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Sports >  MLB

Red Sox LHP Chris Sale goes on IL with left elbow inflammation

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

The Boston Red Sox have placed left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. President Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team’s doctors said the results revealed inflammation. Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn’t tell the team until Friday.
Sports >  NFL

Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practices for 1st time in nearly a year

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is practicing for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee took part in drills for the first time since getting carted off the field during the team’s third preseason game in 2018. His goal is to be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against Kansas City.
Sports >  MLB

Dodgers’ Julio Urias to serve 20-game domestic violence penalty

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on unpaid leave in May, leaving 15 remaining.

Sports >  MLB

Phillies place Roman Quinn on 10-day IL; Jake Arrieta to have surgery

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:33 p.m.

The Philadelphia Phillies have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season, and outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 10-day injured list. Arrieta will have surgery to remove bone chips in his pitching elbow. Robertson, a right-handed reliever, had Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will likely miss all of the 2020 season as well. Quinn strained his right groin trying to beat out a grounder in the eighth inning Friday night against San Diego.
Sports >  NFL

Giants may not have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt anymore

For the first time in about a decade, the New York Giants seemingly don’t have to worry about Eli Manning getting hurt. In just two preseason games, first-round draft pick and heir apparent Daniel Jones has shown he can play in the NFL. Jones has stellar numbers and has already separated himself from Manning’s recent backups.
Sports >  MLB

‘Summer of Rivera’ closes with Yankee Stadium celebration

The New York Yankees have honored former reliever Mariano Rivera with a celebration before their game against Cleveland. Baseball’s career saves leader was driven around the warning track at Yankee Stadium and high-fived some fans. Last month, Rivera was inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first unanimous selection.
Sports >  NCAA football

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa last season, but his numbers and overall success still are stellar. He was 26-2 as a starter for Alabama, then completed 73 percent of his passes as a reserve last season. He has made an impression on the Sooners with his work ethic since landing on campus in January.
Sports >  Montana Sports

New Year, New Bison

The Great Falls High Bison took the field for the first time in 2019, and while the season is young, the team has big goals for the year.
Sports >  International sports

Premier League roundup: VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

The video assistant referee denied Manchester City another crucial late goal in its latest wild match against Tottenham as the English Premier League champion dropped points for the first time in its title defense. Gabriel Jesus thought he had scored a winning goal in the second minute of injury time at Etihad Stadium, only for VAR to rule that the ball had reached the striker off the hand of Aymeric Laporte as the City defender stretched to head it. The match finished 2-2.
Sports >  NFL

QB Josh McCown joins Eagles, ends retirement

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed 40-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. McCown is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. He provides insurance behind Carson Wentz. The Eagles already lost two quarterbacks in the first two preseason games. McCown was with the New York Jets the past two seasons.
Sports >  International sports

Bundesliga roundup: Dortmund starts campaign with 5-1 win v Augsburg

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

Paco Alcacer scored twice as Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg. Dortmund was keen to deliver a statement to the seven-time defending champion after Bayern’s 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin in the league opener on Friday night. Borussia Monchengladbach drew 0-0 with Schalke in the late game.
Sports >  National sports

Josef Newgarden gets Pocono pole after rain wipes out qualifying

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 1:15 p.m.

IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field has been set on points: Alexander Rossi starts second, followed by Simon Pagenaud and Scott Dixon. With four races left this season, Newgarden is 16 points ahead of Rossi in the championship standings.
Sports >  MLB

Walton’s World: Big Bill brings unique musings to baseball

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton brought his unique commentary and musings to the baseball booth Friday night. After nine innings, it was evident Chicago White Sox broadcasts might never be the same again. Walton was the guest analyst because Steve Stone is taking this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Angels off. The former UCLA and NBA star center called the game for NBC Sports Chicago with Jason Benetti. The two also work together on college basketball games for ESPN.