>>Louisville’s Pitino Suspended Five Games For Sex Scandal
(Louisville, KY) — Louisville head men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino is being suspended five games for failing to monitor his program following a sex scandal. The NCAA ruled that Pitino “violated NCAA head coach responsibility rules” after former assistant Andre McGee allegedly hired strippers to entertain players and recruits.
>>Fowler Holds Slim Lead After Day One Of U.S. Open
(Erin, WI) — Rickie Fowler is alone atop the leaderboard after the first round of the U.S. Open. Fowler fired a seven-under 65 at Erin Hills. He’s a shot ahead of Xander Schauffele and Paul Casey. Defending champion Dustin Johnson is three-over. Round two tees off this morning.
>>Cardinals Lose To Brewers On Ninth-Inning Homer
(St. Louis, MO) — Eric Thames hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning as the Cardinals lost 6-4 to the Brewers at Busch Stadium. Seung-Hwan Oh served it up and took the loss as St Louis dropped the final three games of the four-game series. Dexter Fowler homered and knocked in two runs for the Cardinals.
>>Cardinals Put Wong On DL
(St. Louis, MO) — Cardinals infielder Kolten Wong is on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right triceps. Wong left Wednesday’s game against the Phillies with tightness in the forearm. The Cards have recalled infielder Paul DeJong from Triple-A Memphis. Wong is batting .301 in 47 games this season.
>>Cubs At Pirates Tonight
(Pittsburgh, PA) — After an off-day, the Cubs resume their road trip tonight with the first of a three-game series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Eddie Butler will start for Chicago, while Trevor Williams pitches for Pittsburgh. The Cubs have dropped six of their last eight games, but are still second in the NL Central at 32-and-33.
>>White Sox Drop Orioles With Four-Run Sixth
(Chicago, IL) — Melky Cabrera’s go-ahead, two-run single ignited a four-run sixth inning as the White Sox dropped the Orioles 5-2 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Matt Davidson homered and scored twice for Chicago, which took three-of-four in the series. Anthony Swarzak picked up the win.
>>Mets’ Harvey Out With Stress Injury
(Flushing, NY) — The “Dark Knight” is back on the shelf. Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been placed on the disabled list with a stress injury in his right shoulder. He’s expected to miss several weeks. Meanwhile, second baseman Neil Walker also landed on the DL and outfielder Juan Lagares fractured his thumb in last night’s loss to the Nationals.
>>Warriors Celebrate Title With Parade And Rally In Oakland
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors celebrated winning their second title in three seasons with a parade through downtown Oakland on Thursday. Golden State captured the championship by beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers in five games. More than a million fans attended the parade and rally.