Sports News for Wednesday May 25, 2016

>>Illinois Boots Nunn From Basketball Team

 

(Champaign, IL)  —  Illinois is dismissing junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team.  The move comes after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery.  Nunn pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.  He was accused of hitting a woman in March.

 

>>Thunder Trounce Warriors To Take 3-1 Lead

 

(Oklahoma City, OK)  —  The defending NBA champs are on the ropes.  The Thunder pushed the Warriors to the brink of elimination with a 118-94 win in Game Four of the Western Conference finals.  The Warriors have lost two straight for the first time since last year’s NBA Finals.

 

>>Pens Force Game Seven

 

(Tampa, FL)  —  There will be a Game Seven in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals.  The Penguins posted a 5-2 win in Game Six in Tampa to tie the series.  Pittsburgh will host the decisive game with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final on the line tomorrow night.

 

>>Blues At Sharks For Game Six Tonight

 

(San Jose, CA)  —  The Blues will try to keep their season alive tonight when they play the Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference finals in San Jose.  The Sharks grabbed a three-games-to-two lead in the series with a 6-3 win Monday in St. Louis.  The Blues would host a potential Game Seven on Friday.

 

>>Rams Awarded Super Bowl 55 In Los Angeles

 

(Charlotte, NC)  —  After relocating from St. Louis, the Rams will now be hosting a future Super Bowl.  NFL owners awarded Super Bowl 55 in 2021 to the Los Angeles area at yesterday’s league meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Rams new stadium in Inglewood, California is set to open in 2019.

 

>>Indians Sink Sale, White Sox

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  The Indians cracked Chris Sale in a 6-2 win over the White Sox.  Sale allowed all six runs in just three-and-a-third innings to fall to 9-and-1.  Sale had won his first nine starts.

 

>>White Sox Wrap Up Series With Indians

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox and Indians wrap up their four-game set this afternoon on the Southside.  Jose Quintana will get the start on the mound for Chicago.  Cleveland will counter with Corey Kluber.  The Indians are a game-and-a-half behind Chicago for first in the AL Central

 

>>Cubs Coast Past Cardinals

 

(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cubs scored six runs in the first and coasted to a 12-3 win over the Cardinals.  Jason Hammel hit a two-run double in the first and fired seven-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to improve to 6-and-1.  Jorge Soler homered, scored twice and plated three in the laugher.

 

>>Cards, Cubs Play Day Game Today

 

(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals and Cubs close out their three-game series this afternoon at Busch Stadium.  Carlos Martinez puts his 4-and-4 mark up against Chicago’s Jake Arrieta, who is a perfect 8-and-0.

 

>>Atlanta, South Florida, Los Angeles To Host Future Super Bowls

 

(Charlotte, NC)  —  The NFL is awarding future Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida and Los Angeles.  Atlanta will host Super Bowl 53 in 2019.  The Dolphins’ revamped stadium will be the site of Super Bowl 54, and Los Angeles will host Super Bowl 55 at the Rams’ new stadium in Inglewood, California.

 

>>Sager To Be Honored At ESPYs

 

(Undated)  —  Craig Sager is being honored for his courageous battle with leukemia.  Sager will be presented with the Jimmy V Perseverance Award during the ESPYs in July.  The 64-year-old Sager has continued serving as a sideline reporter during TNT’s coverage of the NBA playoffs despite ongoing cancer treatments.

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