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Last Update on August 28, 2015 05:32 GMT

DODGERS-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the reeling Cincinnati Reds with a 1-0 win on Thursday.

Greinke (14-3) lowered his major league-best ERA to 1.61 and allowed four hits over seven innings while leading Los Angeles to its first sweep of a series in Cincinnati since a three-game set in July 2009. He finished with two walks and nine strikeouts.

He improved to 7-2 in 12 games against Cincinnati.

BROWNS-MANZIEL

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will not play in Cleveland's last two exhibition games because of lingering soreness in his right elbow.

Manziel has been shut down from throwing, and Browns coach Mike Pettine said the second-year QB will miss not only this Saturday's game at Tampa Bay but Cleveland's preseason finale at Chicago on Sept. 3.

It's a setback for Manziel, who has shown improvement following a rough rookie season, which was followed by a seven-week stay in rehab.

Pettine had planned to play Manziel in the first half against the Buccaneers starting defense.

Manziel has dealt with elbow soreness since high school. The Browns are hoping rest will alleviate his issues. Pettine said Manziel realizes sitting out is "smart" so he doesn't make the condition worse.

National Sports News

Last Update on August 28, 2015 20:47 GMT

NHL-OBIT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Al Arbour, the longtime coach of the New York Islanders, has passed away at the age of 82. He led the Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup championships.

Arbour, who was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996, ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach. His death was announced by team officials.

The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness.

Before getting behind the bench Arbour had a 14-season career in the NHL as a defenseman. Beginning in 1973-74, as coach, he led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won an NHL record 119 playoff games over 19 seasons.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Two of the top pitchers in baseball are in action tonight. In Los Angeles Clayton Kershaw gets the ball as the Dodgers entertain the Cubs. The lefty is 5-0 with a 0.90 earned run average in his last nine starts. The three-time Cy Young Award winner was 5-6 before the recent success. The game means a lot for each club as the Dodgers top the National League West by 2 1/2 games over the Giants while the Cubs top the Giants by 5 1/2 games for the final NL wild card berth.

The Giants are also in action tonight as they entertain the top team in baseball, St. Louis. The Cards are the only 80-game winner this season and they have 15-game winner Michael Wacha (WAH'-kuh) on the mound. With a win he would join Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET'-uh) of the Cubs and San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner as a 16-game winner this season.

The Yankees start the day 1 1/2 games back of the Blue Jays in the American League East race. This evening New York is in Atlanta to face the Braves while the red-hot Blue Jays are home to the Tigers.

The National League East-leading Mets are home to the Red Sox tonight. New York starts play with a 6 1/2-game advantage over second-place Washington in the division. The Nationals are home to the Marlins tonight.

The remaining games tonight feature Colorado playing in Pittsburgh, the Phillies home to the Padres, Kansas City at Tampa Bay, the Indians entertaining the Angels, Baltimore at Texas, the Twins hosting the Astros, Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Seattle in Chicago to play the White Sox and Oakland at Arizona.

MLB-YANKEES

ATLANTA (AP) -- The New York Yankees have reinstated rookie right-hander Bryan Mitchell from the seven-day concussion disabled list. Mitchell sustained a concussion and a broken nose when he was struck by a line drive hit by Minnesota's Eduardo Nunez on Aug. 17. The 24-year-old pitcher was making his third major league start. He is 0-1 with one save and a 3.86 ERA in 10 games this season.

MLB-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nationals center fielder Denard (duh-NARD') Span has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left hip inflammation. Manager Matt Williams says there is a chance the 31-year old will miss the rest of the season. Span has already missed 52 games in two stints on the disabled list with back ailments.

MLB-MARINERS

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik (zur-EHN'-sihk). He held the job for seven seasons and in that time the M's never reached post season. Assistant general manager Jeff Kingston will take over on an interim basis.

Seattle had just two winning seasons during Zduriencik's tenure. The Mariners entered this season expected to end a 14-year playoff drought, but instead the club has floundered and began the day 10 games under .500 and 12 games behind Houston in the AL West.

PGA-THE BARCLAYS

EDISON, N.J. (AP) -- Three players are in the clubhouse during the second round of the PGA's The Barclays tournament tied for the lead at 6-under-par. The group includes Henrik Stenson, Tony Finau and British Open champ Zach Johnson. Spencer Levin has completed nine holes and is 7-under.

Johnson has had the best round of the day so far, a 5-under-65.

Jordan Spieth (SPEETH), who shot a 4-over-74 on day one is 1-over for the day through 12 holes and is now 5-over for the tournament.

LPGA-YOKOHAMA

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Austin Ernst of the U.S. has the early clubhouse lead during the LGPA's Yokohama Tire Classic. She stands 9-under for the tournament after a second round 7-under-65.

Lexi Thompson is in the clubhouse at 8-under.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) -- Bob Friend and Peter Senior share the early first round clubhouse lead during the Champions Tour event in Endicott, New York. Each is 4-under after an opening round 68. Birthday boy Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur), who turned 58 today, is even after 11 holes.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Tim Beckman has been fired as football coach at Illinois. The school cites the preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. The school's athletic director says it was better to dismiss Beckman now than wait for the release of the full investigation potentially during the season.

Beckman was 12-25 at Illinois, improving the team's record each season. The Illini went 6-7 last year.

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