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Sports log: Alex Cobb leaves hospital, put on 7-day DL

BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left the hospital and went home Sunday, one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive. The Rays announced during their game against Kansas City that Cobb had been released from Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. The team said he will be placed on the seven-day concussion list. There was no timetable for when Cobb will rejoin the rotation. Cobb was struck by a liner off the bat of Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game but remained conscious the whole time. He was taken off the field on a stretcher . . . Tampa Bay called up outfielder Wil Myers, one of baseball’s top prospects, and he will make his debut in one of the two Tuesday games against the Red Sox, said manager Joe Maddon . . . Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no new tears in the tendon sheath around his inflamed right wrist. Teixeira got a cortisone shot Sunday, and New York manager Joe Girardi says he will be evaluated this week. Teixeira left the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday in the fourth inning. The Yankees sent him back to New York for evaluation on his problematic wrist, which forced him to miss the first 53 games of the season. Girardi says Teixeira will be out for ‘‘a couple of days’’ while the club waits for the inflammation to subside. . . North Carolina State’s Carlos Rodon pitched eight shutout innings and the Wolfpack knocked ACC pitcher of the year Kent Emanuel out of the game early in an 8-1 victory over No. 1 national seed North Carolina in their College World Series opener in Omaha; UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko pitched seven innings of one-run ball and David Berg escaped a ninth-inning jam to lift the Bruins to a 2-1 win over LSU.

TENNIS

Federer ends dry spell with victory

Roger Federer won his first title of the year, overcoming a sluggish start to beat unseeded Mikhail Youzhny, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-4, at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. Returning to grass in his favorite warm-up for Wimbledon, the top-seeded Federer looked lethargic until the middle of the second set, when he started hitting shots with confidence. Federer won his first title since Cincinnati in August and his sixth in Halle, the first since 2008. Four of Federer’s seven Wimbledon titles have come after victories in Halle . . . In London, top-seeded Andy Murray rallied to beat defending champion Marin Cilic, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3, to win the Queen’s Club tournament for the third time. The match was delayed for more than three hours by rain . . . Daniela Hantuchova won her sixth career title, beating teenager Donna Vekic, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, in the final of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.

HOCKEY

Rangers not confirming Vigneault hire

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Amid reports that Alain Vigneault is the New York Rangers’ choice to replace fired coach John Tortorella, the team still isn’t ready to make that announcement. Vigneault has emerged from a group of candidates that included former Rangers captain Mark Messier as the favorite to land the job. He interviewed at the club’s organizational meetings in California and then met with owner James Dolan in New York. A Rangers spokesman said no announcement was expected Sunday. Vigneault was dismissed as coach of the Vancouver Canucks on May 22 after seven years behind their bench . . . Alex Ovechkin said his broken left foot is healing well after playing almost three full games on it last month. The Washington Capitals captain, who won his third Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP, sustained a hairline fracture in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Rangers.

BASKETBALL

Sun continue slow start to WNBA year

Tina Thompson scored 17 points to lead the Seattle Storm past the host Connecticut Sun, 78-66, in WNBA action. Allison Hightower had 17 points and five rebounds for Connecticut, which fell to 2-5 this season . . . Ivory Latta scored 17 points as the host Washington Mystics won their third straight game with a 64-60 victory over the slumping Indiana Fever . . . Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points to help the host Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky, 88-74 . . . Diana Taurasi scored 29 points to pace the Phoenix Mercury past the Tulsa Shock on the road, 108-103, in overtime. Rookie Britney Griner finished with 16 points for the Mercury, while Tulsa rookie Skylar Diggins had 22 . . . Dario Saric, a Croatian forward regarded as a lottery pick, withdrew from the NBA Draft, his agent told ESPN.com.

MISCELLANY

Verrazano rebounds with domination

Coming off a disappointing race in the Kentucky Derby, Verrazano cruised to a 9¼-length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Ridden by John Velazquez, the winner of the Wood Memorial returned $2.80, $2.20, and $2.10. Reporting Star, with Angel Serpa aboard, finished second and returned $9 and $10 . . . Scott Parel won the Air Capital Classic to become the fourth-oldest winner in Web.com Tour history at 48, closing with a 7-under-par 64 for a three-stroke victory in Wichita, Kan. . . . Simon Thornton beat Tjaart Van der Walt on the first hole of a playoff at the Najeti Hotels Open in Saint-Omer, France to win his first European Tour golf title . . . Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested for allegedly punching a bouncer at a Gainesville nightclub and was charged with simple battery. The sophomore is expected to be a starter this fall . . . Rashad Evans outpointed Dan Henderson in a split decision late Saturday night in a heavyweight bout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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