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8/14/20 SPORTS

Today is the deadline to register a team in this year’s Greater Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce golf outing. The cost is $250 for teams of four players for the September 25 scramble. You can call the Chamber at 842-6116 for more information.

The Cardinals will return to the field tomorrow for a doubleheader in Chicago against the White Sox. The Cardinals haven’t played since a 3-0 loss to the Twins on July 29th because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the organization. After playing the series finale Sunday against the White Sox, the team will move to the North Side to play five games against the Cubs in three days, including a doubleheader Monday, one game Tuesday and a doubleheader Wednesday. That stretch will make up for last weekend’s postponed Cubs series. The Cardinals are traveling to Chicago despite finding out that an 18th member of the organization tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday. Your home for Cardinals baseball is WOKZ 105.9

In MLB action Thursday:

Cubs 4, Brewers 2

Mets 8, Nationals 2

Pirates 9, Reds 6

Dodgers 11, Padres 2

Rays 17, Red Sox 8

Orioles 11, Phillies 4

NHL:

Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 3 – OT – Vegas leads the series 2-0

Elsewhere in the NHL:

Blue Jackets 3, Lightning 1 – Series tied 1-1

Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2 – Series tied 1-1

Stars 5, Flames 4 – Series tied 1-1

NBA:
Wizards 96, Celtics 90

Kings 136, Lakers 122

Grizzlies 119, Bucks 106

Suns 128, Mavericks 102

Jazz 118, Spurs 112

Magic 133, Pelicans 127

Trail Blazers 134, Nets 133

WNBA:

Indiana Fever 86, New York Liberty 79

Los Angeles Sparks 81, Washington Mystics 64

Las Vegas Aces 87, Minnesota Lynx 77

Little sister Serena Williams rallied to beat big sister Venus in the second round of the Top Seed Open in Lexington, KY. Serena won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the 31st pro meeting between the two sisters on Thursday. Serena leads the sibling rivalry 19-12.

The Cardinals are bringing up top prospect Dylan Carlson. Carlson headlines five players that the club will be promoting for this weekend’s series against the White Sox. His debut has been long awaited by fans and the organization. The 21-year-old was selected in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft. The switch-hitting outfielder hit .292 with a .914 OPS in 126 games across two Minor League levels last season.

NCAA President Mark Emmert is closing the door on championships this fall. During a virtual discussion, he said there are not enough schools participating due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesday, less than 50-percent of schools were still on track to play sports. The decision impacts 22 events, including FCS football. Emmert said the focus should turn to the winter and spring for postseason options.

NBA star LeBron James and the Los Angeles Dodgers are teaming up on a voting initiative this fall. James’ voting rights group will help make Dodger Stadium a polling place for five days leading up to election day on November 3rd. More Than a Vote was created in June to combat voter suppression in America. This will be a first for any Major League Baseball club. The team’s home has also been used for coronavirus testing and food distribution recently.


St. Louis City SC is the name of the new Major League Soccer franchise in St. Louis. The name was announced yesterday, nearly a year after MLS commissioner Don Garber came to St Louis to award the soccer-rich city with an expansion team. The club’s colors are City Red, River Blue, Arch Steel Grey and Energy Yellow. St. Louis SC will take the field in 2023.

On the schedule in MLB today:

Cubs vs Milwaukee

Mets at Phillies

Braves at Marlins

Pirates at Reds

Padres at Arizona

Rays vs Blue Jays at Buffalo, NY

Red Sox at Yankees

Indians at Detroit

Royals at Twins

Mariners at Houston

Orioles at Nationals

Rangers at Colorado

Dodgers at Angels

A’s at San Francisco

The Blues look to rebound in Game Two of their playoff series against the Canucks tonight in Edmonton. The Blues lost 5-2 in Game One Wednesday.

In other NHL action today:

Coyotes vs Avalanche

Canadiens vs Flyers

Islanders vs Capitals

Stars vs Flames

NBA:

Pacers vs Heat

Nuggets vs Raptors

Thunder vs Clippers

76ers vs Rockets

WNBA:

Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty

Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics

Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces

8/13/20 SPORTS

The Fyie & Rice Law Office 2020 Golf League wrapped up its season Tuesday at the Fairfield Public Golf Course with a brief awards ceremony after the finals matches. 24 two person teams competed in matches over eleven weeks on Monday or Tuesday evenings. Noah and Scott McElravy won the 2020 championship match against Jason Friend and Gabe McGaha. Gary Gain and Mike Short won third place over Tom Konopasek and Bill Taylor. Jon Simpson was recognized as the most improved player. Gary Gain and Jon Simpson won the only two SuperSkins with eagles on holes four and six respectively.

Here are the final standing:

Place

Team

1st

N. McElravy / S. McElravy

2nd

J. Friend / G. McGaha

3rd

G. Gain / M. Short

4th

T. Konopasek / B. Taylor

5th

V. Gwaltney / J. King

6th

A. Stewart / E. Stewart

7th

M. Molt / J. Musgrave Jr.

8th

N. Attebury / J. Vaughan

9th

J. Beeson / J. Vaughn

10th