Sports News for Wednesday June 29, 2016

>>Former Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies


(Knoxville, TN)  —  Former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is dead at 64.  The longtime pioneer in women’s sports had been battling early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, since 2011.  She won eight national championships during her legendary tenure at Tennessee.


>>Longtime NFL Coach Buddy Ryan Dies


(Undated)  —  Longtime NFL coaching icon Buddy Ryan has died.  Ryan was best known for his 46 defense in Chicago that gave birth to the “Monsters of the Midway.”  Led by that defense in 1985, the Bears went 15-and-1 in the regular season and pounded the Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl 20.


>>Cardinals Double Up Royals


(Kansas City, MO)  —  Matt Carpenter homered, plated two and scored twice in the Cardinals’ 8-4 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.  Six different Redbirds drove in a run apiece in support of Michael Wacha, who went six innings to improve to 4-and-7.  They’ve split the first two of the four-game home-and-home set.


>>Cubs Outlast Reds In 15


(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Javier Baez belted a grand slam in the top of the 15th as the Cubs downed the Reds, 7-2.  A night after his historic three-homer performance, Kris Bryant singled in the go-ahead run in the 15th.  Spencer Patton earned his first win.  The teams close out the three-game series with a matinee today.


>>Twins Top White Sox


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Twins blanked the White Sox, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game series in Chicago.  Jose Quintana allowed all four runs during his seven-inning start to fall to 5-and-8.  Brian Dozier homered twice and plated all four runs for Minnesota.


>>Indians Win 11th Straight


(Atlanta, GA)  —  The Indians ran their winning streak to 11 games with a 5-3 victory over the Braves.  At 46-and-30, Cleveland has opened up a six-game lead on the defending World Series champion Royals for first place in the AL Central.


>>Coastal Carolina Forces Decisive Game Three In CWS Finals


(Omaha, NE)  —  There will be a Game Three in the finals of the College World Series.  Coastal Carolina forced the decisive affair with a 5-4 win over Arizona in Game Two in Omaha.  The teams will clash for the national championship tonight.


>>Phelps Dominates In 200M Butterfly


(Omaha, NE)  —  Michael Phelps is back in the pool and competing at a high level.  The 18-time Olympic gold medalist dominated to advance to the 200-meter butterfly final at the U.S. swim trials in Omaha.  The finals of the event are tonight.

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