Sports June 20
The St. Louis Cardinals have come to terms with Marco Gonzales, their top pick from the Major League Baseball draft this month. Gonzales, taken 19th overall, pitched and played infield at Gonzaga but was drafted as a pitcher. The left-hander is coming off a junior season in which he went 7-3 with a 2.80 ERA. He started 16 of the 17 games he pitched, striking out 96 and walking 25 in 106 innings.
He also led the Bulldogs with a .311 batting average with two home runs and 26 RBIs.He earned the 2012 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year and was a Golden Spike finalist. He finished his college career with a 26-7 record and a 2.34 ERA.Terms of the contract were not disclosed on Wednesday.
The Portland Trail Blazers will open their NBA Summer League schedule on Saturday, July 13, against the Phoenix Suns in Las Vegas.The NBA, which released the scheduled Wednesday, says Portland will then play the Lakers on July 14 and the Chicago Bulls on July 16.After those games, the Trail Blazers and the other 21 teams participating in Las Vegas will be seeded for a single-elimination tournament that ends with a championship game.The top ten seeds get a first-round bye.Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was the co-MVP of last year's NBA Summer League, providing fans with a glimpse of what was to come in the regular season, when he averaged 19 points and won the Rookie of the Year award.