Sports News-August 5, 2013

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ESPN says the NCAA is investigating whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January.  Citing unidentified sources, ESPN's "Outside the Lines" said the Heisman Trophy winner signed items in exchange for a five-figure fee during his trip to Miami for the BCS championship game.

Tiger Woods finished 15-under-par to win the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio.  He shot a final round even-par 70 to wind up seven shots in front of Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson.  This is Woods' eighth win in the event and fifth this year.

Major League Baseball has informed the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended today but can play while he appeals the penalty, according to a person familiar with the deliberations.  The person also says the Yankees were not told the exact length of the suspension, but were left under the impression it will be through the 2014 season.  Rodriguez said on Saturday that he planned to rejoin his teammates in time for their series opener at Chicago tonight.

Kasey Kahne has won the Sprint Cup race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  It's his second win of the season.  The runner-up was Jeff Gordon with Kurt Busch third.  Kahne got the jump on Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.  Kahne's win helped solidify his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

The Philadelphia Eagles say Riley Cooper told them about threatening messages he received after a video of him making a racial slur became public.  Cooper, a fourth-year wide receiver, was fined by the Eagles, and then left the team to seek counseling.  A video of him using a racial slur at a Kenny Chesney concert in June surfaced on Wednesday.
 
Chris Johnson drove in a pair of runs and Alex Wood pitched six strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to their tenth straight victory, 4-1 over the slumping Philadelphia Phillies last night.  Wood allowed one run on two hits in his fourth major league start.  The unorthodox 22-year-old rookie left-hander, who configures his body in an unusual way during his delivery, struck out three and walked two.  Johnson hit a two-run single in the first to stake the Braves to an early lead.  Justin Upton and B.J. Upton each had a pair of hits with a double apiece for Atlanta, which matched its season-best winning streak.  

The third Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship begins today at the Pines Country Club in Valley.  The 18-hole stroke play qualifier will have 31 golfers competing to determine flights and seeds in the gross division.  Match Play for these golfers begins tomorrow.  The remaining 20 golfers were pre-flighted for the match play portion in the net division, they begin play today.  Last season, Larry Sock of Lincoln defeated Jay Muller of Bennington 1 up to win his first Nebraska Golf Association senior championship.  Both golfers are competing again in today's competition.

Local Schedule:  Omaha Storm Chasers at Salt Lake (Bsbl-8:05).

Local Scores:  Omaha Storm Chasers 6 Salt Lake 3 (Bsbl).

     INTERLEAGUE
    
      Final            Cleveland            2    Miami                      0
      Final            Kansas  City        6    N-Y  Mets                2
      Final            Boston                  4    Arizona                  0
      Final            Tampa  Bay            4    San  Francisco      3
      Final            San  Diego            6    N-Y  Yankees          3
    
    
          AMERICAN  LEAGUE
    
      Final            Detroit                3    Chi  White  Sox      2,  12  Innings
      Final            Seattle                3    Baltimore              2
      Final            Minnesota            3    Houston                  2
      Final            Toronto                6    L.A.  Angels          5
      Final            Texas                    4    Oakland                  0
    
    
          NATIONAL  LEAGUE
    
      Final            St.  Louis          15    Cincinnati            2
      Final            Pittsburgh          5    Colorado                1
      Final            Milwaukee            8    Washington            5
      Final            L.A.  Dodgers      1    Chi  Cubs                0
      Final            Atlanta                4    Philadelphia        1
    
    
          WNBA  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    Los  Angeles      75    Washington      57
      Final    San  Antonio      69    Tulsa                65
      Final    Minnesota          90    Seattle            72

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