The national team wasn't just defeated by a powerful German team. It was routed in front of the entire world, humiliated at its own party. Young and old, Brazilians shared in the anguish of what many were already calling a national calamity, the worst loss in its team's storied World Cup history.
Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year's Derby winner, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins.
Defending champion Chris Froome scuffed his left knee and elbow and injured his wrist Tuesday during Stage 4, a crash that couldn't have come at a worse time for him.
The right-hander sparkled in his return to the stadium where he earned a living for the first seven seasons of his career, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 in seven innings to help the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night.
Brazil is having to turn the focus away from its once-mighty attack ahead of the semifinal against Germany on Tuesday, hoping the rest of the team will be able to come through and carry the hosts into the final.
On Wednesday in Sao Paulo, either one could turn the semifinal with a dazzling turn of pace or a weaving run to propel his team to the final.
Neymar will be sidelined for about 45 days after sustaining a fractured third vertebra.
Even without the injured Neymar, Tuesday's semifinal in Belo Horizonte provides an intriguing matchup for any neutral fan, as Germany and Brazil play each other at the World Cup for the first time since the 2002 final.
Now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned four years ago, an entire region breathlessly awaiting a homecoming it couldn't imagine in its wildest dreams.
The Bulldog Grand Slam will feature some of the top teams in the country, including Phelps' North Baltimore Aquatic Club and Lochte's SwimMAC Carolina team based in Charlotte.
The entire weekend was plagued by rain and cars never got near the track for the scheduled Saturday start. When the race finally did begin on Sunday — delayed, because of rain on the pace laps — it went a whopping six laps before the cars went back to pit road for a 25-minute rain delay.
Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, has struck a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer after her husband's racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as team owner.
The Miami Marlins have won a franchise-record 10 in a row when Henderson Alvarez takes the ball, as he did Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Danny Duffy allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings, and the Royals were shut down by Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber in a 4-1 loss Sunday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 victory after nearly four hours of momentum shifts Sunday to win Wimbledon for the second time.
Aric Almirola won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, putting Richard Petty's famed blue car back on top for the first time since 1999.
Angel Cabrera won the Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first non-major victory on the PGA Tour.
Argentina, which hadn't advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, used a disciplined defense to control the match.
A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry Sunday in the Wimbledon championship