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Culberson, De La Rosa help Rockies beat Reds 7-3
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:28 PM


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DENVER — Charlie Culberson hit his first homer in more than a month — a 3-run shot in the fifth — and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven effective innings to lift the Colorado Rockies over the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Thursday night.

De La Rosa (12-8) allowed three runs and five hits. He improved to 8-2 at Coors Field this season.

Reds All-Star Alfredo Simon (12-8) is winless in six starts since the break. He allowed seven runs — five earned — and a season-high 10 hits in five innings.

MLB Results, Schedule
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:21 PM

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National League

Thursday’s Results

L.A. Dodgers 6, Atlanta 4

Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 2

Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 2

Miami 5, Arizona 4, 10 innings

Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 1

St. Louis 4, San Diego 3

Colorado 7, Cincinnati 3

Manfred elected next MLB commissioner
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:19 PM | Updated ( Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:20 PM )


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BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday and will succeed Bud Selig in January.

A labor lawyer who has worked for Major League Baseball since 1998, Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, dropped out just before the start of voting.


“I am tremendously honored by the confidence owners showed in me today,” Manfred said. “I have very big shoes to fill.”


Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car death
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:17 PM

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart will not race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, skipping a second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup race since striking and killing a driver in a dirt-track race at a small New York track.

Stewart announced the decision in a statement Thursday. His plans for the rest of the season have not been determined.

Jeff Burton will drive Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet in Michigan.

Ohio State good but must patch O-line, secondary
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Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:16 PM


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COLUMBUS — So Urban Meyer and his wife were coming back from the victory at rival Michigan last season and he turned and asked a question.

“In your wildest dreams, could you have imagined we’d win our first 24 games at Ohio State?” he asked.

Shelley Meyer thought a second and then replied, “Honey, you’re not in my wildest dreams.”

Regardless of whether that tale, told by Meyer at a women’s clinic this summer, is true, there’s no question that he could hardly believe his tenure with the Buckeyes opened with two dozen wins — or that last season would close with two painful losses.

Now 2014 beckons with a couple of units needing major overhauls — and a franchise quarterback in Braxton Miller returning for a final hurrah.