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NFL upholds Gordon's one-year suspension

Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season following the NFL's announcement Wednesday that it has upheld the Cleveland Browns receiver's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

USC's Shaw suspended after admitting to lie

USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about how he suffered his ankle injuries last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely, the school said in a statement Wednesday.

Kershaw cruises for MLB-best 16th victory

Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

NFL upholds Gordon's one-year suspension

Josh Gordon will miss the entire 2014 season following the NFL's announcement Wednesday that it has upheld the Cleveland Browns receiver's yearlong suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Stewing Roenicke: Ump 'terrible behind plate'

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown the towel in as early as the second inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate."

Soler repeats Baez feat with homer in debut

A second top prospect in the span of a month has homered for the Chicago Cubs in his major league debut after Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler went deep in his first at-bat on Wednesday at Cincinnati.

Carroll on discipline: 'Want to do things right'

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expressed disappointment and surprise Wednesday about the penalty the NFL issued the team Tuesday for violating the offseason no-contact rule in a minicamp practice when a fight occurred between Richard Sherman and Phil Bates.

North Carolina suspends 4 players for opener

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora suspended four players from the season opener for rules violations Wednesday, one day after the school announced it was investigating an incident among players during fall camp.

Yankees rock Price with 9-hit parade in third

The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Wednesday night.

Sharapova rallies; Stephens, Radwanska out

Maria Sharapova beat 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday.

Eye opener: Fan gets Seahawks prosthetic

Bill VandenBush has something no other Seattle fan can lay claim to: A Seahawks eyeball.

Virginia Tech extends Beamer's deal to 2019

Virginia Tech has extended head coach Frank Beamer's contract two years, through Jan. 1, 2019, the school announced Wednesday.

Sources: Clips to pay Rivers $10M per year

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has agreed to a contract extension through the end of the 2018-19 season, the team announced Wednesday.

Love to Wolves owner: Focus on your team

New Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has a message for Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Quit worrying about me and instead focus on your own team.

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