Sports News for Tuesday June 21, 2016

>>Cardinals Cut Down Cubs


(Chicago, IL)  —  Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta hit solo homers as the Cardinals clipped the Cubs, 3-2, at Wrigley Field.  Aledmys Diaz smacked an RBI single to help St. Louis stop a five-game skid.  Jaime Garcia pitched into the seventh to improve to 5-and-6.  Trevor Rosenthal earned his 13th save.  John Lackey allowed all three runs during his six-inning start to fall to 7-and-3.


>>White Sox Top Red Sox In 10


(Boston, MA)  —  Jose Abreu’s two-run double in the top of the 10th gave the White Sox a 3-1 win over the Red Sox.  Abreu’s hit came after Chicago got out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth.  Zach Duke got the win and David Robertson earned his 17th save as Chicago stopped a three-game skid.


>>Thousands Greet Cavaliers At Cleveland Airport


(Cleveland, OH)  —  The City of Cleveland is celebrating its NBA heroes.  Thousands of fans turned out yesterday to greet the Cavaliers on their return home after winning their first NBA championship.  The Cavaliers will formally celebrate the city’s first major sports title since 1964 with a victory parade tomorrow.


>>Cavs, Warriors G7 Draws Highest Finals Rating Since Jordan


(New York, NY)  —  Game Seven between the Cavaliers and Warriors is the highest television rating for the NBA Finals since Michael Jordan’s last championship in 1998.  Cleveland’s 93-89 win at Golden State on Sunday averaged a 15.7 rating and nearly 30.8-million viewers on ABC.


>>USGA Regrets Creating Distraction At U.S. Open


(Undated)  —  The USGA says it “regrets” creating a distraction during the final round of the U.S. Open.  The USGA caused a major stir when Dustin Johnson was informed he would have to wait until the end of his round to learn if he would face a one-stroke penalty for moving his ball on the fifth green.  The penalty was assessed, but Johnson still posted a three-shot victory.


>>Rockies Outslug Marlins To Avoid Sweep


(Miami, FL)  —  Mark Reynolds homered twice to power the Rockies to a 5-3 win over the Marlins.  Marcell Ozuna launched two homers for Miami in the loss.  The teams combined to set an MLB record with all eight of their runs coming via solo homers.  The previous record was five.


>>U.S. Faces Argentina In Copa America Semis


(Houston, TX)  —  The U.S. men’s national team squares off with Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario tonight in Houston, Texas.  Team USA is appearing in the semis for the first time ever.  The winner will advance to face the winner of tomorrow’s game between Colombia and Chile.


>>Blues To Open Season October 12th At Chicago


(New York, NY)  —  The Blues will open the 2016-17 regular season October 12th at Chicago.  St. Louis’ home opener will be the next day, October 13th against Minnesota.  The NHL released home openers for all clubs yesterday.  The league is expected to unveil the complete 2016-17 schedule today.

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