Update on the latest in sports:


Three-game afternoon set

UNDATED (AP) — There are three day games in major league baseball this afternoon. In New York the Yankees are looking to get into the win column as they are playing host to the Indians. Cleveland has won the first two games of the four-game series and the losses have dropped the Yankees lead over the Blue Jays in the American League East to just a half-game.

Gerrit Cole of the Pirates is on the mound this afternoon looking for his 15th win of the season. If he gets it he would join Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET’-uh) of the Cubs and Madison Bumgarner of the Giants as the only 15-game winners in baseball. The Bucs are playing host to the world champion Giants.

The final day game has the Cubs entertaining the Braves. In the National League wild card standings the Cubs are holding down the second berth, four games in front of San Francisco.

Among the games tonight Zach Greinke (GREHN’-kee) takes his major-league-leading 1.58 ERA to the mound for the Dodgers when they face Houston in a battle of division leaders. The 13-2 right-hander has won his last nine starts, giving up just one home run in that span. That’s one fewer homer than he has hit in his last three games. Houston starter Scott Kazmir has won just one of his five starts since a trade from Oakland.

American League ERA leader Sonny Gray is set to get the assignment at home tonight against Tampa Bay. It will be Gray’s second start since being shelved by back spasms. He’s 12-5 with a 2.04 ERA. The Rays counter with 10-4 Erasmo Ramirez.

And Carlos Martinez tries to regroup from a rare loss when he goes for the Cardinals tonight at San Diego. The right-hander is 12-5.


Tiger back on top

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods is teeing it up for the third round of the Wyndham Championship in a position that is vaguely familiar. The one-time top-ranked golfer in in the world has a share of the lead with rookie Tom Hoge (HOH’-gee).

Woods has struggled through injuries and some ugly golf since he last earned a tour win two years ago. Woods has missed the cut in the last three majors for the first time in his career but seems to have found his old touch.

It could come just in time. Woods need a win to clinch a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs that begin next week.


Mize leads Boeing

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — Larry Mize has the upper hand in search of his second win on the Champions Tour.

The 56-year-old takes a two-shot lead into the second round of the Boeing Classic near Seattle.

The 1987 Masters champion won the 2010 Montreal Championship for his lone title on the 50-and-over tour.

Fred Couples, who is trying to win his hometown event for the first time, is tied for second with four others.


Kung on top in Canada

COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) — Taiwan’s Candie Kung is the leader heading into today’s third round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open.

The 34-year-old, four-time winner on the LPGA Tour holds a two-shot advantage over two-time champion Lydia Ko and first-round leader Karine Icher (EE’-chur) of France.


Hamlin starts from pole

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin leads a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers at the front of the pack for the start of the Sprint Cup race at Bristol tonight.

He is the pole sitter after winning qualifying ahead of teammates Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards. JGR drivers have won six in the last eight races, with Busch picking up four checkered flags.

Kevin Harvick is the points leader by 48 points over Joey Logano. Harvick starts seventh, Logano fifth.


Hamilton gets another pole

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Nico (NIHK’-oh) Rosberg will start tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix from the front. For Hamilton, the defending Formula One champion, it’s his 10th pole of the season.

In a big surprise, Sebastian Vettel qualified ninth.