>>Cardinals Drop Rubber Match To Padres
(St. Louis, MO) — Luke Weaver was outdueled by Eric Lauer as the Cardinals lost 4-2 to the Padres at Busch Stadium. Weaver gave up all four runs while pitching into the sixth inning to take the loss. Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth for St. Louis, which lost two-of-three to San Diego.
>>Cubs Blanked By Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cubs were shut out for the second straight game, losing 1-0 to the Brewers in Milwaukee. Mike Montgomery was outdueled by Jhoulys Chacin [[ JO-lease sha-SEEN ]]. Javier Baez had two of Chicago’s six hits in defeat. The Cubs are 38-and-27, a game-and-a-half out of first in the NL Central.
>>White Sox’s Covey Slows Down Indians
(Chicago, IL) — Dylan Covey took a shutout into the eighth inning as the White Sox beat the Indians 3-2 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Covey ended up allowing two runs on 10 hits to run his record to 3-and-1. Joakim Soria [[ SORE-ee-ah ]] got the final three outs for his 10th save. Three different Sox players drove in a run to help them take two of the first three in the four-game series.
>>U.S. Open Tees Off Today
(Southampton, NY) — The second major of the golf season has arrived. First-round play begins this morning at the U.S. Open. This year’s tournament is being played at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. Brooks Koepka [[ KEP-kuh ]] is the defending champ. Tiger Woods is part of the field.
>>Nationals’ Teenager Soto Homers Twice
(New York, NY) — Nationals outfielder Juan Soto made history with his two home runs in a 5-4 win over the Yankees last night in the Bronx. The 19-year-old became the fifth-youngest player in major league history to record a multi-homer game. Through 20 games this season, Soto is batting .344 with five home runs.
>>North America Wins 2026 World Cup Bid
(Undated) — The 2026 World Cup is coming to North America. FIFA voted yesterday morning in favor of a joint U.S., Canada, Mexico bid over Morocco. That’ll bring matches back to the U.S. for the first time since 1994. The 2018 World Cup begins today, but the United States is not participating after failing to qualify.
>>Canelo-GGG Rematch Finalized
(Las Vegas, NV) — The rematch is on for boxers Gennady “Triple-G” Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. After battling to a controversial draw last year, the two fighters will meet again September 15th in a world title bout in Las Vegas. Triple-G will defend his three middleweight titles and looks to remain unbeaten.
>>USA Basketball Legend Donovan Dies At 56
(Undated) — The basketball world is mourning the loss of Hall of Famer Anne Donovan. The legendary player and coach passed away Wednesday from heart failure at age 56. Donovan played collegiately at Old Dominion before winning Olympic gold twice for the U.S. as a player and once as head coach of Team USA.