Sports – Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
The Brewers played a day-night doubleheader in Chicago against the Cubs on Tuesday. Game one went to the Cubs by a 4-0 final score. The Brewers only mustered three hits against Cubs pitching, including starter Trevor Cahill, who went five innings, and gave up two of those hits. Matt Garza took the loss, he drops to 4-5 on the year. In game two, the Cubs earned a 4-1 victory, with starter Jason Hammel going seven innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 7. Brewers starter Chase Anderson left the game after just ⅔ of an inning with a bruised left quad and Ryan Braun suffered a left knee injury in the 5th. Game three is tonight with Jimmy Nelson facing Jon Lester. First pitch is at 7:05 on KFIZ.
The Milwaukee Brewers have placed right-hander Michael Blazek on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Right-hander Damien Magnifico was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, joining a big league roster for the first time.. Blazek has a 5.58 ERA in 40 appearances with the Brewers this season. He allowed four runs and four hits in one inning in Saturday’s 11-5 loss to Cincinnati. The 25-year-old Magnifico has a 3.18 ERA in 47 games for Colorado Springs
The Packers were off yesterday, as preseason game #2 lies ahead on Thursday against Oakland. Defensive Back Micah Hyde says he likes working with his group of defensive backs and that they’re a versatile group. Packers pregame begins at 5 on Thursday with kickoff at 7pm on News/Talk 1450 KFIZ.
Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers are among players ordered to submit to interview with the NFL in its performance enhancing drug probe. The players were named in an Al Jazeera America documentary about PED use in the NFL and must interview by August 25th or be suspended. ESPN Business Analyst Andrew Brandt talked about that ultimatum from the NFL. He says its a failure to communicate from the NFL and NFLPA and that everyone will have to wait and see what happens and if the players will talk to the NFL and what type of punishment will come about if they don’t.
Four fans have sued the NFL over the Hall of Fame game in Canton that was canceled because of poor field conditions.The class-action lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in northern Ohio on behalf of all the ticket holders who lost out when the Aug. 7 game was canceled after paint congealed and hardened on portions of the field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Pro Football Hall of Fame also was named in the suit. Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented ticket holders for the 2011 Super Bowl who wound up without seats in Dallas, filed the breach-of-contract lawsuit. He said the hall’s plan to only refund ticket prices was too little.