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Michael Sam has apparently found a new home

Adam Wainwright gave up four runs in six-plus innings as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 6-4 at Busch.  Wainwright also drove in three while Randal Grichuk went 3-for-4.  Pat Neshek logged his fifth save as St. Louis increased its NL Central lead to two games over the Brewers. The Cards wrap up their three-game series from Busch this afternoon.  Shelby Miller gets the start.  First pitch scheduled for 12:45PM.

Cards have activated right-hander Jason Motte from the 15-day DL.  Outfielder Matt Holliday is the National League Player of the Week.  Holliday hit .370 during last week with four home runs, and 13 RBI. One final note…The Cardinals are sending Justin Masterson to the bullpen.  Masterson has gone 2-and-3 with a 7.90 ERA since joining the team.

Michael Sam has apparently found a new home.  The Rams' seventh-round draft pick is signing with the Cowboys as a member of their practice squad.  St. Louis cut the defensive end this weekend.  St. Louis welcomes Minnesota to Edward Jones Dome on Sunday. Kickoff is set for Noon on Fox.

The Blues have agreed to terms with first-round pick Robby Fabbri.  The forward will sign a three-year, two-way, entry-level deal.  Fabbri was selected 21st overall in June's draft.  The 18-year-old netted 45 goals and 42 assists in 58 games in Ontario Hockey League. 

The New York Yankees will soon add a patch to their hats and uniforms to honor retiring captain Derek Jeter.  The patch bearing his number-two and indicating his final season will debut this Sunday, when the Yankees hold a special tribute to the longtime shortstop.  The team will continue to wear the patch through the rest of the season.

The NFL is suspending Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker four games for violation of the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.  Pro Football Talk reports Welker took some Molly while at the Kentucky Derby.  He tested positive for the PED and lost his appeal, which took place two weeks ago.  He will not be permitted to practice with the team during the suspension.

Anthony Davis led all scorers with 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the United States crushed New Zealand 98-71 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.  The U.S. improves to 3-and-0 in the tournament, and faces the Dominican Republic on today. 

United States captain Tom Watson is sticking with veterans for the Ryder Cup team.  Watson has named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson to the squad.  Those three players join Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Zach Johnson who all qualified. The Ryder Cup begins September 23rd in Scotland.

 

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