Indians streak hits 21...Hoskins homers again...IOC OK's L.A. games...Cushing banned by NFL

September 14, 2017 - 2:10 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have set an American League record with their 21st consecutive victory to break the mark set by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. Jay Bruce launched a three-run homer in the first inning to help the Indians knock off Detroit, 5-3 Wednesday afternoon. Mike Clevinger allowed just one earned run and six hits over 5 2/3 innings as the Tribe stayed perfect since Aug. 23 and reduced their magic number to four for winning the AL Central.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies rookie Rhys Hoskins continues to hit home runs at a record-setting pace. Hoskins now has 17 home runs in just 33 big league games after slamming a two-run shot in the Phillies' 8-1 romp over the Marlins. Hoskins is the fastest player in major league history to get to 17 career homers, doing it since his recall on Aug. 10.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has formally awarded Los Angeles the 2028 Summer Games following Wednesday's vote by IOC members. The city's bid committee ceded the 2024 games to Paris and was given millions of dollars of financial sweeteners for accepting the later date. L.A. officials have said their proposal can stay within budget by relying on the region's many existing stadiums and arenas, including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Staples Center.

UNDATED (AP) — Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the league's performance enhancing policy. The punishment comes seven years after the 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year served a four-game ban under the same policy. Cushing is currently in the NFL's concussion protocol after being injured in Houston's opening loss to Jacksonville.

MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Miami Heat and wing Josh Richardson have agreed to a four-year extension potentially worth $42 million. Richardson averaged 10.2 points last season, appearing in 53 games and making 34 starts in his second year with the Heat. He shot 46 percent from 3-point range as a rookie, then 33 percent from beyond the arc last year.

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