Sports News for Tuesday August 23, 2016

>>Lochte Loses All Sponsorship Deals 

(Undated)  —  U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte is suddenly finding himself without any endorsement deals.  Speedo and Ralph Lauren are among the companies that ended their business relationships with Lochte, who lied about being robbed during the Olympics in Rio. 

>>Cardinals Host Mets Tonight 

(St. Louis, MO)  —  After a travel day, the Cardinals are back home to host the Mets.  They play the first of a three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium.  Jaime Garcia starts for St. Louis.  He’s 10-and-8.  Jon Niese goes for New York.  He’s 8-and-7.  First pitch is at 7:10 p.m.

>>Cubs Down Padres 

(San Diego, CA)  —  Addison Russell homered for the fourth time in four games as the Cubs downed the Padres, 5-1.  Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant also went deep for Chicago, which is 79-and-45 on the season.  Jon Lester struck out eight over six-plus innings of one-run ball to move to 14-and-4. 

>>White Sox Take On Phillies 

(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox begin a two-game Interleague series with the Phillies at The Cell tonight.  Chicago is 59-and-64 on the year.  Anthony Ranaudo gets the ball in the opener for the Sox.  Philadelphia will send out Jake Thompson. 

>>Report: Butler Suffers Concussion In Clubhouse Fight 

(Oakland, CA)  —  A’s teammates Billy Butler and Danny Valencia are being fined after a fight in the clubhouse.  The “San Francisco Chronicle” reports Butler suffered a concussion after Valencia punched him in the temple.  Multiple teammates had to step in to break up the altercation. 

>>Nationals Put Strasburg On DL With Elbow Soreness 

(Baltimore, MD)  —  Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right elbow.  Strasburg started the year 15-and-1, but is 0-and-3 with a 14.66 ERA in his last three starts.  Strasburg signed a seven-year, 175-million-dollar contract extension earlier this year. 

>>Dodgers Bomb Reds With Seven Homers 

(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Adrian Gonzalez hit three of the Dodgers’ seven home runs in an 18-9 thrashing of the Reds in Cincinnati.  Gonzalez drove in eight runs for the Dodgers, who hold a one-game lead on the Giants for first place in the NL West.  The two teams open a three-game set in LA tonight. 

>>Retired Kobe Creating Wall Street Investment Fund 

(New York, NY)  —  Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is trying his hand at Wall Street.  The longtime star is forming a 100-million-dollar venture capital fund that will invest in media, technology and data companies.  The firm was founded in 2013, but is just now going public with the retirement of Bryant after last season.

>>Colts Ink Cromartie 

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts are bringing in veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie.  Terms of the pact were not disclosed.  The signing comes after starter Patrick Robinson suffered a groin injury Saturday.  Pro Bowl corner Vontae Davis is also battling an ankle injury.

Coming up this Saturday afternoon it’s The Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the MacArthur Generals play host to Eisenhower at Millikin University’s Frank M Lindsey Field. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy PreGame Show gets underway at 2:30p.m. and the kickoff follows at 3:00p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with all the action Saturday afternoon at 2:30p.m. on Talk 101FM, and online listening available at decatur radio dot com.

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