Last Update on August 27, 2014 05:35 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run shot and Anthony Rizzo connected for his 30th homer for the Cubs, who have won four in a row for the first time since June 30-July 4.
Cincinnati was shut out for the 12th time this season. Cueto (15-8) struck out eight in 6 1-3 innings in his second straight loss after winning seven consecutive decisions.
Wood (8-11) struck out five and walked one.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals waived second-year linebacker J.K. Schaffer as part of their moves to get down to the 75-man roster limit on Tuesday.
Schaffer grew up in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. He suffered a concussion during the second preseason game. If he clears waivers, he'll revert to the Bengals' injured reserve list.
Rookie cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks also was waived with a thumb injury and will revert to the team's injury list if he clears waivers.
In addition, the Bengals waived second-year tight end Kevin Brock, first-year receiver Jasper Collins, rookie linebacker James Davidson and first-year quarterback Matt Scott.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner has seen the two-quarterback system work in the NFL.
With Johnny Manziel serving as the backup quarterback for the Browns, coach Mike Pettine has hinted at developing an offensive package for him. The idea is not unlike what the San Francisco 49ers did in 2012 with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.
Whitner was on the 49ers at the time and said that even if the package isn't used much in a game, simply making sure an opposing team has to prepare for it can be an advantage.
Pettine agreed. He was the defensive coordinator for the Jets when they played the 49ers in 2012.
New York spent time preparing for both Kaepernick and Smith before losing 34-0. Kaepernick threw one incomplete pass, but rushed for 50 yards and a score.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The attorney for Josh Gordon says the Cleveland Browns receiver's hearing on a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina has been rescheduled for November.
Gordon was due to appear in Wake County court Tuesday on charges of driving while impaired and speeding. Attorney Trey Fitzhugh says Gordon had a waiver to miss the pretrial appearance and the case is continued until Nov. 18.
Gordon was arrested July 5 in Raleigh after being pulled for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.
He is still waiting to hear from the NFL on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of the upcoming season for violating the league's substance-abuse program. The Pro Bowler led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving last year.
CAVALIERS-LOVE & LEBRON
Kevin Love say he's committed long term to Cavs
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Kevin Love says he's committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers -- however long it takes.
The All-Star forward was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, who acquired Love last weekend in a blockbuster, three-team trade that instantly turned Cleveland into an NBA championship favorite. The deal also gives the team a star-powered trio in Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
Love spent his first six seasons with Minnesota. He can opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. Love says he intends to stay with the Cavs, saying, "I'm committed to this team, committed long term to the end goal and that's to win championships."
Love said shortly after James announced he was re-signing with Cleveland that the four-time league MVP called and asked him to join him.
Love said he told James, "I'm in."
UNDATED (AP) -- Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams.
Rutgers plays its first game as a Big Ten member against Washington State in Seattle on Thursday.
On Saturday, Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore, Wisconsin faces LSU in Houston and Penn State and UCF meet in Dublin, Ireland.
The games will produce varying amounts of money for the participants. Wisconsin earns the most, at $2 million. Each of the teams hope the exposure helps in recruiting.
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said playing LSU will allow him to find out right away how his young team stacks up against a high-caliber opponent.
Last Update on August 27, 2014 12:52 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- Alex Gordon allowed the Kansas City Royals to keep their 1 1/2-game lead over Detroit in the American League Central.
Gordon launched a two-run, walkoff homer in the ninth to complete the Royals' 2-1 triumph over Minnesota. The Royals were held to just three hits before Alcides (al-SEE'-dehs) Escobar led off the ninth with a single and scored on Gordon's 16th round-tripper of the season.
Wade Davis improved to 7-2 with a 0.78 ERA by working a perfect ninth after Danny Duffy held the Twins to a run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
The Tigers kept pace while ending the New York Yankees' five-game winning streak. Rick Porcello picked up his career-high 15th win by allowing two runs and nine hits in eight innings of Detroit's 5-2 downing of New York. Porcello joins teammate Max Scherzer as the AL's only 15-game winners.
J.D. Martinez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored to help the Tigers pick up their third straight victory.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels have regained sole possession of the AL West lead following their rout of Miami and Oakland's loss in Houston.
Efren Navarro and Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) laced a two-run single while the Angels put together a five-run fifth to beat the Marlins 8-2. Efren Navarro also had two RBIs to support Matt Shoemaker, who is 13-4 after limiting the Marlins to two hits in seven scoreless innings.
The Astros beat Oakland 4-2 on Chris Carter's three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth. The Astros rallied against Luke Gregerson after Jason Hammel held them to a run and three hits in seven innings.
Elsewhere in the majors:
-- Caleb Joseph had two RBIs and Jonathan Schoop (skohp) provided the go-ahead single in Baltimore's 4-2 verdict over Tampa Bay. Nelson Cruz added two hits and an RBI as the Orioles increased their lead in the AL East to seven games over the New York Yankees.
-- Seattle was a 5-0 winner over Texas behind James Paxton, who yielded just four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Robinson Cano (kah-NOH') put the Mariners ahead with a first-inning homer and Endy Chavez added a two-run double as Seattle stayed a half-game ahead of Detroit for the final AL wild-card berth.
-- Matt Kemp smacked a two-run homer and Justin Turner drove in a pair as the Los Angeles Dodgers hammered Arizona 9-5 to keep their five-game lead over San Francisco in the NL West. Dee Gordon had three of the Dodgers' 14 hits.
-- The Giants were 3-0 winners over Colorado as Madison Bumgarner struck out 13 in a one-hitter. Bumgarner was working on a perfect game until Justin Morneau led off the eighth with a double. Buster Posey provided the scoring with a two-run blast and a solo shot.
-- Washington still leads the NL East by 7 1/2 games over Atlanta after both teams lost. The Nats erased a 3-0 deficit before Carlos Ruiz hit a sacrifice in the bottom of the eighth to give the Phillies a 4-3 triumph over Washington in Philadelphia. Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf homered for the Philies, but the Nationals eventually tied the game on Asdrubal (as-DROO'-bul) Cabrera's solo shot in the top of the eighth.
-- The Braves failed to cut their deficit as Juan Lagares (lah-GAHR'-ehs) hit a two-run homer, scored twice and made several impressive catches in center fielder to lead the Mets' 3-2 triumph over Atlanta. Dillon Gee allowed two runs and six hits over 6 2/3 innings to help the Mets send the Braves to their third consecutive loss.
-- Tyson Ross was terrific in San Diego's 4-1 win against Milwaukee, giving up a run and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. Abraham Almonte hit a solo homer and an RBI single as the Padres prevented the Brewers from padding their 1 1/2-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central.
-- Pinch-hitter Ike Davis ripped a tiebreaking, three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the eighth to lift Pittsburgh past the Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates finished the game without center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who left after five innings due to rib discomfort.
-- Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) failed to become the majors' first 16-game winner of the season as Arismendy Alcantara (ar-ihs-MEHN'-dee al-KAN'-tah-rah) hit a two-run homer and Anthony Rizzo added a solo blast in the Chicago Cubs' fourth straight win, 3-0 against Cincinnati. Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first victory in two months.
-- Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 on Zach Walters' two-run homer in the top of the 10th. Jason Kipnis and Mike Aviles each had two hits and an RBI for the Indians, who remain 5 1/2 games off the AL Central lead following their third straight win.
-- Mike Napoli belted a three-run homer and Allen Craig added a two-run shot while Boston erupted for seven runs in the 11th to beat Toronto 11-7. Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) capped his four-RBI game by delivering the tiebreaking, two-run single in the 11th.
UNDATED (AP) -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal (AH'-nih-bahl) Sanchez said he was feeling better after experiencing pain in his right pectoral on Monday. Sanchez is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA, but he hasn't pitched since Aug. 8 due to a pectoral strain.
Manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez will not be able to return for Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox as hoped.
Also in the majors:
-- The Seattle Mariners have rewarded general manager Jack Zduriencik (zur-EHN'-sihk) with a multi-year contract extension with the club in playoff contention late in the season. The new pact comes as the Mariners are challenging for their first playoff berth in 13 years.
-- Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton is hitting leadoff tonight against Cleveland after coming off the 15-day disabled list. He was placed on the DL Aug. 9 with a strained right oblique after hitting .304 with seven triples and 55 runs scored in 94 games.
-- And the Chicago Cubs have reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start tonight's game against the Reds in Cincinnati.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Kevin Love says Cleveland Cavaliers fans shouldn't worry about the opt-out clause in his contract.
The newly-acquired forward can become a free agent next summer after just one season with the Cavs. However, he said at a news conference on Tuesday that he intends to stay with LeBron James and the team.
Love never made the playoffs during his six seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who acquired Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in the deal that sent Love to Cleveland. Wiggins and Bennett are the last two No. 1 picks in the NBA draft.
In other NBA news:
-- A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that seven-year veteran forward Jared Dudley has been dealt to Milwaukee by the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for forward Carlos Delfino and a backup center.
-- The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet (hah-SHEEM tah-BEET') and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.
-- The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed forward Mike Scott, who averaged 9.6 points and 3.6 rebounds last season.
-- The New Orleans Pelicans have signed 12-year NBA veteran small forward John Salmons to a free agent contract.
LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands (AP) -- Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried (fehr-EED') to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Faried finished with 14 points for the Americans, who now head to Bilbao, Spain for their tournament opener Saturday against Finland.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five-time champion and No. 2 seed Roger Federer has won his first-round match at the U.S. Open. So has two-time defending women's champ Serena Williams.
Playing in his record 60th consecutive Grand Slam tournament and seeking his 18th major title, Federer posted a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win over 76th-ranked Marinko Matosevic of Australia.
The top-seeded Williams struggled early in her match before blowing past fellow American Taylor Townsend, 6-3, 6-1.
Fourth seed David Ferrer needed four sets to advance to the second round. Ferrer is joined by 10th seed Kei Nishikori (kay nih-shih-KOHR'-ee), 12th seed Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY') and No. 13 John Isner.
The biggest upset of the day was authored by CiCi Bellis, who ousted women's 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova (see-bul-KOH'-vah) in three sets. The 15-year-old Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996.
Winners on the women's side include third seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIT'-oh-vah), seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard (yoo-JEE'-nee boo-SHAHRD'), No. 8 Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH'-noh-vihch) and No. 16 Victoria Azarenka.
Americans Madison Keys, Varvara Lepchenko, Shelby Rogers, Christina McHale and CoCo Vandeweghe also won their opening-round matches.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have bolstered their offensive line by getting six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick. The deal comes less than 24 hours after the Bucs met with Richie Incognito to try to determine if one of the central figures in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal might be an answer to their problems at guard. General manager Jason Licht did not rule out the possibility of signing Incognito after getting Mankins.
Elsewhere around NFL training camps:
-- The Denver Broncos have found a replacement for suspended kicker Matt Prater (PRAY'-tur), acquiring rookie Brandon McManus from the New York Giants for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015. The Broncos also released kicker Mitch Ewald, who missed an important field goal in Saturday's 18-17 preseason loss to Houston. Prater was banished for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
-- New York Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz has a dislocated right big toe and will be in a walking boot for a week to 10 days. Schwartz signed a four-year, $16.8 million contract in the offseason and will begin rehabilitation after he gets out of the boot. He was hurt in Friday's game against the Jets.
-- Buffalo has released Thad Lewis and signed fellow quarterback Jordan Palmer, who was cut by the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Lewis went 2-3 last year while filling in for injured rookie starter EJ Manuel.
-- The New York Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson for the rest of the preseason after he left the team last week for 48 hours without speaking to anyone in the organization.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller underwent season-ending shoulder surgery on Tuesday. Coach Urban Meyer says Miller tore the labrum in his right shoulder a week ago.
The loss of Miller is huge for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes who have to rely on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett to lead the team. Barrett has never taken a college snap.
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