FRIDAY'S SPORTS REPORT
Kolten Wong hit two homers and scored three times as the Cardinals crushed the Red Sox 5-2 from Busch. Jhonny Peralta also knocked in two runs. Adam Wainwright got the win and Pat Neshek picked up his third save. The Cardinals clash with the Orioles tonight in Baltimore. It's the first of a six-game road trip that also heads to Miami. Justin Masterson gets the start for the Cards.
The NFL preseason went into full swing last night with six games. The highlights were a rematch of last year's Super Bowl that saw the Broncos pick up a 21-16 win against the Seahawks in Seattle. The Ravens dumped the 49ers 23-3, the Redskins beat up on the Pats 23-6, the Chiefs snuck past the Bengals 41-39, the Cowboys fell to the Chargers 27-7 and the Jets grabbed a 13-10 victory against the Colts.
Tonight….The Rams begin the preseason tonight on NFL Network. St. Louis meets the New Orleans Saints at the Edward Jones Dome. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Minnestota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love is reportedly set to join superstar LeBron James in Cleveland. Minnesota will trade Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick. Love will reportedly sign a five-year, 120-million-dollar contract extension with the Cavs. The trade cannot be finalized until August 23rd due to league rules. It's expected the blockbuster trade will vault the Cavaliers to front-runner status to win an NBA championship. Wiggins was the number one pick in this year's NBA Draft.
The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready for the league to hand down it's suspension to linebacker and former Mizzou Tiger Aldon Smith. The Niners are preparing for a six to eight game ban from commissioner Roger Goodell. Smith has had multiple off-the-field issues this past offseason. He's pleaded no contest to weapons charges and DUI charges. Smith was also under investigation for a false bomb threat at LAX.
The most-decorated American soccer player is calling it quits. LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan will retire from professional soccer following the 2014 MLS season. The 32-year-old has an MLS-record 138 goals, and a U.S. Men's National Team record with 57 goals and 58 assists. He is the only American player to surpass 50 goals and assists in his career. He earned MLS MVP in 2008 and won five MLS Cups. Donovan was notably left off the 2014 World Cup team. The last regular season match for the Galaxy is on October 25th in Seattle against the Sounders.