Sports News for Friday June 3, 2016

>>Warriors Run Past Cavs In Game One

 

(Oakland, CA)  —  The Warriors are three victories away from back-to-back NBA championships.  Golden State pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 104-89 win over the Cavaliers in Game One of the NBA Finals.  The Warriors host Game Two of the best-of-seven series Sunday night.

 

>>Cubs Power Past Dodgers

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Javier Baez hit one of four Cubs’ homers in a 7-2 win over the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.  Jason Heyward, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo also went deep for Chicago, which took three-of-four in the series.  Kyle Hendricks pitched eight innings of two-run ball to even his record at 4-and-4.  The Cubs host the Diamondbacks this afternoon.

 

>>White Sox Begin Series With Tigers

 

(Detroit, MI)  —  The White Sox begin a three-game series with the Tigers tonight in Detroit.  Chicago enters the set 29-and-25 on the season.  Carlos Rodon will be on the bump in the opener for the Sox.  The Tigers will send out Jordan Zimmermann.

 

>>Cardinals Host Giants Tonight

 

(St. Louis, MO)  —  After a travel day, the Cardinals are back home tonight to begin a three-game series with the Giants.  Adam Wainwright starts for St. Louis.  He’s 5-and-3 with a 5.71 ERA.  Johnny Cueto pitches for San Francisco.  He’s 8-and-1 with a 2.31 ERA.  First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.

 

>>O’s Down Red Sox Behind Seven Homers

 

(Baltimore, MD)  —  The Orioles launched seven home runs in a 12-7 win over the Red Sox.  Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo each homered twice, while Manny Machado, Francisco Pena and Pedro Alvarez also went deep.  Boston’s Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 26 games in the loss.

 

>>Briles Issues Statement On Baylor Firing

 

(Waco, TX)  —  Former Baylor football coach Art Briles is promising to tell his own side of the story on the sexual assault scandal involving former players.  Briles, who was fired last week, said in a statement yesterday he’s promising to release more information once he’s contractually able to.

 

>>Muhammad Ali Hospitalized, In Fair Condition

 

(Undated)  —  Boxing legend Muhammad Ali is in the hospital and being treated for a respiratory issue.  A rep for the 74-year-old tells NBC News that Ali is in fair condition and is getting treatment from a team of doctors.  The spokesman says a brief hospital stay is expected.  Ali suffers from Parkinson’s disease.

 

>>Stanley Cup Final Resumes Tomorrow

 

(San Jose, CA)  —  The Stanley Cup Final between the Penguins and Sharks resumes with Game Three tomorrow night in San Jose.  Pittsburgh held serve at home to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set.  The Sharks will be hosting a Stanley Cup Final game for the first time in team history.

 

>>Colts Preseason Schedule Finalized

 

(Undated)  —  The NFL has finalized the dates and times for the 2016 preseason.  The Colts have five preseason games this year, including the league opener on August 7th against the Packers in Canton, Ohio.  The Colts then host the Bills on August 13th before visiting the Ravens and Eagles on August 20th and 27th, respectively.  The preseason wraps up on September 1st with a road game in Cincinnati.  The regular season kicks off on September 11th against the Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium.

 

>>Sprint Cup Series Heads To Pocono

 

(Long Pond, PA)  —  The Sprint Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.  Qualifying takes place at 4:15 today, with the 160-lap, 400-mile race to follow Sunday afternoon.  Martin Truex Jr. took the checkered flag at last year’s race.

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