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Last Update on September 17, 2014 05:32 GMT

INDIANS-ASTROS

HOUSTON (AP) -- Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and the Cleveland Indians halted their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros last night.

Kluber (16-9) allowed one run and seven hits to earn his third straight win. His previous high for strikeouts was 13 against the Chicago White Sox on May 4.

Yan Gomes' two-run homer off Darin Downs in the sixth increased Cleveland's lead to 4-1.

Cody Allen got the last out in the eighth and pitched the ninth for his 21st save.

Michael Bourn scored on Carlos Santana's groundout in the first, and the Indians went up 2-1 in the fourth when Lonnie Chisenhall scored on an error by Robbie Grossman after Gomes singled to left field.

REDS-CUBS

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Arrieta took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning before giving up Brandon Phillips' one-out double, the only blemish for the Chicago Cubs pitcher in a 7-0 shutout of the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Arrieta (9-5) struck out 13 and walked one in his first major league complete game. He was five outs from the first no-hitter at Wrigley Field in 42 years when Phillips drove an 0-2 pitch to deep left-center, just beyond the desperate dive of center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track.

It was the third time this season Arrieta has flirted with a no-hitter.

He carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against Cincinnati on June 24 before Billy Hamilton singled. In his next outing, the right-hander held Boston hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth.

BROWNS-GORDON ARRESTED

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A prosecutor says suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will receive probation and undergo a substance-abuse assessment after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina.

Acting Wake County district attorney Ned Mangum says Gordon received a 60-day suspended jail sentence and one year of unsupervised probation Tuesday.

The Pro Bowler is serving an NFL imposed season-long suspension for a failed marijuana test, though that could be reduced under proposed drug policy changes .

For his DWI, Gordon must comply with any treatment recommended through the substance-abuse assessment, pay a $100 fine and court costs, and perform community service. His driver's license was also suspended.

Gordon's attorney, Trey Fitzhugh, entered the plea on Gordon's behalf on a charge of driving while impaired from a July arrest in Raleigh.

BENGALS MOVES

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals put tight end Alex Smith on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season and cutting deeper into Cincinnati's depth at the position.

Smith hurt his left biceps during a 24-10 win over Atlanta on Sunday. The Bengals (2-0) also are missing tight end Tyler Eifert, who is out for at least eight games with an elbow injury.

The Bengals signed free-agent tight end Kevin Brock to fill Smith's spot. The second-year player opened camp with Cincinnati and was waived on Aug. 26. He has played in six games with Buffalo and Kansas City.

The Bengals also released tight end Ryan Otten from the practice squad and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary, a first-year player waived by Oakland last month.

LEBRON-BANNER

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A 10-story tall LeBron James could tower over downtown again.

Sherwin-Williams Co. has asked the city for approval to hang a new banner of James on its headquarters across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, the Plain Dealer reported Tuesday.

The banner is similar to the iconic one that was in place for years before being taken down after James signed with the Miami Heat in 2010.

The city's planning commission released an image of the banner, which has a likeness of James, his arms outstretched and wearing a jersey that says "Cleveland" on the back, beneath a cloud of chalk dust, which he tossed into the air as part of his pregame ritual when he previously played for the Cavs. There is also a Nike logo in the upper right corner.

James re-signed as a free agent with the Cavs this summer.

National Sports News

Last Update on September 18, 2014 00:46 GMT

NFL-DOMESTIC ABUSE

UNDATED (AP) -- The NFL is facing yet another case of domestic abuse.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in late July involving a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child. The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation on Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation. He has been deactivated from all team functions.

Police say one of the counts was "aggravated assault causing a fracture."

Meanwhile, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy will not play this weekend, and it could be a while before either player sees any game action.

The Vikings put Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, meaning he is off the active roster again while he deals with his legal affairs. General manager Rick Spielman would not put a timeframe on when Peterson might be back.

Team owner Zygi (ZIH'-gee) Wilf said the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar earlier this week following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.

The All-Pro running back is accused of injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a wooden switch earlier this year.

The Panthers have removed Greg Hardy from the team's active roster until the Pro Bowl defensive end's domestic violence case is resolved. The Pro Bowl lineman has been placed on the exempt-commissioner's permission list.

Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman says Hardy will continue to be paid and is allowed to be at the team facility, but will not practice. Hardy earns more than $770,000 each week during the regular season.

Hardy is appealing a July 15 conviction for assault on a female and communicating threats.

NFL-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The father of a woman who once dated Bears receiver Brandon Marshall is calling for commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') to resign because of the way he handled the women's abuse case.

Clarence Watley says his daughter, Rasheedah Watley, was abused by Marshall.

Marshall was with Denver at the time and now plays for Chicago. He was suspended for three games in 2008, but the suspension was reduced to one game. He has denied the allegations.

Watley says he and others wrote to Goodell about the case and never heard back from league officials. Watley called the NFL's investigation one-sided.

NFL-DRUG POLICY

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL and the players union have agreed on a new drug policy that will include HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month.

The new performance-enhancing drug policy will have a more immediate impact this weekend. Denver receiver Wes Welker, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Orlando Scandrick and St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey had been suspended for four games. All can return Sunday under the new rules in which players who test positive for banned stimulants in the offseason will no longer be suspended. Instead, they will be referred to the substance abuse program.

NFL-49ERS-KAEPERNICK FINE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Colin Kaepernick (KAH'-lihn KAP'-ur-nihgk) says he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what was called "inappropriate language".

Kaepernick was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct following an interception against Chicago Sunday when he was engaged with the Bears Lamarr Houston. The 49ers quarterback maintains he didn't say anything inappropriate and that Houston's post-game remarks back him up.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Just two games separate the top two teams in the National League West following a first-inning meltdown by the Los Angeles Dodgers and a ninth-inning rally by the San Francisco Giants.

Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single while Colorado was scoring eight times in the first inning of a 16-2 laugher against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Morneau tied his season high with six RBIs and went 3-for-4 to lift his average to a National League-leading .320. Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 with a solo homer and four runs scored as the last-place Rockies took the rubber match of their three-game set with the first-place Dodgers.

Matt Duffy hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco over the Diamondbacks 4-2 in Arizona. Madison Bumgarner fell short in his bid to join Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as the majors' only 19-game winners, allowing two runs and seven hits in six innings.

The Giants have cut their NL West deficit in half since last night and currently lead the NL wild-card race by three games over Pittsburgh and 4 1/2 games over Milwaukee.

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