>>Thomas: I Am Not Damaged
(Undated) — Isaiah Thomas says he is not a damaged player. The All-Star guard tells ESPN he has made significant progress in his recovery from a hip injury. He added he will “be the same player.” Concerns over Thomas’ hip have held up a blockbuster trade that would send him from the Celtics to the Cavaliers as part of a package for Kyrie Irving.
>>Cardinals, Weaver Cruise Past Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — Luke Weaver struck out 10 while pitching two-run ball into the sixth inning as the Cardinals cruised to a 10-2 win over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Matt Carpenter clubbed a two-run homer, his first since pledging hurricane relief in Houston for each of his blasts the rest of the way. Luke Voit pitched in with two hits and four RBI in the win.
>>Cubs Clip Pirates
(Chicago, IL) — A Ben Zobrist solo homer run led off a three-run sixth inning that powered the Cubs past the Pirates 4-1 at Wrigley Field. Alex Avila and Anthony Rizzo added RBI hits in the winning effort. Jake Arrieta tossed six frames of scoreless ball to pick up the win. Wade Davis set a franchise record with his 27th consecutive save.
>>Twins Turn Back White Sox
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins built a 4-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win over the White Sox in Minnesota. Jose Abreu went 4-for-4 with a walk and two RBI for the White Sox. James Shields allowed four runs in five innings to fall to 2-and-5.
>>Marlins’ Stanton Slugs 51st Homer In Loss
(Washington, DC) — Giancarlo Stanton’s torrid August continues. He tied the record for most homers in August in MLB history in the Marlins’ 8-3 loss to the Nationals. Stanton’s 18th blast of the month matched the record set by Rudy York in 1937. He has 51 homers overall. Sammy Sosa set the record for any month with 20 home runs in 1998.
>>Sale Makes History As Red Sox Blank Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher to reach 15-hundred strikeouts in MLB history in a 3-0 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. Sale reached the milestone in 1,290 innings pitched, 10 fewer than previous record-holder Kerry Wood. Sale fanned 11 over seven-plus frames of three-hit ball to improve to 15-and-6.
>>Bears Face Browns Tomorrow
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears close out the preseason against the Browns at Soldier Field tomorrow night. Chicago is coming off last week’s 19-7 road win over the Titans. Rookie Mitchell Trubisky will start at quarterback for Chicago. Head coach John Fox says fellow signal-caller Mark Sanchez will not play.
>>Colts Close Preseason Tomorrow
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts close out the preseason tomorrow at home versus the Cincinnati Bengals. All NFL teams must trim their rosters from 90 players to 53 players by Saturday afternoon. The Colts are 1-and-2 this preseason. They open the regular season on September 10th in L.A. against the Rams.
>>Federer Survives First-Round Scare
(Flushing Meadows, NY) — Roger Federer is moving on at the U.S. Open after surviving a first-round scare. The third-seeded Federer needed five sets to get past 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe. Meanwhile, top-seeded Rafael Nadal won in straight sets. Defending women’s champ Angelique Kerber was upset by Japan’s Naomi Osaka.
>>University Of Houston Postpones Sporting Events
(Houston, TX) — The University of Houston is cancelling or postponing several sporting events this weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Cougars’ football season opener at the University of Texas-San Antonio on Saturday has been postponed. The schools are exploring rescheduling options. Other affected events include cross country, volleyball and soccer.