>>Cowboys’ Elliott Files Appeal Of Six-Game Suspension
(New York, NY) — Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is appealing his six-game suspension. Elliott was handed the ban following a year-long domestic violence investigation by the NFL that determined there was “substantial” evidence that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend. The 22-year-old has denied the accusations and he was never arrested or charged.
>>Bears Preparing For Cardinals
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are preparing for Saturday’s preseason road game against the Cardinals. Chicago opened the exhibition season with a 24-17 home loss to the Broncos last week. Rookie Mitch Trubisky threw for 166 yards and a touchdown in defeat.
>>Colts Face Cowboys Saturday
(Arlington, TX) — The Colts are gearing up for Saturday’s road preseason game against the Cowboys. Indianapolis opened the exhibition schedule with a 24-10 home loss to the Lions on Sunday. Scott Tolzien is again expected to start at quarterback in place of Andrew Luck, who continues to recover shoulder surgery.
>>Red Sox Rout Cardinals
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox turned their first triple play since 2011 in their 10-4 rout of the Cardinals in the opener of a two-game set at Fenway Park. Dexter Fowler had three hits, a run and two RBI for St. Louis, which has lost its last two. Mike Leake was lit up for eight runs and nine hits over four-and-a-third innings to fall to 7-and-11.
>>Reds Edge Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — The Reds held on for a 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Ben Zobrist smacked an RBI single in the ninth for Chicago. Pedro Strop was charged with the loss. Chicago fell to the Reds for only the eighth time in the last 33 meetings. The third installment of the four-game series is tonight.
>>Dodgers Dump White Sox
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Dodgers scored six unanswered runs to cruise past the White Sox, 6-1, in the first of two at Dodger Stadium. Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a lead-off homer by Tim Anderson. Reliever Juan Minaya was tagged with the loss.
>>Stanton Homers In Sixth Straight Game
(Miami, FL) — Giancarlo Stanton homered in his sixth straight game in the Marlins’ 9-4 loss to the Giants in Miami. Stanton is two games away from tying the all-time Major League record set by Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr. Stanton leads the majors with 44 homers this season.
>>Yankees Hold Off Mets
(Bronx, NY) — Sonny Gray picked up his first win in pinstripes as the Yankees held off the Mets, 5-4, in the Bronx. Gray tossed six-plus innings of two-run ball to earn his first victory in three starts with the Yanks. Aroldis Chapman allowed a two-run homer by Amed Rosario in the ninth, but held on for his 16th save.
>>James Talks About Trump’s Response To Charlottesville
(Sandusky, OH) — Cavaliers star LeBron James isn’t shying away from using his platform to speak out. While hosting his LeBron James Family Foundation event Tuesday night, James discussed the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He called Donald Trump the “so-called president” and said it’s important for people to be better on their own.
>>Mets’ Tebow Makes 88-Year-Old’s Day With Virtual Hello
(Tampa, FL) — Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow is not only making headlines on the baseball field, but also off of it. A video of Tebow saying hello to a fan’s 88-year-old grandmother who recently suffered a stroke has gone viral. The 30-year-old Tebow has been playing for the St. Lucie Mets in Florida.