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Cubs and Mets to resume rain-suspended game


UNDATED (AP) – An anticipated showdown between Jacob deGrom and Cole Hamels will be decided without them – and a day later, to boot.


Last night’s game at Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Mets was suspended with the score tied at 1 in the top of the 10th inning following a rain delay of 53 minutes.


Michael Conforto had a 2-0 count leading off the inning when it was stopped. The game will resume at noon, Central time.


The finale of the three-game series will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game. Cubs rookie Alec Mills will go for his first big league win when he faces Jason Vargas.


The Cubs are hoping to extend their six-game winning streak.


Elsewhere in the majors:


– The A’s and the Astros wrap up their series in Houston, a day after Oakland snapped Houston’s six-game winning streak to move within a game and a-half of the AL West-leading Astros. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kul) starts for Houston, seeking his second straight win after allowing two runs over seven innings in his last start Friday at the Angels. Right-hander Trevor Cahill starts for Oakland, looking to rebound after allowing five runs in five innings in a loss at the Twins on Thursday.


– The Arizona Diamondbacks try to break out of a scoring slump when they continue their series in San Francisco. They were shut out by the Giants on Tuesday night for the second straight game, falling into a tie with Colorado atop the NL West. The Diamondbacks fell into and have gone 23 innings without scoring.




Martin Brodeur returns to Devils in business role


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Martin Brodeur (mar-TAN’ broh-DYOOR’) is returning to the New Jersey Devils as executive vice president of business development.


Brodeur is back with the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup three times and became the NHL’s all-time-leading goaltender in victories. The 46-year-old shifts to the business side after three years in hockey management as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues.


The Devils announced Brodeur’s hire Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the Blues said he left the organization to pursue other opportunities. Brodeur will report to team president Hugh Weber and will work on business opportunities for the Devils, Prudential Center and the community.


Brodeur spent 21 of his 22 NHL seasons with New Jersey, lifting the Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003 and winning the Vezina (VEH’-zih-nuh) Trophy four times as the league’s best goalie.




Idaho State athletic director fired as teams struggle to win


(Information in the following story is from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com)


POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State University says athletic director Jeff Tingey has been fired.


School President Kevin Satterlee on Tuesday told the Idaho State Journal that Tingey’s removal does not involve any scandal or violation.


Tingey will receive his $150,000 annual salary until his contract expires in June 2019.


The school last week announced that Tingey had been placed on administrative leave but didn’t offer an explanation.


Satterlee says the school is looking to change the direction of the athletic department.


Tingey has been the school’s athletic director since 2009.


The school’s football team and men’s basketball team have each had one winning season since Tingey became athletic director.


The school says it will conduct a national search for a new athletic director.



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