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  • 06 Jun
    CHICAGO -- Miguel Montero snapped an eighth-inning tie with the third pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 in their NL Championship Series opener Saturday night.Pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan was intentionally walked by Joe Blanton with two outs in the eighth, loading the bases and bringing up closer Aroldis Chapmans spot in the batting order.Cubs manager Joe Maddon sent up Montero, who drove an 0-2 slider into the right-field bleachers for his first hit of the playoffs. The crowd of 42,376 at Wrigley Field roared as Montero rounded the bases and kept cheering until the veteran catcher popped out of the dugout for a curtain call.Dexter Fowler homered on the next pitch as the Cubs rebounded quickly from a shaky performance by their bullpen. Adrian Gonzalez hit a tying, two-run single off Chapman in the top half of the inning for Los Angeles. Custom Soccer Jerseys . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. Custom College Jerseys . The Islanders dealt Thomas Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens after less than a year on Long Island. Meanwhile, the Oilers dealt long-time sniper Ales hemsky to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-rounder in 2015. http://www.customjerseysnearme.com/custom-basketball-jerseys-136h.html . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. Clearance Custom Jerseys . Ouellette, from Montreal, already has three Olympic gold medals since joining the team in 1999. Wholesale Custom Jerseys . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. "Im proud of the way Im playing just now, because I had to do a lot of work to get back to where I want to be," Murray said after celebrating with his teammates on the red clay court in a temporary stadium in left field of the downtown home of baseballs San Diego Padres. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Retired Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been elected chairman of USA Basketball.Dempsey replaces Jerry Colangelo, who held the position for two terms but will now focus on his role as managing director of the U.S. mens national team.Dempsey was elected Monday during a meeting of USA Basketballs board of directors. His term is 2017--2020.ddddddddddddHe retired last year after 41 years in the military, the last four as the senior officer in the Armed Forces and the military adviser to the secretary of defense and the president. He was appointed special adviser to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in January. ' ' '