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Big inning by Batavia downs Scrappers

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The Batavia Muckdogs scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8-2 at Dwyer Stadium on Friday night.

Michael Donadio led the Muckdogs (21-25), going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Denis Karas, Jerar Encarnacion and Brayan Hernandez each drove in a run for Batavia. Hernandez hit his second home run of the season in the seventh inning.

Alberto Guerrero allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four in five innings.

After three innings of two-hit ball by Shane McCarthy, Luis Valdez allowed four runs on three hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings for the Scrappers (28-17).

The Scrappers and Muckdogs will play the second game of the series today at 7:05.

NFL Pro Bowl headed back to Orlando


The Pro Bowl is headed back to Orlando, Florida.

The NFL announced Friday that the all-star game will be played Jan. 27 at Camping World Stadium. It will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

Players on the winning Pro Bowl team will be eligible to receive a grant from the NFL Foundation to support the high school or youth football programs of their choice.

“Hosting the event in Orlando has allowed us to expand the Pro Bowl into a weeklong festival that celebrates the entire football community,” says Peter O’Reilly, the league’s senior vice president of events.

Joshua Garnett’s knee injury concerns 49ers


San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says there’s growing concern about Joshua Garnett’s knee injury after the guard missed the last five practices of training camp.

Garnett began camp in a heated competition to start at right guard after missing all of 2017 following surgery on the same right knee. The team says Garnett banged knees with a teammate July 28 and he was expected to return this week.

Part of the concern is the uncertainty surrounding the injury, which the team initially called “not significant.”

Brown women’s coach charged with assault


The women’s basketball coach at Brown University has been charged with assaulting her husband.

Sarah Behn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member, according to Wrentham District Court.

The Providence Journal reports a police report filed in Foxboro, Massachusetts, says Timothy McGahan, Behn’s husband, told officers she pushed him and pinned him against a wall.

Behn’s attorney, Jerome Sweeney, says Behn denies that and it’s a private matter.

The report says Behn told officers McGahan yelled at her mother and she intervened to push him away. It says she said they’re getting divorced.

Behn became head coach in 2014. Brown says it doesn’t discuss employees outside the context of their jobs.

QB Johnny Manziel struggles in CFL debut


Jonny Manziel threw four interceptions in the first half of his Canadian Football League debut Friday night, with his Montreal Alouettes losing 50-11.

Manziel threw an interception on the second attempt of the game — and made a tackle.

Manziel had another pass intercepted on his third series, with the blame going to running back Tyrell Sutton for mishandling and deflecting the ball to defender Jumal Rolle.

He threw his third interception early in the second quarter — Rolle’s second of the night. The fourth interception came with 2:22 left in the half.

Manziel finished the half 9 of 16 for 90 yards in his first regular-season action with the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 27, 2015.

Staff/Wire Report

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