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Thursday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
American League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Baltimore 55 44 .556 —
New York 52 48 .520 3½
Toronto 53 49 .520 3½
Tampa Bay 49 53 .480 7½
Boston 47 54 .465 9
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Detroit 56 42 .571 —
Cleveland 51 50 .505 6½
Kansas City 50 50 .500 7
Chicago 48 54 .471 10
Minnesota 46 54 .460 11
West Division
W L Pct GB
Oakland 61 38 .616 —
Los Angeles 59 40 .596 2
Seattle 53 48 .525 9
Houston 42 58 .420 19½
Texas 40 61 .396 22
Late games not included
Tuesday’s Results
N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 1, 14 innings
Toronto 7, Boston 3
Cleveland 8, Minnesota 2
Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 1
Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2
Arizona 5, Detroit 4
Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 2
Houston 3, Oakland 2, 12 innings
N.Y. Mets 3, Seattle 1
Wednesday’s Results
Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1
Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 1
Detroit 11, Arizona 5
N.Y. Mets 3, Seattle 2
N.Y. Yankees 2, Texas 1, 5 innings
Toronto 6, Boston 4
Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 0
Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late
Houston at Oakland, late
Thursday’s Games
Boston (R.De La Rosa 3-2) at Toronto (Stroman 5-2), 12:37
Texas (Lewis 6-7) at N.Y. Yankees (McCarthy 1-0), 1:05
Houston (Feldman 4-7) at Oakland (Samardzija 1-1), 3:35
Chicago White Sox (Noesi 4-7) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 10-6), 8:10
Cleveland (Kluber 10-6) at Kansas City (Duffy 5-10), 8:10
Detroit (Scherzer 11-3) at L.A. Angels (Richards 11-2), 10:05
Baltimore (W.Chen 10-3) at Seattle (Iwakuma 8-4), 10:10
Friday’s Games
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05
Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10
Oakland at Texas, 8:05
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10
Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:10
Miami at Houston, 8:10
Detroit at L.A. Angels, 10:05
Baltimore at Seattle, 10:10
National League
East Division
W L Pct GB
Washington 55 44 .556 —
Atlanta 55 46 .545 1
New York 48 53 .475 8
Miami 47 53 .470 8½
Philadelphia 43 57 .430 12½
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Milwaukee 57 45 .559 —
Pittsburgh 54 47 .535 2½
St. Louis 54 47 .535 2½
Cincinnati 51 50 .505 5½
Chicago 41 57 .418 14
West Division
W L Pct GB
San Francisco 56 44 .560 —
Los Angeles 56 47 .544 1½
San Diego 43 56 .434 12½
Arizona 44 58 .431 13
Colorado 41 60 .406 15½
Late games not included
Tuesday’s Results
Pittsburgh 12, L.A. Dodgers 7
San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6, 14 innings
Miami 6, Atlanta 5
Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 0
Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3
Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2
Washington 7, Colorado 4
Arizona 5, Detroit 4
N.Y. Mets 3, Seattle 1
Wednesday’s Results
Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1
Colorado 6, Washington 4
Detroit 11, Arizona 5
N.Y. Mets 3, Seattle 2
Pittsburgh 6, L.A. Dodgers 1
San Francisco at Philadelphia, late
Atlanta 6, Miami 1
Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 0
San Diego at Chicago Cubs, late
Thursday’s Games
San Francisco (Hudson 8-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-5), 1:05
Miami (H.Alvarez 6-5) at Atlanta (Harang 9-6), 7:10
San Diego (T.Ross 8-10) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 5-10), 8:05
N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-2) at Milwaukee (Garza 6-7), 8:10
Friday’s Games
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 4:05
Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05
Washington at Cincinnati, 7:10
San Diego at Atlanta, 7:35
Miami at Houston, 8:10
N.Y. Mets at Milwaukee, 8:10
Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:40
L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 10:15
Wednesday’s Baseball Boxscores
Twins 3, Indians 1
Cleveland Minnesota
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Kipnis 2b 4 0 1 0 Fuld lf 2 0 1 1
J.Ramirez ss 3 0 2 1 Dozier 2b 4 0 1 1
Brantley cf 4 0 0 0 Plouffe 3b 4 0 1 0
C.Santana 1b 4 0 1 0 K.Morales dh 4 0 0 0
Chisenhall 3b 3 0 0 0 Colabello 1b 2 0 0 0
Aviles ph 1 0 0 0 Parmelee 1b 1 0 0 0
Swisher dh 4 0 0 0 Arcia rf 4 1 2 1
Dav.Murphy rf 4 1 1 0 Nunez ss 3 0 0 0
R.Perez c 2 0 0 0 Fryer c 3 0 0 0
Ch.Dickerson lf 1 0 0 0 Da.Santana cf 3 2 3 0
Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 30 3 8 3
Cleveland 001″‡000″‡000 — 1
Minnesota 001″‡011″‡00x — 3
E–Ch.Dickerson (1), Dozier (8). LOB–Cleveland 6, Minnesota 6. 2B–J.Ramirez (1), Dozier (18). 3B–Da.Santana (1). HR–Arcia (6). CS–Fuld (3), Da.Santana (2). S–J.Ramirez, R.Perez.
IP H R ER BB SO
Cleveland
Bauer (L,4-5) 6 6 3 3 2 7
Carrasco 1 2 0 0 1 1
Hagadone 1 0 0 0 0 0
Minnesota
Swarzak (W,2-0) 5 2 1 1 1 3
Thielbar H,6 1 1 0 0 0 1
Burton H,11 1 0 0 0 0 2
Fien H,16 2/3 1 0 0 1 1
Duensing H,5 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Perkins (S,24-27) 1 1 0 0 0 2
Carrasco pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP–Bauer. Umpires–Home, Will Little. First, Brian O’Nora. Second, Jim Wolf. Third, D.J. Reyburn. T–2:46. A–34,608 (39,021).
Brewers 5, Reds 1
Cincinnati Milwaukee
ab r h bi ab r h bi
B.Hamilton cf 3 0 1 1 C.Gomez cf 4 1 2 1
Frazier 3b 4 0 1 0 Lucroy c 4 0 2 0
B.Pena 1b 4 0 0 0 Braun rf 4 0 1 1
Ludwick lf 4 0 0 0 Ar.Ramirez 3b 4 0 1 0
Bruce rf 3 0 1 0 R.Weeks 2b 4 1 1 0
Mesoraco c 4 0 0 0 K.Davis lf 4 0 0 0
Schumaker 2b 4 1 1 0 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0
R.Santiago ss 2 0 0 0 Mar.Reynolds 1b 4 2 3 3
Leake p 1 0 0 0 Segura ss 4 0 1 0
Lutz ph 1 0 1 0 Lohse p 3 1 1 0
Hoover p 0 0 0 0 Duke p 0 0 0 0
Ju.Diaz p 0 0 0 0 W.Smith p 0 0 0 0
L.Schafer lf 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 35 5 12 5
Cincinnati 000″‡010″‡000 — 1
Milwaukee 000″‡022″‡01x — 5
E–Frazier (10), Ar.Ramirez (7). DP–Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1. LOB–Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 6. 2B–Lutz (3), R.Weeks (10). 3B–C.Gomez (4). HR–Mar.Reynolds 2 (16). SB–B.Hamilton (40). S–Leake. SF–B.Hamilton.
IP H R ER BB SO
Cincinnati
Leake (L,7-9) 6 11 4 4 0 4
Hoover 1 0 0 0 0 1
Ju.Diaz 1 1 1 1 0 1
Milwaukee
Lohse W,11-4 6 2/3 4 1 1 2 3
Duke H,10 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
W.Smith H,22 1 1 0 0 0 0
Jeffress 1 0 0 0 0 0
Umpires–Home, Chris Segal. First, Tony Randazzo. Second, David Rackley. Third, Brian Gorman. T–2:33. A–38,192 (41,900).
Tigers 11, Diamondbacks 5
Detroit Arizona
ab r h bi ab r h bi
A.Jackson cf 5 2 2 3 D.Peralta cf 5 0 1 1
R.Davis lf 5 1 3 1 A.Hill 2b 4 0 1 0
Kinsler 2b 5 1 1 1 Goldschmidt 1b 4 1 2 0
Mi.Cabrera 3b 4 2 2 3 M.Montero c 4 0 1 0
V.Martinez 1b 4 2 2 0 Trumbo lf 4 0 0 0
D.Kelly rf 4 2 2 0 G.Parra rf 4 1 3 1
Avila c 4 0 1 3 Prado 3b 4 1 2 1
An.Romine ss 5 1 0 0 Gregorius ss 4 2 2 2
An.Sanchez p 3 0 0 0 Cahill p 1 0 0 0
Chamberlain p 1 0 0 0 E.De La Rosa p 1 0 0 0
B.Hardy p 0 0 0 0 A.Marte ph 1 0 1 0
Stites p 0 0 0 0
O.Perez p 0 0 0 0
Ahmed ph 1 0 0 0
Totals 40 11 13 11 Totals 37 5 13 5
Detroit 020″‡500″‡040 — 11
Arizona 000″‡031″‡100 — “‡5
E–A.Hill (5). DP–Detroit 3. LOB–Detroit 6, Arizona 6. 2B–A.Jackson 2 (25), Avila (16), A.Hill (20), G.Parra (17), Prado (16). HR–Mi.Cabrera (15), Gregorius (3). SB–R.Davis (25), Goldschmidt (9), Gregorius (2). SF–Avila.
IP H R ER BB SO
Detroit
An.Sanchez (W,7-4) 6 1/3 11 5 5 1 4
Chamberlain H,21 2/3 0 0 0 0 0
B.Hardy 2 2 0 0 0 3
Arizona
Cahill (L,1-7) 4 8 7 3 0 3
E.De La Rosa 3 1 0 0 3 4
Stites 1 4 4 4 0 2
O.Perez 1 0 0 0 0 3
Umpires–Home, Manny Gonzalez. First, Jim Reynolds. Second, Brian Knight. Third, Fieldin Culbreth. T–3:10. A–24,174 (48,633).
Tuesday’s Late Boxscore
Diamondbacks 5, Tigers 4
Detroit Arizona
ab r h bi ab r h bi
A.Jackson cf 5 2 2 0 D.Peralta cf-lf 3 3 2 0
Kinsler 2b 4 0 2 0 A.Hill 2b 3 1 1 3
Mi.Cabrera 3b-1b 4 1 2 1 Goldschmidt 1b 3 0 0 0
V.Martinez 1b 3 0 1 0 M.Montero c 4 0 2 2
D.Kelly pr-3b 1 1 0 0 Trumbo lf 3 0 0 0
J.Martinez lf 4 0 1 0 Ziegler p 0 0 0 0
Tor.Hunter rf 3 0 1 2 E.De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0
Avila c 4 0 0 0 A.Marte ph 1 0 0 0
Suarez ss 3 0 1 0 A.Reed p 0 0 0 0
Porcello p 2 0 0 0 G.Parra rf 3 0 0 0
R.Davis ph 1 0 0 0 Prado 3b 3 0 1 0
Coke p 0 0 0 0 Gregorius ss 3 0 0 0
Alburquerque p 0 0 0 0 C.Anderson p 2 0 0 0
Krol p 0 0 0 0 O.Perez p 0 0 0 0
Knebel p 0 0 0 0 E.Marshall p 0 0 0 0
Inciarte cf 0 1 0 0
Totals 34 4 10 3 Totals 28 5 6 5
Detroit 101″‡000″‡020 — 4
Arizona 101″‡001″‡02x — 5
DP–Detroit 1, Arizona 1. LOB–Detroit 9, Arizona 3. 3B–D.Peralta 2 (3). HR–A.Hill (8). CS–Tor.Hunter (3). S–Porcello. SF–A.Hill.
IP H R ER BB SO
Detroit
Porcello 7 5 3 3 0 5
Coke L,1-2 H,3 1/3 0 2 2 2 0
Alburquerque H,13 1/3 0 0 0 1 0
Krol BS,3-4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Knebel 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona
C.Anderson 6 5 2 2 3 5
O.Perez H,10 2/3 1 0 0 0 1
E.Marshall H,13 1/3 0 0 0 0 0
Ziegler BS,5-6 1/3 4 2 2 0 0
E.De La Rosa (W,2-0) 2/3 0 0 0 1 2
A.Reed (S,24-29) 1 0 0 0 1 0
Krol pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. WP–C.Anderson. Umpires–Home, Fieldin Culbreth. First, Manny Gonzalez. Second, Jim Reynolds. Third, Brian Knight. T–3:09. A–29,515 (48,633).
PRO BASKETBALL
WNBA
Eastern Conference
W L Pct GB
Atlanta 15 7 .682 —
Indiana 11 13 .458 5
Washington 11 13 .458 5
Connecticut 10 15 .400 6½
Chicago 9 14 .391 6½
New York 8 13 .381 6½
Western Conference
W L Pct GB
x-Phoenix 19 3 .864 —
Minnesota 18 6 .750 2
San Antonio 12 12 .500 8
Los Angeles 10 12 .455 9
Seattle 9 16 .360 11½
Tulsa 8 16 .333 12
x-clinched playoff spot
Late games not included
Tuesday’s Results
Chicago 60, Indiana 57
Minnesota 112, Atlanta 108, OT
San Antonio 95, Tulsa 93
Phoenix 89, Seattle 71
Wednesday’s Results
Washington 89, Connecticut 75
New York at Los Angeles, late
Thursday’s Games
New York at Seattle, 10
Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30
Friday’s Games
Tulsa at Washington, 7
Chicago at Atlanta, 7:30
San Antonio at Minnesota, 8

PRO SOCCER
Major League Soccer
Eastern Conference
W L T Pts GF GA
Sporting Kansas City 10 5 5 35 29 18
D.C. 10 5 4 34 29 20
Toronto FC 7 5 5 26 26 23
New York 5 6 9 24 32 31
New England 7 10 2 23 24 31
Philadelphia 5 8 8 23 33 35
Columbus 5 7 8 23 23 26
Chicago 3 4 11 20 26 28
Houston 5 11 4 19 22 40
Montreal 3 10 5 14 18 31
Western Conference
W L T Pts GF GA
Seattle 12 4 2 38 35 24
FC Dallas 8 7 5 29 32 29
Real Salt Lake 7 4 8 29 28 25
Los Angeles 7 4 6 27 26 16
Colorado 7 6 6 27 28 24
Vancouver 6 4 9 27 29 27
Portland 5 6 9 24 32 33
Chivas USA 6 8 5 23 21 30
San Jose 4 8 5 17 17 19
NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Wednesday’s GAME
Chicago at San Jose, late
Thursday’S GAME
Montreal at Real Salt Lake, 10
Saturday’s GAMES
Sporting Kansas City at Toronto FC, 7
Columbus at New England, 7:30
Chivas USA at Colorado, 9
Sunday’s GAMES
FC Dallas at Vancouver, 5
Portland at Montreal, 8
Monday, July 28
Los Angeles at Seattle FC, 10
PRO FOOTBALL
NFL Preseason Schedule
Sunday, Aug. 3
NY Giants vs. Buffalo at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Thursday, Aug. 7
Indianapolis at NY Jets, 7 p.m.
San Francisco at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
New England at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m.
Dallas at San Diego, 10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 8
Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m.
Oakland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
New Orleans at St. Louis, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9
Cleveland at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at NY Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Houston at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.
Green Bay at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14
Jacksonville at Chicago, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Aug. 15
Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m.
San Diego at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16
Green Bay at St. Louis, 4 p.m.
NY Jets at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Baltimore at Dallas, 7 p.m.
NY Giants at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Houston, 8 p.m.
Arizona at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17
Denver at San Francisco, 4 p.m.
Kansas City at Carolina, 8 p.m. (FOX)
Monday, Aug. 18
Cleveland at Washington, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, Aug. 21
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22
Oakland at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (CBS)
Jacksonville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at New England, 7:30 p.m.
NY Giants at NY Jets, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Seattle, 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.
Dallas at Miami, 7 p.m.
Tennessee at Atlanta, 7 p.m.
Washington at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
New Orleans at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (CBS)
St. Louis at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Houston at Denver, 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24
San Diego at San Francisco, 4 p.m. (FOX)
Cincinnati at Arizona, 8 p.m. (NBC)
Thursday, Aug. 28
Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6 p.m.
Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at Miami, 7 p.m.
NY Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
New England at NY Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.
Denver at Dallas, 8 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m.
Baltimore at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Arizona at San Diego, 10 p.m.

AUTO RACING
NASCAR Sprint Cup Leaders
Points
1, Jeff Gordon, 670. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 658. 3, Brad Keselowski, 634. 4, Matt Kenseth, 621. 5, Jimmie Johnson, 598. 6, Carl Edwards, 574. 7, Ryan Newman, 573. 8, Kyle Busch, 567. 9, Joey Logano, 551. 10, Clint Bowyer, 548.
11, Paul Menard, 541. 12, Denny Hamlin, 530. 13, Kevin Harvick, 528. 14, Kyle Larson, 524. 15, Austin Dillon, 524. 16, Greg Biffle, 519. 17, Kasey Kahne, 515. 18, Brian Vickers, 507. 19, Tony Stewart, 502. 20, Marcos Ambrose, 489.
Money
1, Brad Keselowski, $4,435,136. 2, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,074,129. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $4,048,318. 4, Jeff Gordon, $3,953,343. 5, Jamie McMurray, $3,850,390. 6, Kevin Harvick, $3,651,706. 7, Matt Kenseth, $3,635,687. 8, Kyle Busch, $3,567,145. 9, Joey Logano, $3,566,033. 10, Denny Hamlin, $3,481,056.
11, Greg Biffle, $3,093,994. 12, Austin Dillon, $3,015,504. 13, Paul Menard, $2,980,836. 14, Carl Edwards, $2,965,577. 15, Clint Bowyer, $2,961,680. 16, Brian Vickers, $2,943,649. 17, Aric Almirola, $2,943,409. 18, Tony Stewart, $2,871,386. 19, Kyle Larson, $2,783,125. 20, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $2,766,695.
TRANSACTIONS
Baseball
COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended San Diego OF Cameron Maybin 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
American League
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Miguel Gonzalez from Norfolk.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned LHP T.J. House to Columbus (IL). Recalled INF Jose Ramirez from Columbus.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed OF George Springer on the 15-day DL. Recalled UT Marc Krauss from Oklahoma City (PCL). Sent RHP Collin McHugh to Oklahoma City for a rehab assignment.
MINNESOTA TWINS — Designated RHP Matt Guerrier for assignment. Recalled RHP Yohan Pino from Rochester (IL).
NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed UT Kelly Johnson on the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Bruce Billings for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Chris Leroux from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Taijuan Walker from Tacoma. Sent LHP James Paxton to Tacoma for a rehab assignment.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned RHP Sergio Santos outright to Buffalo (IL).
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent C Jordan Pacheco to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned INF Mike Olt to Iowa (PCL). Recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Iowa.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Designated RHP Jeff Manship for assignment. Optioned C Cameron Rupp to Lehigh Valley (IL). Reinstated C Carlos Ruiz from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Phillippe Aumont from Lehigh Valley.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed OF Starling Marte on the seven-day concussion DL. Recalled INF Brent Morel from Indianapolis (IL).
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Nick Greenwood to Memphis (PCL). Reinstated LHP Kevin Siegrist from the 15-day DL.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Selected the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from El Paso (PCL).
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agree
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed 3B/OF Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Zach Walters from Syracuse (IL).
American Association
KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Signed C Christopher Bianchi. Released C Jeff Lusardi.
SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Signed LHP Jesse English.
SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Signed RHP Mike Meyer.
Can-Am League
TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed RHP Mike Bradstreet.
Frontier League
JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed INF Adrian English.
NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Sold the contract of RHP Ethan Elias to the Miami Marlins.
WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed RHP Troy Marks.
Basketball
National Basketball Association
CHARLOTTE HORNETS — Signed G Brian Roberts.
DALLAS MAVERICKS — Voided the contract of F Rashard Lewis.
NEW YORK KNICKS — Released G Shannon Brown.
PHOENIX SUNS — Re-signed F P.J. Tucker to a multiyear contract.
Women’s National Basketball Association
SAN ANTONIO STARS — Announced the retirement of G Becky Hammon, effective at the end of the season.
Football
National Football League
NFL — Suspended Philadelphia OT Lane Johnson and Jacksonville WR Ace Sanders four games of the season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DB Justin Gilbert. Claimed OL Abasi Salimu off waivers from St. Louis. Waived DB Royce Adams, LB Brandon Magee and WR Conner Vernon. Designated LB Tank Carder, OL Chris Faulk, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, OL Jeremiah Warren, RB Terrance West and DL Billy Winn as active/PUP.
DENVER BRONCOS — Announced team president Joe Ellis is adding the title of CEO.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Announced the retirement of video director Bob Eckberg. Named Chris Kirby video director.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Placed FB Stanley Havili on the PUP list.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed DB Deion Belue. Waived RB Beau Blankenship.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Relesaed DE Spencer Nealy. Signed TE Mike Higgins.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released WR Tyler McDonald. Re-signed WR Greg Orton.
NEW YORK JETS — Agreed to terms with DE Jason Babin on a two-year contract. Released CB Lowell Rose. Placed G Willie Colon and Antwan Barnes on the PUP list.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Placed LB Jonas Mouton on the waived/failed physical list and OL Jeromey Clary on the PUP list.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Announced the retirement of WR Sidney Rice.
Hockey
National Hockey League
CAROLINA HURRICANES — Agreed to terms with D Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract.
COLORADO AVALANCHE — Signed R Ryan O’Reilly to a two-year contract.
WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with D Ben Chiarot on a one-year, two-way contract.
American Hockey League
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Signed F Alden Hirschfeld to a one-year contract. Announced the resignation of assistant coach Jim Paek, who will become director of hockey for the Korea Ice Hockey Association and coach of the Korean men’s national team.
Soccer
Major League Soccer
HOUSTON DYNAMO — Traded M Warren Creavelle and the No. 14 allocation ranking to Toronto FC for the No. 1 allocation ranking and allocation money.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Waived M Fabio Pereira.
College
ALBANY (NY) — Named Josh Pelletier men’s assistant basketball coach.
CLEMSON — Named Natalie Gonzalez senior woman administrator.
HOFSTRA — Announced the F Ibrahim Djambo has joined the men’s basketball program.
LIMESTONE — Named Kelly Revells wrestling coach.
NEBRASKA — Named Ashley Rose rifle coach.
NEW MEXICO — Granted F Merv Lindsay a full release from his men’s basketball scholarship.
RICHARD STOCKTON — Named Scott Baker baseball coach.
SOUTH CAROLINA UPSTATE — Promoted assistant baseball coach Ethan Guevin to pitching coach. Named Jordan Stampler volunteer assistant baseball coach.
TULSA — Named Natasha Ostopovich assistant rowing coach and Arielle Tillou graduate assistant rowing coach.
LOCAL SPORTS
Wednesday’s Results
Findlay Rec Softball
men’s “a” League
AT Rawson PARK
Marathon 13, Veteran Eagles 2
Marathon 10, AJ’s Heavenly Pizza 5
Efishent Farms 19, CJ’s Bar and Grill 4
K Kern/TNT 17, KKS 1
Findlay Rec Softball
men’s “b” League
AT cooper field
City Uniforms 9, Rocky’s Body Shop 7
Rocky’s Body Shop 9, Warner Auto 4
Wesson Family Practice 19, S&S Landscaping 0
Wesson Family Practice 22, Mickey Thompson 1
AT cube 4
Fin’s 13, Stonebridge Church 2
I’d Hit That 17, Fin’s 8
Sons of Pitches 18, AEC 11
Warner Auto 18, Gracie’s Deli 8
Findlay Young Miss Softball
senior division
Centennial 13, Jim’s Trophies 7
Charles Construction 8, Mitchell Dentistry 4
Charles Construction 16, Centennial 5
Recreation Volleyball
CO-ED “B’ LEAGUE
COURT 1
Hitchings 25-19-15, The Slammers 16-25-12
Plan B 25-24-15, Hitchings 16-26-6
Frickers 14-25-15, Kiss My Pass 25-18-12
COURT 2
Maralube Express 12-25-15, Sand Diggers 25-22-10
BB&D 25-21-15, Benny and the Jets 20-25-11
Xtreme Carpet 25-25-15, XLR8 18-21-10
COURT 3
ACES 25-15-15, Intimidators 11-25-13
H&R Electric 25-20-15, Intimidators 23-25-9
H&R Electric 25-25-15, Formula of Champions 9-17-2
COURT 4
NWO 25-25-15, I’d Hit That 17-19-8
Scared Hitless 25-25-15, Something Good 16-15-10
Set To Kill 25-25-15, Frankart Electric 15-8-4
COURT 5
J. Alexander Roofing 19-25-15, Zweebles 25-20-9
Random Acts of Awesome 25-25-15, Gateway 20-13-10
Area Golf
SYCAMORE SPRINGS GOLF COURSE
RENEGADES LEAGUE
MOST SAME NUMBER — (1st flight) Dot Alexander, Sharon Hartman & Wanda Smith 4-fives; (2nd flight) Darcie Rieman 4-sixes; (3rd flight) Gwyn Wynkoop 2-fives.
SHADY GROVE GOLF CLUB
COOPER LADIES LEAGUE
LOW GROSS — Carolyn Heitmeyer 40.
WEDNESDAY GIRLS LEAGUE
THROW OUT THREE WORST HOLES — Emma Harris 21.
SCHEDULE
Thursday’s Events
Findlay Rec Softball
MEN’S “D” LEAGUE
AT COOPER FIELD
Findlay Chrysler vs. Unique Choices/Jac & Do’s East, 6:30
Gateway vs. First National, 7:30
Reineke Findlay vs. Ball Metal, 8:30
Marco’s vs. Dow Chemical, 9:30
Findlay Rec Softball
MEN’S “C” LEAGUE
AT RAWSON PARK
Marathon vs. Tipton Machinery Co., 6:30
BBD-Jed’s vs. Norada Lanes, 7:30
Rusty Onions vs. C&S Radiator, 8:30
New Vision vs. The Closers, 9:30
Recreation Volleyball
CO-ED “C” LEAGUE
COURT 1
BBF vs. Drive Time, 6
Sand Slammers vs. MBBC, 6:45
West End Potentials vs. Hit List, 7:30
COURT 2
Volleybrawlers vs. Jackson, 6
Screamin’ Sand Monkeys vs. Lee’s Chicken, 6:45
Applebee’s vs. Heitkamp Homes, 7:30
COURT 3
Sand Slammers vs. Screamin’ Sand Monkeys, 6
Quicksand vs. Volleybrawlers, 6:45
MBBC vs. Drive Time, 7:30
COURT 4
Lee’s Chicken vs. Applebee’s, 6
Hit List vs. Bearclaw, 6:45
Jackson vs. BBF, 7:30
COURT 5
Heitkamp Homes vs. Bump Uglies, 6
Drive Time vs. Court Jesters, 6:45
Court Jesters vs. Dig It, 7:30
LOCAL & AREA
North Baltimore Fall Sports Meeting
NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore’s fall sports parents meeting will be Monday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditeria. It is a mandatory meeting for all students and parents of fall athletes.
Fostoria Fall Sports Meeting
FOSTORIA — There is a mandatory meeting for all athletes and parents playing sports at Fostoria Junior/Senior High School on Aug 3 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the high school. All athletes must have parent/guardian representation at this meeting in order to play and if they cannot attend, they are to contact the head coach of their respective sport.
Findlay Alumni Soccer Game
All former Findlay High School boys soccer players are invited to participate in the annual alumni soccer game at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Elmer Graham stadium. Proper shin guards and shoes are required. Contact Bill Geaman at 419-425-8289 or wngeaman2@coopertire.com.
Youth Softball Tryouts
The Lake Erie Waves Travel Softball team will host tryouts for the 2014-15 season Aug. 9-10 at 2 p.m. at Lions Park in Castalia. Participants should arrive 30 minutes early to register. For more information contact Bill Yost at 419-515-9296 or Mike Williamson at 419-603-7687.
Youth Travel Baseball Tryouts
Findlay travel baseball is seeking players for next year’s team. Tryouts will be held at noon July 26 at Emory Adams Park field S-3. All players must be 11 years old by April 30, 2015. Contact Ryan Houck at 419-306-9864.
Findlay YMCA Races
The Findlay Family YMCA will be holding its annual Red, White and Blue marathon, half marathon, 10K and inaugural Corporate Cup race on Oct. 5 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at Riverbend Recreation Area, All of the proceeds from the Findlay Red, White, and Blue races go directly to our the YMCA’s annual support campaign. For more information on the race and activities visit the YMCA’s website at www.findlayymca.org.

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