Packers coast.Bosox clinch tie for division.Brewers inch closer to Rockies.LeBron day to day
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers outplayed Mike Glennon as the Green Bay Packers earned a 35-14 win over the Chicago Bears. Rodgers passed for 179 yards and four short touchdowns, including two to Jordy Nelson in the second half. Glennon finished with 218 passing yards but was intercepted twice and lost two fumbles.
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Red Sox’s magic number to win the AL East dropped to one last night despite their 12-2 loss to Houston. Carlos Correa went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs in support of Brad Peacock, who is 13-2 after yielding two runs and four hits over five innings. The Rays allowed the Red Sox to cut their magic number by scoring seven runs in the fifth inning of a 9-5 win against the New York Yankees.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers earned a 4-3 win over Cincinnati to get within two games of Colorado for the second NL wild-card. The Brewers blew a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth before Brett Phillips came through with an RBI double in the bottom of the inning. Both the Brewers and Rockies have three games remaining.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers say LeBron James is day to day with a left ankle injury suffered in Wednesday’s workout. It was his first practice since the Cavs signed Dwyane (dwayn) Wade, his former teammate with the Miami Heat. The three-time NBA champion didn’t practice Thursday so he could undergo treatment.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Oklahoma State has fired Lamont Evans for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities. Evans is accused of accepting $2,000 a month in bribes to funnel athletes to certain agents, including “one and done” players that are talented enough to jump to the NBA after one season. Evans had been suspended by the university and surrendered to federal marshals early Wednesday.