“Dembélé is a player who is very quick and technical,” Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde said. “He can play on both sides of the field, and he gives us depth, which is something that we need.”
Patriots’ Edelman Injures Right Knee
Wide receiver Julian Edelman limped off the field with an injured right knee, putting a damper on a strong performance from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Edelman was hurt on the opening possession, which ended with Brady throwing his first of two touchdown passes to Chris Hogan in a 30-28 preseason victory over the Detroit Lions in Allen Park, Mich.
Edelman had three receptions for 52 yards in a four-play stretch and was injured on the last one as he was tackled by safety Tavon Wilson, a former teammate. He was evaluated on the sideline briefly before being taken to the locker room on a cart and being ruled out for the game.
CLEMSON COACH GETS EIGHT-YEAR CONTRACT Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney is getting a hefty raise after winning the national championship. Swinney and the university’s board of trustees agreed to a new eight-year, $54 million contract. The deal makes Swinney the third-highest-paid football coach in the country, behind only Alabama’s Nick Saban and Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh.
Stanton Homers Twice, Reaching 49
Giancarlo Stanton homered twice, increasing his major-league-leading total to 49, and tied a career high with five runs batted in to help the Marlins climb above .500 for the first time since April by beating San Diego, 8-6, in Miami.
Stanton has nine multihomer games this season, the most in the majors since Jose Bautista had nine with Toronto in 2010. Stanton’s home run total is the highest in the National League since Prince Fielder hit 50 for Milwaukee in 2007.
ORIOLES ROUT THE RED SOX Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis homered, and the Baltimore Orioles scored seven runs in the fifth inning en route to a 16-3 laugher over the Red Sox in Boston.
HOSKINS LEADS PHILLIES PAST CUBS Rhys Hoskins hit another homer and Cesar Hernandez ripped a three-run triple as the Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 7-1, in Philadelphia. Hoskins has nine homers and 21 R.B.I. in 16 games.
IN OTHER GAMES The rookie Ryan Merritt pitched a career-high six and two-thirds innings and the Cleveland Indians recorded their A.L.-leading 13th shutout with a 4-0 win over the visiting Kansas City Royals Bartolo Colon pitched six and two-thirds innings for his second straight win, Byron Buxton had three hits and two R.B.I., and the Minnesota Twins beat the Blue Jays, 6-1, in Toronto.
Liberty Capture Their Seventh Straight
Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince each scored 20 points, and the Liberty mounted a stellar defensive effort in the fourth quarter to beat the visiting Washington Mystics, 74-66. The Liberty (19-12) have won seven straight and moved to one and half games in front of Washington (17-13) for the fourth seed in the playoffs. The Liberty, who are on their longest winning streak since 2010, when they won 10 straight, hold the tiebreaker with the Mystics.
South Korean Holds Two-Shot Edge
In Gee Chun of South Korea took the lead in the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open in Ottawa. Chun closed with a birdie for her second straight four-under-par 67, giving her a two-stroke lead over the Americans Mo Martin, Brittany Lincicome and Marina Alex.
TWO SHARE LEAD IN CHAMPIONS EVENT Jerry Kelly and David McKenzie shot seven-under 65s to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash.
Slovene Wins Stage; Froome Keeps Lead
The Slovene rider Matej Mohoric comfortably won the Vuelta a España’s longest stage, and Chris Froome maintained his overall lead. Mohoric took control of the race during the final climb and cruised to victory in a 128-mile stage from Lliria to Cuenca.
Defending Champion Loses in New Haven
Daria Gavrilova upset the top-seeded defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 6-4, to reach the Connecticut Open final in New Haven. Gavrilova will face second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, who beat the qualifier Elise Mertens, 6-1, 6-3.