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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.

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Last Update on July 03, 2015 22:42 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Justin Bour and Christian Yelich homered to boost the Miami Marlins past the Cubs 2-1.

Bour's solo home run in the sixth inning off Cubs starter Jason Hammel snapped a 1-1 tie and was his fourth in as many games. That spelled the difference for Tom Koehler who allowed five hits and an earned run in six innings while striking out four and walking one. He's now 7-4 for the Marlins, who have won four straight games.

Jason Hammel gave up both Marlins homers to adsorb the loss and fall to 5-4. He allowed only four hits in seven innings while striking out five and walking one. He retired 14 straight before Bour's homer.

Tonight in the majors, Josh Hamilton is facing the Angels for the first time since the abrupt April 27th trade that sent the former five-time All-Star back to Texas after two injury-plagued seasons in Los Angeles. He has only been able to play in nine games with the Rangers because of a hamstring injury.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a $6 million marketing payment the team declined to give him for tying Willie Mays for fourth on the home run list.

Instead, $3.5 million dollars will be given to charity and Rodriguez will receive the ball from his 3,000th career hit.

Zach Hample caught the home run ball that Rodriguez hit for No. 3,000 on June 19. He initially declined to turn over the ball, but agreed to give it to Rodriguez because money was going to charity.


LONDON (AP) -- Serena Williams was twice within two points of defeat, before rallying to beat Heather Watson 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round of Wimbledon. The victory moves the top seed onto a fourth round meeting with sister Venus on Monday. Serena holds a 14-11 edge in the sibling series, including winning five of the last six.

Fourth-seed Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah), moved on with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.

Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) beat Bernard Tomic (TOH'-mihch) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 for his third consecutive straight sets win.

French Open champion Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK'-ah) has advanced to the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco.

In results involving Americans CoCo Vandeweghe (VAN'-duh-way) defeated 22nd-seed Sam Stosur 6-2, 6-0, while Bethanie Mattek-Sands was eliminated by 30th-seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-5, 7-5. Sloan Stephens as she was ousted by sixth-seed Lucie Safarova in three sets.


UNDATED (AP) -- The No. 1 overall draft pick Connor McDavid, has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Edmonton. The deal is worth approximately $11.3 million in total -- $925,000 per year plus bonuses -- the maximum allowed for an entry-level contract.

The 18-year old center had 120 points on 44 goals and 76 assists in 47 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters. McDavid helped Canada win gold at the world junior hockey championship this year.

In other NHL news,

-- the Sabres have signed newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly to a seven-year contract extension worth $52.5 million. O'Reilly is regarded a top-line talent and had one year left on his contract. He was scheduled to make $6.2 million next season.

-- Forward Andrew Desjardins (day-zhar-DAN') has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. Acquired from San Jose before the trade deadline, he became an important part of the fourth line and helped Chicago win its third Stanley Cup in six seasons.

-- The San Jose Sharks have signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington.


UNDATED (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal says the Sacramento Kings and guard Marco Belinelli have agreed to a $19 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contracts can't be completed until next week.

Belinelli gives the Kings the shooting guard they've been searching for to pair with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. Belinelli has played the past two seasons with San Antonio, helping the Spurs win the NBA championship in 2014.

-- Robin Lopez has agreed to sign with the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the details has told The Associated Press. Robin Lopez will leave the Portland Trail Blazers to fill the open spot in the middle for the Knicks. Yahoo Sports reports Lopez will receive a four-year deal worth $54 million.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.

San Antonio has announced that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas.

Hammon became the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach last season. An All-Star in the WNBA, she played eight seasons each with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars.


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) -- Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead late in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic. He's 9 under for a one shot lead over five others.

Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson shot a 68 and trails by four shots.

Tiger Woods posted a 69 and also is four off the lead.


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