Joe’s Morning Sports-Thursday, July 5, 2018
Play is underway on Day Four at Wimbledon. The eleventh-seeded Angelique Kerber is among the early starters at the All England Club, playing American qualifier Claire Liu. Later, top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep are in action, while third-seeded Marin Cilic will try to wrap up a match that was suspended by rain yesterday.
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway’s representatives say he is dropping out of his title defense against Brian Ortega at UFC 226 this weekend due to apparent concussion symptoms. Holloway’s management team announced the decision in a statement issued last night, three days before the bout. The statement from Holloway’s camp indicates the champion stayed overnight in an emergency room Monday before he had even started his weight cut for the bout. Holloway was taken to an emergency room again yesterday after awakening groggily from a nap following an open workout for fans at the MGM Grand. Holloway (19-3) has been pulled from three prospective bouts this year due to health problems.
Georgia sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm suffered a small fracture in his non-throwing left hand earlier this week, but he won’t miss any summer workouts, Georgia coach Kirby Smart told ESPN yesterday. Smart termed the injury as “insignificant” and said that Fromm already had resumed throwing. As a true freshman last year, Fromm led Georgia to the SEC championship and an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, where the Bulldogs lost to Alabama. Fromm finished with 2,615 passing yards, 24 touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres has landed on the ten-day disabled list because of a strained right hip. He was removed from yesterday’s game after striking out in his second at-bat in the fourth inning. The Yankees kept pace with the Boston Red Sox as Giancarlo Stanton crushed a three-run homer and CC Sabathia tossed five-hit ball over six innings of a 6-2 win against the Atlanta Braves. Aaron Judge homered for the third time in four games, giving him 24 for the season.
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Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 2 Memphis 1 (12 Inn.) (Bsbl).
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Final Boston 3 Washington 0
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Atlanta 2
Final Miami 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final Chi Cubs 5 Detroit 2
Final Philadelphia 4 Baltimore 1
Final Oakland 4 San Diego 2
Final Milwaukee 3 Minnesota 2
Final N-Y Mets 6 Toronto 3
Final Cincinnati 7 Chi White Sox 4
Final L-A Angels 7 Seattle 4
Final Houston 5 Texas 4, 10 Innings
Final Cleveland 3 Kansas City 2
Final L-A Dodgers 6 Pittsburgh 4
Final Colorado 1 San Francisco 0
Final St. Louis 8 Arizona 4