Berrios reaches 200 SOs...Bryant back in Cubs lineup... Bills’ McCoy questionable
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios became the first Minnesota pitcher in eight years to reach 200 strikeouts, throwing seven smooth innings for the Twins in a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Berrios finished his All-Star season with a career-best 3.84 ERA and 202 strikeouts.
CHICAGO (AP) — Slugger Kris Bryant is back in the Chicago Cubs’ lineup today after missing two games because of a bruised left wrist. The 2016 NL MVP is batting sixth and playing left field, Bryant was hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s Chris Archer on Tuesday. He has had two stints on the disabled list this season because of left shoulder inflammation. The 26-year-old Bryant is batting .276 with 12 homers and 49 RBIs in 98 games.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills list LeSean McCoy as questionable for their game at Green Bay on Sunday even though the running back vowed he’ll play earlier this week. McCoy spent the past three days practicing on a limited basis and in a non-contact jersey after missing one game with an injury to his rib cartilage. McCoy’s backup, Marcus Murphy, is also considered questionable after hurting his rib in a 27-6 win at Minnesota last weekend.
UNDATED (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 (AP) — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot during a fight involving several men early today in his hometown of Baton Rouge. The shooting happened near Southern University’s A.W. Mumford Stadium, where homecoming festivities are taking place this weekend. The 20-year-old Sims was entering his junior season at LSU. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last year with 10 starts in 32 games.