>>Braves Double Up Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) — R.A. Dickey cruised through seven innings of one-run ball to help lead the Braves past the Cardinals 6-3 in St. Louis. The Cardinals had their eight game winning streak snapped. Michael Wacha surrendered four runs over five frames to take the loss. Paul DeJong homered in defeat.
>>Cubs Take Rubber Match From D’backs
(Phoenix, AZ) — Javier Baez broke the game open with a three-run homer in the eighth as the Cubs dropped the Diamondbacks 7-2 at Chase Field. Ian Happ followed Baez with a solo homer for the Cubs, who took two of three in the series. Jake Arrieta fired six innings of one-run, three-hit ball to up his record to 12-and-8. The Cubs host the Reds tonight.
>>Royals Clobber White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Whit Merrifield drove in a career-high five runs to lead the way as the Royals crushed the White Sox 14-6 in Chicago. Derek Holland surrendered seven runs over two-plus innings of work to take the loss for the White Sox. Tim Anderson hit a two-run homer in defeat.
>>Thomas Wins PGA Championship
(Charlotte, NC) — Justin Thomas is the winner of the 99th PGA Championship. Thomas carded a three-under 68 in Sunday’s final round to capture his first career major title and fifth PGA Tour victory overall. He ended eight-under-par for the tournament. Patrick Reed, Francesco Molinari and Louis Oosthuizen tied for second place at six-under.
>>Colts Fall To Lions In Preseason Opener
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts suffered a 24-10 loss to the Lions in their preseason opener in Indianapolis. Scott Tolzien started in place of Andrew Luck and finished 2-of-5 for 24 yards. Troymaine Pope had a rushing touchdown in defeat. The Colts visit the Cowboys on Saturday.
>>Seahawks’ Bennett Sits During National Anthem
(Carson, CA) — Another player is protesting during the “Star Spangled Banner”. Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem before last night’s game against the Chargers in LA. Bennett said he plans on sitting for the national anthem the entire season.
>>Nats’ Harper Out Indefinitely With Bone Bruise
(Washington, DC) — Nationals star outfielder Bryce Harper is out indefinitely with a significant bone bruise in his left knee. The Nats announced Harper avoided structural damage in the knee after slipping on the wet first base bag during Saturday’s game against the Giants. The 24-year-old is batting .326 with 29 home runs and 87 RBI this season.
>>Larson Wins Pure Michigan 400
(Brooklyn, MI) — Kyle Larson held off the field on the overtime restart to win the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Larson led only the final two laps of the 202-lap race and held on for his third win of the year. Martin Truex Jr., Erik Jones, Ryan Newman and Trevor Bayne rounded out the top five.
>>Florida Suspends Seven Football Players For Season Opener
(Gainesville, FL) — The Florida Gators are suspending seven players for their season-opener against Michigan. Head coach Jim McElwain said in a statement “we have a small group of players that have made some choices that are extremely disappointing” and “action has been taken.” The Gators will meet Michigan to open the season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 2nd.