>>Calipari Refutes Knicks Report
(Lexington, KY) — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is denying an ESPN report that he’s interested in becoming the next president of basketball operations for the Knicks. Calipari says no one has contacted the Knicks on his behalf and he plans on being the coach at Kentucky for a long time.
>>Suns To Meet Griffin, Millsap
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Suns are looking to make a splash in free agency. Multiple reports say Phoenix will meet with forwards Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap this weekend. ESPN reports Griffin, who has spent his entire career with the Clippers, has a strong interest in the Suns.
>>Report: Bulls Expected To Move On From Rondo
(Chicago, IL) — It’s sounding like Rajon Rondo’s time in Chicago is going to be short lived. According to the “Chicago Tribune,” the Bulls are looking to deal Rondo before they’re expected to waive him by Friday’s deadline when they have to make a decision on the second-year of his two-year contract.
>>White Sox Top Yankees
(Chicago, IL) — Willy Garcia hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth and the White Sox held on for a 4-3 win over the Yankees in Chicago. The Sox earned a split in the four-game set with the win. James Shields pitched into the seventh to improve to 2-and-1. Daniel Robertson notched his 12th save.
>>Cardinals, Grichuk Down D’backs With Late Surge
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Cardinals scored eight late runs to down the Diamondbacks 10-4 in Arizona. Randal Grichuk hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh and added a two-run double in a five-run eighth for St. Louis. Lance Lynn stuck out seven over six innings of three-run ball for his sixth win.
>>Cubs Rally Past Nats
(Washington, DC) — The Cubs scored three times in the ninth inning to rally for a 5-4 win over the Nationals in Washington. Chicago earned a split in the four-game series with the victory. Nationals speedster Trea [[ Tray ]] Turner broke his wrist in the loss when he was hit by a pitch.
>>Bryant Out With Ankle Injury
(Cincinnati, OH) — Cubs star Kris Bryant will likely miss this weekend’s series with the Reds due to an ankle injury. Manager Joe Maddon says Bryant could be held out until the Cubs host the Rays on Tuesday. Bryant suffered the injury during Wednesday’s game against the Nationals.
>>Braves DFA Colon
(Atlanta, GA) — Bartolo Colon’s time in Atlanta is over. The Braves have designated the 44-year-old pitcher for assignment. Colon is just 2-and-8 with an 8.14 ERA this season. The Mets are reportedly considering bringing Colon back to New York. He was an All-Star last season.
>>Williams At Fault For Fatal Car Wreck
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL) — American tennis star Venus Williams is being blamed for a fatal car crash earlier this month. According to a police report, Williams was at fault for a June 9th wreck that led to the death of a passenger in another car two weeks later. The crash remains under investigation. Williams has not been cited or charged.
>>Monster Series Heads To Daytona
(Daytona Beach, FL) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Daytona for the Coke Zero 400. Qualifying takes place at 2:10 this afternoon, with the 160-lap, 400-mile race to follow tomorrow night. Kyle Larson enters the weekend atop the driver standings.