Sports News for Tuesday August 9, 2016

>>King Tops Rival Efimova For Breaststroke Gold



(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  — American swimmer Lilly King has the last laugh against her rival in Rio.  King set a new Olympic record en route to winning gold in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke.  King edged out Russian adversary Yulia Efimova, who had to settle for silver.



>>Phelps Advances To Fifth 200m Butterfly Final



(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  Michael Phelps is going to the 200-meter butterfly final for the fifth time in his Olympic career.  The American swimming star punched his ticket to tonight’s final by finishing second in his semifinal heat.  Phelps is looking to avenge his second-place finish in the 2012 Olympic final.



>>Team USA Gets By Venezuela



(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  The U.S. men’s basketball team is off to a 2-and-0 start in Rio.  The Americans overcame a sluggish start to slam Venezuela, 113-69.  Paul George poured in 20 points for Team USA, which will take on Australia tomorrow.



>>Cardinals Score Five In Ninth To Clip Reds



(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cardinals scored five runs in the ninth inning to pull out a wild 5-4 win over the Reds.  St. Louis scored the decisive run when Yadier Molina was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.  The tying run game across on a Brandon Moss bases-loaded walk.



>>Cubs Host Angels Tonight



(Chicago, IL)  —  After an off-day, the Cubs open a 10-game homestand tonight against Mike Trout and the Angels.  Chicago swept three at Oakland over the weekend and has won seven straight overall.  John Lackey opposes LA’s Jered Weaver in the opener.  First pitch from Wrigley Field is at 7:05 p.m.



>>White Sox Face Royals



(Kansas City, MO)  —  The White Sox and Royals start a three-game series in Kansas City tonight.  Chicago is 53-and-58 on the season.  Chris Sale will be on the bump for the Sox.  Kansas City will send out Edinson Volquez.



>>Snoop Dogg’s Son Leaves UCLA



(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The son of rapper Snoop Dogg is leaving the UCLA football program for a second time.  Head coach Jim Mora announced yesterday that wide receiver Cordell Broadus is no longer with the team.  Broadus was not listed on the roster as the Bruins began camp yesterday.

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