Sports News for Thursday September 8, 2016

>>Lochte Suspended 10 Months For Rio Incident 

(Colorado Springs, CO)  —  Ryan Lochte won’t be representing the U.S. in the swimming pool for a while.  Multiple reports say USA Swimming and the U.S. Olympic Committee are suspending Lochte 10 months for his escapades in Rio last month.  

>>Bears, Long Officially Agree To Deal 

(Lake Forest, IL)  —  The Bears and right guard Kyle Long have officially agreed to a four-year contract extension.  The pact runs through the 2021 season.  Long has been named to the Pro Bowl three times since being selected by Chicago with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft. 

>>Saints, Brees Agree To Extension 

(Metairie, LA)  —  The Saints are locking up star Drew Brees before the quarterback’s self-imposed Week One deadline.  He’s received a contract extension that reportedly guarantees him 44.25-million-dollars over the next two seasons.  Brees is only committed to New Orleans through 2017. 

>>Colts Prep For Lions 

(Indianapolis, IN)  —  The Colts take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday in their regular season opener.  Andrew Luck was limited in practice yesterday due to a right shoulder injury, but is expected to start on Sunday.  Scott Tolzien is set to serve as Luck’s backup.

>>NFL Season Begins Tonight 

(Denver, CO)  —  The curtain raises on the NFL regular season tonight.  The Broncos host the Panthers in their highly-anticipated rematch of Super Bowl 50.  Trevor Siemian will start at quarterback for the Broncos in place of Peyton Manning, who retired after the Super Bowl victory.

 >>Brewers Clip Cubs 

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Jonathan Villar’s solo homer in the eighth sent the Brewers to a 2-1 win over the Cubs.  Keon Broxton robbed an Anthony Rizzo homer in the ninth to help preserve the win.  Rizzo did launch a solo shot in the sixth for Chicago.  Joe Smith took the loss.

>>White Sox Surge Past Tigers With Four-Run Eighth 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Avisail Garcia singled in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning as the White Sox rallied to beat the Tigers, 7-4.  Justin Morneau doubled in the tying run for Chicago, which took two-of-three in the series.  Chris Beck picked up the win and David Robertson his 35th save. 

>>Pirates Edge Cardinals 

(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  Jung Ho Kang’s solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning pushed the Pirates past the Cardinals, 4-3, at PNC Park.  Alex Reyes took the loss for St. Louis, dropping to 1-and-1 on the year.  Randal Grichuk collected a pair of hits and an RBI for the Cardinals, who failed to sweep the three-game series. 

>>Red Sox Top Padres To Take Over First Place 

(San Diego, CA)  —  The Red Sox are in sole possession of first place in the AL East after beating the Padres, 7-2.  The Red Sox are a game ahead of the Blue Jays in the East.  The teams begin a three-game series in Toronto tomorrow. 

>>Serena Survives To Advance To U.S. Open Semis 

(Flushing Meadows, NY)  —  Serena Williams is into the semifinals of the U.S. Open after surviving a scare.  The women’s top seed needed three sets to oust fifth-seeded Simona Halep.  Williams dropped a set for the first time in this year’s final Grand Slam, but will continue her quest for a record seventh U.S. Open title against Karolina Pliskova in the semis.

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