Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
MLB roundup: Mariners' Leake falls just short of perfection
Mike Leake took a perfect game into the ninth inning and wound up with a one-hit shutout as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Los Angeles Angels 10-0 Friday night. Luis Rengifo led off the ninth inning by grounding a single into right field, but Leake went on to finish a 98-pitch gem. Daniel Vogelbach hit a pair of three-run homers as the Mariners snapped a six-game losing streak.
Golf: Suwannapura and Clanton win LPGA team event in Michigan
Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura and American Cydney Clanton teamed up for an emphatic six-stroke win at the Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan on Saturday. They combined for a closing 11-under-par 59 in the four ball (better ball) format at Midland Country Club.
Golf: Lowry breaks course record to seize control at Open
If there were any nerves concealed behind Shane Lowry's thick beard they had no impact on his golf as the Irishman took the British Open by the scruff of the neck with a sensational course record in Saturday's third round. On a day ripe for scoring on a becalmed Dunluce links, joint overnight leader Lowry provoked a chorus of roars from the galleries that had flocked to the Antrim coast as he moved four shots clear of Tommy Fleetwood with an eight-under 63.
NFL notebook: Chiefs WR Hill avoids discipline
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.
Balazs to meet Lajovic in Croatia Open final
Nearly three years after reversing his decision to retire from the sport, Hungarian qualifier Attila Balazs reached his maiden ATP final with a 6-2 6-4 victory over third seed Laslo Djere at the Croatia Open on Saturday. Balazs, 30, faces another Serbian in the final in fourth seed Dusan Lajovic, who advanced after his opponent Salvatore Caruso was forced to retire in their semi-final due to a leg injury having dropped the first set 7-5.
NASCAR notebook: Logano seeks success in New Hampshire
Is it just a coincidence that six current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers share the distinction as three-time winners at New Hampshire Motor Speedway? No, says reigning series champion Joey Logano, who will try to add his name to the list in Sunday's Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at the Magic Mile (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Golf: Phone call from Trump buoys Barbasol leader Herman
Jim Herman played with precision to make a president proud, matching his career-best score on the PGA Tour with a 10-under-par 62 in the third round at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Saturday. Buoyed by a Friday night phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump, Herman wielded a hot putter at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, reeling off two eagles and six birdies in a flawless performance.
NBA notebook: Harden withdraws from FIBA World Cup
Houston Rockets star guard James Harden has withdrawn from playing for USA Basketball in the FIBA World Cup in China, according to the Houston Chronicle. Harden has informed coach Gregg Popovich that he won't be participating, according to the report. The event runs Aug. 31-Sept. 15.
Cycling: Alaphilippe, Pinot shine on Tour's Tourmalet to lift home hopes
Julian Alaphilippe hedged his bets when asked about his chances of winning the Tour de France, but together with Thibaut Pinot, he is leading a French renaissance that could deliver a first home title since 1985. Alaphilippe leads the race by more than two minutes after stage 14, while Pinot, an impressive winner at the top of the iconic Col du Tourmalet on Saturday, is proving to be the best climber.
MLB notebook: Yankees' Boone gets 1-game suspension
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his rant at home plate umpire Brennan Miller. Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre announced the discipline Friday for "inappropriate actions, including contact with the home plate umpire." Boone missed Friday night's home game against the Colorado Rockies.