CHICAGO (AP) — Zack Greinke’s second start with the Houston Astros has been postponed by rain. The Astros were scheduled to begin a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, but the rain started to pick up in the afternoon and the game was quickly called. The teams will play a doubleheader on Tuesday.
UNDATED (AP) — A federal judge has approved an amended settlement in a class-action concussion lawsuit against the NCAA that will establish a 50-year medical-monitoring program for college athletes. The settlement was announced Monday by Hagens Berman, the law firm representing the plaintiffs. The case originated with a claim against the NCAA in 2011 by former Eastern Illinois football player Adrian Arrington.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kris Bryant capped Chicago’s four-run seventh with a three-run homer, and the Cubs rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 for a split of their four-game series. Ian Happ added a solo drive in the eighth as the NL Central leaders recovered after falling behind 3-0 in the fifth. David Phelps pitched a perfect sixth for the win, and Pedro Strop got three outs for his 10th save.
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — From their kicking battle to injuries, to Mitchell Trubisky’s up-and-down passing, the Chicago Bears continue to face familiar challenges as the ended training camp at Olivet Nazarene University and headed back to Halas Hall to prepare for Friday’s preseason game at the New York Giants.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Bassitt threw seven sharp innings, Matt Olson homered and the Oakland Athletics beat Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox 2-0. Bassitt permitted four hits, struck out seven and walked two. Olson, Robbie Grossman and Chad Pinder had two hits apiece for the Athletics, who are fighting for position in the AL wild-card race.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake has died. He was 62. The team said Drake, who joined the coaching staff in 2018, died early Sunday morning. Drake joined the Steelers in 2018, his third NFL stop after stints with the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals. Steelers president Art Rooney II called Drake a “passionate coach” with a “tremendous spirit toward life, his family, his faith and the game of football.” Drake is survived by his wife and three daughters.