KPYN Sports for Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Dodgers try to make it 10 in a row…2 Marlins done for the season…Former Notre Dame coach Parseghian dies
ATLANTA (AP) — Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL’ pweeg) and the Dodgers try for their third 10-game winning streak this season when they face Julio Teheran and the Braves tonight in Atlanta. Los Angeles won 10 in a row from June 16-25 and 11 straight from July 4-19. The Dodgers have the best record in the majors at 75-31. Teheran is 0-6 against Los Angeles.
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez will require Tommy John surgery for the second time, ending his season and potentially his career. They 34-year-old has been sidelined since July 17 because of a left knee injury. The Marlins say the elbow issue surfaced during his rehabilitation, and an MRI disclosed a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Recovery typically takes 12 months. Also lost for the season is Marlins shortstop J.T. Riddle, who’s been out since July 19 with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery next week.
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals are hoping a good night’s sleep will help his aching neck. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner hit his first career homer last night in Miami, but pitched only one inning before exiting because of a neck spasm. The team says he had slept funny and left the game as a precaution. Scherzer left with Washington leading 6-0, but the Marlins rallied for a 7-6 victory.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Former University of Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian has died. He was 94. Parseghian took over a foundering football program and restored it to glory with two national championships in 11 seasons. He abruptly retired after the 1974 season at age 51 with a record of 95-17-4. Parseghian had recently returned to his home in Indiana after spending more than a week in a nursing care facility in South Bend, Indiana. He was treated for an infection in his surgically repaired hip.
CHICAGO (AP) — North America’s best soccer players take on a top international team tonight in Chicago. Major League Soccer’s all-stars host Real (ray-AL’) Madrid at sold-out Soldier Field, capping a three-day celebration of the sport.