Friday, July 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA champion Cavaliers have made a qualifying offer to popular backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova, making him a restricted free agent. Dellavedova is expected to draw interest from other teams once free agency begins. The Los Angeles Lakers signed the Cavs' Russian center Timofey Mozgov to a four-year, $64 million contract.
TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out a season-high 14, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis hit solo home runs and the Cleveland Indians matched a franchise record by winning their 13th consecutive game Thursday night, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. Cleveland's streak is the longest by any team this season, and the longest for the Indians since winning 13 straight in 1951. Cleveland also won 13 in a row in 1942.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Danny Espinosa hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to finish with a career-high seven RBIs, and the Washington Nationals cruised past the Cincinnati Reds 13-4 Thursday night for their fifth straight victory. Espinosa's second career slam put Washington up 8-1 in the third inning.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale. With Shaw gone, the Browns have four quarterbacks on their roster: Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown, Austin Davis and rookie Cody Kessler. Griffin, released this winter by Washington, is expected to be named the team's starter by new coach Hue Jackson during training camp.