>>Cubs Crush Dodgers With Seven-Run Seventh
(Los Angeles, CA) — Jason Heyward’s go-ahead, RBI double ignited a seven-run seventh inning as the Cubs crushed the Dodgers 11-5 at Chavez Ravine. Anthony Rizzo smacked a three-run double and Addison Russell capped the big inning with a two-run homer as Chicago split the four-game set. Steve Cishek picked up the win.
>>Darvish Return Pushed Back
(Chicago, IL) — Yu [[ Yoo ]] Darvish isn’t ready to return just yet. He threw in the bullpen yesterday and had pain in his injured triceps. Darvish will be re-evaluated now that the team is back in Chicago.
>>Twins Top White Sox On Bases Loaded Walk In 13th
(Chicago, IL) — Max Kepler walked with the bases loaded in the top of the 13th inning to force in the go-ahead run as the Twins outlasted the White Sox 2-1 in Chicago. Daniel Palka’s pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk forced home the tying run for Chicago in the bottom of the ninth. Hector Santiago took the loss for the White Sox, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
>>Cardinals Host Braves Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals were off on Thursday. They get back to work tonight as they host the NL East-leading Braves in the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Miles Mikolas takes the mound for St. Louis, while Atlanta starts Julio Teheran [[ teh-RAHN ]].
>>Reports: Spurs Talking To Celtics, Lakers, 76ers About Kawhi
(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs are having active discussions with several teams regarding All-Star forward Kawhi [[ kuh-WHY ]] Leonard. Multiple reports state the Lakers, Celtics and 76ers have all made offers for Leonard. The former NBA Finals MVP has one year remaining on his contract, but has made it known he wants out of San Antonio.
>>Paul George Informs Thunder He’ll Become Free Agent
(Oklahoma City, OK) — Thunder forward Paul George is opting out of the final year of his contract and will test free agency. Multiple reports say he informed the Thunder of his decision on Thursday. George played just one season for OKC after being acquired from Indiana last summer. George reportedly wants to play fo his hometown Lakers.
>>Carolina Panthers’ Owner Fined 2.75M For Workplace Misconduct
(Charlotte, NC) — Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is being fined 2.75-million-dollars by the NFL for workplace misconduct. An investigation determined he engaged in sexual and racial misconduct, with four former employees reaching financial settlements. Richardson is in the process of selling the team for nearly 2.3-billion-dollars.
>>Oregon State Shuts Out Arkansas, Wins College World Series
(Omaha, NE) — Oregon State is the champion of college baseball. Freshman Kevin Abel pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Beavers to a 5-0 win over Arkansas in the deciding Game Three of the College World Series in Omaha. It’s the third title in school history. The Razorbacks were shut out for the first time all season.
>>Knockout Stage Set At World Cup
(Undated) — The Round of 16 is set at the World Cup in Russia. Senegal became the first country ever to be eliminated due to fair play rules on Thursday and did not advance. Teams will get a break today before the knockout stage opens tomorrow when France faces Argentina and Uruguay plays Portugal.