US grabs 3-1 lead at Ryder Cup...Cubs visit Cardinals...Astros have 4 games over 3 days
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The United States has a 3-1 lead after the opening session of the Ryder Cup. Jordan Spieth (speeth) rolled in a 3-footer for par at the 18th hole to close out a 1-up victory over Paul Casey and Tyrrell Hatton. Tiger Woods lost in his first Ryder Cup appearance since 2012. He and Patrick Reed dropped a 3-and-1 decision to Tommy Fleetwood and British Open champion Francesco Molinari.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Right-hander Kyle Hendricks starts for the Chicago Cubs this afternoon in the opener of their big season-ending series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Right-hander Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for the Cardinals. While the Cubs have clinched a postseason berth, they are still in the chase for the NL Central title, holding a one-game lead over Milwaukee. St. Louis is one game behind the Dodgers for the NL’s second wild card, with Los Angeles one game back of the Brewers.
BOSTON (AP) — Not much is left to be decided in the American League, where East champion Boston will host the wild-card winner, the New York Yankees or Oakland, in Division Series opener on Oct. 5. New York needs one win or one Athletics loss during the season’s final weekend to ensure the wild-card game will be played at Yankee Stadium. Left-hander J.A. Happ is scheduled to start tonight at Boston against right-hander Rick Porcello.
BALTIMORE (AP) — AL West champion Houston has to squeeze in four games over the final three days of the season, including a doubleheader tomorrow, after last night’s game in Baltimore was postponed by rain. Last night’s scheduled starter, Gerritt Cole, will pitch tonight against rookie David Hess. Cole is 5-0 over his last seven starts, while Hess has one victory since May 25.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims has died after he was shot near the campus of another school in Baton Rouge. Coach Will Wade issued a statement saying the team is devastated. Wade asked for prayers for Sims, his family and the team. The circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately available. Sims was entering his junior season at LSU. The A 6-foot-6 forward averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last year with 10 starts in 32 games.