MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Suspended Boston RHP Ryan Dempster five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for hitting N.Y. Yankee 3B Alex Rodriguez with a pitch during Sunday's game. Fined N.Y. Yankee manager Joe Girardi an undisclosed amount for his argument over the same incident with home plate umpire Brian O'Nora.
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CLEVELAND INDIANS—Released RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka.
HOUSTON ASTROS—Designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment. Placed C Carlos Corporan on the seven-day DL. Selected the contracts of RHP David Martinez from Oklahoma City (PCL) and C Max Stassi from Corpus Christi (TL).
KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Released 2B Elliot Johnson. Optioned LHP Will Smith to Omaha (PCL). Reinstated OF Justin Maxwell from the bereavement list. The Royals cleared roster space for him by sending reliever Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.
MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Rochester (IL). Recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Rochester. Agreed to terms with 3B Brad Boyer on a minor league contract.
NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled RHP Preston Claiborne from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Extended their player development contract with Stockton (Cal) through the 2016 season.
TAMPA BAY RAYS—Assigned INF Ryan Roberts outright to Durham (IL).
TEXAS RANGERS—Placed RHP Alexi Ogando on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 14. Selected the contract of LHP Travis Blackley from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Matt West from Myrtle Beach (Carolina) and placed him on the 60-day DL.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Recalled RHP Thad Weber from Buffalo (IL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Sent 2B Willie Bloomquist to the AZL Diamondbacks for a rehab assignment.
NEW YORK METS—Optioned C Anthony Recker to Las Vegas (PCL). Agreed to terms with RHPs Mitch Talbert and Daryl Thompson and assigned them to Las Vegas (PCL).
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Optioned LHP Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley (IL). Recalled RHP Tyler Cloyd from Lehigh Valley. Sent RHPs Roy Halladay to Lakewood (SAL) and Jonathan Pettibone to Lehigh Valley for rehab assignments.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Sent OF Travis Snider to Altoona (EL) for a rehab assignment.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed RHP Chad Gaudin on the 15-day DL. Designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. Recalled LHP Mike Kickham and RHP Jean Machi from Fresno (PCL).
National Basketball Association
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Signed F Anthony Bennett.
UTAH JAZZ—Named Justin Zanik assistant general manager.
National Football League
NFL—Suspended Denver LB Von Miller six games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed WR Mike Thomas to a one-year contract.
BUFFALO BILLS—Waived OL Keith Williams.
CHICAGO BEARS—Released WR Jerrell Jackson.
CLEVELAND BROWNS—Released RB Brock Bolen. Voided a trade with Seattle involving OL John Moffitt and DL Brian Sanford.
DENVER BRONCOS—Signed LB Paris Lenon.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Released LS Brad Madison. Claimed G Ricky Henry off waivers from New Orleans.
MIAMI DOLPHINS—Placed TE Dustin Keller on injured reserve. Signed LB Nathan Williams.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed DE Spencer Nealy.
OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed OT Tony Hills. Claimed LB Chase Thomas off waivers from New Orleans.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Released OT Ed Wang.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Traded OL John Moffitt to Denver for DT Sealver Siliga.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed DE Trevor Scott.
ARMY—Agreed to contract extensions with men's basketball coach Zach Spiker and women's basketball coach Dave Magarity through the 2017-18 season.
south atlantic league
W L Pct. GB
Augusta (Giants) 34 23 .596 —
Lexington (Royals) 33 25 .569 1½
x-Savannah (Mets) 28 26 .519 4½
Rome (Braves) 30 28 .517 4½
Charleston, S.C. (Yankees) 29 29 .500 5½
Greenville (Red Sox) 25 30 .455 8
Asheville (Rockies) 21 36 .368 13
x-won first half
Lexington 6, Augusta 3
Rome 4, Greenville 2
Savannah 5, Kannapolis 2
Hickory 11, Asheville 1
Charleston, S.C. 3, West Virginia 2 (11)
Lakewood 3, Hagerstown 2
Delmarva at Greensboro (n)Wednesday's games
Augusta at Lexington, 12:05 p.m.
Delmarva at Greensboro, 12:30 p.m.
Hagerstown at Lakewood, 7:05 p.m.
Savannah at Kannapolis, 7:05 p.m.
West Virginia at Charleston, S.C., 7:05 p.m.
Hickory at Asheville, 7:05 p.m.
Rome at Greenville, 7:05 p.m.
Augusta 020 010 000—3 7 0
Lexington 010 001 40x—6 9 1
Agosta, Okert (5), Bucardo (7), Mizenko (8) and Turner; Stumpf, Allen (7), Peterson (9) and Gallagher. W—Allen (3-1). L—Bucardo (2-1). Sv—Peterso n (17). 2B—A: Cain, Gallagher, Threlkeld, Dozier. HR—A: Cain; L: Donato.
New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m.
Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m.
Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m.
Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m.
Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m.
Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m.
San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25
New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m.
Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m.
redskins 24, steelers 13
Pittsburgh 0 6 0 7 — 13
Washington 7 10 0 7 — 24
First quarter: Was—Kerrigan 22 interception return (Forbath kick), 8:24. Second quarter: Pit—FG Suisham 28, 12:25. Was—Hankerson 10 pass from Grossman (Forbath kick), 5:51. Pit—FG Suisham 30, :56. Was—FG Forbath 38, :00. Fourth quarter: Pit—Moye 10 pass from L.Jones (Suisham kick), 14:54. Was—Helu 30 run (Forbath kick), 3:21.
RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Dwyer 14-68, Alexander 5-11, Bell 4-9, Gradkowski 1-4, Roethlisberger 1-2, Batch 1-1, W.Johnson 1-0. Washington, K.Williams 8-39, Helu 1-30, White 4-24, Jamison 5-20, Thompson 3-14, Cousins 2-14, Morris 4-12, Grossman 1-(minus 7).
PASSING—Pittsburgh, L.Jones 9-22-0-111, Roethlisberger 5-6-1-66, Gradkowski 5-9-0-60. Washington, Grossman 10-16-1-133, White 3-6-1-22, Cousins 2-3-0-19.
RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Wheaton 3-52, A.Brown 3-35, Moye 3-31, Sanders 2-39, McCoy 2-23, Dwyer 2-12, Paulson 1-26, Batch 1-9, J.Brown 1-5, Cotchery 1-5. Washington, Moss 2-28, Hankerson 2-26, A.Robinson 1-23, Morgan 1-19, Briscoe 1-14, Helu 1-14, Kettani 1-13, Lewis 1-10, Reed 1-8, Davis 1-7, Paul 1-7, Garcon 1-3, N.Williams 1-2.
MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.
high school boys
At Gay Brewer G.C. at Picadome
Lafayette (194) —Sallee 32, Bradley 39, Money 41, Lane 40, Henken 42, Graham 42.
Bryan Station (233) — Feiber 41, Lynch 41, Clark 50, Pyles 51, Rogers 50.
At Meadowbrook G.C.
Aaron Lynch aced the 96th 8th hole with a sand wedge: Witness: Taylor Dalton.
William Spears aced the 87-yard 11th hole with a pitching wedge. Witness: David Patrick.
At Eagles Nest C.C.
First flight, gross—Charlotte Logsdon 71; net—Glenda Hamilton, 67, Ella Forsythe 68
Second flight, gross—Nancy Mc Guffey 100; net—Jane Perdue 71, Annie Watkins 74
Third flight, gross—Sue Newell 100; net—Mary Pierron 66, Joyce Clark 78
At Lone Oak G.C.
Poker hand, gross—Debbie Abshear six 5's, Pat Carter four 4's; net—Mary Beth Warner six 4's, Joyce Stanley four 3's, Linda Johnson four 3's.
At Meadowbrook G.C.
Best ball—Janet Kinstle-Chris Jason 66, Pam Davis-Patsy Cook 70, Pauly Jane-Rose Balcom 72.
First flight—Lynn McCoy-Simandle 38; Second flight—Chong Smith 41, Third flight—Sue Anderson 38; Fourth flight—Beth Brown McIntosh 46.
Fayette Co. Women's Golf Association
Gross—Kathryn Drydyk 47; Most one-putts—Drydyk 5, Sonia Kragh 3, Eileen Haynes 3, Helen Dugan 3.
First flight, net—Peggy Hek-Molly Angelucci 71, Mary Ann Amroziak-Sharon Navis 72, Mary Fangman-Sue Ann Allen 73, Shirley Caudill-Ailyne McGary 74, Jane McDowell-Shari Gatewood 75
Second flight, net—Spillman-Sharon Fegley 70, Leslie Mattmiller-Betty Lengel 70, Cheryl Gould-Jan Conley 74, Pat Hager-Essie Brown 74, Sandy Kestner-Vicki Gebben 77.Soccer
high school boys
At Clark Co.
Clark Co. 1, Lexington Chrisian 0
Goalkeepers—CC: Gaunce; LC: Pemalea
Records—Clark Co. 1-0, Lexington Christian 0-1.
At Lexington Catholic
Lexington Catholic 3, St. Henry 1
Goals—LC: Hayes 3; SH: Luken.
Goalkeepers—LC: Headley; SH: Simon.
Records—Lexington Catholic 1-0, St. Henry 0-1.
Scott 3, Dixie Heights 0
Goals—Schneider, Hannesse, Morgan.
Goals—S: Seay; DH: Spivey.
Records—Scott 1-0, Dixie Heights 0-1.
high school girls
fayette co. spectacular
At Tates Creek
Boyle Co. 3, Lafayette 3
Goals—BC: Lafvors 2; Backer; L: Kelly 2, Roberts.
Records—Boyle Co. 0-0-1, Lafayette 0-0-1.
Paul Dunbar 1, South Oldham 1
Goals—PD: Floreal; SO: Ashy.
Goalkeepers—PD: Tallio; SO: Malueg.
Records—Paul Dunbar 0-0-1, South Oldham 0-0-1.
St. Catharine 3 Midway 0
At Bryan Station
Tates Creek def. Bryan Station 25-10, 25-7, 25-18.
Records—Tates Creek 1-0, Bryan Station 0-1.
Favorite Open Tues. Underdog
at Detroit 1½ 2 New England
at Baltimore 3 3 Carolina
Seattle 3 2 at Green Bay
Chicago 3½ 3½ at Oakland
at Washington 3½ 3½ Buffalo
at N.Y. Giants 2½ 2½ N.Y. Jets
at Indianapolis 2½ 2½ Cleveland
at Miami 2½ 3 Tampa Bay
at Pittsburgh 3 2½ Kansas City
Philadelphia 3 3½ at Jacksonville
at Tennessee 2½ 3 Atlanta
at Denver 7 6½ St. Louis
at Dallas 2 3 Cincinnati
at Arizona 4 4 San Diego
at Houston 2½ 2½ New Orleans
at San Francisco 4½ 4½ Minnesota