Hall of Fame Classic today...Greinke faces former team in Milwaukee...Langer leads Senior PGA
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The ninth annual Hall of Fame Classic is on tap today at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Baseball Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith will serve as managers, and Hall of Famers Wade Boggs, Rollie Fingers, Goose Gossage and Juan Marichal (MEHR’-ih-shal) will be the coaches. Steve Sax, Wally Joyner, Todd Zeile (zeel) and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur) are among former major leaguers slated to play, along with four soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Arizona ace Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) will face his former team this afternoon in Milwaukee. The right-hander has won all four of his starts this month and hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last 12 2/3 innings against the Brewers. Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson allowed six runs in four innings in his last start, a 13-6 loss to the Cubs.
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Bernhard Langer (LAHN’-gur) has a two-shot lead midway through the Senior PGA Championship as he pursues a record ninth senior major. Langer took advantage of calm conditions this morning to play the last five holes of his second round in 1 under, finishing with a 67. The tournament at Trump National in Virginia was delayed by wind yesterday afternoon.
LONDON (AP) — Armed police are stationed on the streets outside London’s Wembley Stadium as soccer fans arrive for the FA Cup final, Britain’s biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing. The 22 people killed in Manchester on Monday night will be remembered before the match-up between Arsenal and Chelsea. Prince William will lead the tributes.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mo Farah remains dogged by doping allegations surrounding his team as he prepares for what could be his final track race on U.S. soil. The British Olympian will race in the 5,000 meters today at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, the only U.S. stop in the Diamond League series. Allegations involving his team, Nike’s Oregon Project, have arisen from a 2016 report prepared by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and from a hacking group known as Fancy Bears.