Yankees turn to Sabathia...Florida ties NCAA record...US could clinch Presidents Cup today...Spurs’ Leonard to miss preseason
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have made a late switch, tabbing veteran CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh) to start their game against Toronto in place of fellow lefty Jaime Garcia. Pitching on regular rest, Sabathia was told that he would make the start if the team still had a shot at the AL East crown. That decision was sealed when the Red Sox lost to Houston last night. New York entered the day two games behind Boston in the AL East with two to play.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 21 Florida has tied an NCAA record by scoring in its 365th consecutive game. The Gators found the end zone during their second possession against Vanderbilt today, tying the NCAA mark set by Michigan between 1984 and 2014. The Wolverines played 365 games over 30 years without being shut out. Michigan’s streak ended with a 31-0 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 6, 2014. Florida hasn’t been shut out since a 16-0 home loss to Auburn on Oct. 29, 1988.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. has a chance to be the first team to clinch the Presidents Cup before the Sunday singles. The Americans won three matches and halved the other this morning in foursomes, giving them a huge 11½ to 2½ lead. For the second straight session, the International team failed to win a match.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard will miss the entire preseason because of a thigh injury. The Spurs say Leonard is rehabbing from right thigh tendinopathy. They say there is no timetable for his return. Leonard averaged 25.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Spurs last season. He made the All-Star Game for the second time in his career and was voted first team All-NBA. He was also named first team All-Defense.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt is expected to miss the next three months after injuring his left foot in practice. The 6-foot-9 Vanderbilt was a high school All-American who is part of another class of highly praised Wildcats recruits.