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Valbuena Lifts Cubs To 6-4 Win Over Reds In 12

CINCINNATI (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the 12th inning and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Thursday. Highly regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara singled with one out and went to second on Starlin...

Valbuena Lifts Cubs To 6-4 Win Over Reds In 12

CINCINNATI (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the 12th inning and the Chicago Cubs avoided a rare five-game sweep in Cincinnati with a 6-4 win Thursday. Highly regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara singled with one out and went to second on Starlin...

Cubs 6, Reds 4, 12 Innings,

E_Coghlan (2), Rizzo (7), B.Pena (2). DP_Cincinnati 2. LOB_Chicago 8, Cincinnati 11. 2B_Coghlan (8), Alcantara (1), B.Pena (12). 3B_Alcantara (1), Valbuena (3). HR_Ludwick (6). S_Hendricks. SF_Alcantara. HBP_by Hendricks (Cozart), by Bailey (Rizzo, Jo.Baker). WP_Strop....

Vehicle Swap Leads To Trouble For Gordon, Hairston

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston says he and Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl receiver Josh Gordon decided to swap vehicles following a chance meeting at a grocery store. Gordon was arrested driving while impaired in Hairston’s 2015 Cadillac Escalade in...

Cavs Announce Kyrie Irving Contract Extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving signed his contract. The Cavaliers now hope LeBron James will accept one from them. As they await a decision from James, the free agent whose delay in choosing where he’ll play next has the NBA at a virtual standstill, the Cavaliers announced...

2 Brothers Sentenced In Ohio Food Stamp Fraud Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two northeast Ohio brothers have been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in federal prison for their roles in a $2 million food stamp fraud scheme. A judge on Thursday also ordered 42-year-old Saed Wahdan (SY’-ed WAH’-dawn) and 43-year-old Maher...

Beltran Put On Concussion List

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed outfielder Carlos Beltran on the seven-day concussion list. Beltran was hit in the face with a ball during batting practice Wednesday. The ball caromed off the batting cage and hit him, breaking his nose. Beltran missed the first...
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Sale, Rizzo, Aybar added to All-Star rosters

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the...
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Three-way tie for lead in John Deere Classic

Brian Harman, right, walks off the course with replacement caddie Jay Hatch during the first round of the 2014 John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., Thursday, July 10, 2014. Hatch replaced Harman’s caddie Scott Tway, the younger brother of...
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NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

LeBron James speaks on a cellphone during the LeBron James Skills Academy Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) LeBron James speaks on a cellphone during the LeBron James Skills Academy Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) FILE...