>>Report: Spurs, Lakers Talking Kawhi Trade
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Spurs are willing to do business with the Lakers after all. ESPN reports the two sides are talking about a potential trade for All-Star forward Kawhi [[ kuh-WHY ]] Leonard. Multiple reports last week stated the Spurs were unwilling to trade with the Lakers. Leonard has one year left on his contract and wants out of San Antonio, preferring a trade to his hometown Lakers.
>>White Sox, Shields Shut Down Twins
(Chicago, IL) — James Shields allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings as the White Sox beat the Twins 6-1 in Chicago. Jose Abreu [[ ah-BRAY-yoo ]] and Avisail [[ ah-vee-sigh-EEL ]] Garcia homered for the White Sox, who have won three straight and four of their last five games.
>>Cardinals Can’t Complete Sweep Of Tribe
(St. Louis, MO) — Jack Flaherty was outdueled by Shane Bieber as the Cardinals lost 5-1 to the Indians at Busch Stadium. Flaherty gave up four runs in four innings to take the loss. Jose Martinez singled in the lone St. Louis run in the third inning. The Cardinals were denied a three-game sweep.
>>Cubs Can’t Catch Up To Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — Kyle Hendricks gave up six runs in the first two innings and the Cubs never recovered in a 7-5 loss to the Dodgers in LA. Willson Contreras homered and drove in four for Chicago. The Cubs are 43-and-35, two-and-a-half back in the NL Central. They finish their series in LA today.
>>Cubs’ Injury Updates
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Cubs are still waiting on the returns of third baseman Kris Bryant and starter Yu Darvish. Darvish is scheduled to throw another bullpen session today and then he’ll have a better idea on the next step as he recovers from his triceps injury. GM Jed Hoyer says he thinks Bryant’s shoulder injury contributed to his lack of power this month.
>>Tigers Fire Coach For Racially Charged Comments
(Detroit, MI) — The Detroit Tigers are firing pitching coach Chris Bosio [[ BOZZ-ee-oh ]] after he made racially charged comments to a team employee. What Bosio said exactly is still unknown, but the team released a statement acknowledging the comments and Bosio’s firing. Bullpen coach Rick Anderson will fill Bosio’s role for the time being.
>>Spurs Coach Becky Hammon Promoted
(San Antonio, TX) — Assistant coach Becky Hammon is getting a promotion with the Spurs. San Antonio announced that Hammon is going to take the spot vacated by James Borrego. Borrego was named head coach of the Charlotte Hornets last month. Hammon has been on Gregg Popovich’s coaching staff since 2014.
>>Oregon State Stuns Arkansas, Ties College World Series
(Omaha, NE) — There will be a deciding Game Three in the College World Series in Omaha. Oregon State stunned Arkansas 5-3 in Game Two to tie the best-of-three series at a game apiece. Trevor Larnach nailed the go-ahead two-run homer for the Beavers. The College World Series champion will be crowned tonight.
>>Defending Champion Germany Eliminated At World Cup
(Undated) — Defending World Cup champion Germany is out of the World Cup. The Germans were eliminated with a 2-nil loss to South Korea on Wednesday. Four games are on tap today, with Japan meeting Poland, Senegal facing Colombia, Panama taking on Tunisia, and England clashes with Belgium.