Sox postponed in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles’ home game against the Chicago White Sox was postponed Monday night because of safety concerns after riots broke out near Camden Yards following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, at the stadium for a previously planned visit, said tonight’s game between the Orioles and White Sox could be moved — possibly to Nationals Park in Washington — if safety continued to be an issue.
Rioters looted stores and threw rocks and bricks at Baltimore police about three miles from the stadium in the wake of the mysterious death of Gray. He died April 19 after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody. About 1,000 fans were inside the stadium at the time, and many gates already had been closed.
Bryant drives in 2 in Cubs shutout
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant drove in two runs, Jason Hammel threw eight sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Pittsburgh 4-0 on Monday night, ending the Pirates’ five-game winning streak.
Another touted Cubs prospect, rookie Addison Russell, got a hit and scored a run in his Wrigley Field debut.
Russell lost control of his bat in the seventh inning and it flew into the stands, injuring a fan. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, seated near the fan, asked a team trainer for ice and a towel and assisted until paramedics arrived. The fan was carried from the stands on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Packers to retire Favre’s No. 4 vs. Bears
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will give thanks to Brett Favre during their Thanksgiving night game.
The Packers announced Monday what had been long expected: Favre’s dark green No. 4 jersey will be unveiled on the north facade of Lambeau Field at halftime of the Nov. 26 game against the rival Chicago Bears.
Cavaliers lose Love to shoulder injury
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team’s next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland’s NBA title hopes.
Love was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over Boston as the Cavs completed a first-round series sweep. He got his left arm locked with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball.