>>NFL Preseason Roundup
(Undated) — Tom Brady passed for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Patriots pummeled the Eagles 37-20 in a preseason matchup in Foxboro. Elsewhere, the Packers outslugged the Steelers 51-34 in Green Bay and the Redskins edged the Jets with a late field goal 15-13 in Landover. Five games are on the schedule tonight.
>>Foles Hurt Versus Patriots
(Foxboro, MA) — Reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is dealing with a strained shoulder. He was hurt in last night’s preseason loss to the Patriots. Foles took a hit in the second quarter and did not return for Philadelphia. The Eagles are still without Carson Wentz, who has yet to be cleared for full contact after tearing his ACL last season.
>>WR Bryant Meets With Browns
(Berea, OH) — The Browns continue to court free-agent wide receiver Dez Bryant. Cleveland finally got a sit-down meeting with the former Cowboys star, but no deal has yet been reached. Bryant still hasn’t found a new team after getting cut by Dallas in April. Negotiations are expected to continue between Bryant and the Browns.
>>White Sox Begin Home Series Tonight With Royals
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox begin a three-game home set with the Royals tonight at Guaranteed Rate Field. James Shields takes the mound for the South Siders, while Kansas City counters with Jakob Junis [[ JOO-niss ]]. The Sox are fourth in the AL Central at 44-and-76, 25 games behind the first-place Indians.
>>Cards Cooled Off By Nationals
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals’ eight-game winning streak is over. Bryce Harper went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Nationals beat St. Louis 5-4 at Busch Stadium. Harrison Bader hit a homer and a single for the Cards, who still won three-of-four in the series. They did struggle in the field, committing three errors on the evening.
>>Cubs Blank Pirates Behind Lester
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jon Lester returned to All-Star form as the Cubs blanked the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh. He struck out eight over six innings for his 13th win. Pittsburgh native Ian Happ accounted for the Cubs’ run with a solo homer in the fourth. Chicago is three-and-a-half games ahead of the Brewers in the NL Central. The teams play again tonight.
>>Marlins’ Urena Suspended Six Games For Hitting Braves’ Acuna
(New York, NY) — Marlins pitcher Jose Urena [[ oo-RAIN-yah ]] is being suspended six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna [[ ah-COON-yah ]] Jr. on Wednesday. Urena drilled the 20-year-old phenom with the very first pitch after he had led off the previous three games with a home run. The incident led to both benches emptying.
>>Dodgers’ Puig Suspended Two Games, Fined
(New York, NY) — Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig [[ YAH-see-el Pweeg ]] is being suspended two games and fined an undisclosed amount for fighting. The penalty comes after he got into a confrontation with Giants catcher Nick Hundley while batting in the seventh inning Tuesday in Los Angeles. Hundley was also fined for his role.
>>Bears Preparing For Broncos
(Denver, CO) — The Bears are preparing for their third preseason game against the Broncos. The two teams face off tomorrow night at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Both have held joint practices this week. The Bears have lost their first two exhibition games.
>>Colts Continue Training Camp
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts continue training camp today as they prep for preseason game number two. Training camp in Westfield wraps up tomorrow. The team returns to Indianapolis, where they’ll host the Baltimore Ravens on Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium.