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.

Green's 173 yards spark Bengals by Miami

CINCINNATI (AP) For most of the game, A.J. Green piled up more yards than the entire Miami Dolphins offense in a virtuoso performance. As an encore, he thrilled the crowd by juggling some Florida citrus.

The Bengals receiver followed his disappointing game with a dominating one - 173 yards and a touchdown - and a Cincinnati defense that was inspired by Vontaze Burfict's return clamped down on the Dolphins for a 22-7 victory Thursday night. (MORE)

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)

Disputed hit in 9th gives Cards key win

ST. LOUIS (AP) There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn't have won on Yadier Molina's double.

But they did - because by the time Cincinnati figured out what happened, it was too late. (MORE)

Cueto wins 18th, Giants still control WC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The up-and-down Giants are going down to the wire in a bid to keep their even-year magic going.

With three games left, manager Bruce Bochy's ballclub is sandwiched between the Mets and Cardinals in the race for the two NL wild-card spots with two games separating the three teams. (MORE)

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