>>Eight Ejected In Three Bench-Clearing Incidents Between Yankees, Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — Fines and suspensions are on the way after a fight-filled day between the Yankees and Tigers in Detroit. There were a total of eight ejections, including both managers, after three separate bench-clearing incidents. Tigers star Miguel Cabrera shoved and punched Yankees catcher Austin Romine after a pitch sailed behind him in the sixth inning.
>>Cardinals Lose To Padres In Ninth
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals gave up two runs in the top of the ninth and the Padres held on for a 4-3 win at Busch Stadium. Randal Grichuk got one back with a solo homer before San Diego finished off the game. Sam Tuivailala was charged with both runs in the ninth without retiring a batter to take the loss. St. Louis has dropped four-of-five.
>>Cubs Lose Late To Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs gave up a three-spot in the eighth inning and lost 4-2 to the Reds in Cincinnati. Pedro Strop [[ Strope ]] took the loss. Ian Happ homered and Javier Baez singled in a run for Chicago, which had won five straight. The Cubs lead the NL Central by three games over the Brewers. Chicago plays at Philadelphia tonight.
>>White Sox Turn Back Twins
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox turned back the Twins, 5-1, in the finale of a five-game series at Guaranteed Rate Field. Yolmer Sanchez slugged a solo homer for Chicago, which took three-of-five in the set. Derek Holland tossed six innings of one-run ball to improve to 7-and-13.
>>MLB Set For Inaugural Players Weekend
(Undated) — Major League Baseball is set to begin its inaugural Players Weekend today. The joint venture between MLB and the Players’ Association will have all 30 teams wearing colorful alternate uniforms that feature nicknames on the back of the jerseys instead of last names. The uniforms were inspired by Little League Baseball.
>>Bears Face Titans Sunday
(Nashville, TN) — The Bears continue the preseason 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.
>>Colts Visit Steelers Tomorrow
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Colts continue preseason action tomorrow night with a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Indy seeks its first win after preseason losses to the Lions and Cowboys. The Colts are still without starting quarterback Andrew Luck, who remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list. There is no timetable for Luck’s return.
>>Monster Series Has Weekend Off
(Undated) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has the weekend. The series returns a week from Sunday with the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. It’s the penultimate race before the playoffs begin.
>>James Calls Out Fans For Burning Jerseys
(Cleveland, OH) — LeBron James is calling out fans for burning jerseys. James took to Twitter to say the “burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now! The man was traded.” The tweet was in response to fans burning jerseys of Isaiah Thomas, who was traded to the Cavaliers earlier this week.
>>Mayweather, McGregor Mega-Fight Tomorrow
(Las Vegas, NV) — The mega-fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather takes place in Las Vegas tomorrow night. The MGM Sportsbook took a one-million-dollar bet yesterday on the 40-year-old, undefeated Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement for the bout. McGregor has never boxed professionally.