Sports News for Friday August 19, 2016

>>USOC Apologizes Over Actions Of Swimmers
(Rio de Janeiro)  —  The United States Olympic Committee is apologizing for the actions of four members of their men’s swimming team involved in an incident at a Rio gas station.  Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers are accused of lying about being robbed at gunpoint during the games.  Brazilian police said the swimmers were not victims of a robbery and that they vandalized a gas station.
>>Bolt Wins Third Straight Gold In 200m
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  The world’s fastest man is in the record books once again.  Jamaican track star Usain Bolt blew away the field en route to winning the gold medal in the 200-meter race last night in Rio.  He’s the first runner to win gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter races in three straight Olympics.
>>U.S. Reaches 100 Medals For Fourth Straight Summer Games
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)  —  The U.S. has hit the century mark in Rio.  Team USA has captured exactly 100 medals through 13 days of competition.  The Americans won another seven medals yesterday to reach 100 for the fourth straight Summer Olympics.
>>Bryant Powers Cubs Past Brew Crew
(Chicago, IL)  —  Kris Bryant went deep twice to power the Cubs past the Brewers 9-6 from Wrigley Field.  Bryant went 5-for-5 and drove in five.  Jake Arrieta improved to 15-and-5 despite giving up five runs while walking seven batters.  Aroldis Chapman earned his seventh save for the Cubs, which have won 18 of 21.  The Cubs begin a nine-game western road trip tonight at Colorado.
>>Indians Top White Sox
(Cleveland, OH)  —  The White Sox suffered a 5-4 loss to the Indians in the rubber match of a three-game set in Cleveland.  Justin Morneau ripped a bases-clearing double in the first for Chicago.  Jacob Turner took the loss after allowing the decisive run in the ninth inning.
>>Cardinals At Phillies Tonight
(Philadelphia, PA)  —  After an off-day, the Cardinals begin a three-game series against the Phillies tonight at Citizens Bank Park.  Adam Wainwright starts for St. Louis.  He’s 9-and-7 with a 4.72 ERA.  Philadelphia sends Adam Morgan to the mound.  He’s 1-and-7 with a 6.62 ERA.  First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.
>>Patriots Edge Bears
(Foxboro, MA)  —  The Patriots edged the Bears, 23-22, in a preseason affair at Gillette Stadium.  Jay Cutler was 8-of-12 for 83 yards.  Jeremy Langford rushed for 55 yards and a touchdown on only eight carries.  The Bears continue preseason play against the Chiefs next week.
>>Brady Sits Out After Slicing Thumb
(Foxboro, MA)  —  A freak thumb injury kept Patriots quarterback Tom Brady out of last night’s preseason game against the Bears.  Brady sliced his thumb with scissors while attempting to get something out of the bottom of his cleats prior to the game.  He was expected to start before the injury.
>>Former NFL DB Sharper Gets 18-Year Prison Sentence
(New Orleans, LA)  —  Former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper is being sentenced to 18 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting nine women.  The 40-year-old Sharper had pleaded guilty or no contest to raping the women across California, Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana.
>>Colts Host Ravens Tomorrow Night
(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts host the Ravens in Week Two of preseason action tomorrow night at Lucas Oil Stadium.  Quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to make his preseason debut.  Indianapolis is coming off a 19-18 win over Buffalo last week.  The Colts wrap up the preseason with games against the Philadelphia Eagles and at the Cincinnati Bengals.  You can hear that game “live” on Talk 101FM.
>>Sprint Cup
(Bristol, TN) —  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series goes under the lights Saturday night at the Bristol Motor Speedway.  You can hear that race “live” on 98.1 Griz FM.

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