilty to an assault and battery charge in 2015 but a full version of an audio recording aired recently revealed Hill denying assaulting his fiancée.