MIAMI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds completed their second 3-game sweep in a row by beating the Miami Marlins 5-3 in 10 innings last night. NL RBI leader Brandon Phillips homered in the sixth inning and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians optioned left-hander Nick Hagadone to AAA Columbus, clearing a roster space for the expected activation of valuable setup man Vinnie Pestano. Pestano has been on the disabled list since May 1st with a sore right elbow. The Indians plan to activate him today before opening a 4-game series with Seattle.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he was "absolutely not" aware of and did not participate in the practices that led to the federal investigation into his Pilot Flying J company. Haslam says he takes responsibility for what happens at his company. He was in Indianapolis yesterday to speak at a transportation seminar.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns have agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with former Arizona quarterback Brian Hoyer. Hoyer was cut earlier this week by the Cardinals. He's expected to compete for a backup job behind either Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell. The Browns also have third-stringer Thaddeus Lewis on their roster.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns have agreed to terms with free agent running back Brandon Jackson on a 1-year contract. Jackson played in just two games for Cleveland last season. In the finale against Pittsburgh, he rushed for 54 yards on eight carries. Jackson was inactive for 13 games.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State's first two Big Ten games in the 2014 season will be against the conference's newest members. The Buckeyes travel to Maryland on October 4th and, after a bye week, host Rutgers on October 18th. The Big Ten released the conference schedule yesterday.
(AP) - Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Mirallas, teammates of American goalkeeper Tim Howard on Everton, were among the players picked by Belgium for its roster for a May 29th game against the United States in Cleveland. Preparing for a World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Brussels on June 7th, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots selected a star-filled roster that includes forward Christian Benteke.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio schools have narrowly voted down - for a third time - an attempt at addressing competitive balance issues between public and private schools. The sanctioning Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the result yesterday. The proposal would have determined the tournament divisions for football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball teams.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.