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Wright State Tops Miami at Joe Nuxhall Classic

CINCINNATI -– The RedHawks (6-26, 4-8 MAC) fell to Wright State in the opening game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic, 7-3 Tuesday. Steve Sada led the Red & White, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.
Miami got the game’s first run in the bottom of the first. With Matt Honchel on first and Sada on third, Kendall Johnson hit a fly ball to left field, which was deep enough to score Sada and earn Johnson a sac fly. The RedHawks took a 1-0 lead into the second frame.
Wright State responded, scoring two runs in the top of the second inning. The first run came on a single by the Raiders’ John Brodner. The second came on a groundout by Brad Macciocchi.
The Raiders extended their lead in the top of the fifth. A single by Sean Murphy put Wright State up 3-1 through four and half innings. The Raider lead was padded further in the top of the sixth. A Brodner fielder’s choice and a Mitch Roman groundout allowed WSU to plate two more runs, putting them up 5-1 through five and half innings of play.
The RedHawks cut into the WSU lead in the bottom of the eighth. A groundball double play allowed Sada, who was at third, to score. The run was his second of the game. Johnson earned the RBI.
The RedHawks suffered a setback in the top of ninth. The Raiders plated two more runs on a groundout and a single, bringing the lead to 7-2. In the bottom of the ninth, Miami was able to get a run back. Freshman Spencer Dull belted a ball to deep left field, bouncing it off the top of the wall and off the foul pole for his first career home run.
Brian Thene (1-1) took the loss for Miami. He went 4.1 IP, allowing just three hits, three runs (three earned) and struck out three Raider hitters.

Cincinnati has defeated Xavier, 4-0. Therefore, Miami will play Xavier tomorrow at 3 p.m.Wright State Tops Miami at Joe Nuxhall Classic

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BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

The scrappy Celtics kept it close, just as they did in the previous two games, and trailed 95-92 after Evan Turner hit a 3-pointer with 2:45 left. But Kevin Love hit two 3-pointers for a 101-93 lead with 26 seconds to go.

Cleveland can complete the sweep of the best-of-seven, first-round series Sunday in Boston. No NBA team has won a series after trailing 3-0.

Turner had 19 points and Avery Bradley added 18 while Isaiah Thomas managed just five points after scoring 22 in the first two games.

Love had 23 points and J.R. Smith added 15 for the Cavaliers.


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kyle Lohse bounced back from a poor start this season and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 Thursday.

Closer Francisco Rodriguez pumped his right arm and yelled after recording the final out. The win was a relief for the Brewers, whose 3-13 mark is the worst in the majors.

Jean Segura drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the seventh. The hit off Kevin Gregg (0-2) went to center field, and Billy Hamilton's throw home was up the third base line, allowing Logan Schafer to score.

Lohse (1-3) pitched seven neat innings after losing his first three starts with a 10.34 ERA.


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns general manager Ray Farmer has heard the rumblings about his affinity for Marcus Mariota, but that doesn't mean he'll mortgage Cleveland's future for the Oregon quarterback.

Mariota is expected to be one of the first picks in next week's NFL draft, and because the Browns have two first-round selections, there's speculation that Farmer may move up to take him. Farmer made three trades in the first round a year ago, one of them to select quarterback Johnny Manziel, and the Browns have spent years searching for a franchise QB.

Farmer insists there's not one "magic player" who can change the Browns, saying "I don't believe in that fairy tale anymore."

In his first public comments since being suspended four games by the league for texting to the sideline during games, Farmer says he "messed up."


NEW YORK (AP) -- The Major League Soccer disciplinary committee has suspended Colorado midfielder Marcelo Sarvas for two games and Seattle defender Chad Marshall for one game for actions last week.

MLS announced the suspensions Thursday. Sarvas will miss Colorado's games against FC Dallas and New York Red Bulls, while Marshall will be on the sideline Sunday when Seattle hosts rival Portland.

Sarvas was suspended for fouling and then stepping on Seattle striker Clint Dempsey. Earlier in the same game, Marshall was given a yellow card for his hard tackle of Colorado's Vicente Sanchez. Sarvas and Marshall were also fined.

MLS also announced that Columbus violated the league's mass confrontation policy in the 33rd minute of its match against Orlando City last week.

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