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August 3, 2018


Indians activate Miller from DL, designate McAllister

UNDATED (AP) — Andrew Miller has been activated by the Cleveland Indians after missing two months because of inflammation in his right knee.

Miller, who was on the 60-day disabled list, has been out since May 26. The left-hander also missed time this season with a strained left hamstring.

Miller, a key part of Cleveland’s bullpen since being acquired in 2016, is 1-3 with one save and a 4.40 ERA in 14 appearances.

Right-hander Zach McAllister, who has spent parts of the last eight seasons with the Indians, was designated for assignment Friday.

The Indians also announced outfielder Tyler Naquin underwent right hip surgery on Thursday and is expected to resume baseball activities in 6 to 10 weeks.

In other baseball news:

— The Tampa Bay Rays have placed recently acquired outfielder Tommy Pham on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right foot. Pham was hit on the foot by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney on Thursday. Tampa Bay obtained the 30-year-old and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation Tuesday from St. Louis for a trio of minor leaguers: outfielder Justin Williams, left-hander Genesis Cabrera and right-hander Roel Ramirez.

— Jung Ho Kang, who finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2015 while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, has undergone season-ending surgery on his left wrist. The team said the surgery was performed Friday in Pittsburgh. The 31-year-old infielder had been playing with the Pirates’ Triple-A Indianapolis when he first started feeling pain in the wrist on June 20. Kang played in 16 games between Indianapolis and Class A Bradenton this season, hitting .310 with three home runs.


Jets LB Donahue gets suspended sentence for Montana DUI

UNDATED (AP) — New York Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue received a three-month suspended sentence and was fined $1,000 for a DUI crash in his hometown of Billings, Montana. The Billings Gazette reports Donahue pleaded guilty Friday through his attorney and was sentenced at the same Municipal Court hearing.

Donahue was charged after hitting an abandoned vehicle in May 2017, causing his Jeep to flip. The crash happened 10 days after he was drafted.

Donahue also pleaded guilty Wednesday to driving while intoxicated for causing a wrong-way crash in February that injured four people in the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River that connects Weehawken, New Jersey, to Manhattan.

Donahue spent a month in a substance-abuse treatment facility in Florida soon after the tunnel crash and told reporters Thursday he hadn’t had alcohol since then.

In other NFL news:

— Detroit Lions defensive end Cornelius Washington has returned to practice. The Lions removed Washington from the injured reserve/non-football injury list on Friday. He had 2 ½ sacks in 15 games with the Lions last season, his fifth in the NFL. The Lions also signed wide receiver Dom Williams and waived injured wide receiver Deontez Alexander.

— The Pro Bowl is headed back to Orlando, Florida. The NFL announced Friday that the all-star game will be played Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium. It will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC. Tickets go on sale in the fall.


Health concerns for Kentucky defensive lineman and offensive line coach

UNDATED (AP) — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says defensive lineman Josh Paschal has a malignant melanoma on his right foot.

Stoops says the sophomore recently had lesions removed from the bottom of the foot and was awaiting results from another procedure Wednesday. Pascal had 17 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss as a freshman and was expected to play a bigger role this season.

Stoops also says offensive line coach John Schlarman is dealing with an unspecified health issue. Schlarman, in his sixth season with the Wildcats, is still coaching while undergoing testing to determine his illness.

In other college football news:

— North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says USC transfer tight end Cary Angeline will be eligible to play after sitting out the first three games. That would clear him to make his Wolfpack debut against Marshall on Sept. 22. Angeline redshirted in 2016, then left the Trojans roughly a month into last season. The 6-foot-7 Angeline is a former four-star prospect out of Pennsylvania.


Bogey-free Pornanong leads Women’s British Open after 2nd 67

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand is standing out at the Women’s British Open for more than just her pink golf ball.

The 97th-ranked player has yet to drop a shot in two straight rounds of 5-under 67. She has a one-stroke lead heading into the weekend at the year’s fourth major at 10 under.

First-round leader Minjee Lee is in a three-way tie for second.

Pornanong’s only top-10 finish at a major was a tie for seventh at the U.S. Women’s Open in 2014. Her last win was on the Asian Tour in January 2015 and she has only one top-10 finish all year.


Brazil to play US and El Salvador in friendlies

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil will play two friendlies on U.S. soil next month, one against the hosts and another against El Salvador.

The Brazilian football confederation announced Friday that the matches will be held on Sept. 7 and 11 respectively. The clash against the U.S. will be in New Jersey and the game against El Salvador is in Washington D.C.

They will be Brazil’s first two matches since its World Cup quarterfinal elimination against Belgium in July.

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