Rafael Nadal pulls out of Olympics because of...

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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Olympics because of...

From Comcast SportsNet
LONDON (AP) -- Feliciano Lopez has replaced the injured Rafael Nadal on Spain's tennis team for the London Olympics. The No. 30-ranked Lopez was called in by Spain on Friday after Nadal was forced to pull out with an undisclosed injury. Nadal, a record seven-time French Open champion, lost in the second round at Wimbledon last month and hasn't played since. Marc Lopez was selected to take Nadal's place for doubles at the Olympics and will play with Marcel Granollers. Nadal also was to be Spain's flag bearer for next Friday's opening ceremony at the London Games, but it wasn't immediately clear who would carry the flag in his place. The Olympic tennis tournament will be played at Wimbledon from July 28-Aug. 5.

Red Sox place Chris Young on DL, recall Bryce Brentz

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Red Sox place Chris Young on DL, recall Bryce Brentz

To no one's surprise, the Red Sox have placed outfielder Chris Young -- who collapsed Thursday on the basepaths after suffering a severe right hamstring strain and had to be helped off the field -- on the 15-day disabled list.

The team recalled outfielder Bryce Brentz from Pawtucket as a replacement. Brentz will be with the Sox tonight in Texas when they open a six-game road trip.

Young had taken over as the Sox' everyday left fielder after a concussion forced Brock Holt to the DL, and was hitting .277 with 6 home runs and 15 RBI in 130 at-bats. He had played so well that manager John Farrell talked of moving Holt back to his infield-outfield, super-utility role when he returns and giving Young a large portion of the playing time in left.

Now, however, he appears to be facing a lengthy absence and Holt, who's been on a rehab assignment with the PawSox, may once again take over as the primary left fielder.

Brentz, who last played for in the Red Sox in September 2014, played 12 games at Double-A Portland this year before being sent back to Pawtucket. He has a combined average of .261 with 4 home runs and 20 RBI in 184 at-bats. Brentz was the Red Sox' No. 1 draft choice in 2010.