>>Cavs, Celtics Agree To Swap For Irving
(Undated) — Two Eastern Conference powers are making a big trade. The Cavaliers and Celtics have agreed to a deal that sends guard Kyrie Irving to Boston. Cleveland gets Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a Nets’ 2018 first-round draft pick that Boston controls. Irving averaged 25.2 points and 5.8 assists last season.
>>White Denies Jones Stripped Of Title After Failed Drug Test
(Undated) — Jon “Bones” Jones is apparently still the UFC light heavyweight champion despite a failed drug test. TMZ reports Jones was stripped of his title after testing positive for the anabolic steroid Turinabol, but UFC president Dana White denied to ESPN that his title was taken away. White says Jones failed a drug test before his victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month.
>>Cardinals Collapse In Seventh Against Padres
(St. Louis, MO) — A six-run seventh inning led to the Cardinals’ undoing in a 12-4 loss to the Padres at Busch Stadium. Matt Bowman gave up three runs without retiring a batter as San Diego snapped a 4-all tie. Jedd Gyorko, Stephen Piscotty and Yadier Molina all homered for St. Louis. The Cards have lost six of their last eight.
>>Cubs Outslug Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — A two-run double by Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning snapped a 6-all tie and the Cubs went on to beat the Reds 13-9 in Cincinnati. Jason Heyward and Javier Baez each drove in two runs for Chicago, which leads the NL Central by two-and-a-half games over the Brewers. The Cubs play at Cincinnati again tonight.
>>Twins Down White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Eddie Rosario’s two-run homer in the sixth inning clinched a 3-1 win for the Twins against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Lucas Giolito gave up all four runs on the three homers in six innings to take the loss in his White Sox debut. The Twins hold the second wild Card spot in the AL at 65-and-60.
>>Beckham Could Miss Season Opener
(East Rutherford, NJ) — The availability of Odell Beckham Jr. for the Giants’ season opener is in doubt. ESPN reports an ankle injury could keep the star wide receiver sidelined September 10th against Dallas. Beckham Jr. was hurt in Monday night’s preseason loss to the Browns.
>>Bears Face Titans Sunday
(Nashville, TN) — The Bears continue preseason play against the Titans in Tennessee on Sunday. Chicago is coming off last Saturday’s 24-23 road win over the Cardinals. Head coach John Fox says he isn’t sure if rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will see action with the first team in this week’s game.
>>Colts Continue Prep For Steelers
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts were back on the practice field yesterday in preparation for their third preseason tilt. Offensive lineman Jack Mewhort and safety Malik Hooker were back on the field as full participants. Indianapolis is coming off last Saturday’s 24-19 road loss to the Cowboys. The Colts take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh this coming Saturday.
>>Patriots Give Trump Super Bowl Ring
(Boston, MA) — President Trump is the owner of a Super Bowl ring. Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he gave Trump a ring so he would have something special to display in his presidential library. The ring commemorates New England’s 34-28 overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51.