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Aug 27, 2014 6:39 PM

Update on the latest in sports:

The Associated Press


Gordon out the season

UNDATED (AP) Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy again. He missed two games last season due to another violation of the policy but still let the team with 1,646 yards in receptions.

Gordon will have to apply for reinstatement following the season.

The 23-year-old had appealed his yearlong suspension for marijuana use and met with a league arbitrator in New York on Aug. 4. Arbitrator Harold Henderson upheld the suspension.


Newton says he'll be ready to go

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina quarterback Cam Newton says he feels great and "there's no doubt" in his mind he'll be ready to play in the Panthers season opener Sept. 7 against Tampa Bay. The fourth-year quarterback, who is recovering from a hairline fracture to multiple ribs and, says he's improving with each day.

Newton has never missed a start in three seasons of pro ball.


Burfict gets extension

UNDATED (AP) Bengals Pro Bowl linebacker Vontaze Burfict has signed a three-year extension on that runs through the 2017 season and will pay him a maximum of $20.05 million. Burfict is entering the final year on his original deal that will pay him a salary of $570,000. Under his extension, he'll make $10 million through next summer in salary and bonuses.

Burfict is the leader of a defense that finished third in the NFL last season in yards allowed.


Tennessee has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with defensive lineman Jurrell Casey. Multiple media outlets say it's for $36 million over four years, with $20.5 million guaranteed. Casey is coming off a career year with 10.5 sacks, 90 tackles and 10 quarterback pressures. His sacks were the second-highest total in franchise history for a defensive tackle behind only Ray Childress' 13 sacks in 1992.

Arizona has signed defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, two days after he was cut by the New England Patriots. The 33-year-old is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL but was playing with the Patriots' first-team defense this preseason before he was cut. The Cardinals were in the market for a tackle after Darnell Dockett went down with a season-ending knee injury.


Pirates beat the Cards

UNDATED (AP) Ike Davis' mammoth 2-run homer helped Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 3-1 and hand Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright his ninth loss of the season. Davis's blast off of Wainwright traveled an estimated 433 feet.

Wainwright failed to become the first 16-game winner in the majors.

The Pirates win moved them to within a game of San Francisco for the second National League wildcard spot.

In other action;

Rougned Odor (ROOG'-ned oh-DOR') hit a grand slam and Leonys Martin homered and drove in three runs to lead Texas to a 12-4 win over Seattle. Tomas Tellis opened the scoring for the Rangers with a bases-clearing double in the four-run second inning. Odor's slam came an inning later.

The Dodgers Clayton Kershaw gets his chance to become baseball's first 16 game winner of the season tonight. The National League West leaders are on the road for a game with the Diamondbacks.

The tightest race in baseball is the American League West as the Angels top the Athletics by just a game. Tonight the Angels are home to the Marlins while the A's are visiting Houston.

The AL Central is tight as Kansas City leads Detroit by just 1 games. The Royals continue their home stand with a game against the Twins tonight while the Tigers are home to the Yankees.

Washington's Nationals have the biggest lead in any division, 7 games over Atlanta in the National League East. This evening the Nats are in Philadelphia while the Braves are in New York to play the Mets.

The rest of tonight's schedule has Tampa Bay at Baltimore, the Jays home to the Red Sox, Chicago's Cubs at Cincinnati, the White Sox hosting Cleveland, Milwaukee at San Diego and Colorado at San Francisco


Third day of play

NEW YORK (AP) Women's fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh) has been shown the exit at the U.S. Open. She was ousted by China's Peng Shuai (sh-WAY'), 6-3, 6-4 in the second round. The U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam tournament in which Radwanska has failed to reach the quarterfinals.

21st-seed Sloane Stephens has been knocked out in a second round by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

Second seed Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp), No. 6 seed Angelique Kerber and ninth-seed Jelena Jankovic (yeh-LAY'-nuh YANK'-oh-vihch) moved into round three.

Sixth-seed Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK') defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in second action.


New deal for Doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) In his first big move since taking over ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, Steve Ballmer has worked out a new contract with coach Doc Rivers. The pact keeps the former Boston bench boss in L.A. for another five years, through 2019.

Rivers joined the team in June 2013 and added president of basketball operations to his responsibilities two months ago.

He guided the Clippers to the best record in franchise history at 57-25 and a second straight Pacific Division title last season.


Crescent City lands IndyCar race

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date next season for the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana at the NOLA Motorsports Park. The IndyCar series confirmed in May that it planned to bring a race to New Orleans for the first time in 2015, but the race calendar for next season had not been set at that time.


Heavyweight title fight reschedule

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Wladimir Klitschko's (VLAD'-uh-meer KLICH'-kohs) management says his heavyweight title defense against mandatory International Boxing Federation challenger Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for Nov. 15 in Hamburg. The fight was originally slated for Sept. 6 but had to be postponed after Klitschko tore a bicep in sparring and was forced to miss four weeks of training. Klitschko's record is 62-3, including 53 KOs. It will be his 26th title fight.


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