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Last Update on May 28, 2015 05:37 GMT


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.

Carlos Carrasco (6-4) allowed only Robinson Chirinos' solo homer in the fifth while pitching eight sharp innings. The right-hander held Texas to five hits and struck out eight.

Texas starter Colby Lewis (4-3) allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in 2 2-3 innings. He was chased in the third when the Indians sent 12 men to the plate.

The lopsided loss ended Texas' seven-game winning streak.

Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh for his first hit since returning to the Rangers on Monday, but was thrown out by left fielder Mike Aviles trying for a double. Hamilton is 1 for 11 in three games after being acquired from the Angels on April 27.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh inning Wednesday for his first hit since returning to the Texas Rangers.

Hamilton, hitless in his first nine at-bats since returning Monday, lined a hit down the left field line off Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco. The AL MVP in 2010 was thrown out trying for a double by Indians' left fielder Mike Aviles.

Hamilton, who flied out in his first two at-bats, crashed face-first into the left-field wall catching Jason Kipnis' line drive in the first inning. Hamilton briefly remained on the ground, but stayed in the game.

Hamilton had a self-reported alcohol and cocaine relapse last offseason. He was a five-time All-Star in his first stint with Texas and led the Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rockies won for the fourth time in five games, taking two of three in the series. The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during a loss to the Giants on May 15.

Arenado hit his 10th homer in the first inning off Mike Leake (2-4) and added a single. In the past four games, the third baseman is 9 for 16 with three homers, one triple and 10 RBIs.

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Last Update on May 28, 2015 20:38 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- The cities of Cleveland and Oakland are gearing up for the start of the NBA Finals. The first game of the series will take place on June 4 in Oakland as the Warriors entertain the Cavaliers.

Western Conference champion Golden State advanced with a win over Houston Wednesday night in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series while the Cavaliers closed out Atlanta in four straight Tuesday night.

Golden State guard Klay Thompson is one player who can use the time off as he suffered a concussion in Wednesday night's game. Thompson was injured after he faked a shot and Houston's Trevor Ariza (ah-REE'-zuh) knocked him to the floor with a knee to the head in the fourth quarter. Thompson received stitches in his right ear and passed a concussion test during the game but the Warriors said Thompson developed concussion symptoms after the game and will be evaluated by the medical staff. Thompson must pass the concussion protocol before he can return to play.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Tom Thibodeau (THIH'-buh-doh) has been fired as coach of the Chicago Bulls. In five seasons on the job he led the team to a 255-139 record and a playoff appearance in each season. Apparent friction with management led to the change. The Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs this year in the second round by Cleveland.

Thibodeau's .647 winning percentage ranks seventh in NBA history among coaches with at least 200 games. He led the Bulls to the top seed in the playoffs his first two seasons and was the NBA's Coach of the Year in 2011, the same year Derrick Rose became the league's youngest MVP.


UNDATED (AP) -- A check of the schedule in baseball shows six games this evening with five of the games taking place on the West coast. The evening portion of the card features Boston playing at Texas, the Athletics home to the Yankees, Cleveland at Seattle, the Padres hosting the Pirates and the Braves in San Francisco for a game with the Giants.


PARIS (AP) -- Serena Williams, the top seed for the women at the French Open, has advanced to the third round. She needed three sets to dispatch her unseeded opponent. Williams is through to the third round for the first time since 2013, the year she went on to win the second of her two French titles. She lost in the second round last year.

Despite playing with a painful right leg Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) advanced to the third round with a straight sets victory. Djokovic repeatedly flexed his right leg after shots. He took a medical timeout before the last game of the second set, getting his upper leg and lower back massaged by a trainer.

Men's sixth seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL'), a nine-time winner of the event, is through to the third round after a straight-sets victory as is No. 3 Andy Murray. Women's fourth seed and two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) was a winner in three sets as well.

Among the Day 5 losers was women's ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee).

Madison Keys, Irina Falconi and Sloane Stephens of the U.S. were also winners on the fifth day of play.


UNDATSED (AP) -- Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA, has died at the age of 93. He spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics. His son Fritz made the announcement that Byers died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kansas, from a urinary tract infection that spread into his bloodstream.

Byers took over the NCAA in 1951 and was key to the schools maintaining strict control of all revenues the athletes generated. Then, the figures weren't too impressive. Now, the deals for football and basketball rights are worth billions.

He helped invent the now widely used term "student-athlete," which he said was intended to disguise the fact that players had become de facto professionals. He was a big proponent of having the NCAA oversee women's athletics as well and that came to fruition in the early 1980s.


IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The opening round of the annual Byron Nelson Classic is being contested today in Irving, Texas. The early clubhouse leader is Steven Bowditch who opened with an 8-under-62. Jimmy Walker is two shots back while James Hahn is three off the pace.

Masters champ Jordan Spieth (speeth), who is from the Dallas area, is in the field and stands 1-under after eight.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had arthroscopic hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth in points with 78 this season, playing in all 82 games. He became the team's career assist leader and is fifth in points.

The 27-year-old had three goals and five assists in 14 playoff games for Washington, which was eliminated by the New York Rangers in the second round.


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