>>James To Make First Return To Cleveland With Lakers November 21st
(Undated) — LeBron James will make his first return to Cleveland as a member of the Lakers just before Thanksgiving. ESPN reports “King James” will face his former team on November 21st. The NBA released select first-week games and Christmas Day matchups on Wednesday. The Lakers open October 18th at Portland. The full NBA schedule comes out Friday.
>>Cardinals Pull Away Late To Beat Marlins
(Miami, FL) — Matt Carpenter’s 31st home run of the season snapped a 1-all tie in the sixth inning and the Cardinals went on to beat the Marlins 7-1 in Miami. Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina also homered and drove in three for St. Louis. John Gant allowed two hits and one run over six innings to earn his fourth win.
>>Cubs Can’t Complete Sweep Of Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — Jose Quintana was outdueled by Heath Fillmyer as the Cubs lost 9-0 to the Royals in Kansas City. Quintana gave up a three-run homer to Adalberto Mondesi in the seventh to put KC up 5-0. Chicago had just three hits in defeat. The Cubs lead Milwaukee by a game-and-a-half in the NL Central.
>>Yanks Sweep White Sox Behind Stanton Slam
(Chicago, IL) — Giancarlo [[ john carlo ]] Stanton connected for a grand slam to cap a six-run second inning as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the White Sox 7-3 in Chicago. Lucas Giolito [[ jee-oh-LEE-toe ]] was tagged for all seven runs to take the loss. Tim Anderson hit a solo homer for Chicago.
>>NCAA Implementing Policy Changes In College Basketball
(Indianapolis, IN) — The NCAA is implementing policy changes to try and clean up college basketball. Clouded by an FBI investigation into corruption, the NCAA will now allow elite high school recruits and college players to have NCAA certified agents. Eligible underclassmen can return to school if undrafted. There will also be harsher penalties for coaches who break rules.
>>Kentucky Lands Five-Star Recruit Whitney
(Lexington, KY) — Five-star forward Kahlil Whitney is committing to Kentucky. The 6-foot-7 senior announced on Wednesday that he will play his college ball for the Wildcats. Whitney guided Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey to an undefeated season last season. The ‘Cats now have three commits for the Class of 2019.
>>Rams GM Snead Says Donald Negotiations In Same Zip Code
(Baltimore, MD) — Rams GM Les Snead says they’re in the same zip code with holdout defensive tackle Aaron Donald on a new contract. He told reporters at the team hotel in Baltimore the two sides are close, but haven’t reached a deal yet. The Rams open the preseason against the Ravens on Thursday. Donald held out until just before the season opener last year.
>>Bears At Bengals
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Bears hit the road to play their second preseason game against the Bengals tonight. Chicago lost to the Ravens 17-16 in the Hall of Fame Game last week in Canton. More of the Bears regulars will hit the field in this one after few saw action in the opener, including quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.
>>Colts Visit Seahawks Tonight
(Seattle, WA) — The preseason is here. The Colts travel to face the Seattle Seahawks tonight in the preseason opener for both sides. Andrew Luck is set to make his first game appearance since the final game of the 2016 season. Following this match-up, the Colts are off until August 20th when they host the Ravens.
>>PGA Championship Tees Off Today At Bellerive
(St. Louis, MO) — The final major of the golf season tees off today in St. Louis. The first round of the PGA Championship begins at Bellerive Country Club. Tigers Woods is playing here for the first time since 2001. Cardinals great Ozzie Smith was honored yesterday for helping make golf accessible to inner-city kids.