Sports News for Thursday June 16, 2016

>>Ichiro Passes Rose For Career Hits


(San Diego, CA)  —  Marlins outfielder Ichiro has more hits than anyone in the history of professional baseball.  Ichiro had two hits in yesterday’s loss to the Padres to pass Pete Rose for the most in professional baseball.  Nearly 13-hundred of those came while playing in Japan.


>>Nats Nip Cubs In 12


(Washington, DC)  —  Jayson Werth’s RBI single in the bottom of the 12th gave the Nationals a wild 5-4 win over the Cubs.  Michael Taylor singled in a run earlier in the frame for Washington, which rallied from one-run deficits in the ninth and 12th to take the rubber match of the three-game set.  Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and Ben Zobrist added a solo shot for Chicago.  Trevor Cahill was charged with the loss.


>>White Sox Top Tigers In Rubber Match


(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox scored four unanswered runs to top the Tigers, 5-3, in the rubber match of a three-game set.  Tim Anderson went 3-for-5 with three runs for Chicago, which moved to 33-and-33.  Chris Sale went seven innings to improve to 11-and-2.  David Robertson secured his 16th save.


>>Astros Slip By Cardinals


(St. Louis, MO)  —  George Springer belted the go-ahead home run as the Astros slipped by the Cardinals, 4-1, at in St. Louis.  The ‘Stros swept the two-game set.  Adam Wainwright tossed seven shutout innings for the Cards, but Kevin Siegrist gave up Springer’s dinger for his second loss.  Greg Garcia singled in the only run for St. Louis.


>>Rockies Designate Reyes For Assignment


(Denver, CO)  —  Shortstop Jose Reyes won’t be returning to the Rockies.  The team has designated the 33-year-old for assignment.  The Rockies now have 10 days to trade or release him, or Reyes will have to accept a demotion to the minors.  Reyes was suspended for the first two months of the season under MLB’s new domestic violence policy.


>>Larson’s Team Punished Again


(Charlotte, NC)  —  NASCAR is punishing Kyle Larson’s team for the second consecutive race.  Interim crew chief Philip Surgen has been fined for infractions found last week at Michigan International Speedway.  Crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended last week over loose lug nuts.


>>Cavs Host Warriors In Game Six Tonight


(Cleveland, OH)  —  The Cavaliers will try to extend their season again when they host the Warriors in Game Six of the NBA Finals tonight.  The Cavs staved off elimination with a 112-97 win in Game Five on Monday.  If necessary, Golden State would host a deciding Game Seven on Sunday.


>>Blackhawks Deal Teravainen, Bickell To Carolina


(Raleigh, NC)  —  The Blackhawks are trading forwards Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Hurricanes.  Chicago will receive a second-round pick in this year’s draft and a third-round pick next year in the deal.  Teravainen had 13 goals and 22 assists last season.


>>U.S. Open Tees Off This Morning


(Oakmont, PA)  —  The 116th U.S. Open tees off this morning at the Oakmont Country Club.  Defending champion Jordan Spieth will tee off at approximately 8:35 a.m. Eastern.  Jason Day will begin his round at 2:20 p.m. Eastern.


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