>>Cardinals Name Shildt Manager
(St. Louis, MO) — The St. Louis Cardinals are removing the interim tag from manager Mike Shildt. The Cardinals have signed Shildt to a contract extension through the 2020 season. He’s guided the team back into playoff contention following the firing of Mike Matheny in mid-July. The Cardinals currently hold the top National League wild card spot.
>>Cards Top Pirates In Opener
(St. Louis, MO) — Jack Flaherty tossed seven innings of one-run ball to help the Cardinals beat the Pirates 5-2 at Busch Stadium. Jose Martinez and Tyler O’Neill each hit two-run homers for St. Louis, which is 15 games over .500 in August. Bud Norris notched his 28th save. The Cardinals are 27-and-12 under manager Mike Shildt.
>>Cubs-Mets Game Suspended By Rain In 10th
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs and Mets will resume play today at noon after last night’s game was suspended because of rain. Play was stopped in the top of the 10th inning with the score tied at one. Cubs starter Cole Hamels was lifted after throwing five scoreless innings. Mets ace Jacob deGrom finished with 10 strikeouts in eight innings and also singled in New York’s only run.
>>Yankees Beat White Sox On Walk Off Homer
(Bronx, NY) — Neil Walker hit a walk-off, pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Yankees rallied to beat the White Sox 5-4 in the Bronx. New York trailed 4-2 before scoring three runs in the final two innings. Nicky Delmonico had two hits and two RBI for Chicago. Sox starter James Shields had a solid outing, allowing two runs in five-and-two-thirds innings.
>>Red Sox Walk-Off Marlins In Wild Finish
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox scored on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Marlins 8-7 at Fenway Park. Miami scored five times in the eighth to take a 6-4 lead, but Boston answered with three in the bottom half to go ahead 7-6. Both teams then scored in the ninth. The Sox lead the Yankees by six-and-a-half games in the AL East.
>>U.S. Open Recap
(New York, NY) — Roger Federer cruised into the second round at the U.S. Open on Tuesday and is now 18-and-0 all-time in the first round of the tournament. He beat Yoshihito Nishioka in straight sets to advance. Three players retired to due to the heat in New York. On the women’s side, Serena Williams faces Carina Witthoeft in the second round tonight.
>>WNBA Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — In WNBA playoff action, the Storm outlasted the Mercury 91-87 in overtime in Seattle. Phoenix erased a 19-point deficit, but couldn’t complete the win. The Storm lead the best-of-five semifinal series two-games-to-none. In Atlanta, the Dream knocked off the Mystics 78-75 to even that best-of-five semifinal at one win apiece.
>>Colts’ Luck Misses Practice Again
(Indianapolis, IN) — Colts quarterback Andrew Luck missed his second straight practice yesterday with a minor foot injury. Head coach Frank Reich says Luck will be back at practice by next Monday. Luck missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.
>>Colts Visit Bengals Tomorrow
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts wrap up the preseason tomorrow as they visit the Cincinnati Bengals. The team will hold a walk-through practice today in preparation of the game. Indy is 2-and-1 in exhibition play
>>Bears Face Bills In Final Preseason Game Tomorrow Night
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears play their final preseason game tomorrow night at home against the Bills. First-round pick Roquan [[ ROH-kwon ]] Smith isn’t expected to play. The rookie linebacker has been dealing with tightness in his left hamstring. There is a chance he could play in the regular-season opener against the Packers on September 9th at Lambeau Field.
>>Lions Cut DE Ayers After One Day
(Allen Park, MI) — Veteran defensive end Robert Ayers is out of work again. His stint with the Detroit Lions lasted just one day. The team cut Ayers on Tuesday after signing him to a contract on Monday. The 32-year-old recorded two sacks with Tampa Bay last season. Ayers has also played for the New York Giants and Denver Broncos.