Sports News - July 28

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Ndamukong Suh is ready to start training camp — and he said any uncertainty about his contract shouldn’t be a distraction.  According to the Omaha World Herald, Suh said, “That’s what you’ve got agents for.  They can take care of business, and just go from there.”  Veterans reported to camp yesterday, and the Lions will practice today. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and as always, the spotlight will be on the two-time All-Pro when he takes the field for Detroit.

The Baseball Hall of Fame has added six new members who have taken their place among the greats of the game.  It was a big day for the Atlanta Braves, who saw former pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine enshrined along with longtime manager Bobby Cox.  Those three were part of a dominating Braves era that saw the team win 14 straight division titles.  Maddux and Glavine are 300-game winners and Cox is fourth on the all-time victory list.  Number 3 on that list is Tony LaRussa, who has also been inducted along with fellow managing great Joe Torre.  LaRussa is a four-time manager of the year who won 12 division titles, six pennants and three World Series. Torre is fifth on the managerial wins list and captured 10 division titles, six AL pennants and four World Series with the Yankees.  Slugger Frank Thomas rounds out the class of 2014. He hit .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs in his 19-year career mostly with the White Sox.

Capturing his fifth Brickyard 400 victory title yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago when he captured his first. The win moved Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher, who has five Formula One victories over the famed Indianapolis oval.

Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3. That ends the Royals' winning streak at five.  The Royals are now 5 games behind the Tigers in the AL Central.  

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at New Orleans (Bsbl-7:00).

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 5 New Orleans 8 (Bsbl).

      Final          Miami                    4    Houston                  2
      Final          Toronto                5    N-Y  Yankees          4
      Final          Boston                  3    Tampa  Bay              2
      Final          Minnesota            4    Chi  White  Sox      3
      Final          Cleveland          10    Kansas  City          3
      Final          L.A.  Angels        2    Detroit                  1
      Final          Baltimore            3    Seattle                  2,  10  Innings
      Final          Oakland                9    Texas                      3
      Final          Washington          4    Cincinnati            2
      Final          Philadelphia      4    Arizona                  2
      Final          N-Y  Mets              2    Milwaukee              0
      Final          St.  Louis            1    Chi  Cubs                0
      Final          Pittsburgh          7    Colorado                5
      Final          Atlanta                8    San  Diego              3
      Final          L.A.  Dodgers      4    San  Francisco      3
      Final    Minnesota        76    Connecticut      65
      Final    Washington      77    Atlanta              67
      Final    Tulsa                79    Chicago              69

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