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Morning Sports Report – 8/28/2014

Skip Schumaker drove in a pair of runs and the Cincinnati Reds earned a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Matt Latos pitched into the eighth and gave up four runs while fanning a season-high 10 batters. Aroldis Chapman escaped a two-on threat in the ninth for his 28th save and Devin Mesoraco went 2-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and scored a run.

Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon’s suspension is effective immediately and he will miss the entire 2014 season. Gordon had appealed his yearlong suspension and The Browns had been waiting four months for a resolution on the case. The 23-year-old led the league with 1,646 yards receiving last season despite being suspended the first two games for a failed drug test.

The 2014 high school football season gets underway with a Thursday night match-up between the Alexander Spartans and Federal Hocking Lancers. Alexander first year head coach Alex Penrod and the Spartans will be looking to retain the coveted SPACER, which they won last year after beating Fed Hock 38-14 in the season opener. Tonight’s game in Albany can be heard live on Power 105 WXTQ with pregame set for 7:15 and kickoff at 7:30.

Kevin Love says he’s committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers — however long it takes. The All-Star forward was introduced Tuesday by the Cavs, who acquired Love last weekend in a blockbuster, three-team trade that instantly turned Cleveland into an NBA championship favorite. The deal also gives the team a star-powered trio in Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. Love spent his first six seasons with Minnesota and can opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. But Love says he intends to stay with the Cavs long term with the goal of winning a championship.

Chicago’s beloved Little League champions are getting their own parade, from their ballpark on the city’s South Side to Millennium Park downtown. The Jackie Robinson West All Stars, Chicago’s first all-black team to claim the U.S. title, have united the city. Televised games last weekend were the most-watched telecasts in the city and Fans lined up Tuesday to buy 7,000 team T-shirts ahead of Wednesday’s parade. Bill Haley, director of Jackie Robinson West, said the team’s story is not a “fairytale about ducking bullets” but instead a story of family support and players with character who became national champions.

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 at 9:47 PM.
Last edited/updated on August 27, 2014 at 9:47 PM.
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