>>Eight Ejected In Three Bench-Clearing Incidents Between Yankees, Tigers

(Detroit, MI)  —  Fines and suspensions are on the way after a fight-filled day between the Yankees and Tigers in Detroit.  There were a total of eight ejections, including both managers, after three separate bench-clearing incidents.  Tigers star Miguel Cabrera shoved and punched Yankees catcher Austin Romine after a pitch sailed behind him in the sixth inning.

>>Indians Smoke Sale, Red Sox

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Giovanny Urshela drove in four runs as the Indians lit up Chris Sale and the Red Sox 13-6 in Cleveland.  Francisco Lindor [[ leen-DORE ]] and Jay Bruce homered to help the Tribe earn a split in the four-game set.  Sale allowed seven runs, including six earned, in only three innings to fall to 14-and-6 on the season.

>>MLB Set For Inaugural Players Weekend

(Undated)  —  Major League Baseball is set to begin its inaugural Players Weekend today.  The joint venture between MLB and the Players’ Association will have all 30 teams wearing colorful alternate uniforms that feature nicknames on the back of the jerseys instead of last names.  The uniforms were inspired by Little League Baseball.

>>James Calls Out Fans For Burning Jerseys

(Cleveland, OH)  —  LeBron James is calling out fans for burning jerseys.  James took to Twitter to say the “burning of the jersey thing is getting ridiculous now!  The man was traded.”  The tweet was in response to fans burning jerseys of Isaiah Thomas, who was traded to the Cavaliers earlier this week.

>>Mayweather, McGregor Mega-Fight Tomorrow

(Las Vegas, NV)  —  The mega-fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather takes place in Las Vegas tomorrow night.  The MGM Sportsbook took a one-million-dollar bet yesterday on the 40-year-old, undefeated Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement for the bout.  McGregor has never boxed professionally.

 

>>THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Arizona Diamondbacks 3, New York Mets 2
Miami Marlins 9, Philadelphia Phillies 8
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Cincinnati Reds 4, Chicago Cubs 2
San Diego Padres 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3

MLB American League
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Tampa Bay Rays 2, Toronto Blue Jays 0
Detroit Tigers 10, New York Yankees 6
Cleveland Indians 13, Boston Red Sox 6
Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota Twins 1
Texas Rangers 3, Los Angeles Angels 0

MLB Interleague
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Colorado Rockies 3, Kansas City Royals 2
Washington Nationals 5, Houston Astros 4  (11 inn)

NFL Preseason
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Philadelphia Eagles 38, Miami Dolphins 31
Carolina Panthers 24, Jacksonville Jaguars 23

WNBA
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Los Angeles Sparks 82, Phoenix Mercury 67

 

>>FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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7:05 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies
7:05 p.m. – New York Mets at Washington Nationals
7:10 p.m. – San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds
7:35 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves
9:40 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League
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7:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees
7:07 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
7:10 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
10:05 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
10:07 p.m. – Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels

MLB Interleague
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8:15 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals

NFL Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – New England Patriots at Detroit Lions
8:00 p.m. – Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks

WNBA
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7:00 p.m. – Chicago Sky at Connecticut Sun
7:30 p.m. – Washington Mystics at New York Liberty
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at San Antonio Stars

PGA
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The Northern Trust  (at Old Westbury, NY)