Willson Contreras homers again as Cubs beat White Sox

CHICAGO — Willson Contreras drove in four runs and Carl Edwards Jr. provided some timely relief, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday. Ben Zobrist reached four times from the leadoff spot as the Cubs won for the ninth time in 11 games since the All-Star break. John Lackey (7-9) became the first major leaguer to hit four batters in two years, but managed to get into the sixth inning for his second straight victory. The last-place White Sox were unable to overcome a strange performance by Carlos Rodon (1-4) in their 10th loss in 11 games. The left-hander matched a career high with 11… Read More

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Lions punter Sam Martin has injured ankle

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have put punter Sam Martin on the active/non-football injury list after he hurt his ankle earlier this month. The Lions announced the move Tuesday, saying Martin was injured while away from the team’s practice facility. The team says he’ll miss time during the preseason. Martin has played the past four seasons for the Lions. He averaged a career-high 48.5 yards per punt in 2016. Joining Martin on the active/NFI list for the Lions are tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and rookie cornerback Teez Tabor. Detroit has put six players on the physically unable to perform list: defensive end Armonty Bryant, safety Don Carey, tackle Taylor… Read More

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Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humour to lead US

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10. Among some other unmentionables. “Are you kidding me? I’m sure there’s plenty of those,” the U.S. coach acknowledged with a chuckle, “I don’t make that public information, though.” Arena walks across midfield soaking in the California sun and surveying the scene as his players take a lap and begin stretches ahead of training on a practice field adjacent to Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes. He crosses his arms and paces — side to side, forward and backward — eyes up always. He shifts his hands to his hips and… Read More

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Crosstown series gets personal, Cubs win 7-2 over White Sox

The White Sox drew blood first Monday in the crosstown series opener, but things got personal Tuesday in the Cubs’ 7-2 win over the South Siders. The friendly confines were not friendly to the White Sox in the fourth inning and the bullpen is looking more and more like John Lackey’s fate. After three solid innings, Lackey, who struck Jose Abreu with a pitch in the first inning, hit three-straight batters — including Abreu for the second time — to load the bases. Although the Cubs were able to escape that inning unscathed, the same can’t be said about Ian Happ, who was in the leadoff spot for the Cubs… Read More

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The Great Khali’s Health: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The Great Khali made his return to the WWE on Sunday, interfering in the main event at Battleground and helping Jinder Mahal retain the WWE championship. This marked The Great Khali’s first time on WWE programming in almost three years. In real life, 44-year-old Dalip Singh Rana is over seven feet tall, and he has experienced some health issues over the years due to a disorder he suffers from. Still, he says that he feels he is healthy enough to get in the ring again. Following his big return, here’s what you need to know about the health of The Great Khali. 1. He Suffers From Acromegaly The Great Khali… Read More

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