Sports News for Sunday September 25, 2016

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Marlins have announced the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez. The U.S. Coast Guard says Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday. The Marlins did not immediately release details, other than
releasing a statement confirming the death of one of the top pitchers in baseball. In the statement, the Marlins say they are ”devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.” The Marlins’ game Sunday at home against the Atlanta Braves has been cancelled.


>>Cardinals Crush Cubs Behind Four-Run First

(Chicago, IL)  —  Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the Cardinals beat the Cubs 10-4 at Wrigley Field.  His two-run double sparked a four-run first inning with two outs for St. Louis.  Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-5 with a home run and Randall Grichuk had two hits and drove in three as the Cards snapped a two-game skid.  Alex Reyes pitched five innings of three-run ball for his fourth win.  Jason Hammel failed to get out of the third inning and fell to 15-and-10 with the loss.  Ben Zobrist had a two-run triple and Willson Contreras homered for Chicago, which had won four straight.


>>White Sox Whip Indians With 15-Hit Attack

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Melky Cabrera had two hits and two RBI as the White Sox whipped the Indians 8-1 at Progressive Field.  Jose Abreu finished 3-for-5 with an RBI for Chicago, which banged out 15 hits in all.  Jose Quintana twirled six innings of six-hit, one-run ball for his 13th win of the season.  Starter Cody Anderson allowed four hits and two runs in just two innings of work to take the loss for Cleveland.  Rajai Davis had a run-scoring single for Cleveland, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.  The Tribe’s magic number to clinch the AL Central is two.


>>Royals Rally Past Tigers With Five-Run Ninth

(Detroit, MI)  —  Eric Hosmer’s three-run homer capped a five-run top of the ninth inning as the Royals rallied to beat the Tigers 7-4 at Comerica Park.  Paulo Orlando tied the game with a two-out, two-run double.  Kendrys Morales earlier hit his 30th home run of the season for Kansas City.  Wade Davis got the win and Kelvin Herrera his 12th save.  Francisco Rodriguez was one strike away before giving up all five runs and taking the loss for Detroit.  The Tigers had their winning streak stopped at five.  Cameron Maybin went 3-for-5 with two RBI and J.D. Martinez had two hits and drove in two for Detroit.


>>Wisconsin Pulls Away In Second Half At Michigan State

(East Lansing, MI)  —  Leo Musso returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown early in the second half as 10th-ranked Wisconsin pulled away for a 30-6 win at number-eight Michigan State .  Corey Clement had a pair of touchdown runs for the Badgers, who scored 17 points in the third quarter after leading 13-6 at the break.  Wisconsin improved to 4-and-0 with the win.  Tyler O’Connor passed for 224 yards, but was picked off three times as the Spartans fell to 2-and-1.


>>Auburn Upsets #17 LSU

(Auburn, AL)  —  Junior kicker Daniel Carlson made all six of his field goal attempts as Auburn upset 17th-ranked LSU 18-13 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.  Kerryon Johnson amassed 161 yards of total offense for the TIgers.  Quarterback Sean White played mistake-free football, completing better than 70-percent of his passes for 234 yards.  Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette was held in check, gaining only 101 yards with no touchdowns for LSU.  Quarterback Danny Etling threw for a score, but managed only 118 yards passing for the game.  LSU had a game-winning touchdown wiped away after a review showed the Tigers did not get the final snap off before the clock hit zero.  LSU dropped to 2-and-2 with the loss.


>>Chappell, Johnson Tied For Lead At Tour Championship

(Atlanta, GA)  —  Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell are tied atop the leaderboard heading into the final round of the PGA TOUR Championship in Atlanta.  Chappell shot a two-under-68 on Saturday to catch Dustin Johnson who shot a one-under-69.  Rory McIlroy and Ryan Moore each shot four-under-66 rounds and are tied for third, two strokes back going into round four.  Defending champion Jordan Spieth is tied for 18th at two-over par.  The final round begins Sunday morning at 11:40 a.m. Eastern Time.

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