COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE — Suspended Milwaukee OF Ryan Braun for the remainder of the season and postseason for multiple violations of baseball's drug program and labor contract.
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned 3B Brent Morel to Charlotte (IL). Reinstated 1B/DH Paul Konerko from the 15-day DL.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Sent RHP Brandon McCarthy to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
ATLANTA BRAVES — Transferred LHP Eric O'Flaherty to the 60-day DL.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Jose Ceda to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment.
NEW YORK METS — Optioned RHP Greg Burke to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated 1B Justin Turner from the 15-day DL.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Fired hitting coach Rick Eckstein. Promoted minor league hitting coordinator Rick Schu to hitting coach.
National Basketball Association
DALLAS MAVERICKS — Traded the draft rights to G Nick Calathes to Memphis for a 2016 second-round draft pick.
TORONTO RAPTORS — Signed G D.J. Augustin to a one-year contract.
UTAH JAZZ — Signed G John Lucas III.
National Football League
CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released G Travelle Wharton.
HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed WR DeAndre Hopkins. Released NT Ra'Shon Harris. Placed S Orhian Johnson and LB Sam Montgomery on the active/non-football injury list. Placed DE Earl Okine on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Waived QB Jordan Rodgers.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed DL Anthony Rashad White.
NEW YORK JETS — Signed QB Geno Smith to a four-year contract.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Announced CB Eric Wright failed his physical and returned him to Tampa Bay.
HOCKEY CANADA — Named Mike Babcock coach and Ken Hitchcock, Claude Julien and Lindy Ruff associate coaches for the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team.
National Hockey League
CALGARY FLAMES — Signed C Sean Monahan to a three-year, entry-level contract.
FLORIDA PANTHERS — Agreed to terms with D Colby Robak on a two-year contract.
OTTAWA SENATORS — Re-signed D Patrick Wiercioch to a three-year contract.
PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed D David Rundblad to a two-year contract.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Re-signed D Carl Gunnarsson to a three-year contract. Announced an affiliation agreement with Orlando (ECHL).
WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Re-signed F Nicolas Deschamps to a one-year, two-way contract.
WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with F Bryan Little on a five-year contract.
OHIO STATE — Suspended TE Marcus Baugh one game and RB Carlos Hyde from team activities. Dismissed DL Tim Gardner from the football team.
South Atlantic League
W L Pct. GB
x-Hagerstown (Nationals) 19 12 .613 —
West Virginia (Pirates) 16 11 .593 1
Hickory (Rangers) 16 14 .533 2½
Greensboro (Marlins) 14 16 .467 4½
Lakewood (Phillies) 14 17 .452 5
Kannapolis (White Sox) 12 18 .400 6½
Delmarva (Orioles) 10 20 .333 8½
W L Pct. GB
Lexington (Royals) 20 9 .690 —
Charleston, S.C. (Yankees) 17 11 .607 2½
Greenville (Red Sox) 15 14 .517 5
Augusta (Giants) 14 14 .500 5½
x-Savannah (Mets) 12 14 .462 6½
Asheville (Rockies) 13 16 .448 7
Rome (Braves) 12 18 .400 8½
x-clinched first half
Hagerstown 6, Greensboro 2, 1st game
Charleston, S.C. 8, Hickory 4
Rome 10, Lakewood 2
Savannah at Delmarva (n)
Asheville 7, Augusta 5 (11)
Lexington 7, Greenville 3
Kannapolis at West Virginia, ppd., rain
Hagerstown 7, Greensboro 2, 2nd game
Lexington at Greenville, 11:05 a.m.
Hagerstown at Greensboro, 12:30 p.m.
Lakewood at Rome, 1 p.m.
Kannapolis at West Virginia, 5:05 p.m., 1st game
Charleston, S.C. at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Asheville at Augusta, 7:05 p.m.
Savannah at Delmarva, 7:05 p.m.
Kannapolis at West Virginia, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game
No games scheduled
Lexington 102 010 030—7 11 0
Greenville 001 000 002—3 8 1
Binford, Allen (7), Byrne (9) and Shin; Kukuk, Dahlstrand (5), Maddox (8) and Weems. W—Binford (6-4). L—Kukuk (4-9). H—Allen (2). 2B—L: Mondesi (13), Shin (10).
Records—Lexington 53-44, Greenville 37-61
At Las Vegas
Golden State 91, Phoenix 77
Warriors 91, Suns 77
PHOENIX (6-1) — Tucker 5-13 1-1 12, Mark. Morris 7-15 1-2 17, Marc. Morris 3-11 4-4 10, Goodwin 6-11 5-6 18, Marshall 1-4 0-0 2, Christmas 0-2 0-0 0, Onuaku 3-3 0-0 6, Garrett 2-5 0-1 4, Babb 1-1 0-0 3, Abercrombie 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Cohen 1-1 1-2 3, Oriakhi 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 29-66 14-18 77.
GOLDEN STATE (7-0) — Green 4-12 2-3 12, Goulbourne 4-7 0-0 8, D. Jones 0-1 1-4 1, C. Jones 3-6 5-5 12, Bazemore 8-18 2-2 18, Clark 12-19 2-3 33, McGhee 0-1 0-0 0, Eric 0-0 0-0 0, Machado 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-71 12-17 91.
Phoenix 22 23 16 16—77
Golden State 22 28 15 26—91
Three-point goals—Phoenix 5-17 (Tucker 1-3, Mark. Morris 2-4, Marc. Morris 0-2, Goodwin 1-3, Marshall 0-3, Christmas 0-1, Babb 1-1 ), Golden State 11-26 (Green 2-5, Goulbourne 0-1, C. Jones 1-2, Bazemore 0-4, Southerland 1-4, Clark 7-10). Rebounds—Phoenix 31 (Marc. Morris 7), Golden State 37 (Goulbourne 9). Assists—Phoenix 9 (Marshall 4), Golden State 12 (Bazemore 5). Total fouls—Phoenix 20, Golden State 22. Technicals—Suns, Hornacek, Tucker; A—n/a.
Aug. 3 — Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio.
Aug. 4 — Hall of Fame Game: Dallas vs. Miami.
Aug. 8 — First weekend of pre-season games.
Aug. 27 — Roster cutdown to 75 players.
Aug. 31 — Roster cutdown to 53 players.
Aug. 29 — Pre-season schedule ends.
Sept. 5 — 2013 season begins, Baltimore at Denver.
Sept. 8-9 — First weekend of regular-season games.
OVC pre-season poll
The predicted order of finish in the Ohio Valley Conference as predicted by coaches and sports information directors. Eight points awarded for first, and coaches and sports information directors could not vote for their own teams (with first-place votes in parentheses):
1.Eastern Illinois (12) 122
2.Eastern Ky. (4) 114
3.Tennessee St. (2) 90
4.Jacksonville St. 87
t6. Murray St. 53
t6.Tennessee Tech 53
8.SE Missouri 35
9.Austin Peay 16
pre-season all-OVC team
The 2013 Ohio Valley Conference preseason team as voted on by coaches and sports information directors and released Monday:
(Position, player name, school)
Offensive player of the year—WR Erik Lora, Eastern Ill.
Defensive player of the year—CB Steven Godbolt III, Tennessee St.
QB Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Ill.
RB DaMarcus James, Jacksonville St.
RB Jamaal Berry, Murray St.
WR Erik Lora, Eastern Ill.
WR Walter Powell, Murray St.
TE A.C. Leonard, Tennessee St.
C Demetrius Rhaney, Tennessee St.
OG Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee St.
OG Collin Seibert, Eastern Ill.
OT Ben Stansfield, Austin Peay
OT Tarik Milner, Jacksonville St.
OT Wesley Sherrill, Tennessee Tech
DL Pat Wertz, Eastern Ill.
DL Shawn Shupperd, Eastern Ky.
DL Antonio Harper, Tennessee St.
DL DJ Roberts, Tenn.-Martin
LB Anthony Brown, Eastern Ky.
LB Ben Johnson, Tenn.-Martin
LB Ichiro Vance, Eastern Ky.
LB Nick Thrasher, Tennessee St.
DB Nick Beard, Eastern Ill.
DB Steven Godbolt III, Tennessee St.
DB Brandon Stanley, Eastern Ky.
DB Daniel Fitzpatrick, Tennessee St.
K Cameron Berra, Eastern Ill.
P Chad Zinchini, Tennessee Tech
RS Walter Powell, Murray St.
ACC pre-season media poll
The Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media poll and player of the year voting, as announced Monday by the league following a vote of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, with first-place votes in parentheses.
1.Clemson (102) 815
2.Florida St. (18) 731
3.N.C. State 490
4.Wake Forest 392
7.Boston College 211
1.Miami (Fla.) (65) 736
2.Virginia Tech (27) 654
3.North Carolina (22) 649
4.Georgia Tech (6) 522
2.Florida St. 15
3.Georgia Tech 15
4.Miami (Fla.) 3
5.North Carolina 3
6.Virginia Tech 1
PRE-SEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR
1.Tajj Boyd, QB, Clemson 105
2.Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (Fla.) 4
3.Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech 3
4.Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson 3
5.Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina 2
6.Jeremiah Attaochu, DE, Ga. Tech 1
7.Lamarcus Joyner, DB, Florida St. 1
8.Stephen Morris, DB, Miami (Fla.). 1
1, Tiger Woods, 68.987. 2, Justin Rose, 69.317. 3, Charl Schwartzel, 69.360. 4, Adam Scott, 69.442. 5, Sergio Garcia, 69.537. 6, Matt Kuchar, 69.623. 7, Phil Mickelson, 69.662. 8, Brandt Snedeker, 69.743. 9, Freddie Jacobson, 69.820. 10, Luke Donald, 69.835.
1, Gary Woodland, 305.7. 2 (tie), Nicolas Colsaerts and Luke List, 305.4. 4, Dustin Johnson, 303.5. 5, Jason Kokrak, 303.1. 6, Robert Garrigus, 303.0. 7, Keegan Bradley, 302.7. 8, Bubba Watson, 302.5. 9, Ryan Palmer, 301.7. 10, Eric Meierdierks, 301.4.
Greens in regulation percentage
1, Graham DeLaet, 71.62%. 2, Henrik Stenson, 71.11%. 3, Boo Weekley, 70.06%. 4, Ricky Barnes, 69.97%. 5, Ross Fisher, 69.44%. 6, Nick Watney, 69.35%. 7, Kevin Stadler, 69.31%. 8, Bill Haas, 69.16%. 9, Justin Hicks, 69.12%. 10, Cameron Tringale, 69.11%.
1, Phil Mickelson, 4.41. 2, Billy Horschel, 4.19. 3, Brandt Snedeker, 4.12. 4 (tie), Tiger Woods and Ryan Palmer, 4.08. 6, Bubba Watson, 4.06. 7, Charl Schwartzel, 4.05. 8, Rory Sabbatini, 4.00. 9, Charley Hoffman, 3.98. 10, Chris Kirk, 3.93.
1, Tiger Woods, 190. 2, Justin Rose, 314. 3, Jordan Spieth, 355. 4, Billy Horschel, 364. 5, Brandt Snedeker, 366. 6, Charley Hoffman, 368. 7, Keegan Bradley, 379. 8, Brendon de Jonge, 389. 9, Phil Mickelson, 390. 10, 2 tied with 392.
Kentucky PGA Professional championship
At Valhalla G.C., Louisville
John Bachman, Louisville 72
Keith Ohr, Louisville 72
Blake Watts, Louisville 72
Scott C. Smith, Nicholasville 74
Daniel Utley, Louisville 74
Kelly Maxwell, Louisville 74
Taylor Wisniewski, Nicholasville 76
Patrick Vadden, Louisville 77
Myles Mahan, Ludlow 77
Austin Meyer, Louisville 77
Preston Combs, Louisville 77
78—Nathan Wolfe, Paducah; Colby Wollitz, Prospect; Gregory Meadors, Lexington; Chad Stocker, Louisville; 79—Otis Smith, Mt. Sterling; 80—Dennis Thompson, Louisville; Pat Stephens, Richmond; Thomas Watts, Shelbyville; Amy Wilson, Louisville; Terry Simon, Alvaton
81—Jason Stilley, Paducah; Steve Cox, Hodgenville; Daniel Moening, Independence; Alex Martin, Lexington; Kris Kleinsasser, Lexington; 82—Eddie Mudd, Louisville; Corey Stith, Louisville; Brett Richards, Coeburn, Va.
83—Tyrus York, Lexington; Michael Johnson, Glasgow; Joe Gutterman, Shelbyville; 84—Russ Johnson, Lagrange; Chris Osborne, Bardstown; Hank Whalen, Louisville; 85—Josh Snider, Louisville; Patrick Williams, Richmond; Matthew Veltman, Louisville; Aaron McDowell, Lexington
86—Gary Bebelaar, Louisville; Kelly Williams, Georgetown; 87—Tommy Betz, Louisville; Ted Brodzik, Louisville; Shawn Cornetet, Lexington; Michael Fields, Lexington; Joel Kessinger, Elizabethtown
88—Jeff Ketterman, Louisville; Clyde Hill, Fort Knox; Garry Nelson, Florence; Robbie Baldwin, Winchester; Kevin Childers, Bowling Green; Chris Redle, Louisville; Will Schneider, Louisville 89—Steve Shafer, Louisville; Robert Costello, Simpsonville; Eric Gilliland, Louisville; Jamie DeKeuster, Louisville; Chad Douglas, Louisville
90—Terry Jolly, Alexandria; Jon Hardesty, Shelbyville; 91—Chris Hamburger, Louisville; 92—Brent Edmister, Lexington; 93—Paul Augenstein, Fort. Mitchell; 95—Al Chrouser, Lexington; 97—Matt Kirchgessner, Louisville
kentucky jr. golf foundation
JUNIOR FALL CITIES CHAMPIONSHIP
At Crescent Hill G.C. and Charlie Vettiner G.C., Louisville
11-and-under boys and girl2—1. Alex Hadden, Eminence, 35; t2. Hudson Hummel, Louisville, 36; t2. Jared Davis, Louisville, 36; t2. Isaac Klempner, New Castle, 36; t2. Robbie Bender, Louisville, 36.
12-13 boys and girls—1. Drew Doyle, Louisville, 37; 2. Noah Murr, Louisville, 39; 3. Miles Parroco, Prospect, 40; 4. Luke Wiser, Louisville, 41; 5. Conner George, Louisville 42.
Contest round two
Alex Hadden, Eminence, vs. Michael Long, Shelbyville, all square; Bryce Beard, Louisville, vs. Luke Olsen, Louisville, all square; Isaac Klempner, New Castle, vs. Jake Leonberger, Louisville, all square; Jackson Finney, Louisville, vs. Robbie Bender, Louisville, all square; Hudson Hummel, Louisville, vs. Gavin Vermillion, Crestwood, all square; Riley Bender, Louisville, vs. Charlie Morgan, Louisville, all square; Jared Davis, Louisville, vs. Brion Tinsley, Louisville, all square; Andreas Olsen, Louisville, vs. Carter Smith, Sellersburg, Ind., all square.
Jacob Connors, Louisville, bye. Evan Johnston, Louisville, vs. Mac Morgan, Louisville, all square; Taylor Edlin, Prospect, bye; Brett Hans, Louisville, vs. Alex Scott, Louisville, all square; William Perrone, Louisville, bye; Georgie Schmid, Prospect vs. Alex Mudd, Louisville, all square; Max Hale, Louisville, bye; Gavin Grossman, Louisville, vs. Cody Fallon, Louisville, all square.
Drew Doyle, Louisville, bye; Ryan Lenahan, Louisville vs. Brooks Korfhage, Louisville, all square; Luke Wiser, Louisville, bye; Conner George, Louisville, vs. Pearson Shafer, Louisville, all square; Noah Murr, Louisville, bye; Gabe Ramirez, Louisville, vs. Justin Risk, Louisville, all square; Miles Parroco, Prospect, bye; Jack Varga, Louisville, vs. Coleton Burch, Louisville, all square.
Ben Varga, Louisville, bye; Nathan Ohlmann, Louisville, vs. Tyler Wirth, Louisville, all square; Molly Jo Bebelaar, Louisville, vs. Wes Beard, Louisville, all square; Ian Hobbs, LaGrange, vs. Lucas Barker, Louisville, all square; Jack Thomas, Louisville, bye; Alex Chester, Louisville, vs. Stuart Moe, Louisville, all square; Tai Kerfoot, Louisville, vs. Ramond Suo, Louisville, all square; Nick Nunnelley, Louisville, vs. Jake Pratt, Louisville, all square.
Knights Of Columbus Charity Open
Sunday at Lone Oak G.C., Nicholasville
1. Team Richard Shofner, 2. Team Bill Patterson, 3. Team Pete Myers.
NTRA Throughbred poll
The 2013 Thoroughbred Poll conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA, covering racing performances through Sunday. Rankings based on the votes of sports and thoroughbred racing media representatives on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis with first place votes in parentheses, record, total points and previous rank (Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, H-horse, F-filly, M-mare, R-ridgling):
A-S St 1 2 3 Pts Prv
1. Wise Dan (26) 6-G 3 3-0-0 375 1
2. Game On Dude (12) 6-G 4 4-0-0 356 2
3. Fort Larned (1) 5-H 31-0-0 294 3
4. Point Of Entry 5-H 2 2-0-0 213 4
5. Royal Delta 5-M 4 2-1-0 169 —
6. Sahara Sky 5-H 4 3-1-0 130 5
7. Flat Out 7-H 5 2-0-1 112 6
8. Obviously 5-G 32-1-0 88 8
9. Graydar 4-C 2 2-0-0 85 7
10. Animal Kingdom 5-H 3 1-1-0 72 9
Others receiving votes: Princess Of Sylmar 72, Oxbow 58, Orb 25, Cross Traffic 19, Marketing Mix 19, Suggestive Boy 19, Boisterous 17, Paynter 12, Ron The Greek 11, Monzante 10, Close Hatches 7, Stephanie's Kitten 7, Emollient 6, Tiz Miz Sue 6, Amira's Prince 4, Delaunay 3, Palace Malice 3, Fast Bullet 2, Groupie Doll 2, Last Gunfighter 2, Verrazano 2.
Fifth Third Bank Championships
At Boone Tennis Complex
Men's main draw
G. Jones (AUS) def. F. Wolmarans (RSA) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4; I. Bozoljac (SRB) def. R. Roelofse (RSA) 7-6, 6-3; G. Ouellette (USA) def. K. Takeuchi (JPN) 6-3, 6-4; T. Sandgren (USA) def. M. Redlicki (USA) 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
J. Ward (GBR) def O. Rochus (BEL) 6-2, 6-3; M. Jaziri (TUN) def. D. Evans (GBR) 6-4, 6-3; M. Krueger (USA) def. M. Reid (AUS) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
A. Mueller (USA) def. K. McPhillips (USA) 6-2, 6-1; R. Anderson (USA) def. S. Benamar (FRA) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; Y. Koroleva (RUS) def. J. Scheepens (NED) 6-1, 6-2; M. Osaka (JPN) def. A. Gabueva (RUS) 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(9-7)
L. Embree (USA) def. M. Kobelt (USA) 6-2, 6-2; J. Brady (USA) def. M. Hitt (USA) 6-1, 6-0; L. Herring (USA) def. N. Ravita (INA) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1; N. Osaka (JPN) def. A Okuno (JPN) 6-1, 7-5
(First matches at 10 a.m. with others to follow)
Stadium 1—Filip Peliwo, Canada, vs. John-Patrick Smith, Australia. Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, vs. Denys Molchanov, Ukraine. Alex Kuznetsov, United States, vs. James McGee, Ireland. Farrukh Dustov, Uzbekistan, vs. Bradley Klahn, United States.
Stadium 2—Mari Osaka, Japan, vs. Yana Koroleva, Russia. Stephanie Dubois, Canada, vs. Catalina Castano Colombia. Yurika Sema, Japan, vs. Julia Glushko, Israel. Robin Anderson/Lauren Embree, United States vs. Caitlin McGraw, United States/Nadia Ravita, Indonesia.
Court 4—Robin Anderson, United States, vs. Lauren Embree, United States. Shuko Aoyama, Japan, vs. Stephanie Kent, United States. Nicole Robinson/Epiphany Turner, United States, vs. Sherazad Benamar, France/Chiara Scholl, United States. Stephanie Kent/Kyle McPhillips, United States, vs. Caitlyn McGraw, United States/Nadia Ravita, Indonesia.
Court 6—Alexandra Mueller, United States, vs. Jennifer Brady, United States. Benjamin Mitchell, Australia, vs. Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium. Tatsuma Ito, Japan, vs. Frank Dancevic, Canada.
Court 7—Naomi Osaka, Japan, vs. Laurn Herring, United States. Matthew Barton, Australia, vs. James Duckworth, Australia.
(Not before 4 p.m.)
Court 7—Ruan Roelofse, Russia/ Sanam Singh, India, vs. Adam Feeney/Matt Reid, Australia. Tatsuma Ito/Hiroki Kondo, Japan, vs. Maxime Authom/Reuben Bemelmans, Belgium.
(Not before 5 p.m.)
Court 6—Clement Reix, France/Olivier Rochus, Belgium, vs. Sekou Bangoura/Beck Pennington, United States. Bradley Klahn, United States/Michael Venus, New Zealand, vs. Matthew Barton/Benjamin Mitchell, Australia.
(Not before 7:30 p.m.)
Stadium 1—Eric Quigley, United States, vs. Peter Polansky, Canada. Steven Diez, Canada, vs. Alexis Musialek, France.
Stadium 2—So-Ra Lee, Korea, vs. Jamie Loeb, United States. Jennifer Elie, United States/Emily Webley-Smith, Great Britain, vs. Shuko Aoyama/Misaki Doi, Japan.