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Surging Cubs host Cleveland...Wright returns for Mets...Winston to start for Bucs

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 7:41 a.m.



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CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs open a home series against Cleveland after sweeping four games from Atlanta at Wrigley Field over the weekend. The Cubs have won 13 of their last 16 to latch onto the second wildcard spot in the National League. They've hit nine homers in the last two games.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Mets expect to have captain David Wright back in the line-up when they open a series at Philadelphia tonight. The third baseman has been sidelined since April 14 because of a back problem.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 1 overall pick Jameis (JAY'-mihs) Winston makes his preseason home debut when he starts at quarterback for Tampa Bay in its NFL exhibition game against Cincinnati. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith says he plans to use his starters at least a quarter.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The trial for suspended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook on charges that he punched a woman in the face outside a downtown bar will begin today. He's been suspended indefinitely from the team pending the outcome of the case. Cook rushed for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman last season.

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson remains in a coma and in critical condition after being struck in the head by a flying car part during yesterday's race at Pocono. The 37-year old Wilson has been driving for Michael Andretti under a partial sponsorship deal.

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