>>Cardinals Crush White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Dexter Fowler’s grand slam capped a seven-run sixth inning as the Cardinals crushed the White Sox 14-2 in Chicago. Kolten Wong went 4-for-5 with a two-run shot for St. Louis, which banged out 16 hits. Miles Mikolas pitched six innings of two-run ball for his 10th win.
>>Cubs Keep Giants Quiet
(San Francisco, CA) — Jose Quintana and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Cubs shut out the Giants 2-0 in San Francisco. Quintana allowed three hits in six frames for the win. Victor Caratini had an RBI double in a two-run seventh for Chicago. The teams play again today.
>>Indians Implode In Ninth Against Reds
(Cleveland, OH) — After Trevor Bauer [[ BOW-er ]] threw eight shutout innings, the Indians gave up seven runs in the ninth and lost to the Reds 7-4 in Cleveland. Bauer struck out 12 while allowing just three hits in a no-decision. Cody Allen was charged with six of the runs in the ninth to take the loss.
>>Rays Unveil Plans For New Stadium
(Tampa, FL) — The Tampa Bay Rays are unveiling plans for a new stadium. They want to build a domed venue in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa at a cost of nearly 900-million-dollars. Principal owner Stuart Sternberg calls the proposal the latest attempt to make a long-term commitment to the area.
>>Two Cubs To Participate In Home Run Derby
(Undated) — The Cubs will be well represented in next week’s Home Run Derby. Both Kyle Schwarber and Javy Baez have agreed to participate in Monday’s event at Nationals Park. The full field will be officially revealed tonight.
>>Triple-A All-Star Game Tonight
(Columbus, OH) — The Triple-A All-Star Game takes place tonight in Columbus, Ohio. The International League and Pacific Coast League square off in their annual exhibition game. Memphis returns to action tomorrow night on the road with the start of a four-game series at Omaha.
>>NFL Players Union Files Grievance Over League’s Anthem Policy
(New York, NY) — The NFL Players Association is filing a grievance with the league over its new policy regarding players standing for the National Anthem. The NFLPA claims the policy clashes with the league’s collective bargaining agreement and infringes on the rights of football players. The policy forbids players from sitting or kneeling during the Anthem, but does not require them to be on the field while the Anthem is being played. The union says the league has agreed to talks over the issue.
>>Lighting Lock Up Kucherov
(Tampa, FL) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are locking up All-Star forward Nikita Kucherov [[ KOO-cher-ahv ]] with an eight-year contract extension. The deal will have an annual cap hit of 9.5-million-dollars. Kucherov tallied 39 goals and 61 assists for a career-high 100 points last season with the Bolts.
>>World Cup Roundup
(Undated) — France is into the finals of the World Cup. France blanked Belgium 1-nil in Tuesday’s semifinals and will meet the winner between Croatia and England. Those two countries meet in the other semifinal today. The title match is set for Sunday. The third-place match takes place on Saturday.
>>Serena Reaches Wimbledon Semifinals
(Wimbledon, England) — Serena Williams is into the semifinals at Wimbledon. The 36-year-old American rallied from a set down to defeat Italian Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Tuesday’s quarterfinals. Williams is seeking her eighth career Wimbledon championship and her 24th career major singles title.