Weekday Morning Sports Report – Friday 7/13/18

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Tigers, White Sox, and Cubs were off

Other Scores
Philadelphia 5, Baltimore 4
Oakland 6, Houston 4
Boston 6, Toronto 4
N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 4
Colorado 5, Arizona 1
Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 3
Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 4
Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 1
L.A. Angels 11, Seattle 2
L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 2 

Tonight
Detroit (Fiers 6-5) at Houston (Keuchel 6-8), 8:10 p.m.    WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 7:45
Kansas City (Keller 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Shields 3-10), 8:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Chatwood 3-5) at San Diego (Richard 7-8), 10:10 p.m.

MLB – Marlins suspend business relationship with Papa John’s
The Miami Marlins have suspended their business relationship with Papa John’s after the company’s chairman of the board apologized for using a racial slur and resigned. In a statement Thursday, the Marlins said "derogatory and insensitive comments" by John Schnatter weren’t reflective of the values of the baseball franchise.  Papa John’s announced late Wednesday that Schnatter had resigned. Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise in May. A Marlins promotion with Papa John’s had offered discounted pizza.

Tennis – Wimbledon – Serena Williams reaches 10th Wimbledon final with 2-set win
Serena Williams has reached her 10th final at Wimbledon, 30th at all Grand Slam tournaments — and first since having a baby a little more than 10 months ago.  Williams dominated much of her semifinal Thursday, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-4 at Centre Court to close in on what would be an eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th major trophy overall.  Williams will face another German, 11th-seeded Angelique Kerber, on Saturday in a rematch of the 2016 final at Wimbledon. Williams won that one for a second consecutive title at the All England Club, before missing the grass-court tournament last year while pregnant.  Kerber used a seven-game run to seize control of her semifinal and collect a 6-3, 6-3 victory over the 12th-seeded Ostapenko.

FIFA – World Cup – Finals
Saturday – 3rd Place Game
Belgium vs. England, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday – Championship Game
France vs. Croatia, 11:00 a.m.

NHL – Blackhawks unload Hossa’s contract in trade with Coyotes
The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza in a blockbuster deal with the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract.  The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coyotes for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell and a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft. Kruger was drafted by Chicago and spent his first seven seasons with the Blackhawks before he was traded to Vegas last July.

NFL – Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with 2003 rape of teenager
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with raping an unconscious teenager 15 years ago.  Authorities say the 17-year-old girl was assaulted in 2003 in San Diego County.
Other details haven’t been released. Winslow hasn’t entered a plea yet.  The charge was added Thursday as Winslow was ordered to stand trial on charges of kidnapping and raping two women earlier this year in Encinitas, California. The women were in their 50s.  Prosecutors say the attacks were part of a three-month crime spree targeting middle-aged and elderly women.  Winslow has pleaded not guilty to those charges. He could face life in prison if convicted.  Winslow is the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow. From 2004 to 2013, he played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.

NBA – Chicago Bulls waive guard Sean Kilpatrick
The Chicago Bulls have waived guard Sean Kilpatrick.  Signed in late March, Kilpatrick averaged 15.4 points in nine games for Chicago after spending time last season with the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. He has averaged 10.3 points in four seasons after going undrafted out of Cincinnati.  The Bulls announced the move on Thursday.

NBASL – NBA Summer League
Today
Brooklyn Nets vs. Indiana Pacers, 4:00 p.m.   (at Las Vegas)

Golf – PGA – Wheatcroft shoots 9-under for 1-stroke lead in Quad Cities
Steve Wheatcroft shot a career-best 9-under 62 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the John Deere Classic.  Wheatcroft birdied seven of the last nine holes to finish a shot ahead of Michael Kim. Johnson Wagner, Nick Taylor, Andres Romero and Joel Dahmen who shot opening-round 64s. Francesco Molinari, who won the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago, was among a group of players three strokes back.  Zach Johnson shot 69 and three-time John Deere winner Steve Stricker finished at 1-under 70.  Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, the highest-ranked player in the field, withdrew because of a right shoulder injury.

Golf – Scottish Open – List equals course record to lead Scottish Open by 1
American golfer Luke List equaled the Gullane course record with a 7-under-par 63 to start the Scottish Open on Thursday.   List moved into the lead with his ninth birdie on the 15th hole and held it to finish the round ahead by one stroke. He was followed by five players in a tie for second; Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Robert Rock, Scott Fernandez of Spain, and Jens Dantorp of Sweden.  Masters champion Patrick Reed was part of an eight-strong group a shot further back following a 65, with Danny Willett continuing his resurgence with a 66, and Olympic champion Justin Rose returning a 67.  Fowler raised the prospect of recording the first 59 in European Tour history after five birdies and an eagle took him to 7 under after 12 holes. But a bogey on the 13th was followed by five straight pars as the inward nine played much harder back into the wind.

Golf – LPGA – Suwannapura leads after first round at LPGA Marathon Classic
For only the second time in her seven-year career, Thidapa Suwannapura took the overnight lead at an LPGA Tour event.  Suwannapura shot a 6-under-par 65 on Thursday at the Marathon Classic and led seven players by one shot. The Thai player grabbed the outright lead with a birdie on the par-5 18th at Highland Meadows — her 10th birdie of the day.  Suwannapura, who has three top-10 finishes in 120 career LPGA Tour starts, last had the overnight lead after the 1st round of the 2013 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, where she faded in the 2nd round and finished tied for 65th.

Cycling – Tour de France – Daniel Martin wins Stage 6 of Tour, Van Avermaet keeps lead
Daniel Martin won an uphill finish to claim Stage 6 of the Tour de France on Thursday, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the overall lead for a third consecutive day.  Defending champion Chris Froome crossed eight seconds after Martin in 18th.  Martin broke away on the straight two-kilometer ascent of the Mur de Bretagne, winning the 181-kilometer (112-mile) leg that started in the western port city of Brest in over four hours. Van Avermaet, a support rider for title hopeful Richie Porte, has held the yellow jersey since BMC won the team time trial on Stage 3. Friday’s flat 231-kilometer leg from Fougeres to Chartes is the longest stage of this Tour.

CFL – Canadian Football League
Last Night
Calgary Stampeders 27, Ottawa Redblacks 3

Tonight
Toronto Argonauts at Edmonton Eskimos, 9:00 p.m.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Beloit 8, South Bend 1
West Michigan 4, Wisconsin 3
Lansing 11, Burlington 8
Great Lakes 10, Clinton 1

Tonight
Wisconsin at West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Lansing at Burlington, 7:30 p.m.
Great Lakes at Clinton, 7:30 p.m.
Beloit at South Bend, 7:35 p.m.