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Last Update on September 02, 2014 05:31 GMT

BBA-TIGERS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- David Price bounced back from an alarming start and Miguel Cabrera homered twice, hitting one of Detroit's three homers off Cleveland's Corey Kluber, as the Tigers rolled to a 12-1 win on Monday to slow the Indians' climb in the standings.

Price (13-10) gave up one run and eight hits in seven innings. The left-hander was coming off a troubling loss to New York in which he allowed nine consecutive hits in one inning and eight runs over two. Price called it "probably the worst game I've ever had in my life."

But he was more like himself against the sleepy Indians, who had won six of seven to get within 3 1/2 games of first in the AL Central.

Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Kluber (13-9) and Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez connected for consecutive shots in the third. Cabrera homered again in the eighth off rookie Bryan Price.

REDS MOVES

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds plan to transfer right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, ending his chances of pitching again this season.

Bailey hurt his right elbow and went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 16. The Reds initially expected to have him back in September.

The Reds were off on Monday before opening a three-game series in Baltimore. They plan to call up 10 players before the game, including right-handed reliever J.J. Hoover.

They also expect to add right-hander Carlos Contreras, right-hander Daniel Corcino, infielder Jake Elmore, left-hander David Holmberg, catcher Tucker Barnhart, first baseman Donald Lutz, outfielder Yorman Rodriguez, outfielder Jason Bourgeois and left-hander Ryan Dennick.

BENGALS BEGIN

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Receiver Marvin Jones walked through the Bengals' locker room on Monday still wearing that protective white boot on his left foot.

He's one of the few casualties of a favorable training camp.

Jones broke a bone in his foot but will miss only the first few weeks of the season. The defending AFC North champions are ready to start on Sunday in Baltimore at close to full strength.

The Bengals are trying to reach the playoffs for the fourth straight season, something they've never done. They're also aiming to end the sixth-longest playoff drought in NFL history: no postseason wins since 1990. They're 0-5 in the playoffs under coach Marvin Lewis.

National Sports News

Last Update on September 02, 2014 20:51 GMT

NFL-COLTS OWNER-ARRESTED

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated. In handing out the penalty, commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') says owners, management personnel and coaches have to be held to a higher standard than players. The fine is one of the biggest the league has ever handed out.

Goodell's action came shortly after Irsay's plea in a suburban Indianapolis court. He was arrested after being pulled over in March.

The 55-year-old Irsay admitted in court that he was driving under the influence of painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone at the time.

He was placed on a year's probation and has to undergo drug testing for year. Irsay's driver's license was suspended for a year.

He apologized to the community and Colts fans for his actions.

NFL-TEXANS-WATT

HOUSTON (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed. Multiple media reports said the agreement was for six years and $100 million, with $51.8 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.

Watt had two years left on a contract that was due to pay him $1.9 million this year and just under $7 million in 2015.

The 25-year-old Watt has emerged as one of the league's most dominant players, with 74 tackles for losses, 36 1/2 sacks and 27 pass breakups since he joined the league as the 11th overall pick in 2011.

NFL-49ERS-MCDONALD ARRESTED

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has reiterated that the team will not tolerate domestic violence.

Harbaugh gave his comments and maintained a firm stance about the topic during his radio segment on KNBR-AM. That came two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

While Harbaugh cautioned against any rush to judgment regarding McDonald's arrest, he also says he would not allow any player who was found guilty of domestic violence on his team.

McDonald is out on $25,000 bail following his arrest early Sunday.

TENNIS-U.S. OPEN

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Williams sisters are out of the U.S. Open doubles event. Serena and Venus have been knocked out in the quarterfinals by Russia's Ekaterina Makaova (ma-kah-ROH'-vuh) and Elena Vesnina (vehs-NEE'-nuh) 7-6, 6-4. During the match, Serena had to call for a medical timeout for an issue with her right foot. She later indicated she just needed her ankle re-taped.

Serena is the top-seed and two-time defending champ who is still alive in the women's singles.

China's Peng Shuai (PEHNG SHWAY) had a grand slam breakthrough, beating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic (BEHN'-chich) 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Peng reaches a grand slam semifinal for the first time in 37 tournaments.

Roger Federer looks to get back to the quarterfinals tonight, after his fourth round loss last year. The 17-time major champion takes on Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first meeting between the two.

Women's quarterfinal play begins today, including a meeting between 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki (KEHR'-oh-lyn wohz-nee-AK'-ee) and No. 13 Sara Errani (ehr-AH'-nee) after Federer's match tonight.

The top-ranked Bryan brothers try to stay on course for their 100th doubles title when they play in the quarterfinals. Bob and Mike haven't drop a set as they try for a record 16th Grand Slam tournament title.

Serena and Venus Williams also are in doubles action.

T25-AP POLL

UNDATED (AP) -- The top four teams in this week's AP college football poll stayed the same, but some of them lost favor with voters following the first full weekend of football.

Florida State is still No. 1, but their 46 first-place votes standing has tumbled to 11 votes following their tough win over Oklahoma State. Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma follow the Seminoles in order. The Crimson Tide had trouble before beating West Virginia, and lost 44 points this week. They now have just a three-point lead over Oregon which received five first-place votes to Alabama's one.

Auburn, Georgia, Michigan State, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Baylor round out the top ten. The ninth-ranked Aggies jumped 12 spots from last week after knocking off then No. 16 Clemson by 24 points. The Tigers fell to No. 23.

T25-BAYLOR-PETTY

UNDATED (AP) -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he plans to play for the 10th-ranked Bears in Saturday's night game against Northwestern State despite two cracked small bones in his back. He says he feels great, a day after an MRI revealed the issue. Bears coach Art Briles said Petty won't play if he's not 100 percent.

The reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year took a shot to the back on his first series of the season in a 45-0 win over SMU on Sunday night. Petty played only the first half, and was clearly in discomfort while throwing for 161 yards with two touchdowns.

T25-USC-KESSLER

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California's Cody Kessler has missed part of practice to undergo a procedure on one of his toes. But the Trojans starting quarterback says he'll be ready to go when the 14th-ranked Trojans visit No. 13 Stanford on Saturday.

Coach Steve Sarkisian says Kessler was bothered by a toe injury throughout USC's 52-13 victory over Fresno State last weekend. Kessler was named the Pac-12's offensive player of the week after passing for a career-best 394 yards with four touchdown passes and another rushing score.

T25-WISCONSIN-QBS

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with an injured right shoulder, leaving Tanner McEvoy as the unquestioned starter for No. 18 Wisconsin.

Coach Gary Andersen says Stave needs to rest. He has been dealing with the injury for a couple of weeks, and there is no timetable for his return.

McEvoy ran for 40 yards, but was 8-of-24 passing for 50 yards and two interceptions in the season-opening loss to LSU last week.

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