(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Trump continues to talk NFL.  Corruption charges in college basketball.  Wade to sign with Cavs.  Astros clinch home-field.

>>Trump: Not Preoccupied With NFL Criticism

(Washington, DC)  —  President Trump is dismissing claims that he’s distracted by the controversy over his criticism of NFL players.  In a White House news conference, Trump said he’s not preoccupied by it but has been ashamed about the behavior of certain players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.

>>Corruption Charges In College Basketball

(New York, NY)  —  Assistant coaches at top-tier college basketball programs are being accused of taking cash bribes to deliver star athletes to an adviser or agent.  The FBI says several assistants and the head of sports marketing at Adidas have been charged.  Arizona’s Emanuel Richardson and Auburn’s Chuck Person are among those accused.

>>Wade To Sign With Cavs

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(Cleveland, OH)  —  Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are reuniting in Cleveland.  ESPN reports Wade plans on signing with the Cavs once he clears waivers today.  The 35-year-old was bought out by the Bulls over the weekend.  He averaged 18.3 points in 60 games in his lone season in Chicago.  Wade and James previously played together in Miami.

>>Astros Clinch ALDS Home-Field With Rout Of Rangers

(Arlington, TX)  —  The Astros clinched home-field in the American League Division Series with a 14-3 rout of the Rangers in Arlington.  Brian McCann and Cameron Maybin homered and had three RBI apiece for Houston, which is a game behind Cleveland for the top spot in the Junior Circuit.  The ‘Stros can finish no worse than second in the AL.

>>Poll Shows Support For Legalizing Nationwide Sports Betting

(Undated)  —  A new poll is showing strong support for legalized nationwide sports betting.  A University of Massachusetts Lowell-“Washington Post” poll indicates a majority of Americans support making gambling on professional sports legal in all states.  Sports betting is only legal now in Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon.

 

>>TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Philadelphia Phillies 4, Washington Nationals 1
New York Mets 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Cincinnati Reds 6
St. Louis Cardinals 8, Chicago Cubs 7
Colorado Rockies 6, Miami Marlins 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 11, San Francisco Giants 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, San Diego Padres 2

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 6, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Minnesota Twins 8, Cleveland Indians 6
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Boston Red Sox 4
Houston Astros 14, Texas Rangers 3
Los Angeles Angels 9, Chicago White Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 2, Detroit Tigers 1
Seattle Mariners 6, Oakland Athletics 3

MLB Interleague
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Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Baltimore Orioles 1

NHL Preseason
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Columbus Blue Jackets 5, St. Louis Blues 2
Philadelphia Flyers 4, New York Rangers 3  (OT)
Florida Panthers 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2
Dallas Stars 4, Minnesota Wild 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, Vegas Golden Knights 2  (OT)

WNBA Finals
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Minnesota Lynx 70, Los Angeles Sparks 68
(Best-of-five Finals tied, 1-1)

 

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

MLB National League
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3:10 p.m. – Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies
3:40 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
7:05 p.m. – Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies
7:08 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
7:10 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at New York Mets
8:10 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers
10:08 p.m. – San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League
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2:00 p.m. – Houston Astros at Texas Rangers
3:35 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
7:05 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
7:10 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
7:10 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox
8:15 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

MLB Interleague
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7:05 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates

NHL Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens
7:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at Washington Capitals
7:00 p.m. – Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins
8:00 p.m. – Ottawa Senators at Winnipeg Jets
9:00 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at Carolina Hurricanes

WNBA Finals
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No Games Scheduled