NEW YORK (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds completed a 3-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory yesterday. Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie. Joey Votto homered and Zack Cozart had a career-high four hits.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 last night, sweeping the 2-game series between the AL Central's top teams. The game was delayed 62 minutes by rain in the fifth and another 48 minutes in the eighth.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is returning to Boston for the first time as an opposing manager and expects it to be an emotional homecoming. Francona won two World Series titles during eight seasons with the Red Sox, who ended an 86-year drought under his leadership in 2004. The Indians open a 4-game series at Fenway tonight.
(AP) - The first big NBA draft question was answered Tuesday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery for the Number 1 overall pick. But there are still plenty of questions left. And they start right at the top. There's no consensus Number 1 selection. Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel might come the closest, but he's recovering from a torn ACL that will likely keep him out until at least December.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals aren't wasting time on fixing 1 of their shortcomings. They're throwing long passes during their offseason team workouts this week, trying to get the long-distance connection that was missing in their biggest games last season.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Wide receiver Nick Harwell is transferring to Kansas after spending three seasons at Miami of Ohio, where he set the school record with 219 yards receiving in a game as a freshman. Harwell missed three games last season with a knee injury but still led the Mid-American Conference with 68 catches for 870 yards and eight touchdowns.
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