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Last Update on September 05, 2015 00:41 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and Javier Baez highlighted the Chicago Cubs' 12-hit attack in a 14-5 pounding of Arizona this afternoon.

Rizzo belted a grand slam while the Cubbies were erupting for eight runs in the fifth inning to take a 14-2 lead. Russell had the first two-homer game of his brief big league career and finished with three RBIs. Baez added a two-run blast and three ribbies to help the Cubs win for the third time in five games since a four-game skid.

Jon Lester gave up two runs in five innings as Chicago moved 7 1/2 games ahead of San Francisco for the second NL wild-card berth.

The Giants are in Colorado this evening.


UNDATED (AP) -- New York's chances of catching the Blue Jays in the American League East have taken a hit. First baseman Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right shin suffered when he fouled a ball of the leg on Aug. 17. Teixeira leads the Yankees with 31 home runs and is hitting .255 with 79 RBIs in 111 games.

The Yanks began the day 1 1/2 games behind the Blue Jays for the division lead. The Yankees hold the top AL wild-card spot, four games ahead of Texas.

Also in the Bronx, CC Sabathia (suh-BATH'-ee-uh) has pitched a simulated game Friday without any pain and could rejoin their rotation next Wednesday.

Also in the majors:

-- Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber (KLOO'-bur) of the Indians has a strained right hamstring. His absence makes the Indians quest for a wild card berth even more difficult as they began the day six games back. Kluber is just 8-13 this season but leads the league with 200 1/3 innings and is third with 219 strikeouts.

-- Cubs rookie slugger Kyle Schwarber is expected to miss three to five days because of a mild rib cage strain suffered on a checked swing during batting practice on Wednesday. The left-handed hitter hopes to be in the lineup Monday when Chicago opens a three-game series at St. Louis.

-- The Baltimore Orioles have placed Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to August 31. Right-hander Mike Wright has been activated off the 15-day DL and will start for Baltimore against Toronto on Saturday.


UNDATED (AP) -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) was his usual understated self when asked how it felt to have Tom Brady back for the first four games of the season. The coach simply said, "He never left."

Patriots president Jonathan Kraft says the team wouldn't have gone through with raising its Super Bowl 49 championship banner if Brady weren't playing. The son of owner Robert Kraft added that the club may have raised a banner without Brady but that it would not have been their championship banner.

And a Dunkin' Donuts shop in Maine is offering free coffee for life to the federal judge who lifted Brady's suspension.

In other NFL news:

-- The player that broke the jaw of Jets' quarterback Gino Smith is jobless. Two people familiar with the decision have told The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have released IK Enemkpali (EYE'-kay ehn-ihm-PAH'-lee) three weeks after acquiring the linebacker. The Bills claimed Enemkpali off waivers on Aug. 13, a day after he was cut by the Jets for punching Smith during a locker room altercation.

-- The Atlanta Falcons have picked up veteran guard Andy Levitre from Tennessee for a sixth-round pick in 2016 and a conditional pick in a future year. Levitre started all 96 games in six seasons with Tennessee and is working under a six-year, $46.8 million contract that was signed in March 2013.

-- Punter Steve Weatherford has been released by the New York Giants, who have replaced him by acquiring Brad Wing in a trade with Pittsburgh. Weatherford was a key member of the Giants' Super Bowl champions in February 2012. Wing's departure means Jordan Berry is the Steelers' new punter.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Men's top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) and No. 9 Marin Cilic (CHEE'-lihch) have advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

Djokovic was a 6-3, 7-5, 7-5 winner against No. 25 Andreas Seppi, and Cilic needed five sets to reach the Round of 16.

No. 19 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHN'-gah) took his third-round match in straight sets, but 10th seed Milos Raonic (MEE'-lohs ROW'-nihch) was a straight-sets loser against No. 18 Feliciano Lopez. 14th seed David Goffin had to retire during the fourth set of his match, and No. 26 Tommy Robredo was beaten by Benoit Paire.

Third-round winners on the women's side include 13th seed Ekaterina Makarova and No. 23 Venus Williams, who was a 6-3, 6-4 winner against 12th seed Belinda Bencic (BEHN'-sihch). No. 25 Eugenie Bouchard (yoo-JEE'-nee boo-shahrd) dispatched Dominika Cibulkova (see-bul-KOH'-vah) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3.

Meanwhile, a high school science teacher has been arrested after a drone plummeted into empty seats and caused a scare at the Open on Thursday night. Police say Daniel Verley was arrested on reckless endangerment and other charges in the drone crash during a women's singles match won by Flavia Pennetta (FLAH'-vee-uh peh-NEH'-tuh). The drone broke into pieces upon landing, and the match was briefly interrupted between points while police and fire department personnel went to look at the device.

Fox SA Sports Team