Wednesday’s stories from the world of sports include a slugger setting a career high in home runs, a dominant performance by a southpaw, a highly-respected hockey personality enduring a bump in road and more.
Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley injured his ankle while running in left field during the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over Colorado. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday’s game against the Rockies.
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit is 38th home run of the season last night in Miami’s 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals. The home run is a new career high for Stanton after he tied his career high in home runs the previous night.
Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale continued his already stellar 2017 campaign by tossing eight innings of two-hit ball in a 2-0 win against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Sale tied his career high in strikeouts with 13.
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has returned to the team after missing a day due to what the team described as a “minor” health issue. Lewis will coach in Friday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Los Angeles Chargers receiver and first-round pick Mike Williams is out for training camp after injuring his back on the first day of rookie minicamp in May. According to coach Anthony Lynn, Williams is running and “he’s doing well”. At this point, any setback could put the receiver’s entire rookie season in jeopardy.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ben McLemore fractured his right foot in a pickup game and likely won’t be ready for the start of the season.
The New York Knicks have hired former President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law to a front-office position. Craig Robinson was named vice president of player development Tuesday after a series of moves that followed the promotion of Steve Mills to president and and the hiring of Scott Perry as general manager.
The New York Knicks announced that they have signed forward Michael Beasley. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beasley holds career averages of 12.6 points and 4.7 rebounds over 23.5 minutes in 509 games (206 starts) over nine seasons with Miami, Minnesota, Phoenix, Houston and Milwaukee.
Former NHL forward and NBC Sports hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk was diagnosed with colon cancer last week. Olczyk expects to return to the broadcast booth after he completes his treatment.
The Detroit Red Wings may be forced to trade a player before the start of the regular season because of NHL salary-cap issues. Detroit is close to $4 million over the cap of $75 million, according to CapFriendly.com