Midwest Sports Headlines: 8/8/18
Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner has a future in the NFL. But he also hopes his future includes the growth and development of his foundation, RiseUp, which aims to provide hope and inspire the next generation. Eventually, he wants to establish a series of football-centric summer camps for kids that come from a variety of backgrounds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Montgomery allowed five singles over six-plus innings, David Bote drove in a career-high three runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0. Montgomery (4-4), who the Royals drafted in the first round in 2008, picked up his first win since June 29. Montgomery is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals.
MIAMI (AP) — Streaking Matt Carpenter hit his 30th home run, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Miami Marlins 3-2. Carpenter connected for the fourth time in five games and increased his career high for home runs. He also extended his streak of reaching base safely to 26 games, the longest active string in the majors.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tiger Woods at times looks similar to the guy who won the PGA Championship four times among his 14 major titles, except for the results. And except for the way he began the week of the final major of the year. He took an ice bath. Woods says at 42 and having gone through four back surgeries, he has to manage his game. His results in the majors have been inconsistent
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heavy storms that rolled through Missouri helped with the oppressive heat, but the rain also sent the humidity soaring at the PGA Championship. That was bad news for Dustin Johnson, who forgot to pack shorts for one of the few events at which PGA Tour players are allowed to wear them for practice rounds. That shouldn’t be as much trouble next year, when the PGA moves to May and will be played at Bethpage on New York’s Long Island.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Davis Love III will join a select club when he plays in his 100th major championship this weekend. There are only 14 others who have played in that many majors, a list that is topped by Jack Nicklaus with 164 starts. The 54-year-old Love’s first was the 1986 PGA Championship at Inverness, so it’s a nice coincidence he’s reaching triple digits at the PGA Championship this weekend at Bellerive.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Spieth will take a second stab at winning the career Grand Slam when the PGA Championship begins Thursday at Bellerive in St. Louis. Spieth has struggled much of the season. But he was in contention at the British Open last month and thinks he has a chance to win the only major championship missing from his resume.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Francesco Molinari made his major championship debut 12 years ago at the Masters alongside Tiger Woods and didn’t make it to the weekend. That wasn’t devastating. All he was doing was caddying for brother Edoardo. A dozen years later, Molinari was again with Woods at a major, this time beating him to win the British Open. He now looks to build on his remarkable summer at the PGA Championship, the final major of the year.