Sports News for Wednesday June 22, 2016

>>Cardinals Hold Off Cubs

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday homered during a three-run third and the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win over the Cubs.  Brandon Moss laced an RBI single in the second for St. Louis, which has won the first two in the three-game set.  Adam Wainwright pitched into the seventh to improve to 6-and-4.  The Cardinals are second in the NL Central at 37-and-33, 10-and-a-half games behind first-place Chicago.

 

>>Sale, White Sox Down Red Sox

 

(Boston, MA)  —  Tim Anderson led off the game with his first MLB homer and the White Sox went on to down the Red Sox, 3-1.  Chris Sale struck out nine over seven innings of one-run ball to become the first pitcher in the majors to reach 12 wins this season.

 

 

>>Report: Sixers Tell Simmons He’s Their Guy

 

(Philadelphia, PA)  —  The 76ers have apparently decided who they will take with the first pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.  Cleveland.com reports the Sixers have told LSU star Ben Simmons that he will be the top pick.  The 19-year-old averaged 19.2 points in his lone season at LSU.

 

>>Howard, Nowitzki Opt Out Of Contracts

 

(Undated)  —  A pair of NBA stars are set to become free agents.  Dwight Howard and Dirk Nowitzki have both elected to opt out of their respective contracts.  Both former All-Stars will become free agents on July 1st.

 

>>Colts’ Rookies Visit Indianapolis Zoo

 

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts’ rookies enjoyed a visit to the Indianapolis Zoo yesterday.  It wasn’t the first time the team’s rookies took an outing together.  The group took in the sights and sounds of the Indy 500 back in March.  The Colts are one of several teams taking part in the NFL’s new Rookie Transition Program, which helps players manage the responsibilities, pressures and privileges of being a professional athlete.

 

>>Argentina Trounces Team USA

 

(Houston, TX)  —  The U.S. men’s national team was no match for Argentina in a 4-0 loss in the Copa America Centenario semifinals.  Argentina found the back of the net just three minutes into the match and never looked back.  Team USA will play in the third-place game on Saturday.

 

>>NHL Board Of Governors Expected To Approve Vegas Expansion Today

 

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  Las Vegas could get the thumbs up today for an NHL expansion team.  The league’s Board of Governors is scheduled to meet and vote in Sin City today.  Approval is needed from two-thirds of league owners after the NHL’s executive committee unanimously recommended Vegas for an expansion team earlier this month.

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