CHICAGO (AP) - Zach Walters hit a two-run home run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Indians to an 8-6 victory over the sliding Chicago White Sox last night. Bryan Shaw pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings in relief for the win, keeping Cleveland 5 1/2 games behind Kansas City in the AL Central.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Travis Wood and the Chicago Cubs beat Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 last night. Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months. Cincinnati was shut out for the 12th time this season. Cueto struck out eight in 6 1-3 innings in his second straight loss after winning seven consecutive decisions.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals have waived second-year linebacker J.K. Schaffer in an effort to get down to the 75-man roster limit. Schaffer grew up in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. He suffered a concussion during the second preseason game. If he clears waivers, he will revert to the Bengals' injured reserve list.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner has seen the two-quarterback system work in the NFL. With Johnny Manziel serving as the backup quarterback for the Browns, coach Mike Pettine has hinted at developing an offensive package for him. The idea is not unlike what the San Francisco 49ers did in 2012 with Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick. Whitner was on the 49ers at the time.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An attorney for Browns' receiver Josh Gordon says his hearing on a drunken-driving charge in North Carolina has been rescheduled for November. Gordon was due to appear in court yesterday on charges of driving while impaired and speeding. He's still waiting to hear from the NFL on whether he will be suspended for all or part of the upcoming season for violating the league's substance-abuse program.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) - Kevin Love says he's committed to winning an NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers - no matter how long it takes. The Cavs acquired the All-Star forward last weekend in a blockbuster, three-team trade that instantly turned Cleveland into an NBA championship favorite. The deal also gives the team a star-powered trio in Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says quarterback Braxton Miller's surgery went well. The two-time Big Ten player of the year tore the labrum in his right throwing shoulder last week in practice. J.T. Barrett will start in place of Miller for the Buckeyes against Navy in Baltimore on Saturday.
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