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Last Update on August 20, 2014 05:36 GMT

REDS-CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Matt Holliday drew a leadoff walk to start the winning rally. He advanced to third on Matt Adams' single. After Peter Bourjos ran for Holliday, Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases. Hoover (1-10) then plunked Jay to force in Bourjos with the winning run.

Pat Neshek (6-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief as the Cardinals won for the fifth time in six games and remained 2 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central.

The Reds have lost four in a row.

Jay scored the tying run in the eighth on pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso's RBI double.

REDS-SIMON LAWSUIT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon says a woman who accused the player in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting her should have to reveal her name publicly.

Simon's lawyer made his argument Tuesday in federal court in Washington. The woman has said in a court document that she worries Simon's fans may harass her or hurt her if her name becomes public.

The woman is currently identified in court filings as Jane Doe, though Simon and his attorneys know her name and can use it to investigate the case. Simon's lawyers want her to have to re-file the case without a pseudonym.

The woman's $15 million lawsuit claims she met the Simon at a Washington nightclub in 2013 and went with him to a hotel, where he forced sex on her.

INDIANS-ATCHISON

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed reliever Scott Atchison to a contract for next season.

Atchison's deal includes a team option in 2016. Financial terms were not immediately available.

The 38-year-old Atchison has been major contributor out of Cleveland's bullpen this season, going 6-0 with a 2.95 ERA in 53 appearances. The 38-year-old signed a free agent minor league contract with the Indians in January and made the 25-man roster in spring training. He pitched in 50 games last season for the New York Mets.

Atchison has held hitters to a .218 average and ranks among AL relief leaders in wins, inherited runners scored and innings.

Atchison is 16-10 with a 3.51 ERA in 258 major league games since breaking in with Seattle in 2004. He previously pitched for Indians manager Terry Francona in Boston.

YANKEES-JETER-SCORING CHANGE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.

Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana with an error on the play.

Originally, that hit pulled Jeter even with Wagner for sixth place on baseball's career list at 3,430. Now, it's an infield single the next day against the Indians that moved Jeter up the chart. And it was his double on Aug. 11 in Baltimore that pushed him ahead of Wagner.

Jeter says he has the souvenir ball from that double, thanks to New York Yankees head athletic trainer Steve Donohue.

BROWNS-QB DECISION

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine has not picked his starting quarterback. Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel haven't convinced him they deserve the job.

Pettine had been expected to announce whether Hoyer or Manziel, the hyped rookie, would start the Sept. 7 opener at Pittsburgh. But the decision has been delayed and could carry through to Cleveland's third preseason game on Saturday. Pettine says the coaching staff will meet Wednesday night and could then choose a starter.

Pettine's decision became tougher after Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday night. Manziel also made an obscene gesture toward the Redskins' sideline, an act Pettine called "extremely disappointing" and will likely result in a fine from the NFL.

REDSKINS-FERGUSON GESTURE

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL.

The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward.

It was a show of solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri, who are protesting the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Eleven players took part as the team was preparing to face the Cleveland Browns.

Safety Ryan Clark said Brown "could have been any one of us. That could have been any one of our brothers, our cousins. ... When you get an opportunity to make a statement and be more than a football player, it's good."

Protesters have gathered daily in Ferguson since Brown was fatally was shot by a police officer Aug. 9.

CAVALIERS-COACHES

CLEVELAND (AP) -- First-year Cavaliers coach David Blatt has hired former Milwaukee coach Larry Drew as one of his assistants.

Blatt will have Drew, Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier and James Posey on the bench with him along with Tyronn Lue, named an associate head coach in June.

Drew went 15-67 in his only season in Milwaukee. He was expected to get a second year but was fired so the Bucks could hire Jason Kidd. A former NBA player, Drew also coached Atlanta.

A long-time NBA assistant, Boylan is back for his second season with Cleveland as is Brielmaier.

Posey spent last season coaching Cleveland's Development League affiliate in Canton. He won league titles as a player with Miami and Boston.

Also, Phil Handy will also serve as the team's director of player development and Vitaly Potapenko has been retained as assistant director of player development.

National Sports News

Last Update on August 21, 2014 01:22 GMT

MLB-RAINOUT PROTEST

CHICAGO (AP) -- Ernie Banks would love this. They're going to play two at Wrigley Field Thursday. Or, at least, one and a-half.

The San Francisco Giants became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. The game will resume Thursday at Wrigley with the Cubs leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The game had been delayed more than 4 1/2 hours because of rain after the grounds crew couldn't put the tarp down quickly.

The game will resume at 4:05 p.m. (Central time) Thursday. The playoff-contending Giants and Chicago have a regularly scheduled game set to begin three hours later.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Lucas Duda (DOO'-duh) hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 to snap a three-game losing streak. Zack Wheeler improved to 9-8, allowing two earned runs while working 5 2/3 solid innings. Wheeler is 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA over his nine outings since June 30. He's 4-1 in his last 10 road starts.

In other afternoon action:

-- Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run and Colby Rasmus added a two-run shot to lead Toronto to a 9-5 win over Milwaukee. Bautista's 24th homer of the season capped off a five-run sixth inning for the Blue Jays who won for only the second time on their eight-game road trip. The loss snapped Milwaukee's five-game winning streak.

-- Alex Rios drove in a pair of runs to help Texas edge Miami 5-4. The Rangers teed off on Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi for five runs in the first two innings. Miami got solo homers in the ninth inning from Marcell Ozuna and pinch-hitter Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ah) to make it close.

-- Chase Utley's tie-breaking single in the bottom of the fourth inning capped a three-run rally and gave Philadelphia a 4-3 win over Seattle. The Phillies scored the other two runs in that inning on a passed ball and ground out.

MLB-INDIANS-SWISHER SURGERY

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indians first baseman Nick Swisher is having surgery on both knees and is done for the season.

Swisher has underperformed after getting a four-year, $56 million contract from the Indians before last season. He's having arthroscopic procedures performed on both knees in Los Angeles. The club said he'll need 8 to 10 weeks to recover.

Before he was sidelined, Swisher was batting .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs in 97 games.

MLB-SCHILLING-CANCER

BOSTON (AP) -- Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use.

Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston. He announced he had cancer in February, but had not disclosed what kind.

Schilling is being treated at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received seven weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and is in remission. He says he's lost 75 pounds.

NFL-JIM KELLY-CANCER

UNDATED (AP) -- Jim Kelly shows no evidence of sinus cancer three months after the Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Dr. Peter Costantino says in a release issued by New York City's Lennox Hill Hospital that the treatments have "completely eliminated" any pain Kelly was experiencing. He says Kelly's level of function has "essentially returned to normal."

Costantino says a series of tests over the next week will determine if further treatments are necessary.

Kelly had surgery in June 2013 to remove cancerous cells in his upper jaw. The cancer then spread to his sinus.

NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) -- Browns coach Mike Pettine (PEHT'-ihn) has picked Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback over rookie Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL').

Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release before Wednesday practice that he'll go with Hoyer in the Sept. 7 opener against Pittsburgh. The decision ends weeks of competition and analysis.

Pettine delayed his decision after both Hoyer and Manziel played poorly in an exhibition loss at Washington on Monday. During that game, Manziel gave the finger to the Redskins sideline, an act Pettine says was factored into the decision.

In other football news:

-- Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. Bell was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn and is expected to be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. The possession and DUI charges are both misdemeanors. The Steelers play in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

-- Eight extra-point kicks were missed during the NFL's experiment that moved the distance of the kicks back in the first two weeks of the preseason. The 94.3 percent success rate was below the regular season rate of 99.6 percent from 2013 when the ball was snapped from the 2-yard line instead of the 15. NFL officiating director Dean Blandino says he believes longer PAT kicks are "in the league's near future."

-- The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They're valued at $3.2 billion. Only soccer's Real (ray-EHL') Madrid at $3.4 billion is worth more among global franchises. New England is the second most valuable NFL franchise at $2.6 billion, followed by Washington at $2.4 billion and the Giants at $2.1 billion.

-- Former Minnesota Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff has been nominated as the senior finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2015 class of inductees. Tingelhoff will join 15 modern-era finalists and two contributor finalists on the ballot, but the endorsement from the Hall of Fame's senior committee was a big step toward enshrinement for the six-time Pro Bowl pick.

NASCAR-STEWART OUT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. That's the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Stewart's decision will once again lead to Jeff Burton replacing him in the No. 14 Chevrolet. Burton also drove Stewart's car at Michigan last week.

Stewart has been in seclusion since the Aug. 9 incident at an upstate New York dirt track that remains under investigation. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero has said investigators don't have any evidence at this point to support criminal intent by Stewart.

TENNIS-US OPEN-WOMEN'S SEEDINGS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings.

That means that French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month.

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) is seeded No. 3 with third-ranked Li Na out because of a knee injury. Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh) moves up to No. 4.

Five-time major champ Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) is seeded fifth and could face Williams in the quarterfinals.

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