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Cubs and Brewers continue pivotal series...Syndergaard to make 1-inning start...Trump uninvites Curry to White House

September 23, 2017

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cubs right-hander and former Dartmouth ace Kyle Hendricks squares off against Brewers lefty and one-time Harvard starter Brent Suter this afternoon in Milwaukee. The two Ivy Leaguers started against each other once in college, both throwing seven-inning complete games in a 3-1 Big Green victory in 2011. Chicago is trying to hold off Milwaukee for the NL Central title as they continue a four-game series.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Noah Syndergaard (SIHN’-dur-gahrd) is expected to make a one-inning start against Washington in his first major league game in nearly five months. Matt Harvey will take the mound after that. Syndergaard has been out since April 30 because of a partially torn lat muscle on his right side. Tonight’s game in New York will be the first time Thor and the Dark Knight pitch in the same game, and the first-ever relief appearance for Harvey in the majors. Stephen Strasburg is up for the Nats.

MIAMI (AP) — Marlins executive Jack McKeon says he’s been told he won’t be retained by the team’s new ownership group that includes Derek Jeter. McKeon managed the club to the 2003 World Series title and spent the past 12 seasons as a special assistant to owner Jeffrey Loria.

BEIJING (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have won both of the National Hockey League’s first-ever preseason games in China. The Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 today in Beijing, after winning their first game Thursday in Shanghai. The NHL is pushing to popularize ice hockey in China ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics there.

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump says if a player doesn’t want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don’t bother showing up. Trump responded on Twitter to comments by Golden State star Stephen Curry, who has made it clear he’s not interested in the traditional post-title White House visit. Trump tweeted: “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

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