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Ohio Sports News

Last Update on July 03, 2015 05:31 GMT


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.

Aviles homered off Xavier Cedeno (1-0), extending Tampa Bay's losing streak to five games. Michael Brantley had a RBI single and sacrifice fly for the Indians, who also got run-scoring singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee fined the players undisclosed amounts on Thursday.

The infractions occurred in matches played last week -- Perquis (embellishment) against D.C. United; Higuain (simulation) against the Revolution; Rowe (hands to neck) against Columbus; and Phillips (failing to leave the field in timely manner after red card) against the New York Red Bulls.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful right knee arthroscopic surgery and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.

The Cavaliers say Mozgov had the procedure Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Surgicenter.

Late last month, the team picked up the $5 million option on his contract for next season.

The 7-foot-1 center was acquired in a January trade from Denver in exchange for two first-round draft picks.

Mozgov transformed the Cavs on defense, giving them a rim-protecting big man after Anderson Varejao was lost for the season.

Mozgov, who will turn 29 in mid-July, averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 45 regular-season starts. He became a needed offensive option during the postseason, averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in 20 postseason starts.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 03, 2015 15:01 GMT


LONDON (AP) -- French Open champion and Wimbledon fourth seed Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK'-ah) has advanced to the fourth round at the All-England Club with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco of Spain. The match took less than two hours to complete. The women's fourth-seed, Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah), has a match as well today.

The two top-seeds are also scheduled to play. Serena Williams is facing Britain's Heather Watson while Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) is playing Bernard Tomic (TOH'-mihch).

Among the Americans in action today are men's No. 17 John Isner (IHZ'-nur) and women's 16th-seed Venus Williams.

The day began with a minute of silence for the people murdered by an Islamic terrorist last Friday in Tunisia. Thirty of the 38 victims were British tourists.

Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister David Cameron also observed a minute of silence at noon local time.


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