(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  Pitino out at Louisville.  Wade officially joins James in Cleveland.  Cubs clinch second straight division title.  Trump continues war with NFL.  Bears battle Packers.

>>Louisville Places Rick Pitino On Unpaid Leave

(Louisville, KY)  —  Rick Pitino is on his way out as head basketball coach at Louisville.  The school placed him on unpaid administrative leave yesterday amid a fraud and money laundering investigation.  Pitino’s lawyer says the long-time coach has been effectively fired.

>>Wade Signs With Cavs After Clearing Waivers

(Cleveland, OH)  —  Dwyane Wade and LeBron James are officially reuniting in Cleveland.  Wade has signed a one-year, 2.3-million-dollar contract with the Cavaliers after clearing waivers.  The 35-year-old won a pair of championships and made four trips to the NBA Finals with James during their days with the Miami Heat.

>>Cubs Clinch Second Straight NL Central Crown

(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Cubs are celebrating their second straight NL Central championship.  Chicago clinched the division crown with a 5-1 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis.  The defending World Series champs eliminated the Brewers from contention for the NL Central title.  The Cubs will face the NL East-champion Nationals in the NLDS.

>>Trump Warns:  NFL Will “Go To Hell”

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(Joint Base Andrews, Maryland)  —  President Trump says the NFL “is in a box” because of players protesting during the anthem.  Before leaving for a speech on tax reform in Indianapolis, the President told reporters the league must change or its business will, in his words, “go to hell.”  He added their ratings are down and he believes the players are “not respecting our country.”

>>Bears Battle Packers On “TNF”

(Green Bay, WI)  —  Week Four of the NFL season kicks off with the Bears battling the Packers tonight in Green Bay.  It’s the 195th meeting between the rivals.  The all-time series sits at 94-94-and-6, but the Packers swept the season series last year and have won 12 of the last 14 meetings overall.  QB Aaron Rodgers has asked the fans to interlock arms during the national anthem.

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Colorado Rockies 15, Miami Marlins 9
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, San Francisco Giants 3
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Washington Nationals 5
Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1
New York Mets 7, Atlanta Braves 1
Cincinnati Reds 6, Milwaukee Brewers 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 10, San Diego Padres 0

MLB American League
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Houston Astros 12, Texas Rangers 2
Oakland Athletics 6, Seattle Mariners 5
New York Yankees 6, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Cleveland Indians 4, Minnesota Twins 2
Boston Red Sox 10, Toronto Blue Jays 7
Chicago White Sox 6, Los Angeles Angels 4  (10 inn)
Kansas City Royals 7, Detroit Tigers 4

MLB Interleague
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Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Baltimore Orioles 3

NHL Preseason
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Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Montreal Canadiens 2
New Jersey Devils 4, Washington Capitals 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Buffalo Sabres 4
Winnipeg Jets 5, Ottawa Senators 3
Edmonton Oilers 4, Carolina Hurricanes 0

WNBA Finals
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No Games Scheduled

 

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

NFL
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8:25 p.m. – Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

MLB National League
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4:10 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers
7:05 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals
7:10 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
7:15 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

MLB American League
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12:10 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
7:05 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
7:10 p.m. – Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
8:05 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers
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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No Games Scheduled

NHL Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers
7:30 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers
7:30 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings
8:00 p.m. – Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues
8:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators
10:00 p.m. – San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks
10:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights
10:00 p.m. – Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks
10:30 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings

WNBA Finals
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No Games Scheduled

PGA
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Presidents Cup  (at Jersey City, NJ)