>>Three Illinois Football Players Arrested
(Champaign, IL) — Three Illinois football players are facing charges of home invasion and armed robbery. Darta Lee, Zarrian Holcombe and Howard Watkins were arrested in connection with an incident at university dorm Bromley Hall. Lee and Holcombe were already suspended from football activities for violating team rules.
>>Cardinals Complete Sweep Of Marlins
(Miami, FL) — Dexter Fowler’s two-run triple gave the Cardinals the lead in the sixth inning and then went on to beat the Marlins 7-5 in Miami. Jedd Gyorko went 3-for-4 with an RBI for St. Louis, which overcame a 4-0 deficit to sweep the series. Sam Tuivailala picked up the win in relief.
>>Cubs Blanked By Rockies
(Denver, CO) — The Cubs were held to three hits in a 3-0 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field. German Marquez went the first eight innings for the win and Greg Holland notched his 14th save. Kyle Hendricks fell to 2-and-2 with the loss. The Cubs have lost five of their last six games to slip to 17-and-17.
>>Twins-White Sox Rained Out In Chicago
(Chicago, IL) — Yesterday’s game between the Twins and White Sox was postponed due to rain in Chicago. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 21st. The teams will wrap up their now two-game series this evening. Chicago’s Miguel Gonzalez is scheduled to oppose Nick Tepesch.
>>Cardinals HoF Schoendienst On The Mend
(St. Louis, MO) — Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst is recovering at home after he had a stent put in following a minor heart attack. The 94-year-old is scheduled to make an appearance at Busch Stadium next Wednesday to honor the 1967 World Series championship team that he managed.
>>Celtics Push Wizards To Brink
(Boston, MA) — The Celtics are a win away from the Eastern Conference finals. Avery Bradley scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half as the Celtics crushed the Wizards 123-101 in Game Five of their second-round series in Boston. The Wizards will try to stay alive when they host Game Six on Friday.
>>Pens Send Caps Packing
(Washington, DC) — The defending champs are a step closer to returning to the Stanley Cup Final. The Penguins closed out the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals with a 2-0 victory in Game Seven of their second-round series in D.C. The Pens move on to face the Ottawa Senators in the East finals.
>>Ducks Close Out Oilers
(Anaheim, CA) — The Ducks are going to the Western Conference finals. Nick Ritchie scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and Anaheim held on for a 2-1 win over the visiting Oilers in Game Seven of their West semifinal. The Ducks will meet the Nashville Predators in the conference finals.
>>Cardinals Rally To Sweep Marlins
(Miami, FL) — The hottest team in baseball is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Redbirds rallied from a four-run deficit for a 7-5 win over the Marlins in Miami. The Cards went 6-and-0 on their road trip and sit alone atop the NL Central at 19-and-14.
>>Wife Of Sportscaster Chris Berman Dies In Car Crash
(Woodbury, CT) — The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman is dead following a two-car accident in Connecticut. Katherine Berman was 67 years old. State police say her car collided with the vehicle of an 87-year-old man, went down an embankment and overturned in a pond. The other driver also died.