Last Update on August 22, 2014 05:45 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.
Atlanta put it away early, sending 11 batters to the plate in the third for five runs. Jason Heyward got it started with a single off David Holmberg (0-1) and drew a bases-loaded walk that finished the rally. Upton singled home a pair of runs during the inning and later added a sacrifice fly.
Julio Teheran (12-9) went six innings and allowed four hits by the Reds, who have lost six in a row.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice.
It's about all Manziel will be doing for now.
The Browns' celebrated rookie quarterback has been relegated to a backup role: Johnny Headset. Browns coach Mike Pettine chose Hoyer to start the Sept. 7 season opener against Pittsburgh over Manziel, who was in a similar situation at Texas A&M before he transformed into a scrambling star and became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Manziel knows he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to start in the NFL. The Browns are confident he'll develop and are hopeful they won't have to rush him on the field.
Last Update on August 22, 2014 14:55 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- The start of two excellent late-August series top the schedule in baseball today.
In Washington the National League East-leading Nationals, who have won 10 straight, open up a weekend series against the second-place Giants of the NL West. The Nationals start the day with a seven-game lead over the Braves while the Giants are 3 1/2 games back of the Dodgers. Record-wise the Nats are an NL-best 73-53 while the Giants are 67-59.
Later in the night the Angels, leaders of the American League West, open up a series with the second-place Athletics in Oakland. The Angels, who have won four straight and eight of 10, top the slumping A's, who have lost eight of their last 10, by two games. L.A. has a mark of 76-50 while the A's are 74-52. The Angels currently have the best record in baseball with a .603 winning percentage.
Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals is out to become baseball's first 16-game winner of the season tonight. The Cards are in Philadelphia for a date with the Phillies. On the year Wainwright is 15-7 with a sterling 2.40 earned run average.
The rest of the schedule looks like this:
This afternoon in Chicago the Cubs are playing the Orioles. This evening the Yankees are home to the White Sox, Houston is at Cleveland, the Blue Jays are hosting the Rays, Seattle is in Boston, the Reds are entertaining the Braves, Kansas City is playing at Texas, the Twins open up a series with the Tigers, Pittsburgh is at Milwaukee, the Rockies are hosting the Marlins, San Diego is at Arizona and the Dodgers are meeting the Mets in Los Angeles.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The reported Minnesota-Cleveland NBA trade that would bring Kevin Love to Cleveland and send the last two No. 1 picks in the NBA draft to the Timberwolves has taken on a new look. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves will receive Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as part of the new three-team deal. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
The Wolves agreed weeks ago to send Love to Cleveland for No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and a 2015 No. 1 draft choice they obtained from Miami.
The deal now includes the Sixers, who will get guard Alexey Shved (sh-VEHD') and forward Luc Mbah a Moute (BAH'-ah MOO'-tay) along with that Miami No. 1 pick. The key for the Wolves was getting Young, who averaged a career-high 17.9 points last season.
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) -- Four players share the lead in the early going of the second round of The Barclays at 6-under. Kevin Chappell (CHAP'-uhl), Brendon Todd, Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) and Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) are all 6-under after various stages of play.
First-round leader Bo Van Pelt is 1-over for the day and tied for second at 5-under after five holes.
Pre-tournament favorite Rory McIlroy hasn't started his second round. He opened with a 3-over 74 yesterday.
LONDON, Ontario (AP) -- South Korea's So Yeon Ryu (soh yahn yoo), the first-round leader in the LPGA Canadian Women's Open after a 7-under 63, remains in first place during the second round. She has completed seven holes and is 3-under for the day and 12-under for the tournament. Anna Nordqvist (NORD'-kwist) and Na Yeon Choi (nah yeoon choy) are tied for second at minus-8.
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