Sports News for Friday June 17
>>Cavs Force Game Seven In NBA Finals
(Cleveland, OH) — There will be a Game Seven in the NBA Finals. LeBron James scored 41 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 115-101 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game Six in Cleveland. The Warriors host the decisive Game Seven on Sunday.
>>Suspended First Round Resumes At U.S. Open Today
(Oakmont, PA) — First-round play resumes today at the U.S. Open after being suspended by rain. Storms passed over Oakmont Country Club throughout Thursday’s round, causing several weather delays before play was called off for good. Andrew Landry is atop the leaderboard at three-under par through 17 holes.
>>USMNT Edges Ecuador
(Seattle, WA) — The U.S. men’s national team is through to the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario. Team USA advanced with a 2-1 win over Ecuador. The Americans are appearing in the semis for the first time ever. They will meet the winner of tomorrow’s match between Venezuela and Argentina.
>>Cubs Open Series With Pirates
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs are open a three-game series with the Pirates at Wrigley Field this afternoon. The Cubs are an MLB-best 44-and-20 on the season. Jake Arrieta puts his 10-and-1 record on the line for Chicago. Pittsburgh counters with Francisco Liriano.
>>White Sox Take On Tribe
(Cleveland, OH) — The White Sox begin a three-game series with the Indians tonight in Cleveland. Chicago is two-and-a-half games behind Cleveland for first place in the AL Central. Jose Quintana will be on the bump for the Sox. Cleveland will send out Trevor Bauer.
>>Cardinals Host Rangers Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals resume their homestand tonight with the first of a three-game Interleague series against the Rangers. Michael Wacha starts for St. Louis. He’s 2-and-6 with a 4.91 ERA. Texas turns to Cole Hamels, who is 6-and-1 with a 3.14 ERA. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.
>>Lewis Flirts With Perfect Game As Rangers Beat A’s
(Oakland, CA) — Colby Lewis flirted with a perfect game before settling for a two-hitter in the Rangers’ 5-1 win over the A’s. Lewis lost his perfect game with a two-out walk in the eighth. The no-hit bid went by the wayside when Max Muncy led off the ninth with a double.
>>Sprint Cup Series Off This Weekend
(Undated) — NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series has the weekend off. The season will resume with the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway a week from Sunday. Kevin Harvick enters the race alone atop the SCS standings. Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Carl Edwards and Joey Logano round out the top five.
>>Bulls’ Gasol Considering Freezing Sperm Over Zika Concerns
(Madrid, Spain) — Bulls center Pau Gasol says he will consider freezing his sperm if he decides to play for his native Spain in the Rio Olympics this summer. The 35-year-old has been non-committal about playing due to concerns over the Zika virus.