Local Sports – August 11th

Local Sports

NFL
Vikings beat the Bills, 17-10

MLB
The Yankees fell to the Blue Jays, 4-0. The Yankees host the Red Sox today at 7:05.

The Mets homered four times to rout the Phillies 10-0. Jacob deGrom got a scare when he was hit on his pitching arm by a line drive, but he’s ok. Mets are at the Phillies today at 7:05.

TIM TEBOW
The legend grows, as the Mets’ minor league outfielder hit a home run moments after shaking hands with an autistic boy, who leaned over the railing while Tebow was in the on-deck circle. The boy’s mother videotaped it and claims God made the whole thing happen. Tebow is hitting .248.

AAA
The Syracuse Chiefs lost, 3-1 to the Indianapolis Indians. The Chiefs are at the Indians today at 7:15.

AA
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies beat the Erie SeaWolves 6-1. The Ponies are at Akron for a doubleheader today.

Sports News
HULK HOGAN turns 64 today.

Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was arrested in Los Angeles late Wednesday night on felony charges of marijuana possession with the intent to sell. It’s reported that Randolph was in possession of two pounds of marijuana.

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have reportedly restarted trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony. As was the case earlier, the Rockets are said to be looking at bringing a third team into the picture to put the deal together.

The NBA has unveiled its Christmas Day lineup and for the third year in a row it’s highlighted by a Warriors-Cavaliers matchup, this time in Oakland. The other games will feature the 76ers and Knicks, Wizards and Celtics, Rockets vs. Thunder and
the Timberwolves visiting the Lakers.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ so-called Rally Cat is missing. The cat earned its fame by running onto the field during Wednesday night’s game just before the Cardinals’ game-winning grand slam. The team says a fan grabbed the cat, claiming it was hers, but it later got away from her.

Thorbjorn Olesen and Kevin Kisner fired 4-under-par 67s to share the first round lead at the 99th PGA Championship. U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka is among five players tied for second at 3 under, while Jordan Spieth struggled.

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo a total knee replacement surgery, forcing his team to cancel this month’s exhibition trip to the Dominican Republic. Krzyzewski will undergo the procedure this weekend.

It’s reproved that former UFC champ Ronda Rousey may be training for a pro wrestling career. WWE sources say Rousey was referred to current superstar Brian Kendrick for training purposes in Southern California.

Despite rumors to the contrary, Mayweather Promotions says the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is on pace to break the all-time boxing gate record. The company says they currently have over $60 million in ticket sales.

 

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