>>NFL Preseason Ramps Up This Week
(Undated) — The NFL preseason ramps up this week as all 16 teams take the field. A dozen games will kick off on Thursday. Top matchups for the week include the Eagles versus the Steelers, the Cowboys at the 49ers, and the Saints against the Jaguars.
>>Colts Prep For Preseason Opener
(Westfield, IN) — The NFL preseason ramps up this week as training camp continues. The Colts visit the Seahawks on Thursday to kick off the preseason schedule. They’re at practice today and tomorrow and both are open to the public.
>>Colts’ Castonzo Out With Hamstring Injury
(Westfield, IN) — The Colts will be without starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo for some time. The veteran left Friday’s practice with a sore hamstring and head coach Frank Reich confirmed they’re being conservative with him. The Colts signed free agent tackle J’Marcus Webb over the weekend and waived tackle Jared Machorro.
>>Bears’ Urlacher Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame
(Canton, OH) — Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was one of eight players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Urlacher was joined by other greats such as Randy Moss, Ray Lewis, Brian Dawkins and Jerry Kramer. He played his entire 13-year career with Chicago, piling up 1,040 tackles, 41-and-a-half sacks, 22 interceptions and 11 forced fumbles.
>>Bears Preparing For Second Preseason Game
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are gearing up for their second preseason game against the Bengals on Thursday at Paul Brown Stadium. Chicago practiced yesterday and hits the field again this morning. The last two days were the Blue & Orange Weekend.
>>Cubs Settle For Four-Game Split With Padres
(Chicago, IL) — Carl Edwards Jr. gave up a go-ahead double in the eighth inning and the Cubs lost 10-6 to the Padres at Wrigley Field. Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist homered for Chicago, which split the four-game set. The Cubs lead the NL Central by one game.
>>Cardinals Clip Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jack Flaherty and four relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Cardinals clipped the Pirates 2-1 in Pittsburgh. Flaherty allowed three hits in six innings for the win. Matt Carpenter homered and Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] singled in a run for St. Louis.
>>Cardinals Claim Ross Off Waivers
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cardinals have a new starting pitcher in their rotation. They’ve claimed Tyson Ross off waivers from the Padres. The 31-year-old is 6-and-9 with a 4.45 ERA in 22 starts this season. Ross helps fill the void left by the injured Carlos Martinez.
>>Cardinals’ Fowler Has Fractured Bone In Foot
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cardinals won’t have outfielder Dexter Fowler for an extended time. He fractured a bone in his foot while running the bases Friday in Pittsburgh. Surgery won’t be necessary, but Fowler is expected to wear at boot for about a month.
>>White Sox Sweep Rays In Tampa
(St. Petersburg, FL) — After striking out in his first four at-bats, Daniel Palka drilled a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox to an 8-7 win over the Rays in St. Pete. Avisail Garcia hit a pair of solo home runs to help Chicago sweep the three-game series. Hector Santiago picked up the win.
>>Red Sox Rally To Sweep Yankees
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Yankees 5-4 in 10 innings and complete a four-game sweep at Fenway Park. Boston scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to stay alive. New York closer Aroldis Chapman blew his second save of the season. The Red Sox have taken a nine-and-a-half game lead on the Yanks for first in the AL East.
>>Elliott Wins First Cup Race At Watkins Glen
(Watkins Glen, NY) — Chase Elliott is celebrating his first career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win after holding off Martin Truex Jr. at Watkins Glen. Elliott beat Truex Jr. by just over 7.5-seconds to win the GoBowling at The Glen. Points leader Kyle Busch finished third, followed by Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones.
>>Justin Thomas Wins WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
(Akron, OH) — Justin Thomas carded a one-under 69 in Sunday’s final round to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. Thomas finished at 15-under-par for the tournament to earn his third victory of the season. Tiger Woods posted his second straight 73 on Sunday to share 31st place with several others at even-par