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Cubs win 7th in a row...Spurs sign Pondexter...Source: Seahawks acquire Hundley from Packers

August 29, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have a season-high seven straight wins after completing a game that was suspended last night in the 10th inning because of rain. Ben Zobrist hit a bases-loaded RBI single in the 11th inning to give Chicago a 2-1 victory over the New York Mets. Now the Cubs are trying to make it eight wins in a row in the previously scheduled finale of the three-game series.

UNDATED (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have signed Quincy Pondexter, adding a forward in the same week veteran star Manu Ginobili (MAN’-oo jih-NOH’-blee) announced his retirement. The 6-foot-7 Pondexter spent last season with the Chicago Bulls, averaging 2.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.5 minutes in 23 games. The seven-year NBA veteran out of Washington has averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 17.3 minutes over 302 total games with Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Memphis and Chicago.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says that the Seattle Seahawks have acquired quarterback Brett Hundley from the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks are reportedly sending a late-round draft pick to Green Bay. The move would give Seattle a proven backup behind Russell Wilson. Hundley stepped into a starting role last season for the Packers when Aaron Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone. Hundley started nine games and threw for 1,836 yards and nine touchdowns, but also threw 12 interceptions.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks used insider tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals. Prosecutors say Kendricks’ co-defendant, a trader at an unnamed firm, was paid $10,000 in kickbacks as well as perks like tickets to Philadelphia Eagles games. Kendricks played for the Eagles before signing with the Browns in June. An NFL spokesman says the league is reviewing the situation.

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams has done her part to set up an all-Williams matchup at the U.S. Open. Now it’s her sister’s turn to make it happen. The 16th-seeded Williams reached the third round at Flushing Meadows for the fifth year in a row, beating 40th-ranked Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-4, 7-5. If Serena Williams can beat Carina Witthoeft in the second round tonight, the two siblings with a combined 30 Grand Slam titles will play each other Friday.

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