>>Cavs, Griffin Parting Ways
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin are parting ways. The team announced it will not renew Griffin’s contract, which expires at the end of the month. Cavs star LeBron James was reportedly not consulted about the decision and is unhappy with the move.
>>Cavs Reportedly Interested In Butler
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cavaliers may or may not be interested in Bulls star Jimmy Butler. ESPN reports the Cavs spent much of yesterday trying to put a deal together before it was announced that general manager David Griffin would not return. It’s unclear if Cleveland is still interested in a deal.
>>Celtics, 76ers Finalize Deal
(Undated) — The deal sending the top overall pick in this week’s NBA Draft to Philadelphia is complete. The Celtics and 76ers finalized the trade yesterday. Boston will receive the third-overall pick and a future first-rounder. The Sixers are expected to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz number one.
>>Cubs Rally To Clip Padres
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs rallied for a 3-2 win over the Padres in the opener of a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Willson Contreras tied the game on a solo homer in the seventh before Javier Baez scored the go-ahead run on an error later in the frame. Hector Rondon earned the win and Wade Davis his 14th save.
>>Cardinals At Phillies Tonight
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Cardinals make the final stop on their road trip tonight in Philadelphia. They face the Phillies in the first of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Mike Leake will oppose Jeremy Hellickson. The Cardinals have lost five-of-six and are fourth in the NL Central at 31-and-37.
>>White Sox Take On Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — The White Sox open a three-game series with the Twins tonight in Minnesota. Chicago is last in the AL Central at 31-and-37. Derek Holland will be on the mound for the Sox. Minnesota sends out Ervin Santana.
>>Yankees’ Torres To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
(Bronx, NY) — The Yankees’ top prospect is out for the rest of the season. Infielder Gleyber Torres is set to have Tommy John surgery on his non-throwing elbow and will miss the rest of the year. The 20-year-old is expected to recover in time for spring training next season.
>>Kluber, Indians Overwhelm Orioles
(Baltimore, MD) — Corey Kluber tossed a three-hit shutout as the Indians overwhelmed the Orioles 12-0 in the opener of a four-game set in Baltimore. Kluber struck out 11 and walked none in the 108-pitch gem. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis homered for Cleveland, which has reeled off six straight wins.
>>Woods Getting Help For Medication Management
(Jupiter, FL) — Tiger Woods says he’s getting “professional help” for managing his medication following a DUI arrest last month. Woods was arrested when he was found asleep at the wheel in Florida. He told officers he’d taken Xanax and later said he was on four medications. He blamed the incident on an unexpected reaction to prescription drugs.