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Last Update on September 03, 2015 05:34 GMT


CHICAGO (AP) -- Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that was set up by third baseman Kris Bryant's two-out error, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 7-4 Wednesday.

Bryant hit a two-run homer in the eighth that made it 4-all. The rookie has 22 home runs and 84 RBIs this season.

Cubs closer Hector Rondon (5-3) retired the first two batters in the ninth. Jason Bourgeois, who homered earlier, followed with a single.

Jay Bruce then hit a hard grounder that went through Bryant's legs for an error, and Votto connected for his 27th home run.

J.J. Hoover (7-0) got the win despite allowing Bryant's homer. Aroldis Chapman closed for his 27th save.

Tommy La Stella and Anthony Rizzo hit solo home runs for the Cubs.


TORONTO (AP) -- R.A. Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Josh Donaldson had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Toronto won for the fifth time in six games, maintaining a 1 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees, who beat Boston 13-8.

Dickey (10-10) threw 92 pitches, including 68 strikes, in his second complete game of the season and 15th of his career. He's unbeaten in 10 starts, dating to a July 9 road loss against the White Sox.

Dickey set down 14 straight before Jason Kipnis hit a one-out single in the ninth. Francisco Lindor ended it by grounding into a double play.

Donaldson went 3 for 4 with three RBIs, raising his ML-leading total to 111.

Trevor Bauer (10-11) gave up five runs and six hits in 1 1/3 innings.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Terrelle Pryor may be down to his last chance to make Cleveland's roster.

The former Raiders quarterback trying to switch to wide receiver and prolong his NFL career is expected to finally take the field in an exhibition game on Thursday night when the Browns visit the Chicago Bears. Pryor has been slowed by a hamstring injury for nearly a month, keeping him on the sideline and unable to convince Cleveland's coaches he's worth keeping.

Pryor says he doesn't want to be handed anything, and intends to prove he belongs. Browns coach Mike Pettine has said Pryor's place on the team has not been guaranteed and the Browns are eager to see the gifted 6-foot-4, 225-pounder in action.

Pryor says he doesn't have his usual burst off the line and may have to "play on a leg and a half."


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers made the re-signing of guard J.R. Smith official.

Smith announced last month that he was returning for a second year with the Cavs, who acquired him last season along with Iman Shumpert in a trade with the New York Knicks. The 11-year veteran made 45 starts for Cleveland, averaging 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

He made four starts in the playoffs and averaged 12.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in helping the Cavs make the NBA Finals.

Smith had some solid postseason games but he wasn't the factor Cleveland needed in the Finals after Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving sustained injuries.

Smith initially opted out of his $6.4 million contract for next season before signing a two-year deal that includes a player option for 2016-17.

Meanwhile, the Cavs remain in a stalemate with forward Tristan Thompson, a restricted free agent.


UNDATED (AP) -- Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the hospital because of a headache, his mother told The Toledo Blade.

Florence Jones told the newspaper her son was taken to an emergency room in Columbus, Ohio, and that he should be fine.

Jones is competing with J.T. Barrett to be the top-ranked Buckeyes' starter when they open the season Monday night at Virginia Tech.

Jones took over as Ohio State's starter last year after J.T. Barrett broke his ankle in the regular-season finale against Michigan. Jones helped the Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game and Alabama and Oregon in the College Football Playoff to win the national title.

Ohio State had not yet confirmed that Jones was hospitalized.

National Sports News

Last Update on September 03, 2015 05:29 GMT


UNDATED (AP) --Ruben Tejada (tay-HAH'-dah) hit an inside-the-park homer and drove in four runs to back Matt Harvey as the New York Mets returned to their winning ways against the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4.

Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) and rookie Michael Conforto had conventional home runs for the NL East leaders, who won for the 14th time in 16 games against the last-place Phillies this season. Philadelphia snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Mets with a 14-8 rout Tuesday.

Harvey improved to 12-7.

In other major league action:

-- Washington remained six and a-half games back of the Mets thanks to Ryan Zimmerman. The Nationals first baseman hit two solo homers and a tiebreaking, run-scoring double in the eighth inning of the Nats' 4-3 win over NL Central-leading St. Louis. Jayson Werth also homered for the Nats, who salvaged one of three in St. Louis.

---- The Los Angeles Dodgers have opened a six-and-a-half game lead in the NL West after beating the San Francisco Giants for the second straight night, 2-1. Clayton Kershaw struck out 15 in his six-hitter. Newly acquired Chase Utley broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth inning home run.

-- Jonathan Lucroy (LOO'-kroy) drove in three runs and extended his hitting streak to 10 games as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the fifth straight time, 9-4. The fourth-place Brewers have won seven of their last eight against Pittsburgh, which leads the NL wild-card race.

-- The New York Yankees erupted with eight runs in the second inning to clobber Boston 13-8 to take two of three from the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Carlos Beltran swatted a two-run homer, his 14th of the year. That was one of three homers the Yankees hit in the second inning. All in all, the Yanks hit five homers.

-- R.A. Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Josh Donaldson had three hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1. The Jays have won seven of eight to stay a game and a-half up on the Yanks in the AL East.

-- Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 career 35-homer seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels jumped on AL ERA leader Sonny Gray from the start to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4. Pujols hit his 555th career and joined Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Mike Schmidt and Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez to have reached 35 home runs in 10 or more years.

-- Joey Votto (VAH'-tohz)'s two-out, three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning gave Cincinnati a 7-4 win over the Cubs. Votto came through right after Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant let a grounder get through his legs for an error. Bryant had tied the game in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-run homer.

-- Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer to help Miami beat the reeling Braves 7-3. Martin (mar-TEEN') Prado and Jeff Mathis added two RBIs each to help send Atlanta to its eighth straight home loss. That hasn't happened since 1988.

-- AL Central leader Kansas City mauled Detroit 12-1. Yordano Ventura struck out 11 over seven sharp innings to improve to 10-7. The Royals hit four home runs -- Kendrys Morales hit a three-run shot, Cheslor Cuthbert added his first career homer, and Ben Zobrist and Lorenzo Cain also went deep.

-- Baltimore ended a six-game losing streak by beating Tampa Bay 7-6 on a Chris Davis walkoff homer in the 11th. It was the second homer of the game for Davis, who has 38 for the season.

-- Tommy Milone struck out seven in seven innings and Miguel Sano hit another monster home run to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0.

-- In a typical Coors Field game, Colorado rapped out 18 hits in the Rockies' 9-4 win over Arizona. Carlos Gonzalez had a huge night with two home runs, including a grand slam, and seven RBIs.


ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday. Strasburg was limited to four innings by upper back tightness his last outing.

In other baseball news:

---- The NL East-leading New York Mets confirmed that starter Noah Syndergaard will be skipped this weekend in Miami when fellow rookie Steven Matz returns from injury. Mets manager Terry Collins also acknowledged ace Matt Harvey will likely be passed over once more in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

----The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract Pedro Florimon from the minors, bringing the infielder back for another tour in the big leagues this season. Florimon hit .105 with no homers and an RBI in 15 games in Pittsburgh. He was outrighted Aug. 25 to Triple-A Indianapolis, playing three games.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Top seed Serena Williams is into the third round of the U.S. Open but it was hardly a masterpiece.

The defending champ bested Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6, 6-3, overcoming 10 double faults and two dozen other unforced errors. Afterward, she said she was a "little tight" about the match.

Williams is looking to become the first player since Steffi Graf (grahf) in 1988 to win all four majors in one year.

Sister Venus Williams moved closer to the tournament's second week by beating Irina Falconi 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 in an all-American second-round matchup.

Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) simply does not lose second-round Grand Slam matches.

The No. 1-seeded Serb took a bit of time to get going Wednesday night at the U.S. Open, splitting the opening eight games. Then he reeled off 14 of the remaining 17 in a 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 victory over 52nd-ranked Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria.

Defending men's champ Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch) is through to the third round. The ninth-seed advanced with 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 win over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy.

The career of Mardy Fish is over. The 33-year old American, who was once at top-10 player, was ousted in the second round in a five-set, 3 hour and 11 minute match against Feliciano Lopez.

American Madison Keys has reached the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time, beating Tereza Smitkova 6-1, 6-2. The 19th seed has now advanced to at least the third round at every major this year.

The Bryan brothers will go a year without winning a Grand Slam title for the first time in more than a decade. The top-seeded twins were upset by fellow Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-3 in the first round of men's doubles.


UNDATED (AP) -- The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension. The move keeps him with the team through the 2017 season and provides depth and experience behind Cam Newton. Anderson joined Carolina as a free agent in 2011 but didn't see much action his first three seasons. He started two games last season against Tampa Bay and won both, helping the Panthers win their second straight NFC South title.

-- The New York Giants have re-signed place-kicker Chris Boswell. New York made the move because veteran Josh Brown bruised his leg two weeks ago when he made a tackle against Jacksonville. Boswell was in the Giants' training camp until being waived on Aug. 16.

--Former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo (deh-BART'-loh) Jr. is a finalist for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor. DeBartolo was nominated by the nine-member contributors committee. Elections will be held on Feb. 6, the night before the Super Bowl. DeBartolo, 68, must receive 80 percent of the ballots to be elected to the Hall of Fame.

-- Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire. Briggs had 16 interceptions, 15 sacks and five touchdowns in his career. But after missing just four games from 2003 to 2012, Briggs struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons.


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