>>Clippers Ship Paul To Rockets
(Houston, TX) — Chris Paul is joining James Harden in Houston. The Rockets acquired the nine-time All-Star from the Clippers in a blockbuster trade yesterday. The 32-year-old Paul averaged 18.1 points, 9.2 assists and five rebounds in 61 games last season.
>>Knicks, Jackson Part Ways
(New York, NY) — The Phil Jackson era in New York is over. The Knicks and Jackson mutually agreed to part ways yesterday. The Knicks went just 80-and-166 in the three full seasons Jackson served as the team’s president of basketball operations.
>>Yankees Whip White Sox As Judge Goes Deep Again
(Chicago, IL) — Aaron Judge blasted his league-leading 27th home run to cap a five-run sixth inning and the Yankees went on to beat the White Sox 12-3 in Chicago. Carlos Rondon suffered the loss in his season debut. Melky Cabrera drove in two for the Sox, who are 2-and-8 in their last 10 games.
>>Cardinals Hold Off D’backs
(Phoenix, AZ) — Adam Wainwright pitched two-run ball into the seventh and the Cardinals held on for a 4-3 win at Arizona. Yadier Molina had a two-run single and Jedd Gyroko drove in two runs for St. Louis. Trevor Rosenthal gave up a run in the ninth before recording his fourth save.
>>Cubs, Lackey Lit Up By Nationals
(Washington, DC) — John Lackey was lit up for eight runs in less than six innings, including three homers, as the Cubs lost 8-4 to the Nationals in D.C. Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo homered for Chicago, which is second in the NL Central at 39-and-39, one game behind the first-place Brewers.
>>Cubs DFA Montero Following Rant
(Washington, DC) — The Cubs are designating catcher Miguel Montero for assignment. The move came less than 24 hours after he criticized pitcher Jake Arrieta and the staff for being slow to the plate while allowing seven stolen bases in Tuesday’s loss to the Nationals. Team president Theo Epstein said Montero’s rant “was an example of being a bad teammate.”
>>Tebow Homers On First Day With New Team
(Port St. Lucie, FL) — Tim Tebow is making the most of his promotion. Tebow hit a two-run homer on his first day with the St. Lucie Mets of the Class-A Florida State League. The New York Mets promoted the former NFL quarterback from low Class-A Columbia on Sunday.
>>Title Sponsor Price For McGregor-Mayweather $10M
(Las Vegas, NV) — The asking price for the title sponsorship of the mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is 10-million dollars. That’s according to ESPN, who obtained a copy of a proposal sent out to companies to gauge their interest. The bout takes place August 26th in Las Vegas.