Friday, July 3
Aviles' 10th-inning homer gives Indians sweep of Rays
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.
Aviles homered off Xavier Cedeno (1-0), extending Tampa Bay's losing streak to five games. Michael Brantley had a RBI single and sacrifice fly for the Indians, who also got run-scoring singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.
4 players fined by MLS for infractions
NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee fined the players undisclosed amounts on Thursday.
The infractions occurred in matches played last week — Perquis (embellishment) against D.C. United; Higuain (simulation) against the Revolution; Rowe (hands to neck) against Columbus; and Phillips (failing to leave the field in timely manner after red card) against the New York Red Bulls.
Cavs center Mozgov has arthroscopic knee surgery
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful right knee arthroscopic surgery and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.
The Cavaliers say Mozgov had the procedure Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Surgicenter.
Late last month, the team picked up the $5 million option on his contract for next season.
The 7-foot-1 center was acquired in a January trade from Denver in exchange for two first-round draft picks.
Mozgov transformed the Cavs on defense, giving them a rim-protecting big man after Anderson Varejao was lost for the season.
Mozgov, who will turn 29 in mid-July, averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 45 regular-season starts. He became a needed offensive option during the postseason, averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in 20 postseason starts.
Ohio prosecutor: Former Dayton basketball player sentenced
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor says a former University of Dayton basketball player convicted of trespassing charges has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says 21-year-old Jalen Robinson, of Columbus, was sentenced Wednesday for his part in a series of campus burglaries in December. Robinson was found guilty last month of three counts of trespass in a habitation.
His attorney, Steven Pierson, says Robinson took responsibility for his actions and considers the sentence just.
Heck says some dormitory rooms were broken into and property was stolen. Authorities said surveillance video identified Robinson and a fellow player, who was arrested on burglary charges. His case is pending.
Both players were dismissed from the team and withdrew from the university.
Ohio State marching band will visit London for NFL event
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University's marching band is ramping up to appear this fall at the NFL International Series in London. It is the group's first-ever trip abroad.
Interim Director Christopher Hoch (hohk) says the band is scheduled to perform a pregame show Sunday, Oct. 25, at the overseas match-up between the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Wembley Stadium. It's the second of three games in the series.
Hoch says the NFL has requested a London-themed show from the band, known for its revolutionary design techniques using iPads.
The special honor follows a year of unrest inside what fans call The Best Damn Band in the Land. The university identified a "sexualized culture" inside the band last summer and fired then-director Jonathan Waters. He disputes the findings and has sued.