Penguins celebration draws a huge crowd...Congressional game will go on after shooting...Braves’ Garcia to miss 2 months
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An estimated 650,000 people have turned out on a sunny day in Pittsburgh for the Penguins’ Stanley Cup victory parade and rally. That’s more than double the city’s official population of 305,000. It’s by far the largest crowd to turn out for any of the parades celebrating the Penguins’ five championships.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual Congressional Baseball Game will be played tomorrow as scheduled, despite today’s shooting at the Republican squad’s practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The game is a summertime tradition dating back to 1909. Once a relatively cozy affair, played at a minor league ballpark in Maryland, the game has gone big-time in recent years and is now played at Nationals Park.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves third baseman Adonis Garcia is expected to miss about two months after having surgery to repair ligament damage in his left ring finger. The 32-year-old Garcia was placed on the 10-day disabled list a week ago and had surgery Monday in Atlanta.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will induct Randy Moss into the team’s Ring of Honor during the upcoming season. Moss electrified a stagnant franchise when he was drafted in 1998 and spent seven record-setting years with the Vikings before being traded to Oakland. The team also says former receiver Ahmad Rashad will be inducted with Moss in the team’s first ceremony since 2013.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer has been beaten on his return from a two-month break. The 35-year-old Swiss star lost to German veteran Tommy Haas in the second round of the Stuttgart Open, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. The 39-year-old Haas, who is playing his last season before retirement, is ranked 302nd and was given a wild card for the grass-court tournament. Federer hadn’t played since winning the Miami Open in early April.