Sports News for Wednesday July 27, 2016

>>Mets Top Cardinals To Split Doubleheader


(Flushing, NY)  —  The Mets earned a split in their doubleheader with the Cardinals with a 3-1 win in the nightcap.  Jedd Gyorko hit a solo homer for St. Louis, which was a 3-2 winner in the opener.  Jaime Garcia dropped to 7-and-7 with the loss.


>>White Sox Shut Out Cubs


(Chicago, IL)  —  James Shields tossed seven-and-two-thirds scoreless innings to lead the White Sox to a 3-0 win over the Cubs.  Shields scattered four hits and four walks while fanning five to improve to 3-and-5 since joining the Sox.  Kyle Hendricks allowed three runs over five-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 9-and-7.  These teams will now play two more games tonight and tomorrow at Wrigley Field.


>>Seahawks, Carroll Agree To Extension


(Renton, WA)  —  Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is staying put.  Owner Paul Allen tweeted the team and Carroll have agreed to a new contract extension.  Carroll has guided Seattle to the playoffs in five of his six seasons with the team, with two of the postseason runs ending in Super Bowl appearances.


>>Team USA Trounces China


(Oakland, CA)  —  The U.S. men’s basketball team trounced China, 107-57, in an exhibition game in Oakland.  Kevin Durant played at the home of the Warriors for the first time since signing with them as a free agent this offseason.  He had 13 points in just under 20 minutes on the floor.


>>Stoudemire Retires With Knicks


(New York, NY)  —  Amar’e Stoudemire is hanging up his sneakers as a member of the Knicks.  Stoudemire signed a contract with the team he played five seasons for and announced his retirement.  The 33-year-old was a six-time All-Star and won the 2002-03 NBA Rookie of the Year award.


>>Bears Open Camp This Week


(Bourbonnais, IL)  —  The Bears are getting ready to open training camp.  Chicago will hold its first practice of camp on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais tomorrow.  The Bears begin preseason play against the Broncos on August 11th.


>>Colts First Practice Set For Today


(Anderson, IN)  —  Colts training camp is officially underway as the team takes the field today for the first time this summer at Anderson University.  It’s the first of 11 practices open to the public at AU, where they’ll train from July 26th through August 11th.  Today’s session begins at 1:55 p.m. and lasts until 4:40 p.m.


>>Colts Sign TE Coffman


(Anderson, IN) — The Colts have signed free agent tight end Chase Coffman.  The 29-year-old has played in 40 career games with the Bengals, Falcons, Titans and Seahawks, including three playoff games.  Last season, Coffman caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown for Seattle and Tennessee.


>>Colts’ RB Varga Retires After One Season


(Anderson, IN) — Colts running back Tyler Varga has retired from the NFL after just one season.  Varga missed most of the 2015 season after suffering a concussion in Week three, and told the Indianapolis Star this spring that he experienced symptoms four months after the injury occurred.  The 22-year-old had been cleared to practice and took part in offseason workouts.  The Colts have placed him on the reserve-retired list.


>>Boldin Signs With Lions


(Undated)  —  In NFL news, veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has signed with the Lions.  Boldin will try to fill some of the void left by the retired Calvin Johnson.  Meanwhile, the Falcons have released return specialist Devin Hester.  Hester holds the NFL record with 20 career returns for touchdowns.


>>Federer To Miss Rest Of Season Rehabbing Knee


(Undated)  —  The tennis season is over for 17-time major champion Roger Federer.  The 34-year-old Federer says he needs extensive rehab on his ailing knee and will not play again this year.  He will miss upcoming Olympics in Rio as well as this year’s U.S. Open.

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