>>Report: Cavs Get New Deal Done With Lue
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cavaliers are making sure their championship-winning coach is sticking around. According to multiple outlets, Cleveland has signed Tyronn Lue to a five-year, 35-million-dollar contract extension. Lue took over last season after the Cavs fired David Blatt and led them to their first NBA title.
>>Jordan Speaks Out Against Violence, Pledges Donations
(Undated) — Michael Jordan is speaking out against the recent rash of violence in the U.S. The Bulls legend and owner of the Hornets released a statement saying he “can no longer stay silent.” He is pledging one-million dollars each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
>>Cardinals, Mets Rained Out; Doubleheader Today
(Flushing, NY) — The Cardinals and Mets were rained out last night in New York. The teams will play a doubleheader today, starting at 3:10 p.m. Carlos Martinez will oppose Noah Syndergaard in the first game. Jaime Garcia goes up against Bartolo Colon in the nightcap.
>>White Sox Clip Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Tyler Saladino’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the White Sox a 5-4 win over the Cubs. Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer for the Sox in the opener of the four-game, home-and-home set. Javier Baez launched a two-run shot for the Cubs. Jake Arrieta allowed four runs in six innings and Mike Montgomery took the loss. The teams play again tonight at The Cell before two more games tomorrow and Thursday at Wrigley Field.
>>Cubs Acquire Chapman From Yankees
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are bolstering their bullpen for the stretch run. Chicago has acquired flame-throwing left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees. Chapman is 3-and-0 with a 2.01 ERA and 20 saves this season. New York receives 19-year-old shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres as the key piece in the deal.
>>White Sox To Start Sale Thursday
(Chicago, IL) — White Sox manager Robin Ventura plans to start ace Chris Sale in Thursday’s game against the Cubs. It will be Sale’s first appearance since being suspended five days for destroying the team’s collared throwback uniforms on Saturday.
>>NFL Clears Peyton In PED Investigation
(New York, NY) — The NFL says there is no credible evidence that retired quarterback Peyton Manning used HGH or other performance-enhancing drugs. The league says the future Hall of Famer fully cooperated during a seven-month investigation. Manning retired in March after helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50.
>>Colts Open Training Camp Today
(Anderson, IN) — The Colts kick off training camp today at Anderson University. Players report today, with the team’s first practice coming on Wednesday. The Colts will have 11 practices open to the public at AU, where they’ll train from July 26th through August 11th. The preseason opens on August 7th against the Packers in the Hall of Fame Game from Canton, Ohio.