MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Reduced the three-game suspension of Cincinnati C Devin Mesoraco to two games.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Assigned 1B Cory Segui and C Brett Frantini to the GCL Orioles.
BOSTON RED SOX—Placed OF Carl Crawford on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 20. Reinstated OF Daniel Nava and RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day DL. Optioned 3B Danny Valencia to Pawtucket (IL).
CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Placed OF Alejandro De Aza on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 18. Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL).
MINNESOTA TWINS—Recalled RHP Liam Hendriks from Rochester (IL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Reinstated OF Seth Smith from the 15-day DL. Placed LHP Jordan Norberto on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 18. Optioned 2B Jemile Weeks to Sacramento (PCL). Designated RHP Graham Godfrey for assignment.
TAMPA BAY RAYS—Reinstated DH Luke Scott from the 15-day DL. Optioned SS Sean Rodriguez to Durham (IL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Selected the contract of C Yorvit Torrealba from New Hampshire (EL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Recalled RHP Sam Demel from Reno (PCL).
CHICAGO CUBS—Selected the contract of LHP Chris Rusin from Iowa (PCL). Optioned LHP Jeff Beliveau and INF Adrian Cardenas to Iowa. Transferred RHP Matt Garza to the 60-day DL.
CINCINNATI REDS—Recalled C Dioner Navarro from Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to Louisville.
COLORADO ROCKIES—Reinstated RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day DL. Placed OF Eric Young Jr. on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 20.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Reinstated RHP Rubby De La Rosa from the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Javy Guerra to Albuquerque (PCL). Assigned RHP Amalio Diaz to Great Lakes (MWL).
NEW YORK METS—Recalled LHP Robert Carson from Buffalo (IL).
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Recalled RHP Phillippe Aumont from Lehigh Valley (IL).
PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Optioned RHP Kyle McPherson and LHP Justin Wilson to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHP Daniel McCutchen from Indianapolis.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jake Westbrook on a one-year contract through 2013.
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Extended their player development contract with Lake Elsinore (Cal) through the 2014 season.
National Football League
CAROLINA PANTHERS—Placed CB Nate Ness on injured reserve.
CHICAGO BEARS—Placed DT DeMario Pressley on the waived-injured list.
DENVER BRONCOS—Removed S Jim Leonhard from the physically-unable-to-perform list and added him to the 90-man roster. Waived CB Joshua Moore.
DETROIT LIONS—Placed TE Nathan Overbay and S Don Carey on the waived-injured list. Signed CB Isaac Madison. Claimed DT Bobby Skinner off waivers from the N.Y. Giants.
MIAMI DOLPHINS—Waived RB Ryan Mahaffey.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Waived DL Jonathan Fanene, OL Kyle Hill and PK Chris Koepplin.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived S Nick Polk.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Waived WR Wallace Wright. Claimed WR Jordan Shipley off waivers from Cincinnati.
TENNESSEE TITANS—Placed LB Gerald McRath on injured reserve.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Announced the retirement of RB Clinton Portis.
BUFFALO—Suspended LB Khalil Mack from the football team indefinitely.
CHOWAN—Named Lee Branscome men's assistant basketball coach.
TEXAS TECH—Dismissed LB Daniel Cobb from the football team.
XAVIER—Expelled men's basketball F Dez Wells.
W L Pct. GB
Scranton/WB (Yankees) 76 56 .576 —
Pawtucket (Red Sox) 71 61 .538 5
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 70 62 .530 6
Rochester (Twins) 66 65 .504 9½
Syracuse (Nationals) 63 69 .477 13
Buffalo (Mets) 62 69 .473 13½
W L Pct. GB
Charlotte (White Sox) 77 55 .583 —
Norfolk (Orioles) 68 64 .515 9
Durham (Rays) 60 72 .455 17
Gwinnett (Braves) 59 73 .447 18West Division
W L Pct. GB
Indianapolis (Pirates) 78 53 .595 —
Columbus (Indians) 68 63 .519 10
Toledo (Tigers) 54 78 .409 24½
Louisville (Reds) 50 82 .379 28½
Norfolk 8, Gwinnett 0
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4, Buffalo 2
Lehigh Valley 1, Toledo 0, 1st game
Indianapolis 2, Syracuse 1
Durham 3, Charlotte 1
Columbus 10, Louisville 7
Pawtucket 3, Rochester 0
Toledo 5, Lehigh Valley 2, 2nd game
Scranton/WB at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m.
Toledo at Columbus, 7:05 p.m.
Lehigh Valley at Rochester, 7:05 p.m.
Louisville at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m.
Norfolk at Durham, 7:05 p.m.
south atlantic league
W L Pct. GB
Hagerstown (Nationals) 33 24 .579 —
Hickory (Rangers) 32 25 .561 1
West Virginia (Pirates) 32 26 .552 1½
Lakewood (Phillies) 29 28 .509 4
Greensboro (Marlins) 28 28 .500 4½
Kannapolis (White Sox) 24 33 .421 9
Delmarva (Orioles) 21 37 .362 12½
W L Pct. GB
Rome (Braves) 35 20 .636 —
Asheville (Rockies) 34 24 .586 2½
Augusta (Giants) 31 26 .544 5
Lexington (Astros) 28 28 .500 7½
Charleston (Yankees) 24 33 .421 12
Savannah (Mets) 24 33 .421 12
Greenville (Red Sox) 23 33 .411 12½
Augusta 6, Greenville 5, 1st game
Rome at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Asheville 6, Savannah 0
Hagerstown 7, Kannapolis 6 (10)
Charleston, S.C. 5, West Virginia 4
Delmarva 4, Lakewood 2
Augusta at Greenville, 2nd game, ppd. (rain)
Greensboro at Lexington (n)
Rome at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Greensboro at Lexington, 7:05 p.m.
Augusta at Greenville, 7:05 p.m.
Asheville at Savannah, 7:05 p.m.
Charleston, S.C. at West Virginia, 7:05 p.m.
Delmarva at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.
Kannapolis at Hagerstown, 7:05 p.m.
babe ruth world series
At Van Buren, Ark.
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Johnson, McKinley (6), Wingerd (7) and Jackson. Robbins, McCoy (5) and Sweet. W—Johnson. L—Robbins.
Green Bay at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.
Jacksonville at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m.
Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
New England at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
San Diego at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Kansas City, 8 p.m.
Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m.
Indianapolis at Washington, 4 p.m.
Detroit at Oakland, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m.
St. Louis at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26
San Francisco at Denver, 4 p.m.
Carolina at N.Y. Jets, 8 p.m.
END OF PRE-SEASON
this week's events
Where: Farmingdale, N.Y.
Course: Bethpage State Park, Black Course (7,468 yards, par 71)
Purse: $8 million ($1.44 million to the winner)
TV: Golf (2-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday) and CBS-27 (3-6 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday)
Notes: Tiger Woods topped the 125 qualifiers for the FedEx Cup playoff opener. He leads the tour with three victories. ... Jason Dufner, second in the regular-season points list, is skipping the tournament after playing three straight weeks ... J.B. Holmes (Taylor County, UK) and Josh Teater (Henry Clay, Morehead State) are in the field. Holmes is 82nd in the standings. Teater is 94th.LPGA TOUR
Canadian Women's Open
Where: Coquitlam, British Columbia
Course: The Vancouver Golf Club (6,427 yards, par 72)
Purse: $2 million ($300,000 to the winner)
TV: Golf (6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; 3-6 p.m. Saturday; 2-6 p.m. Sunday)
Notes: Michelle Wie won in 2010 at St. Charles in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She's coming off an eighth-place finish at Pumpkin Ridge. ... Former University of Louisville standout Cindy LaCrosse is in the field.
Where: Snoqualmie, Wash.
Course: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (7,183 yards, par 72)
Purse: $2 million ($300,000 to the winner)
TV: Golf (6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday; 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday)
Last year: Mark Calcavecchia won his first Champions Tour title, beating Russ Cochran (St. Mary, UK) with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Notes: Fred Couples, from nearby Seattle, won the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March and Senior British Open last month. ... Kenny Perry (Lone Oak, Western Kentucky) and Ted Shulz (Ballard, U of L) are in the field. Cochran will miss the tournament with a back injury.
Johnnie Walker Championship
Where: Gleneagles, Scotland
Course: The Gleneagles Hotel, PGA Centenary Course (7,060 yards, par 72)
Purse: $2.2 million ($367,550 to the winner)
TV: Golf (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday-Sunday)
News Sentinel Open
Course: Fox Den Country Club (7,071 yards, par 71)
Purse: $500,000 ($90,000 to the winner)
Notes: Pikeville native Robert Damron and former University of Louisville standouts Adam Hadwin and Derek Fathauer are in the field.
kpga senior championship
At Greenbrier G. & C.C.
AFTER FIRST ROUND
Match play continuesWednesday at 8 a.m.
Steve Cox, Hodgenville 72
Pat Stephens, Richmond 72
Mel McIntyre, Kuttawa 73
Garry Nelson, Florence 75
Ralph Landrum, Crestview Hills 76
Eddie Mudd, Louisville 77
Gregory Basham, Louisville 78
Barry Bonifield, Louisville 82
Paul Augenstein, Ft. Mitchell 82
Robert Baldwin, Winchester 82
Al Chrouser, Lexington 84
Brent Edmister, Lexington 84
Bruce Bottom, Burkesville 87
Barry Basham, Louisville 88
Louis Sullivan, Murray 90
Rocky Schooley, Lawrenceburg 92
ksga senior amateur
At Owensboro C.C.
Steve Humphrey, Lexington 72-70—142
Bill Sergent, London 72-71—143
Steve Cox, Madisonville 74-70—144
Tom Scheuerman, Peeway Valley 78-68—146
Steve Rogers, Bowling Green 77-69—146
Mike Shelbourne, Paducah 73-73—146
Ricky Bourne, Owenton 75-72—147
Stephen Jones, Owensboro 77-71—148
Roy Boisture, Princeton 74-73—147
Happy Rakestraw, Somerset 76-73—149
John Browning, Ashland 76-73—149
Bruce Walters, Lexington 75-74—149
Randy Crowdis, Louisville 75-74—149
Don Wood, Louisville 74-75—149
David Pohlman, Louisville 72-77—149
150—Rick Cain, Shelbyville; Allan Fugate, Louisville; 151—Joe Cantrell, Louisville; Kenneth Kirchner, Lexington; Christopher Hill, Danville; 152—Terry Bowman, Louisville; 153—Jim Earneset, Lawrenceburg; Elmo Greer, London; Fred McMillen, Bardstown; 154—Wayne Ashlock, Louisville; 155—Robert Lacy, Owensboro; Bill Leavell, Louisville; Jerry Edwards, Louisville; Nick Pearl, Elizabethtown; 156—Silas Boyle, Louisville; James Dunaway, Beattyville; Danny Ashlock, Fern Creek; Dennis Long, Shelbyville; 157—Doug Aaron, Russell Springs; Bruce Yeagle, Louisville; Stacy Russell, Richmond; 158—Randy Mefford, Carrollton; Willis Black, Corbin; 159—David Houk, Horse Cave; Sgeve Houchen, Falmouth.
160—Terry Lester, Longon; 161—Sammy Levinson, Bowling Green; 162—Larry Cranfill, Somerset; 163—Mark Zehnder, Louisville; 165—Gene Froelicher, Mt. Washington; 166—Allan Crain, Danville; Warren Hurst, Owensboro; Moe Miller, Taylorsville; Gary Stone, Scottsville; 167—Max Marley, Shelbyville; Danny Froelicher, Florence; 168—Terry Barrickman, Louisville; Robert Jones, Paducah; Kenny Schmied, Louisville.170—Mike Smith, Louisville; 171—Jim Snider, Louisville; 173—Fred Gupton, Louisville; 174—Douglas Jenkins, Bowling Green; Gary Taylor, Louisville; Robert Walsh, Louisville; Jim Wagoner, Louisville; 175—Mike Zeller, Lexington; 176—Jerry Dowdy, Franklin; Hank Folwell, Williamsburg; 179—Raymond Casey, Frankfort.
180—Robert Price, Louisville; K.O. Johnson, Prospect; 182—Cecil Turner, Louisville; 184—Innes Mather, Louisville; Charlie Higdon, Louisville; 187—James Alexander, Fern Creek.
197—Jim Stricker, Louisville.
Lone Oak Club Championship
Women—x-Hillary Harkins 173.
Low handicap—Alice Harmon 141
Fayette Women's Golf Association
First flight, gross—Roz Tender 88; net—Suzanne Adams 67, Colen Sydor 69, Jane McDowell 69.
Second flight, gross—Olive Gallagher 91; net—Shirley Cox 66, Daphna Epperson 68, Marcy Goff 68.
Third flight, gross—Lillian Derringer 97; net—Cheryl Gould 69, Ailyne McGary 71, Leslie Mattmiller 71.
Fourth flight, gross—Sue Ann Allen 98, Sharon Fegley 98; net—JoAnn Nevitt 79, Judy Spillman 71, Rita Doerting 71, Leo Moore 71, Nancy Webber 71.
At Lone Oak, Nicholasville
Low putts—Nancy Lambert 12, Alice Harmon 13, Pat Carter 14.
At Spring Valley G.C.
Gross—Jackie Hacker 85; net—Katy Stephenson 70; Blind partner—Katy Stephenson-Hope McCreary 148.
At Woodford Hills G.C.
Gross—Chris Franklin 43; net—Marsha Stark 33; special—Sherri Gould
Gross—Melinda Hendricks 78; net—Sherrie Haggerty 67; special—Mary Ann Myhre.
high school boys
At Boyle Co.
Woodford Co. 6, Boyle Co. 0
Goals—Cole, Little, Phillips, Christian, Hayes, Guerrero.
Goalkeepers—WC: Spencer, Young; BC: Snow.
Records—Woodford Co. 3-0, Boyle Co. 0-3.
Jackson City 1, Estill Co. 0
Goalkeepers—JC: Riley; EC: Tipton.
Records—Jackson City 4-0, Estill Co. 0-2.
At Lexington Christian
Clark Co. 3, Lexington Christian 1
Goals—CC: L.Blankenship 2, Martin; LC: Hamilton.
Goalkeepers—CC: Gaunce; LC: McGaughey.
Records—Clark Co. 1-0, Lexington Christian 0-3.
At Paul Dunbar
Paul Dunbar 4, Bryan Station 1
Goals—PD: Poirier, Jones 2, Saghaian; BS: Teater.
Goalkeepers—PD: Ortiz, Farley; BS: Dehart.
Records—Paul Dunbar 4-0, Bryan Station 2-2.
At Tates Creek
Madison Central 3, Tates Creek 1
Goals—MC: McAllister 3; TC: Mutayongwa.
Goalkeepers—MC: Durham; TC: Ellis, Adams.
Records—Madison Central 1-2, Tates Creek 4-1.
high school girls
Assumption 2, Tates Creek 2
Goals—A: Ibarra, McAllister; TC: Graves, Williams.
Goalkeepers—A: Kaiser; TC: Lankster.
Records—Assumption 2-1-2, Tates Creek 4-0-1.
At Tates Creek
Tates Creek def. Madison Central 25-10, 25-20.
Sunday, Sept. 2
Favorite Open Tues. Underdog
at Louisville 14 14 Kentucky