>>Reds Walk-Off Cards To Ruin Poncedeleon’s Debut
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Reds spoiled Daniel Poncedeleon’s terrific debut with a 2-1 walk-off win over the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. Bud Norris gave up a solo homer to Eugenio Suarez that tied the game and Dilson Herrera drove in the game winner with a single in the bottom of the ninth. Poncedeleon tossed seven no-hit innings 14 months after dealing with a serious head injury.
>>D-Backs Cruise Past Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — The Diamondbacks batted around and scored five runs in the first inning as they cruised past the Cubs 7-1 at Wrigley Field. Luke Farrell surrendered six runs across three-and-a-third frames to take the loss. Chicago fell to 58-and-41. The D-Backs and Cubs resume their series tonight.
>>White Sox Battle Past Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — Jose Abreu was 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored to help the White Sox past the Angels 5-3 in Anaheim. Lucas Giolito improved to 7-and-8, while Joakim Soria worked around a hit and a walk for his 15th save. Chicago improved to 35-and-64 with the win in the opener of the four-game series.
>>Yankees Fall To Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) — Gary Sanchez grounded out with the tying run on third to clinch the Rays’ 7-6 win over the Yankees in the first of three from St. Pete. Jake Bauers hit a three-run shot and Daniel Robertson had a solo blast to help Tampa Bay build a 7-3 lead. New York ace Luis Severino gave up all seven runs, six earned, on his way to 14-and-3.
>>Browns’ Gordon To Miss Beginning Of Camp
(Berea, OH) — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon announced he won’t be around to start training camp. Gordon released a statement he’s continuing treatment and counseling to help him with past substance abuse problems. Cleveland announced he’ll begin camp on the non-football illness reserve list. ESPN reports the Browns expect Gordon to arrive soon, but there’s no exact date.
>>Report: Carmelo Anthony Coming Houston
(Houston, TX) — Carmelo Anthony is expected to soon become a member of the Rockets. A source tells The New York Times Anthony will sign with Houston once his trade from Oklahoma City to Atlanta is complete. The Hawks are expected to waive the swingman allowing him to sign with the Rockets.
>>Dirk Nowitzki Signs One Year Deal With Mavs
(Dallas, TX) — Dirk Nowitzki [[ noh-VITZ-kee ]] is coming back to Dallas. He signed a new one-year deal believed to be worth five-million dollars. The Big German’s new contract means he’ll set an NBA record with 21 seasons with a single franchise. Kobe Bryant held the previous record with his 20 seasons with the Lakers. Nowitzki is the most decorated player in Mavs history.
>>Big Ten Media Days Continue
(Chicago, IL) — Today is day two of Big Ten Media Days at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Illinois head coach Lovie Smith takes the mic today. Northwestern’s delegation met with the media yesterday headlined by head coach Pat Fitzgerald.