The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

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.

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