Sports News for Tuesday June 14, 2016

>>Cavs Cut Down Warriors To Force Game Six


(Oakland, CA)  —  The NBA Finals are going back to Cleveland.  Kyrie Irving and LeBron James scored 41 points apiece to lead the Cavaliers to a 112-97 win over the Warriors in Game Five in Oakland.  The Cavs will try to force a decisive Game Seven when they host Game Six Thursday night.


>>Wolves Reportedly Interested In Butler


(Undated)  —  Jimmy Butler could be reunited with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota.  ESPN reports the Timberwolves are interested in the All-Star swingman and would be willing to part with the fifth-overall pick in the draft as part of a package to acquire him.  Thibodeau is now the head coach and president in Minnesota.


>>Kidd, Bucks Finalizing Three-Year Extension


(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Bucks are rewarding head coach Jason Kidd with a three-year contract extension.  The Vertical reports the deal is worth 15-million-dollars.  In two seasons under Kidd, Milwaukee is 74-and-90.


>>Cardinals Host Astros Tonight


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals begin a brief, two-game Interleague series with the Astros tonight at Busch Stadium.  Jaime Garcia starts for St. Louis while Houston hands the ball to Doug Fister.  First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.  The Cards will also host the Rangers for three games this weekend.


>>Scherzer, Nats Shut Down Cubs


(Washington, DC)  —  Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven strong innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Cubs.  Addison Russell homered in the sixth to break up Scherzer’s perfect game.  Kyle Hendricks allowed three earned runs in five-and-a-third innings to fall to 4-and-6.  The second of the three-game series is tonight.


>>White Sox Rally Past Tigers In 12


(Chicago, IL)  —  Adam Eaton’s RBI single in the bottom of the 12th gave the White Sox a wild 10-9 win over the Tigers.  Chicago trailed 7-0 in the third and 9-7 in the ninth before forcing extras.  Jose Abreu homered, plated three and scored twice to help Chicago improve to 32-and-32.  Zach Duke got the win.


>>Eagles, Fletcher Cox Agree To Contract Extension


(Philadelphia, PA)  —  Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is getting the most guaranteed money for a non-quarterback in NFL history.  ESPN reports the Eagles and the Pro Bowler have agreed to a six-year, 103-million-dollar deal.  The pact includes 63-million in guaranteed money.


>>Former Bears DL Robinson Dies At 41


(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson has passed away at age 41.  He was found dead at a hotel in Milwaukee Saturday night. Robinson played for Chicago from 1998 to 2003.  He blocked a field goal to preserve a 14-13 win at Green Bay in 1999, just six days after Walter Payton died.


>>Penguins’ Victory Parade Tomorrow


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Stanley Cup-champion Penguins will celebrate winning their latest title in Pittsburgh tomorrow.  A victory parade will hit the streets of the Steel City beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.  The Pens captured the fourth Stanley Cup title in franchise history by defeating the Sharks in six games.

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