>>Ravens Edge Colts
(Indianapolis, IN) — Phillip Walker failed to get the go-ahead two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter as the Ravens edged the Colts 20-19 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Walker threw a touchdown and interception for the Colts in defeat. Andrew Luck threw for 50 yards and an interception. The Colts host the 49ers on Saturday as the preseason continues.
>>Bears’ Leonard Floyd Has Surgery To Repair Fractured Hand
(Lake Forest, IL) — Bears pass rusher Leonard Floyd is recovering after having surgery Sunday to repair a fractured right hand. The outside linebacker suffered the injury during the Bears’ 24-23 preseason victory over the Broncos on Saturday. Head coach Matt Nagy is hopeful that Floyd will be ready for the season opener September 9th against the Packers in Green Bay.
>>Illinois To Host Ohio State At UC In December
(Chicago, IL) — The Illinois men’s basketball team will host Ohio State at the United Center this season. CBS sports reports the game will be played in December. It is part of the Big Ten’s early season conference games. The last time Illinois played a Big Ten regular-season game at the UC was in 2003 against Northwestern.
>>Cards Top Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter drilled back-to-back solo homers in the ninth inning to propel the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. José Martínez hit his own solo shot in the first and had an RBI single in the fifth for St. Louis. Cards starter Austin Gomber posted a solid effort with two earned runs in five innings. Bud Norris notched his 25th save of the season.
>>Cubs Open Two Game Road Set With Tigers Tonight
(Detroit, MI) — The Cubs open a two game set tonight against the Tigers in Detroit. Kyle Hendricks takes the bump for the North Siders, while the Tigers counter with Jordan Zimmermann. The Cubs are 71-52 after splitting a four-game series with the Pirates. They are three games ahead of the Brewers for first place in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Top Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — The White Sox scored four runs in the second en route to an 8-5 victory over the Twins in a makeup game in Minnesota. Matt Davidson went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI. Jose Abreu added a two-run double for the South Siders. Starter Lucas Giolito got the win after striking out six over six innings. He allowed three runs on five hits.
>>White Sox Skipper Renteria Taken To Hospital With Lightheadedness
(Minneapolis, MN) — The White Sox were without manager Rick Renteria for last night’s 8-5 win over the Twins in Minnesota. The 56-year-old was taken to the hospital before the game after complaining of lightheadedness. Club officials say tests did not reveal any problems. Bench coach Joe McEwing served as acting manager in Renteria’s place.
>>Dodgers’ Jansen Activated Off DL
(Los Angeles, CA) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is off the disabled list. He was cleared by doctors to return from an irregular heartbeat, the same condition that led to surgery six years ago. Jansen allowed back-to-back home runs to Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] and Matt Carpenter in the ninth inning as the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 5-3 in LA.
>>Redskins Sign Running Back Adrian Peterson
(Ashburn, VA) — The Redskins are adding veteran running back Adrian Peterson. Washington announced it has signed the seven time Pro Bowler to an undisclosed deal. ESPN reports it’s a one-year contract worth the veteran’s minimum of just over one-million-dollars. The 33-year-old Peterson currently ranks 12th all-time in NFL rushing yards.
>>Bills To Start Rookie QB Allen Sunday
(Orchard Park, NY) — The Buffalo Bills plan to start rookie quarterback Josh Allen in their third preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday in Orchard Park. The seventh-overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft has impressed for Buffalo so far in preseason and is in the running to win the stating job. Allen played collegiately at Wyoming.