>>OJ Simpson Granted Parole
(Carson City, NV) — Former NFL star O.J. Simpson is set to be paroled. The Nevada parole board said Simpson could go free as early as October 1st. Simpson has served more than eight years of a nine-to-33-year term for attempted robbery and other crimes linked to a 2007 attempt to recover memorabilia from a Las Vegas hotel room.
>>Ole Miss’ Freeze Resigns
(Oxford, MS) — Hugh Freeze is out as head football coach at Ole Miss. Freeze resigned effective immediately yesterday. His resignation comes after Ole Miss found a call to an escort service on a school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said that Freeze would have been fired had he not stepped down.
>>Mets Clip Cardinals
(Flushing, NY) — Jose Reyes plated the winning run on an infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Mets clipped the Cardinals 3-2 at Citi Field. Tommy Pham had given the Cards a 2-1 lead with a solo shot in the top of the eighth before Wilmer Flores answered with a solo homer for the Mets in the bottom of the frame. Pham also doubled in a run in the sixth. Trevor Rosenthal suffered the loss.
>>Cubs Host Cardinals
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs open a three-game series with the rival Cardinals this afternoon at Wrigley Field. At 49-and-45, the Cubs are just a game behind the Brewers for first place in the NL Central. Jake Arrieta gets the ball in the opener for the Cubs. St. Louis counters with Carlos Martinez.
>>White Sox Face Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — The White Sox and Royals begin a three-game series in Kansas City this evening. Chicago is last in the AL Central at 38-and-54. James Shields toes the rubber for the Sox. KC sends out Ian Kennedy.
>>Panthers Release Michael Oher
(Charlotte, NC) — The Panthers are parting ways with veteran offensive tackle Michael Oher. The team has released Oher after he failed a physical. He’s been in the NFL’s concussion protocol since last September. Oher appeared in just three games last season after playing in all 16 contests in 2015.
>>Blues Sign Parayko To Five-Year Contract
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues are avoiding arbitration with defenseman Colton Parayko. The two sides have agreed to a five-year, 27.5-million-dollar contract. The restricted free agent was set to have an arbitration hearing with the Blues yesterday. Parayko racked up four goals and 31 assists in 81 games last season. The 24-year-old has 13 goals and 55 helpers in his first two NHL seasons.
>>Monster Series Heads To Indianapolis
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Indy for the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Qualifying takes place Saturday evening, with the 160-lap, 400-mile race to follow Sunday afternoon. Martin Truex Jr. enters the weekend atop the standings.
>>Second Round Of Open Championship Underway
(Southport, England) — The second round of The 146th Open Championship is underway at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. Americans Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar shared the lead after the opening round at five-under-par.