>>Cardinals Avoid Sweep By Marlins
(St. Louis, MO) — Jose Martinez hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Cardinals went on to beat the Marlins 4-1 at Busch Stadium. Miles Mikolas allowed just three hits and an unearned run over seven innings as St. Louis avoided a three-game sweep. Mikolas is now 7-and-1. Bud Norris notched his 12th save.
>>Cubs Foil Phillies
(Chicago, IL) — Anthony Rizzo homered and drove in two as the Cubs clipped the Phillies 4-3 at Wrigley Field. Tommy La Stella and Kris Bryant had run-scoring singles for Chicago, which has won six of its last seven games. The Cubs are 35-and-24, a half-game back in the NL Central. They host the Pirates this afternoon.
>>Twins Trounce White Sox
(Minneapolis, MN) — Eduardo Escobar belted a two-run homer in the first inning as the Twins trounced the White Sox 7-2 at Target Field. Yoan Moncada [[ YO-ahn mahn-CAH-duh ]] and Jose Abreu had RBI doubles in the sixth inning to avoid the shutout for Chicago. James Shields was tagged for seven runs in six frames to slip to 1-and-7.
>>Capitals Claim First Stanley Cup Championship
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Capitals are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in franchise history. They rallied in the third period for a 4-3 win over the Golden Knights in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas. Washington won the best-of-seven series four-games-to-one. Alex Ovechkin received the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs
>>Warriors Look To Sweep Cavaliers Tonight
(Cleveland, OH) — The Warriors will try to finish off a four-game sweep of the Cavaliers tonight. Cleveland hosts Game Four of the NBA Finals, trailing the best-of-seven matchup three-games-to-none. Golden State is gunning for its second straight title and third in four seasons, all against Cleveland. The Warriors would host a potential Game Five on Monday.
>>Sixers GM Colangelo Resigns
(Philadelphia, PA) — 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo is resigning after an investigation revealed there were Twitter accounts linked to him and his wife that were critical of the organization. The so-called “burner” Twitter accounts blasted present and former players and leaked sensitive team information. Bryan Colangelo is the son of NBA legend Jerry Colangelo.
>>Blackhawks Sign Martinsen To Extension
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract extension with wing Andreas Martinsen. It will keep him with Chicago through the 2018-19 season. Martinsen was acquired in a trade with the Canadiens last October.
>>Notre Dame To Face Illinois-Chicago In Gotham Classic
(South Bend, IN) — Illinois-Chicago and Notre Dame are set to square off in the Gotham Classic from South Bend this upcoming season. It’s the first time the two programs have faced each other. The game will played on November 6th as a part of the round-robin event.
>>Patriots’ Edelman Facing Four-Game PED Suspension
(Foxboro, MA) — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for a performance-enhancing drug violation. ESPN reports he is appealing the ban. The 32-year-old is entering his 10th season, all with New England. Edelman missed all of 2017 after tearing an ACL during the preseason. He has 24 touchdown catches in 103 career games.
>>Justify Goes For Triple Crown Tomorrow
(Elmont, NY) — Justify will take its shot at history tomorrow in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. It’s the final leg of the Triple Crown. Justify is the 4-to-5 favorite after winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He can become just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. American Pharoah ended a 37-year Triple Crown drought in 2015.
>>NASCAR Heads To Michigan
(Brooklyn, MI) — NASCAR heads to Michigan this weekend for the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Busch heads into the race atop the points standings, 87 points ahead of Kevin Harvick and 90 up on Joey Logano.