Coco Gauff, 17, Jennifer Brady lead US Olympic tennis team


Coco Gauff and Jennifer Brady will lead a U.S. Olympic tennis team that will go to the Tokyo Games without any of the country’s two highest-ranked women or four top men, according to a roster obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

The list of players heading to Japan includes 17-year-old Gauff, 2021 Australian Open runner-up Brady, Jessica Pegula and Alison Riske for women’s singles, and Tommy Paul, Frances Tiafoe, Tennys Sandgren and Marcos Giron for men’s singles.

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Notably absent: Serena and Venus Williams, the owners of a combined nine Olympic medals, in addition to their 30 total Grand Slam singles titles and another 14 majors together in doubles.

Sofia Kenin, the Australian Open champion and French Open runner-up in 2020, is currently the highest-ranked American woman, at No. 6, but opted not to go to the Olympics.

“That was a difficult decision, but I spoke and discussed that with my agents,” Kenin said after losing 6-2, 6-4 to American Madison Brengle in Wimbledon’s second round Wednesday. “I couldn’t take anyone with me, and I definitely wanted to have someone.”

The Tokyo Games were postponed a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic, and COVID-19 cases are rising in the host city now. The Olympics open on July 23, less than two weeks after Wimbledon ends.

Serena Williams, who is ranked No. 8, ruled herself out over the weekend. She injured her right leg during her match at the All England Club on Tuesday and is out of the tournament.

Brady is No. 15 in the WTA rankings, Gauff — a quarterfinalist at the French Open this year — is No. 23, Pegula No. 26 and Riske No. 29.

The first four U.S. men in the ATP rankings — Reilly Opelka, John Isner, Taylor Fritz and Sebastian Korda — all decided not to participate in the Olympics, as did the country’s sixth-highest man, Sam Querrey. Korda passed up joining golf star sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda in Tokyo.

Instead, this week’s rankings of the men signed up for singles are No. 52 Tommy Paul, No. 57 Frances Tiafoe, No. 66 Marcos Giron and No. 68 Tennys Sandgren. Tiafoe beat No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, the French Open runner-up, at Wimbledon on Monday.

“It’s going to be a different Olympics from years past; it’s going to take away from it. That being said, I feel like, as an athlete, I have to go at least once. So when I got the option, I absolutely jumped on it,” Giron said. “I understand why a lot of the other guys aren’t going. But I’m excited and stoked.”

Eligibility was based on the rankings of June 14, the day after the French Open ended.

“It’s in a pandemic, which will be, probably, not as enjoyable as the past. And I think for American tennis players, it’s not a huge priority. It’s not as much of a priority as (in) some of the other countries,” Querrey said Wednesday after eliminating No. 8 seed Pablo Carreño Busta at Wimbledon.

“For most of the Americans, if you play in it, great. But I think for me, I’d rather go play (tour events in) Cabo, Atlanta, D.C. I would rather win Indian Wells than win an Olympic gold, and I think at lot of the other guys feel the same way,” he said. “Just not a huge priority in the calendar.”

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The International Tennis Federation was expected to announce each country’s Summer Games entrants for the sport Thursday.

According to the U.S. roster, the rest of its team includes pairings of Gauff with Nicole Melichar, and Pegula with Bethanie Mattek-Sands for women’s doubles, and Tiafoe with Rajeev Ram, and Sandgren with Austin Krajicek for men’s doubles.

For the Tokyo Paralympics, which begin Aug. 24, the U.S. tennis team is led by eight-time medalist David Wagner. Also listed: Bryan Barten, Dana Mathewson, Emmy Kaiser, Shelby Baron, Casey Ratzlaff and Conner Stroud.



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Oakland TV crew robbed at gunpoint hours after police chief slams $18M budget cut amid homicide surge


A pair of robbers in Oakland, California, held up a television news crew at gunpoint just hours after the city’s police chief warned of safety concerns following officials’ decision to slash his department’s budget by more than $18 million, police said. 

The news crew was filming an interview with the city’s director of violence prevention outside City Hall around 3 p.m. local time Monday when two armed suspects tried to take their camera, the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. A scuffle broke out and a private security guard, contracted by the news agency, pulled out his gun and told the robbers to leave.

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The suspects fled without the camera and no one was hurt, police said.

At the time, the crew was interviewing Guillermo Cespedes, head of the city’s Department of Violence Prevention, the police department confirmed.

The robbery attempt occurred just hours after Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong asked City Council members to put “politics aside” and place people’s lives “before political agendas” when speaking about their decision to cut the department’s budget by $18 million.

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“Far too often in these meetings we are talking about numbers. We are talking about money and costs,” Armstrong said at the time. “I don’t know what the cost of a life is. But I know not having resources makes our city less safe.”

Much of the funds will be diverted to the Department of Violence Prevention, which was created in 2017 with the goal of decreasing homicides by 80% over three years, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The city has recorded 65 homicides so far in 2021, compared to the 35 counted at this time last year, the department said. 

Speaking exclusively to “Fox News Primetime” on Tuesday, Armstrong said he did not believe that the city needed to “reduce police forces in order to achieve safety.”

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“We believe that we need more resources to address the high spike in crime in the city of Oakland,” the city’s top cop said, “and that’s really what I have been asking for – more support and resources to address the serious issue we are facing here.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano and Charles Creitz contributed to this report, as well as The Associated Press. 



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Air Force revises physical fitness test to allow walking, planks


The U.S. Air Force this week will announce changes to its physical fitness test and will no longer require candidates to run.

A senior spokesperson for the Air Force confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that changes – designed to personalize the testing process – would be publicly detailed on Thursday. They were explained by the branch’s Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne Bass earlier this week.

The fitness test has traditionally consisted of a 1.5 mile run, sit-ups and push-ups.

In lieu of standard push-ups, members will be able to hold themselves in a raised pushup position and lift their arms alternately.

For the core portion, they can also choose between planks and traditional sit-ups. 

Members will also be able to do a shorter shuttle run or a walk instead of legging it out for 1.5 miles. 

The push-up and sit-up portions will each count for 20 points out of a cumulative 100 point score.

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The modifications were first detailed by Task & Purpose, and confirmed by Fox News. The Air Force will begin to transition to the new model for a six-month trial period before they become available in 2022.

Other alternative options may be announced in the future.

The Air Force is also designing a new test for body composition that will not be based purely on weight or waist measurements.

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In response to the changes, one Reddit user wrote that he tried to sell “walking 18 holes” on a golf course to his chief, which was a “no go.”

Another user said the walk test is a “trap” and “is actually harder than the run in a lot of ways.”

Many users were excited about the option for a shuttle run as opposed to the 1.5 mile distance.

“Yoga for a time limit coming next,” another user joked.

“I’ve been doing run/push-up/sit-up for almost 20 years. I’m not about to willingly change things up,” another said.

The fitness tests are scheduled to resume next month.



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Now that it's time for NIL to go, how much money will flow?


The companies that will connect college athletes with endorsement deals are ready. State laws are set, and where they’re not, the NCAA has given the green light.

It is go time for college athletes across the country who want to cash in on their celebrity and fame.

Just how much of a market there might be for so-called “name, image and likeness” compensation is unknown, but the next few months will say a lot.

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Even before Thursday’s grand opening — when a dozen state laws take effect allowing NIL deals without fear of NCAA rules violations — the jostling had begun:

In Nebraska, fast food chain Runza offered “compliant payment opportunities” to college athletes willing to promote an app to their social media followers. Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz unveiled his own personal logo. DePaul announced an “entrepreneurship and brand development program” for athletes eager to cash in on NIL — even without an Illinois law in place at the time.

Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence, whose company works with dozens of schools on NIL programming and education and provides a service connecting athletes with endorsements (including Runza’s), said the change will be eye-opening.

“What I’m most excited about,” Lawrence said, “is that everyone is underestimating how deep and wide the opportunities are going to be in terms of athletes getting NIL opportunities on Day 1 and Day 101.”

Rick Karcher, associate professor of the sports management program at Eastern Michigan, said it is too early to predict what the market will be like for everyone from star quarterbacks to a Division III golfer.

“Economic theory would tell you that there’s a limited pie of money that’s going to spent,” he said. “There’s only so much money that’s going to be spent on college athletes in terms of endorsements. They’ll be competing for that money.”

Michael Rueda, head of U.S. sports and entertainment for the Withersworldwide law firm, predicted a flurry of initial activity.

“It’s going to be a bit of chaos,” he said.

Gopuff, a consumer goods and food delivery service operating in 650 cities, is offering athletes in any NCAA division a chance to make some money right away. An athlete with the Opendorse app will receive a pitch to promote the Gopuff brand on social media. Gopuff declined to disclose how much a participating athlete will be paid.

“Beyond the biggest stars and household names, there are countless student-athletes across the country who are pillars of their communities and appeal to broad, devoted fan bases,” said Marshall Osborne, Gopuff’s head of business development.

Platforms such as Opendorse and INFLCR make money off transaction fees and through NIL education programs, brand-building and compliance services they provide universities. At least 23 Power Five schools that responded to an Associated Press survey in May had contracts with those service providers. More schools have announced deals since.

Rueda said there is a wide variance when it comes to NIL preparedness for schools and athletes. Some are more than ready to jump right in.

“Over the course of doing this for many years, my client tends to get younger and they are very savvy and proactive,” Rueda said. “The ability to monetize yourself, the ability to build a brand, student-athletes of this generation are ready.”

But the nitty gritty of making a deal can be cumbersome, and he said athletes need professional guidance to navigate the fine print of contracts that could include, among other things, no-compete clauses barring them from promoting similar brands, morals clauses and copyright language.

Rueda said schools, if they aren’t already doing it, need to teach their athletes how to protect their rights and recognize and avoid bad deals.

“Some of the small deals are dictated by legal documents,” he said. “There are clauses in there that can trip you up, and you have to be aware of at least what it means. You may not be able to sort of dissect the nuances, but you have to understand what the impact is because brands are savvy enough to stick that stuff in there.”

Karcher remains uncertain on how much the rank-and-file college athletes stand to gain — beyond the right to make money off NIL. Most experts believe athletes stand to earn hundreds of dollars, not hundreds of thousands.

Karcher said in many cases, the athlete will be the one pursuing opportunities with brands, not the other way around.

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“If an athlete can say I’m going to make 500 bucks a year, is it worth all the time and thought and effort trying to get it?” Karcher said

As for the well-known college athletes or those with a large social-media presence and a strong desire to build their brands, they might make some money.

“But I don’t know how you can predict today what they’re going to make,” Karcher said. “They’re competing, the companies are competing against each other to get the athletes what they want locally and at a national level. To me, the big question mark is how much are they willing to pay?

“How much is someone willing to pay for college athletes. We assume, ‘Oh gosh, they’ll generate so much money from whoever.’ To me the jury’s out on that.”



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Bill Cosby ruling could have chilling effect on survivors, sexual assault victim advocates say


Bill Cosby’s release from prison could have a chilling effect on survivors coming forward after Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out the famed comic’s conviction on Wednesday, advocates for sexual assault victims told Fox News. 

“It is incredibly disappointing. It is shocking that someone could have committed so many sexual assaults and get away with it because of a procedural decision,” Scott Berkowitz, the president of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, said Wednesday. 

Cosby was released from prison nearly three years into a three- to 10-year sentence after he was convicted in 2018 of sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.

BILL COSBY’S SEX ASSAULT CONVICTION OVERTURNED BY PENNSYLVANIA COURT

Former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor agreed not to prosecute Cosby criminally in the mid-2000s in exchange for Cosby’s testimony in a civil case. 

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that District Attorney Kevin Steele, who arrested and brought charges against Cosby in 2015, was bound by his predecessor’s promise not to prosecute Cosby. 

The court called Cosby’s 2015 arrest “an affront to fundamental fairness, particularly when it results in a criminal prosecution that was forgone for more than a decade.”

Bill Cosby returned to his suburban Philadelphia home after being released from prison Wednesday. 

Bill Cosby returned to his suburban Philadelphia home after being released from prison Wednesday. 
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Advocates for sexual assault victims say this could be discouraging to survivors who already don’t have faith in the criminal justice system. 

“I think anytime survivors receive a message that they will not be believed, or that justice won’t be served, or that the process towards justice serves to create more harm and more trauma, then some survivors will choose not to go forward,” Renee Branson, the executive director of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency, told Fox News.

Berkowitz said that survivors make a “very rational decision” about whether to go to the police to report sexual assault. 

“The process is hard on survivors and it’s only worth going through, in the end, if there’s a reasonable chance at justice,” Berkowitz said. 

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Andrea Constand, whose allegations helped land Cosby behind bars, urged “all victims to have their voices heard” on Wednesday after the comic was released from prison. 

“Today’s majority decision regarding Bill Cosby is not only disappointing but of concern in that it may discourage those who seek justice for sexual assault in the criminal justice system from reporting or participating in the prosecution of the assailant or may force a victim to choose between filing either a criminal or civil action,” Constand said in a statement on Twitter. 



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Revised vote count again shows tight NYC mayoral race following Tuesday's tally tumult


The New York City Board of Elections released an update Wednesday evening, showing mayoral candidates Eric Adams neck-and-neck with Kathryn Garcia following the fallout over a significant tabulation error.

The city’s rank-choice votes are largely in, with Adams edging ahead of Garcia by 51 percent to 49 percent of the votes, though there are another 124,000 absentee ballots still to be counted.

New York launched rank-choice voting this year – which relies on voters ranking their candidate preferences in order rather than selecting one candidate on the ballot. 

NYC MAYORAL PRIMARY IN CHAOS AFTER 135,000 PRE-ELECTION TEST BALLOTS COUNTED

The city’s mayoral race was the first major test in the new voting system, but the board’s Tuesday announcement that 135,000 pre-election test votes had been accidentally counted left some questioning the new system.

“Yesterday’s rankedchoice voting reporting error was unacceptable and we apologize to the voters and to the campaigns for the confusion,” Commissioners of the Board of Elections said in a statement Wednesday.

“Let us be clear: rank-choice voting was not the problem, rather a human error that could have been avoided,” the group said, adding that the error had been corrected and an extra layer of review implemented.

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Mayoral candidate Maya Wiley, who was endorsed by New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was “eliminated” from the race Wednesday, according to the board’s latest tally.

But Wiley maintains the race is far from over.

“With more than 120,000 absentee ballots left to count – in addition to provisional ballots and potential recanvassing of results – this election is still wide open,” she said in a statement.

Adams is currently leading the race over Garcia by more than 14,750 votes, an advantage not all that different from Tuesday’s tally that included the “test ballots.”

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“Our campaign was the first choice of voters on Election Day and is leading this race by a significant margin,” Adams said in a statement, adding he and his team believe the majority of the absentee ballots will “favor” him.  

Garcia said she remains “confident” but is “taking nothing for granted.” She encouraged all candidates to patiently await the tally of the 124,000 absentee ballots. 



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Former Victoria's Secret model accuses brand of 'performative ally ship' after company ditches Angels


Former Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm slammed the lingerie brand for “performative ally ship” in a recent viral TikTok video.

Malcolm called the brand’s “performative ally ship” a “joke” in the video after Victoria’s Secret did away with their models, referred to as Angels, and partnered with diverse spokeswomen, including soccer star Megan Rapinoe, instead. 

“Too little, too late Victoria’s Secret,” Malcolm captioned her TikTok.  

“Your performative ally ship is a joke.” 

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Malcolm spent the video comparing a bra she wore during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to her bra now to show how underweight she was at the time. Malcolm wore a 30A cup bra during the show in 2016, but now wears a 34B.  

“The sadness behind my eyes from the 2016 show breaks my heart,” Malcolm said in the video. 

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Malcolm then claimed she was not cast in the 2017 show after her bra size changed.  

“I was rejected from the show in 2017 by Ed Razek,” Malcolm said, referring to the former Chief Marketing Officer of Victoria’s Secret. “He said ‘my body did not look good enough.’ I wore a size 30B at that point.” 

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Razek resigned from his role as the Chief Marketing Officer in 2019. A year before resigning, he had publicly claimed that the show should not cast transgenders because “it is a fantasy.” 

The company canceled the fashion show in November of 2019. 

Victoria’s Secret emphasized the brand’s new leadership team in a statement to Fox News on Wednesday. 

“There is a new leadership team at Victoria’s Secret who is fully committed to the continued transformation of the brand with a focus on creating an inclusive environment for our associates, customers and partners to celebrate, uplift and champion all women,” the statement said. 

To diversify the lingerie brand, Victoria’s Secret brought on a team of women to promote the brand through a podcast series. The list of women includes Rapinoe, actress Priyanka Chopra, model Adut Akech, skier Eileen Gu, transgender model Valentina Sampaio, plus-size model Paloma Elesser and journalist Amanda de Cadenet. 

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The podcast series will feature ten episodes and give the women an opportunity to tell their stories.



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MLB fan gets blasted by security guard after running onto field at Yankee Stadium


A fan at Yankee Stadium got slammed to the ground by security after he attempted to run onto the outfield grass on Tuesday night during New York’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.

TMZ Sports obtained the video of the incident, which occurred during the sixth inning of the game. The fan decided to hop over the wall and expected to take a run around the outfield grass, but a security guard was there as soon as he stepped onto the dirt near the third baseline.

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Two other Yankee Stadium security guards ran onto the field to assist the guard who tackled the fan to the ground. They eventually wrapped handcuffs around the fan’s wrists and took him off the field.

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TMZ Sports reported the fan was detained for approximately five hours after the incident happened. However, he reportedly didn’t face any permanent ban from the stadium. The website cited sources saying that he was hit with a citation and was allowed to leave.

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The Yankees ended up pulling out an 11-5 victory over the Angels. Gary Sanchez and Miguel Andujar clobbered solo homers, and Aaron Judge smashed a two-run bomb to lead New York’s offensive outburst.

Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI for the Angels in the loss.



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Turley: Cosby ruling an example where prosecutors can undermine their own case, court was ‘clearly correct'


George Washington University law professor and Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley joined criminal defense attorney Donna Rotunno on “The Story” Tuesday to react to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturning the sex assault conviction of Bill Cosby.

DONNA ROTUNNO: This is such an unbelievable day for justice. When we look at the system of justice, we have to remember there’s nothing more important than the presumption of innocence, nothing more important than the way evidence is admitted at a trial, and we’re learning today you can’t allow all of these attacks to come in. These uncharged crimes with vague evidence. I think the court was very clear on the fact that if you make a deal, that deal should mean something, and bringing in the uncharged crimes was quite a problem here. I think this is not only a wonderful day for the system under which we all live, but it’s a wonderful day for others who are sitting in prison looking at this same type of situation.

JONATHAN TURLEY: I think the court was clearly correct. This was a trial that became entirely untethered from basic principles of due process. This is part of the corrosive effect of high-profile trials. The prosecutors, the judge, discarded basic guarantees of a defendant. Here, an earlier prosecutor determined that he did not have evidence to try [Bill] Cosby on these charges. So he agreed he would not do so if Cosby agreed to participate in depositions. He took four depositions. The depositions were clearly done on the basis of this promise. Then his successor just ignored it. It became what the court called a bait and switch. Then magnifying that problem, the court allowed these other women whose cases were not charged in the trial to essentially present their own alleged victimization. That created a pile-up of violations. This is an example where prosecutors can undermine their own case because they are getting everything that they want. This judge just let them get away with a lot of these moves, ultimately damned the case. The victims should be more upset with how the prosecutors and judge did this. If they had any chance of convicting him, they destroyed it by ignoring that agreement and having these witnesses testify on uncharged crimes.

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Ashby tagged, but Brewers sweep Cubs for 8th straight win


Highly touted Milwaukee prospect Aaron Ashby got hammered for seven runs in the first inning of his big league debut, but Luis Urias homered twice as the Brewers rallied to rout the Chicago Cubs 15-7 Wednesday for their eighth straight win.

The Brewers swept the three-game series and increased their NL Central lead to six games over Chicago. The Cubs lost their sixth in a row.

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Willy Adames hit a grand slam during an eight-run burst in the fourth inning that put Milwaukee ahead 14-7. His error at shortstop helped the Cubs break loose at the start against Ashby.

Called up from Triple-A to start, the 23-year-old Ashby — and nephew of two-time All-Star pitcher Andy Ashby — was in trouble right away.

Willson Contreras led off the game with a single and the Cubs loaded the bases with no outs. Javier Baez hit a two-run single, Adames’ misplay let another run score and bunt single produced a run.

After a double steal, a run-scoring wild pitch and two walks, Ashby exited with the bases loaded, two outs and trailing 5-0. Miguel Sanchez relieved and gave up a two-run single to Patrick Wisdom.

In all, the left-handed Ashby was charged with seven runs, four of them earned, on four hits and three walks.

Five Brewers relievers combined for 8 1/3 scoreless innings. Trevor Richards (3-0) wound up with the win.

Milwaukee, meanwhile, bounced back against Jake Arrieta and the Chicago bullpen.

Urias had his first multi-homer game in the majors and finished with three hits and four RBIs. Jace Peterson drove in three runs with a pair of singles.

Slumping outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. had his second multi-hit game in the series and just his fifth of the season.

LOBATON TO IL

Chicago placed catcher Jose Lobaton on the 60-day injured list with a sprained right shoulder suffered on the final play of Chicago’s 2-1 loss Tuesday night.

Lobaton was injured when he tried to hurdle over Brewers closer Josh Hader, who slipped while trying to cover first on Lobaton’s two-out chopper with two out in the ninth. Lobaton landed awkwardly on his right shoulder and after a lengthy examination on the field, needed help removing his following after the game.

He’s the latest backup catcher to go down with an injury for the Cubs this season. Chicago signed veteran Austin Romine to play behind Contreras in spring training, only to lose him to the 60-day IL in late April. His replacement, Tony Wolters, was later cut when the Cubs called up P.J. Higgins from Triple-A, only to suffer a strained forearm that ultimately required season-ending surgery on his flexor tendon.

Higgins’ injury opened the door for Lobaton, a 10-year MLB veteran who appeared in six games for Chicago before his injury.

“Lobey’s done nothing but be ready and he works his tail off,” Chicago manager David Ross said. “Hopefully, it’s a speedy recovery for him.”

Chicago recalled catcher Taylor Gushue from Triple-A Iowa.

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TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: While Kris Bryant (right side) and Anthony Rizzo (back) were held out of the series finale Wednesday, Wisdom left the game with left side tightness and a right eye contusion.

Brewers: Second baseman Kolten Wong (hamstring) was held out of the lineup but available off the bench.

UP NEXT

Cubs: After getting a day off Thursday, the Cubs continue their 10-game road trip Friday in Cincinnati behind RHP Alec Mills (3-1, 5.11 ERA). Mills is 3-0 with a 3.74 ERA in eight career appearances (five starts) against the Reds and has a 6.43 ERA in four starts in Cincinnati.

Brewers: Milwaukee tries to continue its winning streak behind RHP Corbin Burnes (3-4, 2.53 ERA), who gets the start in the first of a four-game series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Burnes got a no-decision his last time out despite holding the Rockies to a run over six innings. He’s 3-0 with a 3.19 ERA in 15 career games against Pittsburgh.



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