Gordon enters rehab with ban nearly over

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CLEVELAND (AP) Josh Gordon isn't going back on the field until he gets a tighter grip on his life.

The suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver, whose talent has been little more than a tease for several years as he battled personal demons, said Thursday he's entering rehab and putting his promising NFL career on hold.

Gordon was eligible to return from his latest four-game suspension next week and possibly play against New England on Oct. 9, when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will return from his "Deflategate" ban.

Orioles blank Jays, now tied for WC lead

TORONTO (AP) Ubaldo Jimenez is rounding into form at the right time for the Baltimore Orioles.

Jimenez and two relievers combined on a three-hitter and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 4-0 on Thursday night, moving into a tie with Toronto in the AL wild card race with three games remaining. (MORE)

Molina 2B in 9th gives Cards crucial win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Yadier Molina hit a disputed double that drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday night, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.

The Cardinals began the day one game behind San Francisco for the second NL wild-card spot. (MORE)

Yanks eliminated in Ortiz's Bronx finale

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees spent most of the season trying to overcome an awful April. Even with a youth movement that produced a second-half spurt, the gap was too much.

The Yankees were eliminated from playoff contention despite a 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night that completed a three-game sweep of the AL East champions. (MORE)

Family, friends say goodbye to Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business.

The choir struck up "God Bless America," and mourners began to cry yet again as they joined in, celebrating the place that welcomed the Cuban defector and now must say goodbye. (MORE)

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