Cubs’ Montgomery to come off DL...Verlander starts vs Angels...College football starts
ATLANTA (AP) — Cubs left-hander Mike Montgomery is expected to come off the disabled list when Chicago visits Atlanta tonight for a makeup game in a matchup of NL division leaders. Montgomery has been sidelined by shoulder inflammation. All-Star right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (fohl-tih-NAY’-vihch) pitches for the Braves, who expect first baseman Lucas Duda (DOO’-duh) to join the team. Duda was acquired yesterday in a trade with Kansas City.
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitches for Houston at home in the opener of a four-game series against the Angels. Verlander, who ranks second in the AL with 229 strikeouts, has won his last two starts to give him 201 career wins. Left-hander Andrew Heaney starts for the Angels.
NEW YORK (AP) — Three-time major champion Angelique Kerber has made it through a second-round test at the U.S. Open. The No. 4 seed edged 82nd-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. Kerber won the U.S. Open in 2016. Her other Grand Slam trophies came at that year’s Australian Open and this year’s Wimbledon.
UNDATED (AP) — College football starts tonight, with games scheduled every day through Monday. In the only Top 25 game on tonight’s schedule, No. 21 University of Central Florida visits Connecticut. UCF heads into the game with the nation’s longest winning streak at 13 games.
UNDATED (AP) — There’s a full slate of pro football on the final night of the NFL preseason. But starters won’t be seeing much action as teams work on whittling their rosters to 53 players by Saturday’s deadline. The NFL season kicks off a week from today with a single national game between Atlanta and Philadelphia.