Sports News for Thursday May 26, 2016

>>Indy 500 Declared Complete Sellout


(Speedway, IN)  —  Indianapolis Motor Speedway is cutting off sales of general admission tickets for Sunday’s Indy 500, making the race a complete sellout.  Reserved seats already sold out for the first time in 20 years earlier this month, and now all the general admission tickets have been scooped up as well.  With the sellout, fans in the local market will be able to watch ABC’s live broadcast of the race for the first time since the early 1950s.  Attendance for the 100th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is expected to eclipse 300-thousand people.


>>Cubs Hold Off Cardinals As Arrieta Wins Again


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cubs scored six times in the second and held off the Cardinals for a 9-8 win.  Jason Heyward had a two-run double and Ben Zobrist singled in two more in the frame for Chicago.  After St. Louis pulled to within 6-4, Kris Bryant belted a three-run homer in the sixth.  Jake Arrieta allowed four runs in five innings, but still picked up the win to move to 9-and-0.  The Cubs have won his last 23 starts, tying a major league record.


>>Cardinals At Nationals Tonight


(Washington, DC)  —  The Cardinals are in the nation’s capital tonight to begin a four-game series with the Nationals.  Mike Leake starts for St. Louis.  He’s 3-and-3 with a 4.07 ERA.  Washington sends Joe Ross to the mound.  He’s 3-and-4 with a 2.70 ERA.  First pitch from Nationals Park is at 6:05 p.m.


>>Cubs Open Series With Phillies


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs are off today.  They’ll open a three-game series with the Phillies at Wrigley Field tomorrow afternoon.  Chicago enters the weekend set atop the NL Central at 31-and-14.  Jon Lester will oppose Philadelphia’s Adam Morgan in the series opener.


>>Kluber Deals Tribe Past White Sox


(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox suffered a 4-3 loss to the Indians in the finale of a four-game set at The Cell.  Melky Cabrera homered for the White Sox, who dropped the final three games in the set.  Jose Quintana dropped to 5-and-4.  Chicago’s AL Central lead is just a half-game over Cleveland.


>>White Sox Face Royals


(Kansas City, MO)  —  The White Sox are in Kansas City to open a four-game series with the Royals tonight.  The Royals are just two games behind Chicago in the AL Central.  Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball tonight for the Sox.  KC counters with Danny Duffy.


>>Sharks Advance To Stanley Cup Final


(San Jose, CA)  —  The Sharks are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.  The Sharks punched their ticket to the NHL’s championship series with a 5-2 win over the Blues in Game Six of the Western Conference finals.  San Jose will face the winner of tonight’s Game Seven between the Penguins and Lightning.


>>Cavs Run Over Raptors


(Cleveland, OH)  —  The Cavaliers are a win away from a second straight appearance in the NBA Finals.  Cleveland ran over the Raptors, 116-78, in Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals last night.  The Raptors will try to stave off elimination at home tomorrow night.


>>Warriors Look To Stay Alive


(Oakland, CA)  —  The defending NBA champion Warriors will look to avoid elimination when they host the Thunder in Game Five of the West finals tonight.  The Thunder took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 118-94 win Tuesday.


>>Bradley Extends Streak As Red Sox Roll


(Boston, MA)  —  Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 29 games as the Red Sox ripped the Rockies, 10-3.  Bradley Jr. has tied Johnny Damon for the fourth-longest hitting streak in Red Sox history.  Dom DiMaggio holds the team record of 34 games, which has stood since 1949.


>>Cowboys’ Romo Sees Himself Playing Beyond 2019


(Irving, TX)  —  Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo doesn’t plan on walking away from football any time soon.  The 36-year-old Romo agrees with team owner Jerry Jones that he has four or five good years left in him.  Romo missed 12 games last season after breaking his collarbone twice.


>>Parsons, Martin Selected For Hall Of Fame


(Charlotte, NC)  —  Former drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin have been selected for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  They are joined in the Class of 2017 by car owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks.  Martinsville Speedway founder H. Clay Earles earned the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.

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