>>Umpire West Suspended For Criticizing Beltre
(New York, NY) — MLB umpire Joe West is being hit with a three-game suspension for criticizing Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre. West called Beltre one of the biggest complainers in baseball in a story in “USA Today”. The piece was to mark West’s 5,000 career games in the big leagues.
>>Cardinals Rock Royals Again
(Kansas City, MO) — Jedd Gyorko’s three-run homer capped a six-run fifth inning as the Cardinals rolled to a 10-3 win over the Royals in Kansas City. Yadier Molina homered and drove in three and Randal Grichuk also went deep as St. Louis won its fourth in-a-row. Michael Wacha pitched six innings of three-run ball to improve to 9-and-4.
>>Cubs Doubled Up By Giants
(San Francisco, CA) — Jose Quintana gave up a three-run homer to Buster Posey in the first inning and the Cubs never recovered in a 6-3 loss to the Giants in San Francisco. Ian Happ had two hits and two RBI for Chicago, which leads the NL Central at 59-and-53, a game-and-a-half ahead of Milwaukee. The Cubs finish their series in San Fran today.
>>White Sox Hold Off Astros
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox jumped out to an early lead and held on to top the Astros, 8-5. Kevan Smith had a two-run homer and two-run double to pace the White Sox’s offense. Derek Holland was the beneficiary of the early run support and picked up his sixth victory. Tyler Clippard locked down the ninth to earn the save as Chicago snapped a six-game slide.
>>PGA Championship Tees Off Tomorrow
(Charlotte, NC) — The 99th PGA Championship tees off at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte tomorrow morning. The first group is set to open play at 7:20 a.m. Rory McIlroy, who has won at Quail Hollow twice, will play alongside Jon Rahm and Rickie Fowler in the first two rounds.
>>Former Player, Broadcaster Olczyk Being Treated For Colon Cancer
(Chicago, IL) — Former NHL forward and current Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk is getting treatment for colon cancer. Olczyk, who turns 51 next week, played five of his 16 NHL seasons with Chicago. He had surgery last week to remove a tumor and says he plans to return to the booth following completion of his treatment.
>>Patriots First NFL Team To Buy Own Planes
(Foxboro, MA) — The Patriots are the first NFL team to own their own planes to fly to games. ESPN reports the five-time Super Bowl champions have bought two used Boeing 767 jets at a cost of 10-million dollars each. The planes have been refurbished with first-class style seating that reclines all the way.