Sports News for Monday July 11, 2016

>>Cubs Clip Pirates To End Skid


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Cubs avoided a three-game sweep and stopped a five-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over the Pirates.  Kris Bryant singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth.  Pedro Strop got the win in relief and Hector Rondon earned his 14th save.


>>Braves Blank White Sox


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Braves blanked the White Sox, 2-0, in the rubber match of a three-game set at The Cell.  James Shields gave up both runs over seven-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 2-and-3.  Jose Abreu had three of Chicago’s six hits.


>>Cards Take Rubber Match From Brewers


(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Matt Adams and Randal Grichuk both homered and knocked in two as the Cardinals beat the Brewers 5-1 in the rubber match of a weekend series at Miller Park.  Stephen Piscotty also plated a run for the Redbirds.  Mike Leake struck out 10 over seven innings of one-run ball as he improved to 6-and-7.


>>All-Star Break In MLB


(San Diego, CA)  —  It’s the All-Star break in Major League Baseball.  The Nationals, Cubs and Giants enter the break atop their respective divisions in the National League.  The Orioles, Indians and Rangers are all in first place in the American League.


>>Home Run Derby Tonight


(San Diego, CA)  —  The All-Star festivities begin tonight with the Home Run Derby in San Diego.  Chicago’s Todd Frazier will defend his title in the eight-man, single-elimination tournament.  Mark Trumbo, Adam Duvall, Robinson Cano, Giancarlo Stanton, Wil Myers and Carlos Gonzalez will also compete.


>>Murray Wins Wimbledon


(Wimbledon, England)  —  Great Britain’s Andy Murray is a two-time Wimbledon champion after beating Milos Raonic in the men’s singles final.  Murray defeated the Canadian in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6, 7-6.   This is Murray’s third career Grand Slam title.


>>Portugal Tops France In Euro Final


(Paris, France)  —  Portugal is celebrating its first major soccer championship.  Eder scored in the 109th minute to give Portugal a stunning 1-0 win over France in the Euro 2016 Final.  Portugal pulled out the win despite losing star Ronaldo to a knee injury.


>>Keselowski Takes Quaker State 400


(Sparta, KY)  —  Brad Keselowski rolled to his second straight Sprint Cup win in the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday.  A week after winning at Daytona, Keselowski clinched another win and a spot in the Chase.  Carl Edwards finished a close second, followed by Ryan Newman.

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