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July 31, 2015 07:07 GMT

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Thursday's Games

Detroit 9, Baltimore 8

Toronto 5, Kansas City 2

Boston 8, Chicago White Sox 2

Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 6

Houston 3, L.A. Angels 0

Minnesota 9, Seattle 5

Cleveland 3, Oakland 1

Friday's Games

Detroit (Farmer 0-2) at Baltimore (W.Chen 5-6), 7:05 p.m.

Kansas City (Cueto 0-0) at Toronto (Hutchison 9-2), 7:07 p.m.

Tampa Bay (E.Ramirez 8-4) at Boston (E.Rodriguez 6-3), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-5) at Texas (N.Martinez 5-6), 8:05 p.m.

Arizona (R.De La Rosa 8-5) at Houston (Feldman 4-5), 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Eovaldi 10-2) at Chicago White Sox (Rodon 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (T.Walker 7-7) at Minnesota (Milone 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 8-6) at Oakland (Graveman 6-7), 9:35 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Santiago 7-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 10:10 p.m.


Thursday's Games

San Diego 8, N.Y. Mets 7

Washington 1, Miami 0

Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1

Cincinnati 15, Pittsburgh 5

St. Louis 9, Colorado 8

Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 2

Friday's Games

Atlanta (W.Perez 4-0) at Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 1-5), 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 5-6) at Cincinnati (Lorenzen 3-5), 7:10 p.m.

San Diego (Kennedy 6-9) at Miami (Phelps 4-7), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (G.Gonzalez 8-4) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 9-7), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-5) at Texas (N.Martinez 5-6), 8:05 p.m.

Arizona (R.De La Rosa 8-5) at Houston (Feldman 4-5), 8:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hammel 5-5) at Milwaukee (Jungmann 5-2), 8:10 p.m.

Colorado (K.Kendrick 4-11) at St. Louis (Wacha 11-4), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Santiago 7-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 10:10 p.m.


Thursday's Games

Phoenix 78, Tulsa 66

Friday's Games

Seattle at Connecticut, 7 p.m.

Washington at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Ohio Sports News

Last Update on July 31, 2015 05:32 GMT


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Phillips hit a pair of three-run homers and drove in a career-high seven runs on Thursday night, powering the Reds to a 15-5 victory that kept the Pittsburgh Pirates winless in Cincinnati this season.

The Reds opened the season with a three-game sweep of the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. They improved to 4-0 on Thursday night by taking advantage of struggling A.J. Burnett (8-5), sending the Pirates to their most lopsided loss of the season.

Pittsburgh hadn't allowed so many runs since a 15-5 loss to Arizona on Aug. 17, 2013.

Marlon Byrd also hit a three-run homer, and Jay Bruce drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly and a double as the Reds improved to 8-2 overall against the Pirates this season.

Left-hander David Holmberg (1-0) was called up from Triple-A and allowed two runs and five hits in six innings.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.

San Francisco needed one more solid starter, and got a young pitcher who has been at his best in July. The 27-year-old Leake has won his last four starts, allowing only two earned runs in 30 innings overall.

He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St. Louis on Tuesday.

The Reds got infielder Adam Duvall and right-hander Keury Mella for Leake, who can become a free agent after the season.

The deal came six days after Cincinnati dealt ace Johnny Cueto to Kansas City for three minor league pitchers.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Carlos Carrasco threw a two-hitter, Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Thursday night.

Francisco Lindor had two hits for the Indians, who won their second straight following a six-game losing streak.

Josh Reddick doubled in a first-inning run for the A's, who have lost six of their last seven.

Carrasco did not allow a hit after Reddick's double, facing one over the minimum from that point. He walked one and struck out seven. He was coming off his worst start of the season in which he allowed six runs in four innings.

Chris Bassitt (0-4) gave up three runs, his season high, on six hits. He walked one and struck out a season-best six.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

The Cardinals haven't scored in 22 consecutive innings and Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps Wednesday. It's the same injury that caused the seven-time All-Star to miss 31 games. The Cardinals lead the NL Central by 4 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.

Cleveland signed Moss as a free agent during the offseason. He had 15 homers and 50 RBIs in 94 games but the Indians have fallen back in the AL wild-card race. Moss played four seasons in the NL with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Kaminsky was selected with the No. 28 overall pick two years ago and was considered one of the top prospects in the Cardinals system.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals signed receiver Greg Little on Thursday at the start of training camp, giving him a second chance to show he can catch the ball consistently.

The former Browns star signed with Cincinnati last season when injuries depleted the receiving group. He played in six games and had only six catches for 69 yards. He didn't catch a pass during a first-round playoff loss at Indianapolis.

The Bengals waived receiver Cobi Hamilton, a sixth-round pick in 2013 who spent that year and part of last season on the practice squad. They also signed rookie receiver Desmond Lawrence, a free agent from North Carolina A&T. He signed with the Lions and was released in May.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Devon Still was trim and upbeat when he arrived for the start of the Cincinnati Bengals training camp. Good news about his 5-year-old daughter put him in the right frame of mind.

Leah Still's latest scan found no trace of the cancer that she's been fighting for more than a year. Still said on Thursday that she has to get treatments to strengthen her immune system, but the worst of it should be behind her.

They had an emotional goodbye when he headed to Cincinnati to try to earn a spot in the Bengals' line rotation. Still has lost 27 pounds as he enters his fourth season. He's on a one-year deal, so he's starting to run out of chances.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 31, 2015 20:49 GMT


NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and the players' union say they want a New York judge to resolve their dispute over Tom Brady's suspension by Sept. 4. The league and union filed a joint letter in U.S. District Court proposing a ruling by that date to settle Brady's lawsuit against the league seeking to have his four-game suspension overturned. The union did not seek a court order that would allow the New England Patriots quarterback to play while a court case dragged on.

Both sides agreed not to attempt to get a preliminary ruling before the full facts are aired.


RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- One of the big off season questions in the NFL has been answered as Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson has come to terms on a new contract. Wilson has tweeted that he has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the team, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft and watched him become one of the most successful young quarterbacks in the league. Reports are the deal is worth around $87 million.

About to begin his fourth season, Wilson has led Seattle to the playoffs all three seasons, beating Denver in the Super Bowl in his second season before losing to New England in the title game last February.

Last season Wilson threw for 3,475 yards and 20 touchdowns against just seven interceptions in the regular season. He added another 849 yards rushing and six scores.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Pass rusher Junior Galette's agent says the outside linebacker has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins for the league minimum. Agent Alvin Keels said on Twitter that Galette "is grateful for the second chance he is being afforded."

The agreement comes less than a week after Galette was released by the Saints because of off-field problems that included an alleged domestic abuse case in which the charges were dropped.

A Redskins spokesman said he could not confirm an agreement with Galette.

Redskins' second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been suspended for one game without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Breeland will miss the Redskins' first regular-season game, at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 13.

The announcement comes nearly a full year after Breeland was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana the night before the Redskins broke training camp in August 2014.


UNDATED (AP) --The much talked about Cole Hamels to the Rangers trade has been consummated as the Phillies have parted ways with the lefty in part of an eight-player deal. The Rangers sent six players to Philadelphia, including lefty Matt Harrison and three top prospects. Texas also gets left-handed reliever Jake Diekman and cash. Hamels is due $22.5 million per season through 2018 with a club option for 2019.

Hamels, the 2008 World Series MVP, is the first pitcher in major league history traded during a season immediately after throwing a no-hitter. He no-hit the Chicago Cubs last Saturday at Wrigley Field.

-- Right-hander Dan Haren has been acquired by the Cubs from the Miami Marlins. As part of the deal, Miami is sending cash to the Cubs to cover part of Haren's $11 million salary. Haren was 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA in a team-best 21 starts for the Marlins this season. The Cubs will become his eighth team after previous stints with St. Louis, Oakland, Arizona, the Los Angeles Angels, Washington, the Los Angeles Dodgers and then Miami.

-- The Baltimore Orioles have obtained left fielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for a minor league pitcher. The deal, reached hours before the non-waiver trade deadline, will be complete when both players pass their physicals. The 28-year-old Parra hit .328 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in 100 games this year with Milwaukee. He has played all three outfield positions and is a two-time Gold Glove winner.

-- The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers. The NL Central-leading Cardinals sent minor league outfielder Malik Collymore to their division rivals. St. Louis also received an unspecified amount of cash in the deal. The 31-year-old Broxton has struggled this season with a record of 1-2 with a 5.89 earned run average.

-- The Toronto Blue Jays have kept up their postseason push by acquiring veteran reliever Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners for three left-handed pitchers. In return the M's obtained Nick Wells and Jacob Brentz and Rob Rasmussen. Lowe pitched in 34 games for Seattle this season, developing into a consistent eighth-inning option. He had a 1.00 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched.

The Jays have also bolstered their offense by acquiring outfielder Ben Revere from the Phillies for two minor leaguers. Philadelphia got right-handed pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado for Revere. Revere is batting .296 with 24 stolen bases.

-- Minnesota has bolstered its bullpen with the acquisition of right-hander Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of minor league pitching prospects. Jepsen gives the Twins a hard-throwing veteran to step in to help in a setup role for All-Star closer Glen Perkins. Jepsen went 2-5 with a 2.81 ERA in 46 appearances for the Rays this season, striking out 34 in 41 2/3 innings.

--Left-hander Felix Doubront has been obtained by Oakland from Toronto for cash after he was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He will help fill a void in a rotation that lost lefty Scott Kazmir in a trade to his hometown Houston Astros last Thursday.


UNDATED (AP) -- The Mets have a chance to tie the Nationals for first in the National League East as they open a three game series tonight in New York. Conversely, the Nationals can extend their three-game lead over the Mets to six games with a sweep. Matt Harvey takes his 1.34 earned run average to the mound this evening for the Mets against Washington's Gio Gonzalez.

Two of the top teams in baseball open up a weekend series in Los Angeles tonight as the Dodgers entertain the Angels. The Dodgers top the National League West while the Angels are a game back of the Astros in the American West. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball for the Dodgers and brings a stretch of 29 consecutive scoreless innings into the game. He has thrown two shutouts in his past three starts with 38 strikeouts and no walks, taking a perfect game into the seventh inning of a win over the Mets.

Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) makes his American League debut tonight with Kansas City. The Royals are on the road for a game with the Blue Jays. Cueto, who was 7-6 for the Reds with a 2.62 ERA, is 2-0 lifetime against Toronto.

Something has to give in Houston tonight. The AL West-leading Astros have won three straight while visiting Arizona has won its last five in a row.

The rest of the card this evening has Detroit playing in Baltimore, the Phillies home to the Braves, Tampa Bay at Boston, the Reds hosting the Pirates, San Diego at Miami, the Rangers are hosting the Giants, New York's Yankees are in Chicago to face the White Sox, Minnesota is home to Seattle, the Cubs are at Milwaukee, Colorado is playing in St. Louis and Cleveland is at Oakland.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Billy Pierce, a seven-time All-Star pitcher who played in two World Series and retired after spending most of his 18 years in the majors with the Chicago White Sox, has died at the age of 88. The left-hander played for Chicago from 1949 to 1961, starting three All-Star games in the mid-1950s. He also played for Detroit and San Francisco, going 211-169 with a 3.27 ERA, 1,999 strikeouts, 193 complete games and 38 shutouts.


TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) -- Suzann Pettersen (PEHT'-ur-suhn) has staked a claim to the clubhouse lead during the second round of the Women's British Open. She shot a second-round 3-under 69 to finish the first 36 holes at 7-under. Three players are in the clubhouse at minus-5, Teresa Lu, So Yeon Ryu and Ludia Ko.

Michelle Wie (wee) withdrew from the event after 13 holes of her second round, soon after aggravating her left ankle injury by slipping as she walked off a tee box.

Wie was 10 over par for the round, which was played in wet and windy conditions, and 14 over for the tournament.

This is the fourth of the LPGA Tour's five major championships. Brittany Lincicome (LIHN'-sih-kohm) won the ANA Inspiration in April, Inbee Park took the Women's PGA Championship in June and Gee Chun won the U.S. Women's Open this month.


GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- David Lingmerth has the clubhouse lead during second round play of the PGA's Quicken Loans National near Washington, D.C. He shot a second round 6-under-65 to finish two rounds at 9-under. Tiger Woods is one of several players at minus-8.

On the course Kevin Chappell is 10-under after 10 holes.


BLAINE, Minn. (AP) -- The opening round of the Champions Tour event in Blaine, Minnesota, is being contested today. The winner of the event a year ago was Kenny Perry, who beat Bernhard Langer by a stroke. In the last event for the older players Marco Dawson won the Senior British Open by one stroke over Langer.

Of note, Tom Watson is making his first appearance in the event since 2011.


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