US trails after historic Ryder Cup rout...Cubs get Bryant back...Sproles, McLeod out for Eagles
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Europe has pulled off a historic performance at the Ryder Cup. The home team completed its first shutout in any session since 1989 and its first sweep ever in foursomes. Europe turned a 3-1 deficit after the morning fourballs into a 5-3 lead heading to tomorrow.
CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Kris Bryant is back in the Chicago Cubs’ lineup after missing two games because of a bruised left wrist. The 2016 NL MVP is batting sixth and playing left field as the Cubs host St. Louis. Bryant was hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Chris Archer on Tuesday. The Cubs began the day leading second-place Milwaukee by a game in the NL Central. They are headed to the playoffs for a franchise-record fourth straight year.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles won’t have running back Darren Sproles and safety Rodney McLeod for Sunday’s game at Tennessee. Sproles is missing his third straight game with a hamstring injury. McLeod had knee surgery yesterday and it’s uncertain whether he’ll return this season. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is questionable after missing the past two days of practice because of an illness.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA freshman Shareef O’Neal will sit out the entire upcoming basketball season because of a heart condition. The son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal didn’t specify the condition in a TMZ Sports video, but said it’s “something serious and it’s risky.” O’Neal said he will attend classes and take a medical redshirt. He’s expected to be sidelined for three to four months after undergoing surgery.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot during a fight involving several men overnight in his hometown of Baton Rouge. Police are circulating a video of a fight among several men in a street which they believe led to the shooting. LSU basketball coach Will Wade says the team is “devastated” and “in shock.”