Sports News for Tuesday July 19, 2016

>>Former Cardinals Exec Sentenced To Prison For Hacking Scandal


(Houston, TX)  —  A former Cardinals scouting director is being sentenced to nearly four years in prison for hacking the Astros’ player personnel database and email system.  Christopher Correa has been sentenced to 46 months in prison ordered to pay over 279-thousand dollars in restitution.


>>Cardinals Cruise Past Padres


(St. Louis, MO)  —  Mike Leake recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts over six innings to help the Cardinals cruise past the Padres, 10-2, at Busch Stadium.  Leake improved to 7-and-7.  Randal Grichuk , Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty all went deep to pace the offense as St. Louis took the opener of the four-game series.


>>Cubs Mow Down Mets


(Chicago, IL)  —  Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer to power the Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Mets.  Jon Lester fired seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to improve to 10-and-4.  Hector Rondon induced a game-ending double-play to earn his 16th save.  A stellar pitching matchup is on tap tonight as Chicago’s Jake Arrieta opposes Noah Syndergaard.


>>M’s Shock White Sox On Walk-Off Blast


(Seattle, WA)  —  Adam Lind’s three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Mariners a stunning 4-3 win over the White Sox.  Lind’s shot capped a four-run ninth against David Robertson, who relieved Chris Sale after the All-Star starter fired eight innings of one-hit ball.  Tim Anderson and Todd Frazier homered for Chicago, which has dropped five straight.  Robertson blew his third save chance and suffered his second loss.


>>Yanks Clip O’s


(Bronx, NY)  —  Alex Rodriguez hit his 696th career homer in the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Orioles.  “A-Rod” is four shots shy of becoming only the fourth player with at least 700 homers in MLB history.  The others are Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.


>>LeBron Tells Cavs He Intends To Re-Sign


(Cleveland, OH)  —  LeBron James isn’t taking his talents anywhere.  ESPN reports James has told the Cavaliers he will be back next season.  However, the is no timetable for negotiating or signing a deal.  James led the Cavs to their first title in franchise history last season.


>>Dolphins To Sign Arian Foster


(Miami, FL)  —  The Dolphins are adding a four-time Pro Bowler.  Multiple reports say running back Arian Foster has agreed to a deal with Miami.  Foster spent his first seven NFL seasons with the Texans, but has not completed a full campaign since 2012.


>>Patriots’ Ebner Named To Olympic Rugby Team


(Undated)  —  Patriots safety Nate Ebner is going to the Olympics.  Ebner was named to the U.S. rugby team on Monday.  He is currently the only active NFL player that will compete in Rio.  The 27-year-old will rejoin the Patriots after the rugby competition, which takes place August 6th through the 11th.


>>Bulls Win Summer League Championship


(Las Vegas, NV)  —  The Bulls are the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League champions.  Denzel Valentine knocked down a jumper at the buzzer in overtime to give Chicago an 84-82 win over the Timberwolves.  The Bulls went 7-and-0 in Sin City.



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