Despite Alex Bregman’s 5th home run in his last 6 games, Wilson Ramos’ 4-RBI outing leads the Rays past the Astros 5-2.

Stevens later noted, I think timeliness is important and, you know, if that’s the last time then that’s good for all of us.

Alas, it was just a matter of days before Williams was late again, and he’s going to have to work to win the trust of the organization early in his NBA career.

The Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander pitched seven innings and was an offensive dynamo , too, helping to beat the Miami Marlins 4-0.

Greinke singled twice, drove in a run, stole a base and scored. No wonder he looked to be enjoying himself.

San Antonio has made clear it does not want to give Leonard to another Western Conference team, but the Spurs might have no choice. Leonard’s camp continues to press his insistence that he intends to sign with the Lakers when he hits free agency next summer, putting any other team that wants Leonard into a difficult position — giving up assets for a great player who might, in the end, be a one-year rental.

You can talk about trades at this time of year, the exec said, but if they’re stars, you’ve got to be patient. Look at when the deals for Kyrie and Paul George actually happened.

His offensive feats were impressive, but maybe not that surprising. He leads Arizona pitchers this year with four RBI and four runs, raised his season average to .300, and is now 7 for 7 lifetime in steal attempts.

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NBA free agency rumors: Rockets still all-in on pursuit of LeBron James

I wish everyone the best of luck in free agency … Teams and Players. Oh and (bird-finger emoji) to Channing Frye also … just because!

While it appears Jefferson was joking, James has until the end of the week to tell the Cavaliers whether he will opt into the final year of his contract or become an unrestricted free agent.

Greinke became the first pitcher since Bob Gibson in 1969 to have a hit, an RBI and a stolen base in at least two games in a season.

He’s a baseball player, and I don’t say that about a lot of pitchers, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. He probably has a better swing than 70 percent of the guys in the big leagues, and I’m serious about that.

As for pitching, Greinke (8-5) won for the fifth time in his past six starts. He allowed seven hits — all singles — but walked none and benefited from several good defensive plays. The outing matched his longest this year.

RHP Vince Velasquez (5-8, 4.69) takes the mound for the Phillies in the third game of the four-game set on Saturday afternoon. Washington RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-0, 2.28) is expected to return from the DL. Hellickson has been sidelined since June 4 with a right hamstring strain.Ramos has 4 RBIs as Rays beat Astros, Verlander 5-2

Blue Jays: RHP Aaron Sanchez (right index finger) has not been able to throw since landing on the 10-day disabled list June 22 and is unlikely to be ready to return when eligible Monday, manager John Gibbons said. … Toronto selected utilityman Darnell Sweeney from Triple-A Buffalo to take the roster spot of OF Steve Pearce, who was traded to Boston on Thursday.

Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd (4-6, 4.15) faces Blue Jays RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.98). Boyd is 0-3 with an 8.66 ERA in four career starts at Toronto. Gaviglio is winless in five starts since beating Philadelphia on May 25.Greinke’s hitting and pitching help D-backs beat Marlins 4-0

MIAMI — Zack Greinke grinned as he stepped to the plate in the sixth inning Thursday afternoon, and then swung at the first pitch for another hit.

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La La Anthony: Carmelo wants to stay in New York for son

Despite the continuing contention going on with Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, estranged wife La La Anthony revealed he does not want to leave New York.

Speaking on the Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, La La said Carmelo’s main motivation for wanting to stay in the Big Apple is to be near to their son, Kiyan.

The most important thing with that is just to stay close to Kiyan, La La Anthony said when asked about Carmelo being traded. That’s my priority, that’s his priority. So wherever he ends up, of course we want him to be happy.

Once offered only to Marlins season-ticket holders, the tickets recently have been pitched to the team’s entire mailing list, but now the Marlins have opened to the public the opportunity to get tickets to All-Star Week, comprising All-Star Sunday (the Futures Game and celebrity softball game), Monday’s workout day and Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star Game, running July 9-11.

Tickets to the entire All-Star experience also are now available on MLB.com.

Carmelo has been the talk of trade rumors for months after Knicks president Phil Jackson said he wanted the veteran traded during the offseason. However, Jackson recently revealed Carmelo told the team he wants to stay.

Cueto guided the Giants to the playoffs last season after going 18-5 with a 2.79 ERA and 198 strikeouts in 219.2 innings, though he’s struggled to stay consistent this year. His battle with blisters has caused his numbers to drop to a 4.42 ERA in 15 starts with 90 strikeouts in 93.2 innings.

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