Sports News for Monday July 4, 2016

>>Report: Durant To Make Decision Today


(Undated)  —  Prized free agent Kevin Durant will reveal where he will play next season today.  ESPN reports that Durant has narrowed his choices down to the Thunder and Warriors.  Durant has spent his entire career with the Oklahoma City franchise.


>>NBA Free Agency News


(Undated)  —  In other NBA free agency news, Rajon Rondo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bulls.  The Mavericks are offering restricted free agent Harrison Barnes a max contract, while ESPN reports at least four teams are in pursuit of Pau Gasol


>>Marlins Beat Braves At Fort Bragg


(Fort Bragg, NC)  —  The Marlins beat the Braves, 5-2, at Fort Bragg.  The contest was the first regular-season game in any professional sport to be played on an active military base.  Tickets were only given out to Department of Defense members and MLB employees.


>>Piscotty Slam Helps Cardinals Sweep Of Brewers


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals built an 8-2 lead behind Stephen Piscotty’s second grand slam of the season and hung on to beat the Brewers 9-8 at Busch Stadium.  AledmyDiaz also homered for St. Louis, which swept the three-game set.  Michael Wacha got the win.


>>White Sox Top Astros


(Houston, TX)  —  The White Sox topped the Astros, 4-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set in Houston. Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI for Chicago.  Jose Quintana fired seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 6-and-8.  David Robertson earned his 23rd save.


>>Mets Sweep Cubs


(Flushing, NY)  —  The Mets completed a four-game sweep of the Cubs with a 14-3 rout in New York.  Wilmer Flores went 6-for-6 with two home runs and four RBI for the Mets, who smacked 22 hits in the laugher.


>>Yankees Top Padres


(San Diego, CA)  —  The Yankees avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win over the Padres.  Mark Teixeira [[ tuh-SHARE-uh ]] hit his 400th and 401st career homers.  He’s only the fifth switch-hitter with at least 400 career homers in MLB history.


>>Keselowski Takes Coke Zero 400


(Daytona Beach, FL)  —  Brad Keselowski managed to avoid a giant wreck to pick up his first career win at Daytona International Speedway in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400.  Keselowski led 115 of 161 laps to earn his third win of 2016.  Kyle Busch, Trevor Bayne, Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. completed the top five.

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