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Plouffe lifts Twins past Indians in 10th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe singled in Danny Santana in the 10th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 5-4, comeback victory over Cleveland on Friday night, further damaging the Indians' already slim playoff hopes. Santana led off the inning with a single off Kyle Crockett (4-1) and advanced to third on Brian Dozier's single to right-center. Joe Mauer was intentionally...
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Cardinals beat Reds 2-1, stay 2 1-2 up in Central

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- John Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2-3 dominant innings, and Randal Grichuk and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers in the first inning of the Cardinals' 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. The NL Central leaders had only five hits but maintained a 2 1-2-game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates with...
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The future of goaltending for the Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus, OH -- Backstopping the team again this season will be Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney. But as we saw last year, one or both of those goaltenders could go down with an injury. That's where Anton Forsberg and Oscar Dansk step in. Forsberg and Dansk , both hailing from Sweden, will be the goaltending tandem in Springfield with the Falcons (AHL) and are part of the...
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Browns GM Ray Farmer releases statement on Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has released a statement on the Josh Gordon suspension reduction. "We are aware of the new NFL policy related to the reduction of Josh Gordon's suspension to 10 games. We will continue to support and work with him under the NFL guidelines throughout this process. Our team's focus right now remains on preparing for Sunday...
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Raburn undergoes knee surgery

Before Friday's game against the Twins, the Indians announced that outfielder Ryan Raburn had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee early Friday morning at the Cleveland Clinic. The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Rick Parker, repaired a lateral meniscus tear that occurred during last Saturday's game at Detroit. Full recovery for an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...
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Blue Jackets single game tickets go on sale

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that single game tickets for home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2014-15 regular season, including the Saturday, October 11 home opener against the New York Rangers, went on sale to the public on Friday, September 19 at 12 p.m. As a special consideration for Blue Jackets fans within the state of Ohio, the club also...
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Browns' Gordon has suspension reduced to 10 games

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Gordon has been cleared to run a route back to the Browns this season. Cleveland's star wide receiver was reinstated into the NFL and had his one-year suspension reduced to 10 games after the league announced changes to its drug policy on Friday. The league and Players' Association reached agreement on revisions to the substance-abuse program two...
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Johnny Cameo: Manziel talks about his brief appearance

BEREA, Ohio - Johnny Manziel's NFL career is three plays old. His next play -- or set of plays -- could come at anytime. Or, not for weeks. Manziel remains football's most famous backup quarterback and decoy, and the Cleveland Browns head into another game Sunday with the option of using Manziel. Nobody with the Browns is saying, obviously, and not even Manziel knew he'...
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BURST: Blue Jackets training camp continues

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Bengals' Green OK but Burfict remains under concussion protocol

CINCINNATI -- Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green practiced for the second straight day on Friday, a good sign that he and his injured toe will be ready to play Sunday when the Bengals host Tennessee and try for their first 3-0 start since 2006. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict is a different story. Burfict missed his third straight day of practice Friday due to a concussion and he has been...
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Cavs agree to deal with Lou Amundson, agency tweets

Free-agent center/forward Lou Amundson has agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers, according to a tweet from Amundson's agency. "Congrats @LouAmundson17 on signing with the @cavs!" Priority Sports tweeted Friday. "We're excited for you Louuuuuu!" Basketball website HoopsHype.com reported last week the Cavs were among the teams Amundson was considering...
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Assessing the AL Wild Card picture through song

There are a lot of things that go through a baseball writer's mind during the 12th inning of a 1-1 stalemate in the early hours of Friday morning. However, after the Indians' rally over the Astros Thursday night to get within four games of the second wild card, we decided to take a whimsical look at this weekend's AL Wild Card picture by accessing the contender's...
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Full circle: Pettine got his NFL start with Ravens

BEREA, Ohio - In the aftermath of his first win as an NFL head coach last weekend, Mike Pettine talked about "a big old cigar" he'd been saving to celebrate that first victory, whenever it came. The next day, he joked about the celebration and how he was still feeling it when the Monday morning alarm came calling. NFL coaches rarely rest anyway. That long day was well...
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Stingy Ravens D awaits Browns

Per usual, the Baltimore Ravens are playing some serious defense. The Cleveland Browns have the NFL's fifth-best rushing offense and are averaging 26.5 points per game through two games. Sunday, they get what Browns coach Mike Pettine called their "stiffest test yet" in a Ravens team that's given up one touchdown all season and ranks in the top 10 against the run...
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Will Indians be without Kipnis as they begin pivotal series?

Although they've put some life into their slim playoff chances with outstanding pitching, the Cleveland Indians could have a tough time getting their offense on track in Minnesota. The resurgent Indians hope to keep shaving games off their postseason deficits as they go after their fourth straight victory Friday night against 15-game winner Phil Hughes and the Twins. Cleveland...
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Reds take on Lackey in series opener in St. Louis

John Lackey hasn't performed at the level the St. Louis Cardinals thought he would after acquiring him at the trade deadline. He'll have a chance to begin redeeming himself Friday night against the visiting Reds after an early exit from his outing in Cincinnati nine days earlier. St. Louis (85-68) maintained its 2 1/2-game edge over Pittsburgh in the NL Central with a 3-2...
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Crashing the net: CBJ training camp notes

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As they begin the on-ice portion of training camp, the Blue Jackets are without a pair of top-line forwards in Ryan Johansen (contract dispute) and Nathan Horton (non-surgical lingering back problem). But as head coach Todd Richards said on Wednesday, this is a story, but not the story. While this is an issue, the team is looking for guys in the lineup and in camp...
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Aviles sac fly lifts Indians over Astros in 13

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians relied on their pitching again, and their offense came alive just in time to beat the Houston Astros. Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly in the 13th inning scored Jose Ramirez and gave the Indians a 2-1 win on Thursday night. Ramirez doubled with one out before Samuel Deduno (2-6) walked Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana to set up Aviles' fly...
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Reds announce new Advanced-A affiliation

DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have partnered on a four-year deal to make Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark the home of the Reds class A-Advanced club through at least 2018. Affiliated baseball is guaranteed in Daytona Beach through at least 2022. Big Game Florida Owner Andy Rayburn is...
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Jordi Fernandez named head coach of Canton Charge

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that Jordi Fernandez has been named the new head coach of their exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League affiliate, the Canton Charge. "Jordi is a natural fit to lead the Charge after being a tremendous asset to our staff last year and playing a critical role cultivating talent with the Cavaliers for four seasons...
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Bengals RB combo looking for nickname, consistency

CINCINNATI -- Hue Jackson wants the Bengals to be able to run the football better this season. The new offensive coordinator has lofty expectations, not the least of which is improving immensely upon last season's moribund 3.6-yards-per-carry average. Week 1 of the experiment at Baltimore didn't go so hot, but Week 2 against Atlanta was much more in line with the vision Jackson...
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Ohio State DL Bennett a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Senior co-captain Michael Bennett has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in college football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence -- community, classroom, character and competition. Bennett, a Centerville, Ohio, native...
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Hawkins playing big for Browns early on

BEREA, Ohio -- When the Browns signed restricted free agent Andrew Hawkins to an offer sheet at the start of free agency there were some eyebrows raised. The Browns signed Hawkins to a four-year contract reportedly worth $13.6 million with $10.8 million in the first two years. A price the Bengals decided was too steep to pay. That is a lot of money for a player who has never been...
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Brand unawareness: Terry Bowden tweets Photoshopped pic of LeBron in adidas uni

Akron Zips head coach Terry Bowden is trying his darndest to get the people pumped up for his football team's game against Marshall Saturday. Bowden tweeted Thursday afternoon a Photoshopped image of Cleveland Cavaliers superstar and Akron native LeBron James in a No. 23 navy blue Akron football jersey. One problem -- the sponsor on the jersey and James' place as one of...
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Four Bearcats in trouble after off-campus party incident with police

Four University of Cincinnati football players, including starting running back Hosey Williams, were involved in an incident involving police at an off-campus party early Sunday morning leading to the arrest of one and citations for three others. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday that Williams, a senior, was cited for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and that freshman...
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