>>Cubs Earn Split With White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs earned a split in the four-game Crosstown Classic with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at Wrigley Field. Ben Zobrist had two hits, a run and an RBI for the Cubs. John Lackey tossed six innings of one-run ball to improve to 8-and-7. Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs for his first save as a Cub. Melky Cabrera smacked an RBI double for the Sox. Fresh off his five-day suspension, Chris Sale allowed two runs in six frames to fall to 14-and-4.
>>Diaz, Cardinals Edge Marlins
(Miami, FL) — Aledmys [[ ah-led-mees ]] Diaz homered, doubled, and drove in three runs to help push the Cardinals past the Marlins, 5-4, at Marlins Park. Matt Holliday added a home run for St. Louis, which won its second straight game. Michael Wacha [[ WAHK-ah ]] picked up the win with six innings of four-hit ball. Seung Hwan [[ sewn-whan ]] Oh locked down the ninth inning to earn his seventh save of the season.
>>Walker Has One-Shot Lead After First Round Of PGA Championship
(Springfield, NJ) — Jimmy Walker will take a one-shot lead into day two of the PGA Championship. He carded a five-under 65 during Thursday’s first round. Emiliano Grillo [[ GREE-oh ]], Ross Fisher and Martin Kaymer [[ KY-mur ]] are all one shot back in second at minus-four.
>>Jets’ Fitzgerald Arrives At Camp
(Florham Park, NJ) — Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is arriving at training camp on time despite an elongated contract dispute. Fitzpatrick signed a two-year contract on Wednesday night and practiced yesterday. Head coach Todd Bowles says “Fitz” is the clear starter.
>>CFP Committee Adjusts Dates For Future Semifinals
(Undated) — The College Football Playoff executive committee is changing the dates of future semifinals to make sure they fall on a Saturday or a holiday. Dates have been changed for the semifinals to be played on a Saturday in 2018 and 2019, as well as 2024 and 2025.
>>Arsenal Sinks MLS All-Stars
(San Jose, CA) — English Premier League power Arsenal scored in the closing minutes of regular time to edge the MLS All-Stars, 2-1. The Gunners struck in the 87th minute to end MLS’ two-match win streak in the exhibition event.
>>SCS Heads To Pocono
(Long Pond, PA) — The Sprint Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Pennsylvania 400. Qualifying takes place at 4:15 today, with the 160-lap, 400-mile race to follow at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag at last year’s race.