>>Phelps Wins 22nd Gold Medal
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Michael Phelps continues to mow down the competition in Rio. Phelps stormed past the field to win the 200-meter individual medley last night. Phelps captured his 22nd career gold medal with his fourth straight win in the event.
>>Lochte Finishes Fifth In 200m IM
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The American showdown between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte was a one-sided affair. Lochte missed the podium after finishing fifth in the 200-meter individual medley. Lochte had medaled in the event in the last three Summer Games.
>>Manuel Makes Swimming History
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American Simone Manuel made history last night in Rio. Manuel became the first black female swimmer in U.S. Olympic history to win an individual medal. She shared gold with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak after they finished in a dead heat in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.
>>Biles Brings Home Gold
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Simone Biles is brining home more gold for Team USA. Biles captured the top prize in the women’s gymnastics all-around final yesterday. Teammate Aly Raisman won the silver. The Americans also won the team all-around final earlier this week.
>>Team USA Continues To Lead Medal Count
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. continues to hold a healthy lead in the medal count standings, earning six more medals yesterday. That comes out to 38 in six days of events. The U.S. also leads all nations with 16 gold medals.
>>Cubs Clip Cardinals In Extras
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Rizzo drew a bases-loaded walk for the walk-off run as the Cubs clipped the Cardinals 4-3 in 11 innings at Wrigley Field. Chris Coghlan nailed a two-run single for the Cubs, who ran their win streak to 10 games. Randall Grichuk belted the tying home run for the Cardinals in the seventh inning. Brandon Moss also went long for St. Louis. Zach Duke took the loss after issuing the walk. The Cardinals and Cubs will play a day game in Chicago this afternoon. It’s the second of their four-game series at Wrigley Field, with first pitch at 1:20 pm. Adam Wainwright gets the ball for St. Louis. He’s 9-and-6 with a 4.34 ERA. Chicago starts Jake Arrieta, who’s 13-and-5 with a 2.59 ERA.
>>Colts Battle Bills Tomorrow
(Buffalo, NY) — Following the cancellation of the NFL Hall of Fame game last weekend, the Colts will instead open the preseason tomorrow night against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Indianapolis will also host the Ravens and Eagles in exhibition action, and will the close the preseason against the Bengals on September 1st. Saturday’s kick-off time is at 7 p.m.
>>Illinois’ Smith In Favor Of Bringing Back Mizzou Football Rivalry
(Champaign, IL) — New Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith wants to see Missouri back on his team’s schedule. Smith says he’s in favor of natural rivalry games, noting the two schools’ proximity to St. Louis and shared recruiting grounds. Mizzou and Illinois haven’t met on the gridiron since 2010.