Sports News for Monday August 8, 2016

>>NFL Hall Of Fame Game Cancelled



(Canton, OH)  —  The kickoff of the NFL preseason will have to wait a few more days.  Last night’s Hall of Fame Game between the Colts and Packers was cancelled after the wrong paint was used at midfield and in the end zones.  The paint made the field unplayable.



>>Cardinals Lose Rubber Match To Braves



(St. Louis, MO)  —  Adam Wainwright gave up a three-spot in each of the first two innings as the Cardinals lost to the Braves 6-3 at Busch Stadium.  Atlanta took the final two games of the three-game series.  Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Cardinals.  St. Louis has lost six-of-eight.



>>Cubs Sweep A’s For Seventh Straight Win



(Oakland, CA)  —  Kyle Hendricks took a shutout into the eighth inning as the Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the A’s with a 3-1 win in Oakland.  Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant hit solo homers for Chicago, which has won seven in-a-row.  The Cubs host the Angels tomorrow.



>>O’s Hammer White Sox



(Chicago, IL)  —  The Orioles hammered the White Sox, 10-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set at The Cell.  Jose Abreu belted a solo homer for Chicago.  James Shields didn’t make it out of the second after allowing eight runs and six hits.  He dropped to 3-and-7.



>>Marlins’ Ichiro Reaches 3,000 Hits



(Denver, CO)  —  Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is the newest member of the 3,000 hit club.  Ichiro reached the milestone with a triple against the Rockies yesterday.  The 42-year-old is only the 30th player in MLB history with 3,000 career hits.



>>A-Rod To Play Final Game Friday



(Bronx, NY)  —  Alex Rodriguez will play his final game as a Yankee on Friday.  “A-Rod” and the team announced yesterday that the 41-year-old slugger will become an instructor and special advisor with the team after Friday’s game.  Rodriguez is fourth on MLB’s all-time list with 696 career home runs.



>>Phelps Wins Gold As Part Of Freestyle Relay Team



(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  Michael Phelps has another gold medal to add to his collection.  The American swimming star captured his first gold in Rio as part of the four-by-100-meter freestyle relay team.  Phelps took home his 19th career gold medal and 23rd Olympic medal overall.



>>Hamlin Takes Checkered Flag At Watkins Glen



(Watkins Glen, NY)  —  Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag at the Cheez-It 355 At The Glen.  Hamlin captured the first road course victory of his career.  Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, AJ Allmendinger and Tony Stewart rounded out the top five.

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