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Urban Meyer, Buckeyes Toss First Pitch at Reds' Opening Night

CINCINNATI -- Members of Ohio State’s 2014 national championship football team were honored Wednesday evening as part of the Cincinnati Reds’ opening night festivities at Great American Ball Park. The Reds were hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates in their second game of the season.
It didn’t matter that proceedings were delayed nearly two hours by a rain delay. The Buckeyes, and the fans sitting out the rain delay, had a really good time.
Coach Urban Meyer, who has an extensive family history in the city and who is a 1986 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, assistant coach and longtime Cincinnati Colerain head football coach Kerry Combs, and Cincinnati Buckeyes Adolphus Washington (Taft High School) and Joe Burger (LaSalle) threw out ceremonial first pitches.
All 40 members of the team who were in attendance, including quarterbacks Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett, senior tight end Nick Vannett and returning starters Joshua Perry, Tyvis Powell and Pat Elflein, had field duty during the playing of the National Anthem as they were in charge of holding the giant American flag of America in centerfield.
A loud and raucous group of fans cheered and celebrated the Buckeyes as each player walked the Reds’ Carpet before the game.
And the Reds presented Meyer with an oversized check in the amount of $3,000, a total that will be donated to the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

The team didn’t get to see any baseball, and it was a school night, so the players and staff loaded up the busses for the trip back to Columbus about 9:20 p.m. TVs were turned on and tuned into the game. It was about to start.  
Urban Meyer, Buckeyes Toss First Pitch at Reds' Opening Night

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INDIANS-RAYS

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.

Corey Kluber struck out 14 over eight innings. Brian Shaw (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win, and Cody Allen struck out the side in the 10th to earn his 15th save in 16 opportunities.

Aviles homered off Xavier Cedeno (1-0), extending Tampa Bay's losing streak to five games. Michael Brantley had a RBI single and sacrifice fly for the Indians, who also got run-scoring singles from Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor.

MLS FINES

NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee fined the players undisclosed amounts on Thursday.

The infractions occurred in matches played last week -- Perquis (embellishment) against D.C. United; Higuain (simulation) against the Revolution; Rowe (hands to neck) against Columbus; and Phillips (failing to leave the field in timely manner after red card) against the New York Red Bulls.

CAVALIERS-MOZGOV

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful right knee arthroscopic surgery and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.

The Cavaliers say Mozgov had the procedure Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Surgicenter.

Late last month, the team picked up the $5 million option on his contract for next season.

The 7-foot-1 center was acquired in a January trade from Denver in exchange for two first-round draft picks.

Mozgov transformed the Cavs on defense, giving them a rim-protecting big man after Anderson Varejao was lost for the season.

Mozgov, who will turn 29 in mid-July, averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 45 regular-season starts. He became a needed offensive option during the postseason, averaging 10.6 points and 7.3 rebounds in 20 postseason starts.

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