ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time, Jhonny Peralta hit a bases-clearing double and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Reds starter Johnny Cueto was off-kilter from the get-go and missed a chance to become the majors' first 16-game winner.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals and Vontaze Burfict have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will pay the Pro Bowl linebacker a maximum of $20.05 million through 2017, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press. Burfict is making $570,000 in the final year of his original deal with Cincinnati.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools have made it a priority to engage fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment.
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) - Rain washed out NASCAR's Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night. The race has been rescheduled for Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Defending race champion Kyle Busch is set to start up front after winning his fourth pole of the season earlier in the day at 124.662 mph.
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