Indians rally against Papelbon to beat Nationals

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Indians were able to maintain their 5 1/2-game edge in the American League Central by staging a late rally against a fellow division leader.

The Indians were on the verge of their fourth straight loss until they scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to pull out a 7-6 triumph over the Washington Nationals. Tyler Naquin ignited the game-winning rally with an RBI double and scored the tying run on Ryan Zimmerman's throwing error before Francisco Lindor laced a walk-off single. Jonathan Papelbon blew the save by failing to retire any of his four batters.

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Indians rally for 3 in 9th to stun Nationals 7-6

Francisco Lindor pushed an RBI single through Washington's drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians rallied for three runs in their final at-bat to stun the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Tuesday night in a matchup of two first-place teams with sights on October.

Down two runs and three outs from their losing streak reaching a season-high four games, the Indians rallied against Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon (2-4), who did not get an out before he was pulled by manager Dusty Baker.

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Lilac earns NABC honor again

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The National Association of Basketball Coaches has announced the 2015-2016 NABC Honors Court, recognizing men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season, with a record number of 1,000 student-athletes from more than 350 colleges and universities. Sage placed two student-athletes on the list this year as junior guard Alex Lilac and senior guard Dan Schilde were honored. The selection for Lilac is a repeat honor after also earning acclaim in 2014-15.

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Woman, 75, injured by foul ball at Indians game

CLEVELAND - A 75-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after being hit in the face with a foul ball by Washington's Daniel Murphy.

Muir West was sitting down the right-field line -- and may have been blinded by the sun -- when she was struck by the hard shot from Murphy in the first inning of the Indians' game at Progressive Field. Fans sitting in her section immediately called for security and medical personnel, who rushed to aid her.

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Injuries push Browns to make roster moves

BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns have made a few roster changes due to injuries, the team announced on Tuesday. 

The Browns placed defensive back Joe Haden on active/physically unable to perform (PUP) due to his ankle, as well as tight end Seth DeValve for his hamstring.

The team said offensive lineman Conor Boffeli was placed on active/non-football injury (NFI) for his knee and ankle, as well as wide receiver Josh Gordon for his quad. 

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Some Olympians are staying on cruise ships

"I have never experienced, this is my fifth Olympic game, a village in this state — or lack of state — of readiness at this point and time," Kitty Chiller, head of Australian delegation, told reporters.

The 2016 Summer Olympics haven't even started yet, and athletes are already upset about their living conditions.

Athletes from Australia, Sweden, Belarus and others say the Olympic Village, where competitors are usually housed during the games, are in complete disarray. Some have reported clogged toilets, dirty bathrooms, exposed wires and other problems.

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