Cron's homer lifts Rays ... Brewers stage comeback...Rodgers hits the jackpot.
Aug. 30, 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking homer in the third inning, Tommy Pham added a two-run shot in the fourth and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 8-5 in a rain-delayed game. Tampa Bay has won nine of 10 and outscored opponents 54-26 over that span.
The Braves have dropped three of five but still lead the NL East by 3½ games. The game began 41 minutes late because of rain and was stopped for 1 hour, 6 minutes in the middle of the sixth.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich led Milwaukee's big comeback by hitting for the cycle on Wednesday night, and Jesus Aguilar homered in the 10th inning, powering the Brewers to a 13-12 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Aguilar connected off Raisel Iglesias (2-3) for Milwaukee's fourth homer of the game, halting the Brewers' month-long slide. Milwaukee has dropped 11 of 20 and slipped into third place in the NL Central, five games behind the Cubs.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is once again the highest paid player in the NFL. Rodgers signed a four-year extension with the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday worth $134 million, with more than $100 million in guaranteed money. Rodgers' new annual average salary of $33.5 million per year would eclipse Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's five-year extension worth $30 million a year. The deal will keep Rodgers under contract through the 2023 season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees are set to receive an update Thursday on the investigation into a former team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students. A law firm hired to investigate the claims has heard from more than 100 former students sharing firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss. The allegations date from 1979 to 1997.
Strauss killed himself in 2005.
SEATTLE (AP) — Former U.S. national team captain and Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey has retired from professional soccer. The 35-year-old Dempsey is tied with Landon Donovan as the greatest U.S. goal scorer with 57 international goals in 141 appearances. Dempsey captained the U.S. in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when the Americans reached the knockout stage before losing to Belgium in the round of 16.