Update on the latest sports
Reds try to sweep Dodgers
UNDATED (AP) – Cincinnati will try to complete its first season sweep of the Dodgers when Anthony DeSclafani starts an afternoon game at Great American Ball Park. Ross Stripling starts for Los Angeles.
The Reds are 6-0 vs the defending NL champions this year and have slowed their chased for a playoff spot this season. The franchises have been playing each other since the 1880s, dating to the Dodgers’ days in Brooklyn. This is the first year they haven’t won at least twice against Cincinnati.
In other games on the Wednesday schedule:
– Rays left-hander Blake Snell goes for his major league-leading 19th win when he starts at home against Cleveland. Snell is 18-5, a year after he went 5-7. Carlos Carrasco pitches for the Indians, who have a magic number of three for clinching their third straight AL Central title.
– The Marlins and the Mets play a single-admission doubleheader in New York to make up Monday’s rainout. Right-handers Trevor Richards and Jeff Brigham are the scheduled Miami starters. Right-hander Zack Wheeler and lefty Jason Vargas are set to go for the Mets.
– The Astros and the Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Detroit. Daniel Norris starts for Detroit against Houston’s Gerrit Cole. Houston goes into the afternoon game with a three-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the AL West.
– The Brewers will try to close ground on the NL Central-leading Cubs in their final showdown of the regular season. Chicago beat Milwaukee 3-0 last night to stretch its division lead to two games. The Cubs will start right-hander Kyle Hendricks in the finale at Wrigley Field. He is 5-1 with a 2.90 ERA in his past eight starts. Chase Anderson counters for the Brewers. The right-hander has pitched seven innings of one-hit ball in a 4-0 win over Chicago on June 12.
Foles to start for Eagles vs Bucs; Roethlisberger hopes to be ready for Chiefs
UNDATED (AP) – Nick Foles will start for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Tampa Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Super Bowl MVP has filled in since Carson Wentz tore two knee ligaments in Week 14 last year. He is 6-1, including the playoffs and the final regular-season game, in which he played only one quarter.
Coach Doug Pederson says Wentz still hasn’t been medically cleared to play. Wentz had surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL last Dec. 13.
Foles was 19 of 34 for 117 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Philadelphia’s 18-12 win over Atlanta last Thursday.
In other NFL news:
– Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday against Kansas City. The 36-year-old says he banged his elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offensive snap during last week’s ugly tie in Cleveland. The 15-year veteran had a difficult day overall against the Browns, throwing three interceptions and fumbling twice. Second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs, who beat out veteran Landry Jones to serve as Roethlisberger’s primary backup, will run with the first team if Roethlisberger can’t practice. Roethlisberger has missed just six games because of injury since the start of the 2013 season.
2026 OLYMPICS-CALGARY BID
Calgary interested in bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Calgary is considering a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, with the cost of the games estimated at $5.23 billion.
Calgary voters will decide on Nov. 13 whether they want to host the games.
Calgary 2026 bid corporation chief executive officer Mary Moran told the Calgary council the $5.23 billion figure was calculated in 2018 dollars. She says the total could be $5.99 billion by 2026.
The 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, cost about $7.7 billion.
Calgary 2026 says the required public investment from taxpayers – which comes from the city, provincial and federal governments – would be about $3 billion.
The remainder would be paid for privately via ticket sales, merchandising, licensing, corporate sponsorships and a contribution from the International Olympic Committee in cash and services.
NBC to televise Augusta Women’s Amateur final round
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – NBC Sports will televise the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur from the home course of the Masters.
The club announced the creation of the women’s event earlier this year. The first two rounds will be held at Champions Retreat Golf Club on April 3-4, and the 72 players will get a practice round at Augusta National on April 5 ahead of the final round on April 6.
NBC will show the final round from noon to 3 p.m., which is the Saturday before the Masters. CBS televises the Masters.
It will be the first time for women to compete at Augusta National.
Along with NBC showing the final round, Golf Channel will have live reports and highlights from the opening two rounds at Champions Retreat.