MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 yesterday. Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, and Oswaldo Arcia homered for the Twins. Trevor Bauer finished six innings for the 11th time in 14 starts this season for the Indians, but lost for the first time in five July starts.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 yesterday for a three-game sweep. Mark Reynolds homered twice, and Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - The Browns have signed rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert to a four-year, $12.8 million contract. Cleveland selected Gilbert with the Number 8 overall pick in May's draft. He's expected to start on the opposite side from Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns coach Mike Pettine says he's not worried about rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel's off-field behavior carrying into the football season. Manziel has made headlines with his partying during the offseason. While he was on vacation recently, Pettine called Manziel and they had a "positive conversation."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are both trying to land the versatile forward. Any talks are complicated by a league rule that requires a 30-day waiting period to trade any rookie that signs his contract.
HONG KONG (AP) - LeBron James put on a demonstration of his basketball skills in Hong Kong, the midway stop on his tour through China. The Cleveland Cavaliers star helped run some local fans through basketball drills in the former British colony yesterday. He then showed off with a few moves of his own.
BATH, Ohio (AP) - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and journalists arrived en masse to the NBA star's Akron area home to await his July 11th decision on whether he would come back to northeast Ohio or stay with the Miami Heat. A commotion ensued, and police were called to direct traffic.
DETROIT (AP) - In college football, defending champion Bowling Green is the favorite to win this season's Mid-American Conference title. A poll of media members who cover the conference picked the Falcons to finish ahead of Akron in the East Division and defeat projected West champ Toledo in the MAC title game in December.
ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic last night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year. Wallace took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final restart on the half-mile oval and held on for his third career series victory. He gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its eighth victory in the first 10 races of the season.
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