Lunch Break: Tuesday’s sports headlines

July 5th, 2011 at 11:08 am by under Sports

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Welcome to this post 4th of July edition of the Lunch Break!  Here are the latest headlines from around the sports world.

Brewers continue to struggle
Even at the friendly confines of Miller Park, the Milwaukee Brewers found a way to drop another game.  This one to the Arizona Diamondbacks.  After leading 6-1, the D’Backs scored seven unanswered to send the Brewers to their sixth loss in seven games. The crew have been without slugger Ryan Braun who is recovering from a calf injury. There is no word on whether Braun will suit up for tonight’s game two against Arizona.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm.

Pujols could be back tonight
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols could be back in action as soon as tonight, returning from a fractured wrist he suffered on June 19th.  Pujols was initially expected to miss 4-6 weeks but a CT scan on Friday showed the injury was progressing rapidly.  The Cardinals lead the Brewers by one game in the National League Central.

NFL owners, players to resume talks Tuesday
Another day, another round of negotiations on the NFL labor front.  A day after a group of NFL retirees filed class action lawsuit against both the league and the union, to be included in the talks, the two sides are expected to meet again in New York.  The sides have met five times over the last few weeks but still no resolution appears imminent.  Sources within the NFL have said that July 14th is a “drop dead date” to have a deal done without affecting the start of training camp or the preseason.

Woods to miss British Open
Tiger Woods says he will not play in the British Open as he continues to recover from pain in his left knee and achilles.  Woods said on his website that he was advised by doctors not to play in the third major of the season.  Woods said last week that he would not return to competition until he was 100 percent recovered.  Tiger has dropped all the way to  17th in the latest World Golf Rankings.

Evans wins Stage Four, Hushovd leads
Cadel Evans of Australia won stage four of the Tour de France today, while Norway’s Thor Hushovd maintained his overall lead.  Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain is in 69th place, and trails his main rival, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, by 1 minute, 38 seconds.

Tonight on FOX 11:

  • We’ll hear from the Milwaukee Brewers as they get set for game two against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • We’ll have the latest from the NFL, as negotiations continue on a new collective bargaining agreement.
  • Another major missed for Tiger, we’ll have the latest on his continued fall from greatness.
  • The Tour de France is four stages in, how do they favorites stack up?  We’ll have an update.
  • Join Drew Smith and the rest of the FOX 11 Sports Team at 5:00pm and 9:00pm.

Join us each day at Noon on www.fox11online.com for the “Lunch Break.”

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