Sports News for Wednesday June 15, 2016

>>Bogut’s Status Unclear For Game Six


(Cleveland, OH)  —  It’s unclear if Andrew Bogut will suit up for the Warriors in Game Six of the NBA Finals.  ESPN reports Bogut traveled with the team for tomorrow’s game against the Cavaliers, but is waiting for the results of an MRI to determine the extent of his knee injury.


>>Cowboys’ McFadden Has Fractured Elbow


(Irving, TX)  —  The Cowboys will be without the services of running back Darren McFadden for at least “a couple of months.”  McFadden is out after having surgery to repair a fractured elbow.  Dallas did select running back Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft.


>>Fister Leads Astros Past Cards


(St. Louis, MO)  —  Doug Fister had a two-run single while tossing seven-and-a-third solid innings as the Astros beat the Cardinals 5-2 at Busch Stadium.  Matt Adams and Brandon Moss went deep for the Redbirds, who saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.  Jaime Garcia gave up four runs, three earned, in six-and-a-third frames as he fell to 4-and-6.


>>Cubs Clip Nats


(Washington, DC)  —  Albert Almora Junior’s RBI double in the top of the ninth pushed the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Nationals.  Jason Heyward smacked a two-run single for Chicago, which improved to 44-and-19.  Hector Rondon blew the lead in the eighth but worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first win.  The teams wrap up the three-game series this afternoon.


>>Tigers Top White Sox


(Chicago, IL)  —  Justin Upton drove in four runs to lead the Tigers to an 11-8 win over the White Sox.  Tyler Saladino homered and plated four runs for Chicago, which dropped to 32-and-33.  Miguel Gonzalez allowed seven runs in less than four innings to fall to 1-and-2.


>>Pirates Blank Mets


(Flushing, NY)  —  Jameson Taillon took a no-hitter in the seventh as the Pirates blanked the Mets, 4-0.  The rookie fired eight innings of two-hit ball to earn his first career win.  Jung Ho Kang and Sterling Marte each hit two-run homers to help Pittsburgh stop a five-game skid.


>>Report:  Las Vegas To Be Awarded NHL Expansion Team


(Las Vegas, NV)  —  It looks like the NHL is coming to Sin City.  The “Las Vegas Review-Journal” reports the league’s executive committee is recommending Las Vegas for an expansion team.  The 2017-18 season would be the earliest the league would expand.


>>Gretzky Says NHL Should Retire Howe’s Number


(Detroit, MI)  —  “The Great One” wants to see the NHL retire the number of his boyhood idol.  Wayne Gretzky said the league should retire the number-nine worn by late Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, who passed away on Friday at the age of 88.

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