>>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.