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Willingham's homer powers Twins past Indians 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Josh Willingham's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Kurt Suzuki had a two-run double among his three hits, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double and the Twins beat the Indians at home for the first time in more than 11 months. Suzuki, a first-time All-Star selection who...
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Peralta sharp, Brewers beat sloppy Reds 5-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee scored three runs on two misjudged balls in the outfield by Chris Heisey, and Wily Peralta pitched seven strong innings in the Brewers' 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Ryan Braun hit a two-run double in the third on which Heisey took a couple of steps in before retreating as the high liner went over his head. The four-year veteran...
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Francisco Lindor promoted to AAA Columbus

Francisco Lindor is now one step away from the Majors. Following Monday's minor-league games, the Indians announced that the 20-year old, who is the organization's top prospect, has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus. Lindor was promoted to Akron at this point last year and many were wondering if the Indians would follow the same time frame in moving him...
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NBA Report: Love talks continue to inch along

Several quick items from around the NBA: -- The Cavaliers and Timberwolves have been engaged in talks on various levels that would deliver T-Wolves star forward Kevin Love to Cleveland. Right now, that's about all we know. -- To this point, the Cavs have not agreed on any deal for Love, nor have they committed to trading any specific players in a deal with the Timberwolves. ...
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Indians update: Masterson, Bourn and Cabrera

After going five innings on Sunday, the Indians decided that Justin Masterson needed one more rehab start. Manager Terry Francona told reporters before Monday's game against the Twins that Masterson would start for Columbus on Friday against Norfolk. In Sunday's start against Indianapolis, the right-hander worked five innings and threw 71 pitches with 47 being strikes. Masterson...
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Could new Cavalier challenge Michael Symon for Cleveland burger supremacy?

Cavalier Mike Miller opens his first BurgerFi franchise on the campus of Auburn University on Wednesday. The burger chain claims to be on the edge of a movement it calls the "Burgerfication of the Nation®." The website claims this movement is "made possible by the perfect combination of all natural Angus beef from cattle that are raised in the most stringent standards...
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Indians What to Watch: T.J. back in the house for the Indians

Minnesota-- T.J. House gets his ninth start of the season tonight as the Indians begin a three-game series in Minnesota against the Twins. How long he stays in the rotation though remains to be seen. House was sent down on July 11 to remain on his normal routine and get some added work in. He pitched five scoreless innings for Mahoning Valley last Wednesday, allowing only two hits...
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Atkins, Hall among nine Bengals placed on PUP

CINCINNATI -- The Bengals did some tinkering with the roster on Monday, three days before they hold their first training camp practice. Most of their moves involved the status of injured players who haven't yet been medically cleared for practice, although there is the possibility that could change by Thursday. All-Pro defensive tackle Geno Atkins (ACL) and cornerback Leon Hall...
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Kipnis earns AL Player of the Week honor

For the third time in his career, Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has been named the American League Player of the Week. Kipnis was 5 for 15 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored in this past weekend's series at Detroit as the Tribe took three of four. The RBI were a league best for the past week. In Friday's 9-3 win over Detroit, Kipnis' three-run homer...
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Can Tribe ride momentum from Detroit through rest of road trip?

After taking three of four in Detroit over the weekend, the Indians will not see the Tigers again until Labor Day, when a four-game series starts at Progressive Field. They are hoping to have the same momentum from the last time they took a series over Detroit. When the Tribe swept the Tigers in late May, they went on an 18-11 run, which was tied with Toronto for the best record...
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Andy Dalton: NFL QB, pop-a-shot wonder

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton won a Rose Bowl at TCU and has led the Bengals to the playoffs in each of his three NFL seasons but could basketball be his second calling? Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones recently shared a video on his Instagram showing that Dalton definitely has the close-range hoops game down. Basically, if you're planning a trip to Dave and Buster...
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Reds looking to add a bat but in search of right asset

Hit with a rash of recent injuries to the lineup, it makes sense that the Reds would be interested in bolstering their bats. General manager Walt Jocketty said he would "like to add a bat" but the Reds haven't found anything that "attracts" them yet, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. A few names have circulated surrounding the Reds. One is Tampa Bay'...
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Manziel's No. 2 ranks No. 1 in jersey sales

Not many have questioned the excitement surrounding Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel but now come tangible numbers to bear it out. Manziel's Browns No. 2 jersey was the top seller on the NFL's website from the period of April 1 - July 17. While Manziel has not yet played an NFL down or earned a starting spot, his sales come in ahead of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks...
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Watch how Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and other rookies respond to Madden 15 ratings

There's no exact science to how NFL players are rated in EA Sports' Madden series of video games. One typical standard, however, is the rookies who have yet to play an NFL game are initially rated considerably lower than their veteran counterparts. For highly accomplished college players like Houston Texans' No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and Cleveland Browns'...
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Indians interested in 'fortifying bullpen'?

With the San Diego Padres appearing to enter full-on 'sell' mode as baseball's July 31 trade deadline nears, reliever Joaquin Benoit is the latest name to enter the rumor mill. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Indians, as well as the Tigers and Pirates, are "showing interest" in the Padres pitcher. He also mentions Rangers closer Joakin Soria as a potential...
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Energetic Tropp helps make Jackets fourth line a fearsome foe

Successful teams that make runs in the playoffs and contend for the Stanley Cup every year have many common denominators. One of those commonalities is the ability to roll four lines throughout the season and into a playoff run. These bottom-six forwards might not get much of the attention, but they are an integral part of the makeup of the team. They know what their job is when...
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Confidence building for surging Indians

The Cleveland Indians couldn't overcome a rare poor performance offensively in dropping their series finale against the AL Central leaders, but they're feeling confident moving forward versus the Minnesota Twins. The surging Indians look to build on a promising start to their longest road swing of the season as they go after a seventh straight victory at Target Field in the...
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Reds try to end road woes

The Cincinnati Reds have captured all three previous series against the Milwaukee Brewers but they can't feel good about their chances of opening this one on the right foot. The Reds are mired in a six-game road losing streak and starter Mat Latos has never won at Miller Park heading into Monday night's opener of a three-game set. Cincinnati (51-47) is 7-3 against Milwaukee...
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Cavaliers expected to sign Wiggins this week

No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins is expected to sign a contract with the Cavaliers this week, according to a report from ESPN. The story falls in line with previous reports from FOX Sports Ohio, which indicated the Cavs were attempting to make some other moves to maximize the salary cap prior to signing Wiggins. According to sources in the ESPN story, the Cavs "are merely...
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Masterson goes five innings in rehab start

Justin Masterson pitched five innings in a rehab start for the Columbus Clippers on Sunday night. The Tribe right-hander has been on the disabled list since July 8th with a sore right knee. Masterson threw 71 pitches in the start. He allowed a pair of runs while striking out six, but was not without command issues. He walked two batters in the second inning on eight straight pitches...
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For Cavs' Wiggins, reality of NBA setting in way too soon

Imagine being Andrew Wiggins. Imagine being 19 years old, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Imagine learning your new teammate is LeBron James, the best in the world. Imagine knowing Kyrie Irving and others are also on the team. Imagine all of your basketball teams coming true. Then imagine hearing you may already be on the way out. Imagine seeing...
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Three out of four in Motown gives Tribe momentum, but concerns remain

 DETROIT -- After losing 5-1 to the Tigers on Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona was not in much of a mood to look back and reflect on taking three of four in Detroit. With seven games remaining on what is shaping up as the most important road trip of the season.  Going into the series, most people would have been happy if the Indians did not lose ground in the division. Instead...
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Power of words drive Columbus cyclist

Why is Marc Purslow riding his bike across America this summer? Well, there are a few reasons, but the one at the top of the list is simply to satisfy his love for challenges. He found plenty of those almost as soon as he hit the road in Bar Harbor, Maine, where a hurricane and many miles pedaling uphill had him struggling before day two was complete. He pushed through, however,...
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Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann's pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who finished a three-game sweep in their first series after the All-Star...
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