Sports News for Tuesday June 7, 2016

>>MMA Fighter Slice Dead At 42

 

(Coral Springs, FL)  —  The mixed martial arts world is mourning the loss of Kimbo Slice.  The MMA fighter and former boxer died shortly after being hospitalized for undisclosed reasons near his home in Florida yesterday.  He was 42.

 

>>Pens Push Sharks To Brink

 

(San Jose, CA)  —  The Penguins are a win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time since 2009.  The Penguins posted a 3-1 win over the Sharks in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final in San Jose.  The Pens can close out the series with a win at home on Thursday.

 

>>Kurt Busch Wins Rain-Delayed Race At Pocono

 

(Long Pond, PA)  —  Kurt Busch conserved fuel down the stretch and took the checkered flag at Monday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono.  He held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski for his first win of 2016 in the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.  The race was pushed back due to rain on Sunday.

 

>>Warriors’ Curry To Skip Rio Games

 

(Oakland, CA)  —  Warriors star Steph Curry isn’t planning to play in the Olympics summer.  The two-time reigning league MVP has informed USA Basketball he will skip the Games in order to rest his knee.  Curry and the Warriors have a 2-0 lead on the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.  Game Three is tomorrow night

 

>>Talib Released From Hospital

 

(Dallas, TX)  —  Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has been released from a Dallas hospital.  Talib sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg early Sunday morning.  KUSA-TV in Denver reports Talib has told people close to him that he accidentally shot himself.  Police are still investigating the incident.

 

>>Colts P McAfee Recovering From Left Knee Procedure

 

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Colts punter Pat McAfee is recovering from a left knee procedure he had earlier this offseason.  McAfee said in a radio interview Monday he had the procedure about six or seven weeks ago on his non-kicking leg.  He considers himself 85-to-90 percent healthy and expects to be ready for training camp.  The Colts’ seven-year punter averaged 47.7 yards on 85 punts last season.

 

>>Lester, Cubs Cut Down Phillies

 

(Philadelphia, PA)  —  Jon Lester fired eight shutout innings and the Cubs held on for a 6-4 win over the Phillies.  Lester scattered four hits while striking out nine and walking none to improve to 7-and-3. Jason Heyward launched a two-run homer to help Chicago move to 40-and-16.

 

>>White Sox Host Nats

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox open a three-game series with the Nationals at The Cell tonight.  Chicago enters the week 29-and-28 on the season.  Mat Latos is scheduled to be on the mound for Chicago.  Washington will counter with Joe Ross.

 

>>Cardinals At Reds Tonight

 

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  After a day off, the Cardinals get back to work tonight with the start of a three-game series against the Reds in Cincinnati.  Former Red Mike Leake starts for St. Louis.  He’s 4-and-4 with a 3.82 ERA.  John Lamb takes the mound for the Reds.  He’s 1-and-3.  First pitch is at 6:10 p.m.

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