Astros’ star Carlos Correa sidelined 6-8 weeks

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa (1) walks off the field with manager AJ Hinch, second from left, after an injury during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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The Astros' Carlos Correa walks off the field with manager AJ Hinch and a team trainer after he tore a ligament in his left thumb during Monday’s game against the Mariners.

All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa of the Astros is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb. Houston put Correa on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and recalled Colin Moran from Triple A Fresno. Correa is batting .320 with 18 doubles and 20 homers, and his 67 RBIs are second in the American League. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said losing Correa was a ‘‘big blow,’’ but he is expected back for the stretch run in September. Houston opened the day 15½ games ahead of the Mariners in the AL West. Moran, a left-handed hitting corner infielder, was batting .308 with 15 doubles, 18 homers, and 63 RBIs in 79 games at Fresno . . . Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at least a month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate Monday. Vogt was injured when Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl ran into him trying to score from second base on a single . . . Twins righthander Phil Hughes will miss the rest of the season because of persistent arm trouble related to a condition that required rib removal surgery a year ago . . . The Reds put righthander Scott Feldman on the 10-day DL with right knee inflammation.

Arizona acquires Martinez

The Diamondbacks acquired J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a package of prospects, hoping to solidify their outfield while making a run toward the playoffs. Detroit received Double A infielder Dawel Lugo, switch-hitting infield prospect Sergio Alcantara, and shortstop Jose King. Lugo is regarded as Arizona’s No. 2 overall prospect. Martinez, 29, is hitting .305 with 16 homers and 39 RBIs.


Bruins bring back Czarnik

The Bruins signed restricted free agent Austin Czarnik to a one-year, two-way extension. Czarnik will carry a $675,000 cap hit in the NHL. The 24-year-old should compete to be the team’s No. 3 center behind Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. Czarnik was good enough in training camp last year to make the varsity roster. But a preseason concussion, delivered by Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas, halted Czarnik’s momentum. He appeared in 49 NHL games, scoring five goals and eight assists. The right-shot center finished the year in Providence, where he scored six goals and 17 assists in 22 games. Czarnik added three goals and four assists in 17 playoff games.

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The Bruins will continue efforts to expand their brand globally by sending select players and representatives on a 10-day trip to China July 23 to Aug. 3, the team announced in a release. Team representatives will host youth clinics and help open a state-of-the-art ice rink during their visit. Current Bruins Torey Krug, Tuukka Rask, and David Pastrnak, and former Bruin Hal Gill are among those scheduled to make the trip.

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Predators re-sign Aberg

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Predators forward Pontus Aberg signed a two-year contract worth $1.3 million. Aberg, 23, had two goals and three assists in the 2017 playoffs while helping Nashville advance to the Stanley Cup Final. He played a total of 15 regular-season games and 16 postseason games . . . The San Jose Sharks re-signed restricted free-agent forward Marcus Sorensen to a two-year contract. Sorensen, 25, had played his entire pro career in Sweden before making his NHL debut with the Sharks last season. Sorensen added one goal and one assist in six playoff games for the Sharks.


Celtics’ pick Ojeleye signs

The Celtics have signed forward Semi Ojeleye, the 37th overall pick in the second round of last month’s draft. Ojeleye, 22, averaged 18.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in his lone season at SMU, winning American Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors . . . The Cavaliers signed former second-round pick Cedi Osman to a three-year $8.3 million deal. Osman has played the last five seasons in the Turkish League . . . The Spurs signed forward/center Joffrey Lauvergne, who played for the Thunder and Bulls last season . . . NBA teams are making a wardrobe change, scrapping the traditional home and road uniforms. The league said it is eliminating the old apparel designations starting in 2017-18, when Nike replaces Adidas as the official outfitter. Instead, there will be four primary uniforms for each team. The host team will pick which of its uniforms will be worn for each game and the visitors will select a contrasting one. Previously, white uniforms were the default for home teams. Also, eight teams will have a ‘‘Classic’’ uniform available in the fall to wear at their discretion . . . Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas was among six reserves named to the East squad for the WNBA All-Star Game.


High seeds bow at Newport

Konstantin Kravchuk and Frank Dancevic each upset a ranked opponent in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. Kravchuk beat No. 5 seed Victor Estrella Burgos, 6-4, 6-4, and Dancevic eliminated No. 7 Tennys Sandgren, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-2 . . . Qualifier Kenny De Schepper upset another Frenchman, seventh-seeded Benoit Paire, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, in the opening round of the Croatia Open in Umag . . . Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor was arrested in Maumelle, Ark., after allegedly biting a woman’s arm and face, and threatening to kill her. Taylor is currently serving a six-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to nine felony charges in 2015, including a shooting that critically wounded his cousin . . . Greg Bedard, who covered the Patriots and the NFL for the Globe from 2010 until leaving for Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback site in 2013, is launching his own independent site, four months after he was let go at SI. Titled Boston Sports Journal, the site will debut on Monday morning. It will cover the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins as beats.

The United States defeated Spain, 12-8, to stay unbeaten in its women’s water polo title defense at the world championships in Bufapest, Hungary.


Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was arrested along with his son and two more federation executives in an anti-corruption investigation. Villar, who is FIFA’s senior vice president and a UEFA vice president, was suspected of having arranged matches for Spain that led to business deals that benefited his son, said the office of the state prosecutor in charge of anti-corruption. The state prosecutor and Spanish police said Villar, his son Gorka Villar, and two other soccer officials were detained while raids were carried out at the federation headquarters and other properties in Las Rozas, just outside Madrid. The four men were arrested on charges of improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption and falsifying documents as part of a probe into the finances of the federations.

Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead says his beloved dog Blitz is back home after someone took the pitbull and demanded a $10,000 ransom. Whitehead posted a video of Blitz on his Snapchat account early Tuesday with the note: ‘‘Look who made it home safely!!! THANKS EVERYONE.’’ Whitehead told NBC 5 in Dallas he was in Florida last week when Blitz was taken from his Texas home, along with some shoes and bags. Whitehead says he got phone calls demanding he ‘‘cut a check’’ if he wanted to get Blitz back alive, but he refused to pay $10,000 without first getting proof that Blitz was OK.