KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3 yesterday to end the Royals' winning streak at five. Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games. Ryan Raburn and Yan Gomes also homered for the Indians, who had lost six straight at Kauffman Stadium.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Washington Nationals beat the slumping Cincinnati Reds 4-2 yesterday. Washington's Doug Fister allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts, one fewer than any previous Washington pitcher. Devin Mesoraco's two-run double in the ninth off Rafael Soriano allowed the Reds to avoid their 11th shutout loss.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is banking on bigger being better after a rookie year that started fast, and then sort of fizzled out. He's been bulking up, ready to fit in with the faster and stronger NFL. Mingo now weighs in the high 230s.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Former Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Travelle Wharton is retiring after 10 NFL seasons. A news conference is scheduled for tomorrow at Wofford College, where the Panthers are training. Wharton is the fourth Panthers offensive lineman to retire this offseason.
(AP) - LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey Number 23 in his return to Cleveland. James made the announcement yesterday on Twitter and Instagram. He wore Number 6 in four seasons with Miami and with the U.S. Olympic team. He used Number 23 in high school and during seven seasons in Cleveland.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A Cincinnati man has won what's widely considered the most grueling race in all of running. Thirty-eight-year-old Harvey Lewis finished first at the Badwater 135 ultramarathon, with a time just shy of a full 24 hours. He beat out about 100 other competitors from across the globe, 14 of whom weren't even able to finish the race. Badwater is a 135-mile slog outside California's Death Valley.
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