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Last Update on August 27, 2014 05:35 GMT


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-0 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run shot and Anthony Rizzo connected for his 30th homer for the Cubs, who have won four in a row for the first time since June 30-July 4.

Cincinnati was shut out for the 12th time this season. Cueto (15-8) struck out eight in 6 1-3 innings in his second straight loss after winning seven consecutive decisions.

Wood (8-11) struck out five and walked one.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals waived second-year linebacker J.K. Schaffer as part of their moves to get down to the 75-man roster limit on Tuesday.

Schaffer grew up in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. He suffered a concussion during the second preseason game. If he clears waivers, he'll revert to the Bengals' injured reserve list.

Rookie cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks also was waived with a thumb injury and will revert to the team's injury list if he clears waivers.

In addition, the Bengals waived second-year tight end Kevin Brock, first-year receiver Jasper Collins, rookie linebacker James Davidson and first-year quarterback Matt Scott.


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner has seen the two-quarterback system work in the NFL.

With Johnny Manziel serving as the backup quarterback for the Browns, coach Mike Pettine has hinted at developing an offensive package for him. The idea is not unlike what the San Francisco 49ers did in 2012 with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick.

Whitner was on the 49ers at the time and said that even if the package isn't used much in a game, simply making sure an opposing team has to prepare for it can be an advantage.

Pettine agreed. He was the defensive coordinator for the Jets when they played the 49ers in 2012.

New York spent time preparing for both Kaepernick and Smith before losing 34-0. Kaepernick threw one incomplete pass, but rushed for 50 yards and a score.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The attorney for Josh Gordon says the Cleveland Browns receiver's hearing on a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina has been rescheduled for November.

Gordon was due to appear in Wake County court Tuesday on charges of driving while impaired and speeding. Attorney Trey Fitzhugh says Gordon had a waiver to miss the pretrial appearance and the case is continued until Nov. 18.

Gordon was arrested July 5 in Raleigh after being pulled for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

He is still waiting to hear from the NFL on whether he'll be suspended for all or part of the upcoming season for violating the league's substance-abuse program. The Pro Bowler led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving last year.


Kevin Love say he's committed long term to Cavs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Kevin Love says he's committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers -- however long it takes.

The All-Star forward was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, who acquired Love last weekend in a blockbuster, three-team trade that instantly turned Cleveland into an NBA championship favorite. The deal also gives the team a star-powered trio in Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.

Love spent his first six seasons with Minnesota. He can opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. Love says he intends to stay with the Cavs, saying, "I'm committed to this team, committed long term to the end goal and that's to win championships."

Love said shortly after James announced he was re-signing with Cleveland that the four-time league MVP called and asked him to join him.

Love said he told James, "I'm in."


UNDATED (AP) -- Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams.

Rutgers plays its first game as a Big Ten member against Washington State in Seattle on Thursday.

On Saturday, Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore, Wisconsin faces LSU in Houston and Penn State and UCF meet in Dublin, Ireland.

The games will produce varying amounts of money for the participants. Wisconsin earns the most, at $2 million. Each of the teams hope the exposure helps in recruiting.

Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said playing LSU will allow him to find out right away how his young team stacks up against a high-caliber opponent.

National Sports News

Last Update on August 27, 2014 14:33 GMT


NEW YORK (AP) -- Once again the majority of matches involving seeded players are being played this evening in New York at the U.S. Open. Among those playing dayside with a higher seed are women's No. 5 Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) and 21st-seed Sloane Stephens of the U.S. For the men the lone seeded player in action today is sixth Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK').

On the evening portion of the card women's second-seed Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp) leads the way with No. 19 Venus Williams also in action as well. Two of her seven Grand Slam titles have come in the Open, but she hasn't gotten past the second round since 2010. For the men third-seed Stan Wawrinka (vah-VINK'-ah) has his second round match.


UNDATED (AP) -- Two day games are on the baseball schedule with St. Louis playing at Pittsburgh and Seattle hosting Texas. The first game has a direct bearing on the National League Central race as well as the wild card as St. Louis starts the day 1 1/2 games back of the first-place Brewers in the division while the third-place Pirates are five back. In the National League Wild Card race the Cardinals currently are holding down the first berth with the Pirates just 1 1/2 games back of the Giants for the second.

Adam Wainwright is on the rubber for the Cards and he is looking to become the first 16-game winner in baseball.

In the American League Seattle is in the thick of things for a Wild Card as the Mariners start the day holding the second and final spot.

If Wainwright fails to get No. 16 this afternoon Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers will get his chance this evening. The first-place Dodgers of the National League West are on the road for a game with the Diamondbacks.

The tightest race in baseball is the American League West as the Angels top the Athletics by just a game. Tonight the Angels are home to the Marlins while the A's are visiting Houston.

The AL Central is tight as Kansas City leads Detroit by just 1 1/2 games. The Royals continue their home stand with a game against the Twins tonight while the Tigers are home to the Yankees.

Washington's National have the biggest lead in any division, 7 1/2 games over Atlanta in the National League East. This evening the Nats are in Philadelphia while the Braves are in New York to play the Mets.

The rest of tonight's schedule has Tampa Bay at Baltimore, the Jays home to the Red Sox, Chicago's Cubs at Cincinnati, the White Sox hosting Cleveland, Milwaukee at San Diego and Colorado at San Francisco


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