Triathlon canceled after dropping Trump’s name
A triathlon scheduled for a Trump National golf course in North Carolina has been canceled just days after the race director changed the name of the event to distance it from President Donald Trump’s name.
The Charlotte Observer reports “Tri at the Trump,” was scheduled for Oct. 8. Race organizer Chuck McAllister said he received several complaints over the summer about the name of the race. On Tuesday, McAllister announced the name had been changed to “Tri for Good.”
On Saturday, McAllister decided to cancel the race, not wanting the event to become even more politicized.
The race benefits children who have cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. This year would have been the triathlon’s fourth year.
McAllister said he intends to bring the race back in 2018.
Cubs’ Contreras receives 2-game suspension, Lackey fined
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended two-games by Major League Baseball on Saturday for “inappropriate actions” stemming from a tirade and ejection during the Cubs’ win Friday against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.
Contreras and starter John Lackey, who also was ejected, both received undisclosed fines. Contreras appealed and was in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.
The discipline is the result of Friday’s episode in which Contreras and Lackey argued with umpire Jordan Baker during the fifth inning about the strike zone. After Lackey was ejected, Contreras continued to complain and was also quickly ejected.
Contreras then took off his mask and threw it to the ground. The mask bounced and hit the umpire in the leg.
Bellinger hits 38th HR
Cody Bellinger hit his 38th homer to match the National League single-season record for rookies, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Saturday to inch closer to the NL West title.