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Last Update on July 30, 2014 05:34 GMT

DIAMONDBACKS-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run -- a rare commodity for the Reds these days -- leading Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offense has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs -- by far the fewest in the majors over that span.

Leake (8-9) had a single off the glove of diving third baseman Martin Prado that drove in a run in the second off Trevor Cahill (1-8), who has yet to win as a starter this season. Todd Frazier and Brayan Pena had RBI singles off Cahill, who fell to 0-6 in seven starts this season.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for 23rd save. He extended his streak of at least one strikeout in 45 consecutive appearances, a major league record for a reliever.

MARINERS-INDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.

Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season.

Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle's four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6). Mike Zunino homered in the fifth for the Mariners, one of six teams scrapping for the AL's second wild-card spot.

The Indians are 5-7 since the All-Star break and are trying to decide whether to be active before Thursday's trade deadline.

TIGERS-ASSAULT COMPLAINT

DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit-area prosecutor plans to talk to reporters about an investigation involving Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Evan Reed and allegations of sexual assault.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said she'll announce the results of her review at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Reed was with the Detroit Tigers when the allegations became public in April.

Messages seeking comment were left with Reed's attorneys Tuesday. In May, they said they were confident the case would be closed with no charges filed.

Reed was 0-1 with a 4.88 ERA in 27 games for the Tigers before being sent to Triple-A Toledo in June.

BROWNS-GORDON

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the NFL.

Suh, who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman win an appeal for a suspension in 2012, will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

ESPN first reported Suh's hiring.

Gordon is facing an indefinite ban under the league's substance abuse policy. While he awaits his hearing, the Pro Bowler has been at training camp with the Browns. He has declined interview requests.

Gordon was suspended for two games last season, but led the league in yards receiving. He reportedly checked into rehab following a recent DWI arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina.

BROWNS-AUSTIN

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Not too long ago, Miles Austin was on his way to becoming one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL.

But he struggled with multiple injuries, including a nagging hamstring, and he missed extended time. And after a disappointing 2013 season, he was let go by the Dallas Cowboys.

The two-time Pro Bowler has a fresh start in Cleveland. And he's making the most of it through the first four days of camp.

And if he can stay healthy, Austin could be a major part of the Browns' offense, as the team awaits wide receiver Josh Gordon's potential suspension from the league.

In his breakout 2009 season, Austin caught 81 passes for 1,320 yards and 11 touchdowns. He followed that performance in 2010 with 69 catches for 1,041 yards and seven touchdowns while starting all 16 games.

BROWNS-MANZIEL JERSEY

CLEVELAND (AP) -- One of the jerseys Johnny Manziel wore during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Texas A&M will be auctioned off this week.

The No. 2 jersey, with an estimated value of $100,000, was worn for six games in 2012 by Manziel, the dazzling quarterback who became the first freshman to win college football's most prestigious award. It will be up for auction online starting on Aug. 6 through the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Manziel is in his first NFL training camp with the Browns. He's battling Brian Hoyer to win Cleveland's starting job.

The Browns selected Manziel with the No. 22 overall pick in May's draft.

Manziel's arrival in Cleveland has heightened interest in the Browns, who have been drawing large crowds to their training camp.

MODELL GRAVE-CHARGES

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore County authorities say they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the gravesite of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

The man, who has so far been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month.

Modell and his wife, Patricia, are buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery in Baltimore.

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger said in a news release that he hopes the case will be a deterrent.

Shellenberger says the man will not be identified until charges are filed and served.

David Modell, Art Modell's son, says the family is thankful for the excellent work by Baltimore County police.

HALL OF FAME-JONES

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- As Walter Jones went through names to give his induction speech at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he constantly came back to his son Walterius.

His son was with him in New York during Super Bowl week when Jones found out he'd be honored in his first year of eligibility, and just the third player having spent their entire career with Seattle Seahawks to be inducted. It felt only right to have the 14-year-old give the speech.

Regarded as one of the best offensive tackles to ever play, Jones will get his gold jacket Saturday night and add to a year that has seen the Seahawks reach the pinnacle of the NFL.

LEBRON-HOMECOMING

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James' Ohio hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The first round of free tickets for the Aug. 8 show at InfoCision Stadium in Akron was released Monday, and fans claimed them within hours. The city says more tickets will be made available Wednesday evening in response to the overwhelming demand.

Organizers aren't divulging how many tickets are being offered Wednesday or in total. The stadium holds more than 27,000 people. It's unclear how much space will be used for the event, which is described as a show rather than a rally or party.

James is returning to Cleveland four years after leaving for the Miami Heat.

BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Rory McIlroy has had his fun with the claret jug. Now it's time to put the British Open trophy away and get back to work.

McIlroy returns to competition this week at the Bridgestone Invitational. The final major of the year is next week at Valhalla. All he is thinking about is adding to what already has been a great year.

He wants to win a fourth major at the PGA Championship. He has never won a World Golf Championship. And he would like to get back to No. 1 in the world.

The 25-year-old from Northern Ireland says there is no temptation to celebrate the rest of the year. Based on his previous experience winning majors, McIlroy thinks this will lead to more victories this year.

CINCINNATI-LEGAUX

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux says he has recovered enough from a devastating knee injury that his goal is to be the Bearcats' starter when they open the season.

Legaux might be overly optimistic, but considering how far he has come since tearing two ligaments in his left knee during the second game of last season against Illinois, his positive attitude is understandable.

The senior from New Orleans with the memorable name and exciting game says he is about 90 back to normal. He's not cleared to play, but he can drop back and throw. He's not running as fast and able to change direction as quickly, but it's coming.

His approach is: "Let's see where this can go."

Legaux was at American Athletic Conference media day on Tuesday.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 31, 2014 01:00 GMT

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- A pair of National League division leaders were able to avoid three-game sweeps in Florida this afternoon.

In St. Petersburg, Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH'-nee gy-AHR'-doh) gave up just three hits in seven stellar innings as Milwaukee cooled off Tampa Bay 5-0 to end a three-game skid. Martin (mahr-TEEN') Maldonado tied a career high with four RBIs to help the Brewers deal David Price his first loss in seven decisions.

The Rays fell for just the second time in 13 games and failed in their bid to reach the .500 mark for the first time since April.

Over in Miami, Washington put together a three-run eighth to beat the Marlins 4-3. Jayson Werth snapped a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly before Ian Desmond's two-run double gave the Nationals a three-run cushion. Tanner Roark (ROH'-ahrk) allowing one run in seven innings as the Nats ended the Marlins' six-game winning streak.

The only other major league division leader in action this afternoon was the Oakland Athletics, who absorbed an 8-1 beating at Houston. Dallas Keuchel (KY'-kul) tossed a four-hitter in his fourth complete game of the season, tying Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead. Robbie Grossman belted a two-run homer to cap the Astros' six-run first.

The A's currently lead the AL West by two games over the Angels, who are in Baltimore tonight.

San Francisco ended a six-game skid and dropped Pittsburgh two games behind the NL Central-leading Brewers. Chris Stewart's passed ball in the seventh inning brought home the go-ahead run in the Giants' 7-5 win over the Pirates. Gregor Blanco (GREG'-ur BLAHN'-koh) singled home the tying run and was 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the Giants temporarily climbed to within 2 1/2 games of the NL West-leading Dodgers.

Los Angeles later hosts the Atlanta Braves, who will try to stay a half-game behind the NL East-leading Nationals.

Elsewhere in the majors:

-- Paul Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius hit two-run homers in Arizona's 5-4 decision over the Reds in Cincinnati. Reds starter Alfredo Simon yielded just two runs in seven innings but came up short in his third attempt at his 13th win of the season.

-- Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the fifth inning before the New York Mets tacked on five runs in the seventh to crush Philadelphia 11-2. Lucas Duda smacked a two-run shot and Zach Wheeler pitched into the seventh as the Mets took the rubber match of the three-game set.

MLB-TRADES

UNDATED (AP) -- There were a couple of trades engineered today involving major league pitchers. The St. Louis Cardinals have picked up right-handed Justin Masterson from Cleveland for outfield prospect James Ramsey, and the Boston Red Sox have dealt left-hander Felix Doubront (doo-BRAHNT') to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. Masterson has compiled a 4-6 record with a 5.51 earned run average in 19 starts this season, while Doubrant is 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 games.

Also in the majors:

-- Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eric Chavez has announced his retirement, ending his 17-year major league career at the age of 36. The lefty-hitting infielder hit .268 with 260 homers and 902 RBIs in 1,615 major league games. Chavez had been on the disabled list since June 9 because of a sprained left knee.

NFL-COWBOYS-LAWRENCE

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Dallas rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot during a one-on-one drill with tackle Tyron Smith in Tuesday's practice.

Coach Jason Garrett says Lawrence would return to Dallas for surgery on Thursday.

Speaking of Smith, the Cowboys have signed him to an eight-year, $98 million contract extension that theoretically locks up the Pro Bowl left tackle through the 2023 season. The extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money.

NFL-STEELERS-GREENE

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they will retire Joe Greene's No. 75 during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 2.

The Hall of Fame defensive end was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft. He helped Pittsburgh win four Super Bowls during his 13-year career as the heart of what became the "Steel Curtain" defense. The 10-time Pro Bowler was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987.

NFL-LAWSUIT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.

The players object to the settlement, calling it a "lousy deal" for ex-players whose symptoms don't qualify them for compensation. Judge Anita Brody's order says players who object to the deal can raise their concerns at a fairness hearing scheduled for Nov. 19, or opt out of the settlement.

NASCAR-EARNHARDT-CREW CHIEF

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Hendrick Motorsports has picked Greg Ives to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s next crew chief.

Ives was the race engineer for Jimmie Johnson's record run of five consecutive championships and will return to Hendrick Motorsports next season as crew chief for NASCAR's most popular driver. He will replace Steve Letarte, who is stepping down at the end of the year for an analyst job with NBC Sports.

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