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Last Update on July 28, 2014 06:26 GMT

INDIANS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 Sunday to end the Royals' winning streak at five.

Santana hit a pair of two-run homers. He has connected in three straight games.

Santana went 3 for 3 and reached base in all five plate appearances. He homered in a four-run fifth inning and hit another drive in ninth for his fifth career multihomer game and his second of the series.

In his past six games, Santana is 14 for 23, including three doubles and 10 RBIs.

Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes also homered for the Indians, who had lost six straight at Kauffman Stadium.

NATIONALS-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-2 Nationals' win Sunday.

Fister (10-2) allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts, one fewer than any previous Washington pitcher. Gio Gonzalez reached 10 wins in 15 starts in 2012, and Jordan Zimmerman duplicated him last season. The Nationals moved to Washington from Montreal in 2005.

Adam LaRoche drove in two runs and Anthony Rendon added an RBI single in the ninth to help send the Reds to their eighth loss in nine games since the All-Star break. They are hitting .178 (50-for-281) in that span.

Devin Mesoraco's two-run double in the ninth off Rafael Soriano allowed the Reds to avoid their 11th shutout loss. Soriano regrouped to get the final three outs for his 200th career save.

BROWNS-MINGO

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is banking on bigger being better after a rookie year that started fast than sort of fizzled.

He's been bulking up, ready to fit in with the faster and stronger NFL.

As the sixth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Mingo made an instant impact for the Browns, flying all over the field and registering a sack in each of his first three games. But just as quickly, he disappeared from the stat sheet, recording only two more sacks the rest of the season.

Mingo, who now weighs in in the high 230s, says he learned a lesson last year that will make him a better player in 2014.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 28, 2014 22:43 GMT

NBA-CLIPPERS-STERLING

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.

Shelly Sterling sought the court's approval for the deal she negotiated after taking control of a family trust. She removed her husband as a trustee after two doctors found he had Alzheimer's disease and couldn't manage his affairs.

Donald Sterling claimed his wife deceived him about the medical exams.

Sterling has vowed to fight the NBA until his death and is expected to continue to wage court battles to stop the sale.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Ervin Santana match his career high with 11 strikeouts over eight innings and scattered five hits to lead Atlanta to a 2-0 win over San Deigo. Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and also drove the second Braves run.

Santana improved his record to 10-6.

Converted outfielder Jason Lane made his major league pitching debut for the Padres at age 37, giving up a run on six hits over six innings and took the loss.

In other games ahead on the schedule;

The Giants try to regroup tonight after being swept at home by the archrival Dodgers over the weekend.

San Francisco is 1 1-2 back of NL West leading LA heading into the opener of a series against Pittsburgh. Facing one of the best rotations in baseball, the Giants were outscored 17-4 in the weekend series. They have now lost 19 of their last 25.

The Dodgers have the day off.

The Nationals open a series in Miami. Their lead in the NL East is now down to one game over Atlanta.

NL Central leading Milwaukee travels to take on Tampa Bay in a series opener. The Brewers send 11-4 Kyle Lohse (LOHSH) out to take on one of the hottest teams in the major. Tampa Bay just had a nine-game winning streak ended yesterday, but is 27-12 since June 11.

There are just ten games on the major league schedule.

NFL-PANTHERS-BENJAMIN

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- An MRI shows that Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has a bruise on his left knee. The first-round draft pick will miss a few days of camp. Benjamin bumped knees with another player during practice Sunday.

Benjamin has been working with the starters and is having an outstanding camp. The Former Florida State standout was the 28th player taken in the draft.

In other NFL training camp news:

-- The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo) until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being tabled. If they can't reach a deal after the season, the Lions could still keep Suh by using their franchise tag on him.

-- Kyle Rudolph signed a new five-year contract extension to match the significant value the Minnesota Vikings tight end has provided their offense. Rudolph has 1,055 yards and 15 touchdowns over his three-year NFL career.

-- Broncos top receiver Demaryius (deh-MEHR'-ee-uhs) Thomas has returned from bereavement leave but missed practice because his his flight from Georgia didn't get back in time for him to participate in practice. Thomas missed the first five days of training camp for the AFC champs following the death last week of his grandmother in Georgia.

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