Sports News for Tuesday June 28, 2016

>>Bryant Powers Cubs Past Reds

 

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Kris Bryant became the youngest player in team history to homer three times in a game in the Cubs’ 11-8 win over the Reds.  The 24-year-old Bryant finished 5-for-5 with four runs, six RBI and a franchise-record 16 total bases.

 

>>Royals Cruise Past Cards

 

(Kansas City, MO)  —  Eric Hosmer hit a two-run double during a four-run second inning as the Royals beat the Cardinals 6-2 in the opener of a four-game home-and-home series at Kauffman Stadium.  Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer in the first for the Cards, who have lost three of four since a three-game sweep of the Cubs in Chicago.  Adam Wainwright allowed six earned runs in five frames as he fell to 6-and-5.

 

>>White Sox Open Series With Twins

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox open a three-game set with the Twins tonight at The Cell.  Chicago is seven-and-a-half games out of first place in the AL Central.  Jose Quintana gets the ball for the Sox.  Minnesota will send out Kyle Gibson.

 

>>Wildcats Blank Chanticleers In Game One

 

(Omaha, NE)  —  The Arizona Wildcats are a win away from a national championship.  Arizona blanked Coastal Carolina, 3-0, in Game One of the College World Series finals.  JC Cloney fired a four-hitter in the opener of the best-of-three set.  The Chanticleers will try to extend the series in Game Two tonight.

 

>>Durant To Meet With Six Teams

 

(Undated)  —  Prized free agent Kevin Durant will meet with six potential suitors.  ESPN reports Durant has scheduled meetings with the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Celtics, Clippers and Heat.  Durant is also considering meeting with the Knicks, who acquired Derrick Rose last week.

 

>>Durant, ‘Melo Highlight U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Roster

 

(New York, NY)  —  Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony highlight the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball roster that will compete in Rio.  Team USA will open training camp in Las Vegas on July 18th and play five exhibition games before heading to Brazil.  The Rio Games get underway August 5th.

 

>>Lindros Highlights Hockey Hall Of Fame Class Of 2016

 

(Toronto, Ontario)  —  Eric Lindros highlights the Class of 2016 for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Lindros was passed over for the Hall six previous times after a career that was cut short by concussions and other injuries.  He won the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP with Philadelphia in 1995.

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