>>Dodgers’ Hill Loses No-No On Walk-Off Homer
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Rich Hill’s no-hit bid ended in dramatic fashion. Josh Harrison hit a solo homer leading off the bottom of the 10th to break up the bid and give the Pirates a 1-0 win over the Dodgers in Pittsburgh. Hill took a perfect game into the ninth before Jordy Mercer reached base on an error to lead off the inning.
>>Weaver Leads Cardinals Past Padres
(St. Louis, MO) — Rookie Luke Weaver struck out 10 over seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball as the Cardinals beat the Padres 6-2 at Busch Stadium. Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Kolten Wong had three hits and scored three times for St. Louis. The Cards had lost three straight and six of their previous eight.
>>Cubs Crush Reds For Fifth Straight Win
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs raced out to a 9-0 lead in the fourth inning and cruised to a 9-3 win at Cincinnati. Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and Tommy La Stella a two-run shot as Chicago won its fifth straight. Mike Montgomery went six shutout innings for the win. The Cubs lead the Brewers by three-and-a-half games in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Walk Off On Twins
(Chicago, IL) — Tim Anderson’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the White Sox a 4-3 win over the Twins in Chicago. Yoan Moncada doubled in the tying run in the eighth for Chicago, which rallied from a 3-1 deficit. Danny Farquhar got the win in relief. Chicago has split the first four in the five-game set.
>>Colts Visit Steelers Saturday
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Colts seek their first win of the preseason on Saturday as they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. Indy is 0-and-2 so far after losses to the Lions and Cowboys. The Colts will close preseason action a week from today when the Bengals visit Lucas Oil Stadium.
>>Colts Activate C Schwenke
(Indianapolis, IN) — Veteran offensive lineman Brian Schwenke is back at practice for the Colts. The team activated him from the physically-unable-to-perform list on Wednesday. Schwenke spent the past four season with the Titans, and played 16 games for them last season. Schwenke can play center and guard and his returns boosts the offense following a foot injury to starting center Ryan Kelly.
>>Bears Sign LT Leno To Four-Year Extension
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are locking up left tackle Charles Leno with a four-year contract extension. Multiple outlets report the deal is worth 38-million dollars and includes 21.5-million in guarantees. It keeps him in Chicago through the 2021 season. The 25-year-old started all 16 games last season.
>>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 rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will take snaps with the first team in the second half of this week’s game. Mike Glennon will play in the first half.
>>Kaepernick Supporters Rallying At NFL Headquarters
(New York, NY) — Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment continues to draw more attention. A large crowd outside NFL headquarters in New York demanded Kaepernick’s return to action on Wednesday. The former 49ers star hasn’t been signed and most believe that’s because of his national anthem protests last season.
>>Week Three Of Preseason Begins Tonight
(Undated) — Week Three of the NFL preseason kicks off with a pair of games tonight. The Dolphins face the Eagles in Philadelphia, while the Panthers hit the road to take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The third preseason game is used as the dress rehearsal for the regular season.
>>Mayweather, McGregor Hold Final Press Conference
(Las Vegas, NV) — The mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is just days away. The fighters held the final press conference before Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas yesterday. The 49-and-0 Mayweather is coming out of retirement for the bout. The UFC’s McGregor has never boxed professionally.