CINCINNATI (AP) - The Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 yesterday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Alfredo Simon winless since the All-Star game. The Reds fell to 2-10 since the All-Star break.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 last night. Corey Kluber had three-hitter to outpitch Felix Hernandez for his first career shutout, and Yan Gomes had a two-run double. The matchup between two of the top pitchers in the American League lived up to its billing.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have traded right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, as a way of protecting themselves in case the 29-year-old leaves as a free agent after the season. In exchange for Masterson, the Indians got outfielder James Ramsey, who has spent this season at Double-A Springfield. The Indians could also trade shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera before today's deadline.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland has signed safety Jim Leonhard, making the Browns the fifth different NFL team in the nine-year veteran's career. Leonhard was with Buffalo last year, where he spent the first four seasons of his career after being signed as an undrafted rookie out of Wisconsin in 2005.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris has been suspended for two games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Lewis-Harris can participate in preseason games and practices. He will miss the first two games without pay and can return to the active roster on Monday, September 15th.
MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat President Pat Riley is speaking out at length for the first time since LeBron James left the franchise, saying that he wants the team "to be as good as it's ever been" going forward. Riley spoke with reporters yesterday after the team completed the signing of Chris Bosh to a $118 million, five-year contract. Riley expressed disappointment that James returned to Cleveland.
(AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forwards Jerry D'Amigo and Dana Tyrell to one-year, two-way contracts. The 23-year-old D'Amigo was acquired by Columbus along with a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin on July 1st.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Tiger Woods will find out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started. At least he will be on golf courses that bring good memories. The first stop is Firestone in Akron, where Woods is an eight-time winner and the defending champion. After that, he heads to Valhalla for the PGA Championship, where he won in 2000.
(AP) - Rafael Nadal is withdrawing from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the U.S. Open. Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand.
DETROIT (AP) - A pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a Detroit hotel. Evan Reed plays for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, but was with the Tigers when the alleged assault occurred.
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