Sports News for Wednesday August 17, 2016

>>Biles Wins Floor Exercise Gold


(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  American Simone Biles ended her run in Rio with a gold medal in the women’s floor exercise.  The 19-year-old Biles captured a record-tying five medals overall.  Her four gold are the most by an American female gymnast in a single Olympic Games.


>>U.S. With Commanding Medal Lead


(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  The U.S. is blowing away the competition in the Olympic medal count standings.  The Americans added nine more medals to their haul on Tuesday, giving them a whopping 84 through 11 days of competition in Rio.  Team USA also leads the way with 28 gold medals.


>>U.S. Men Meet Argentina


(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  Carmelo Anthony and the U.S. men’s basketball team takes on Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament today.  The Americans went 5-and-0 in preliminary round play, but went down to the wire in three-point wins over Serbia and France in their final two games.


>>Cardinals Beat Astros With Four-Run Sixth


(Houston, TX)  —  Jedd Gyorko smacked a three-run homer during a four-run sixth inning as the Cardinals beat the Astros 8-5 at Minute Maid Park.  Tommy Pham hit a game-tying two-run blast in the fifth for the Redbirds, who have won three in-a-row.  Jaime Garcia improved to 10-and-8 despite giving up five runs in five innings of work.  Seung Hwan Oh closed it out for his 12th save.


>>Cardinals’ Holliday To Have Thumb Surgery Today


(Houston, TX)  —  Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will have surgery today on his broken right thumb.  Having the surgery is expected to give the 36-year-old a shot to return this season.  Despite batting .242, Holliday is second on the Cardinals with 19 home runs and 60 RBI this season.


>>Cardinals Put Maness On DL, Recall Tuivailala


(Houston, TX)  —  Cardinals reliever Seth Maness is ailing again.  He’s been placed back on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.  The Cards have recalled Sam Tuivailala from the minors.


>>Cubs Sweep Doubleheader With Brewers


(Chicago, IL)  —  Javier Baez belted a two-run homer as the Cubs beat the Brewers 4-1 to sweep a day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field.  Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras also plated a run each for the Northsiders, who won the opener 4-0.  Jason Hammel fired seven innings of two-hit, scoreless ball to up his mark to 13-and-5.  Aroldis Chapman notched his sixth save.  The teams play again tonight.


>>Indians Quiet White Sox


(Cleveland, OH)  —  Corey Kluber battled through six innings to help the Indians beat the White Sox, 3-1.  Justin Morneau accounted for Chicago’s only run with a solo homer.  Jose Quintana took the loss, giving up two runs over six innings for Chicago, which is 2-and-4 in its last six.


>>Luck On Track To Play Saturday


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Quarterback Andrew Luck is on track to make his preseason debut when the Colts host the Ravens on Saturday.  Luck hasn’t played in a game since lacerating his kidney last November.  He sat out of last week’s preseason opener against the Bills.



>>Cardinals’ Arians Hospitalized In San Diego


(San Diego, CA)  —  Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is hospitalized in San Diego after experiencing stomach pains.  Arians was transported to a local hospital before a joint practice with the Chargers.  He was being kept overnight after undergoing testing.

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