Sports News for Monday August 15, 2016

>>Bolt Wins 100-Meter Dash
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man once again.  The Jamaican track star has won the 100-meter dash in Rio.  It’s Bolt’s third straight Olympic title in the race.  The 29-year-old is the first man to ever accomplish the feat.  Meanwhile, American Justin Gatlin captured the silver.
>>U.S. Men’s Hoops Edges France
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  Klay Thompson scored 30 points as the U.S. men’s basketball team escaped with a 100-97 win over France.  Team USA went 5-and-0 during preliminary-round play.  The quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament begin Wednesday.
>>U.S. Continues To Lead Medal Count Standings
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  Team USA continues to lead the way in the medal count standings.  The Americans added eight more medals to their haul Sunday, giving them 69 through nine days of competition in Rio.  The U.S. also leads all nations with 26 gold medals.
>>Piscotty Homer Sparks Cardinals’ Comeback Against Cubs
(Chicago, IL)  —  Stephen Piscotty hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in a five-run eighth inning as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Cubs 6-4 at Wrigley Field.  Brandon Moss also homered and Randall Grichuk doubled in a run.  Matt Bowman got the win as the Cards split the four-game series.
>>Cubs’ Lackey Leaves With Apparent Injury
(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs are waiting to find out the status of staring pitcher John Lackey.  He left last night’s game against his former team with two outs in the seven inning with an apparent injury.  Lackey allowed just four hits and one unearned run over six and-two-thirds innings.  He struck out five.
>>Marlins Edge White Sox
(Miami, FL)  —  Christian Yelich gunned down the tying run at the plate to end the game as the Marlins held on to beat the White Sox, 5-4.  Chris Sale took the loss for Chicago, allowing five runs in six-and-two-thirds innings.  He has not won since being suspended last month for destroying the team’s uniforms.
>>Betts Homers Three Times As Red Sox Roll
(Boston, MA)  —  Mookie Betts homered three times and plated eight as the Red Sox ripped the Diamondbacks, 16-2.  Rick Porcello became the first Boston pitcher to open a season 12-and-0 at home in 70 years.
>>Marlins’ Stanton Likely Done For Season
(Miami, FL)  —  The Marlins will make their playoff push without their best player.  Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss the rest of the season with a groin injury.  Meanwhile, the Marlins are exploring the possibility of signing Alex Rodriguez, who was released by the Yankees on Saturday.
>>Colts Down Bills In Preseason Opener
(Buffalo, NY)  —  Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris each tossed touchdowns as the Colts downed the Bills, 19-18 in Buffalo on Saturday.  The running game struggled in the Colts’ preseason opener, as the team finished with a combined 23 carries for 30 yards.  The Colts will host the Ravens on Saturday.
>>Bears Face Patriots Thursday
(Foxboro, MA)  —  The Bears continue preseason play against the Patriots on Thursday.  Chicago opened the exhibition season with a 22-0 home loss to the Broncos last Thursday.  The Bears begin the regular season Sunday, September 11th against the Texas.

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