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Morning Sports Report – 8/19/2014

Jhonny Peralta’s 10th-inning single, his third hit of the game, drove in the winning run to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.n Jay Bruce homered, doubled and knocked in four runs for the Reds, giving him nine RBIs in four games. Brandon Phillips returned from left thumb surgery wearing a brace and was 0 for 4 with a walk. Logan Ondrusek entered with one out in the 10th and gave up consecutive singles to Matt Holliday, Matt Adams and Peralta. Ondrusek was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day. Peralta’s RBI single in the first was just his second in 32 at-bats against the Reds this season. He also doubled and scored the tying run on A.J. Pierzynski’s hit off Jumbo Diaz in the eighth. Game two of the series can be heard live on 970WATH and 97.1FM tonight with pregame scheduled for 7:45 and the first pitch at 8:15.

Often throwing behind or over receivers, Johnny Manziel went 2 for 7 for 29 yards in the first half of the Cleveland Browns’ exhibition game against the Washington Redskins on Monday night. The other quarterback competing for Cleveland’s starting job, Brian Hoyer, was 2 for 6 for 16 yards. Browns coach Mike Pettine has said he plans to announce his regular-season QB on Tuesday. Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and 2014 first-round draft pick, and Hoyer each played two possessions against Washington’s first-team defense — going a combined 2 for 9, with two sacks and zero points.

Free-agent forward Shawn Marion has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Marion informed the Cavaliers this weekend that he intends to sign with them this month, despite the fact that Cleveland can only offer him a minimum deal. The chance to play with LeBron James and immediately compete for a championship, sources said, clinched Marion’s decision to choose Cleveland in the face of a ramped-up pursuit by the Indiana Pacers.

According to the Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May, two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller reinjured himself in practice yesterday afternoon and his 2014 season may be in jeopardy. The Ohio State quarterback had surgery this past offseason to deal with an injury suffered in the Orange Bowl against Clemson. The process of his recovery and precisely how far along he actually was had been subject to much speculation by media and fans alike over the course of the last several weeks.

Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time – the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for the entire season. Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma each received one first-place vote. Ohio State is No. 5 and Auburn is No. 6.

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This article was posted on Monday, 18 August 2014 at 11:38 PM.
Last edited/updated on August 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM.
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