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Benches clear in win

   
 

   OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
 
   Fuld singled off Cody Allen (1-3) before Canha hammered a 3-1 pitch off the wall in left-center. Fuld raced around third base and slid into home, easily beating the relay throw from shortstop Francisco Lindor.
 
   Canha entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning. It was the first game-ending hit of his career.
 
   Francisco Rodriguez (2-1) pitched one inning for the win, striking out Lindor with the go-ahead run on third base in the top of the 10th.
 
   Fuld finished with two hits while Billy Burns drove in Oakland's other run.
 
   Lonnie Chisenhall singled and scored for Cleveland, which has lost two straight.
 

  CINCINNATI (AP) - Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice on Sunday and was taken off the field on a cart.
 
   Doctors initially thought the injury wasn't serious. He was sent for tests. The injury happened during the team's second practice of training camp.
 
   "From everything right now, it seems like everything should be OK," coach Marvin Lewis said.
 
   Johnson returned to the Bengals after spending one season with the Buccaneers. The Bengals are hoping he revives a line that didn't get much pressure on the quarterback last season. Cincinnati finished last in the league in sacks.
 
   The Bengals also are counting on tackle Geno Atkins to play better now that he's had a full year to recover from knee surgery.
 

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Terrelle Pryor is trying to reinvent his career with the Cleveland Browns, and so far, he's earning rave reviews.

Browns wide receivers coach Joker Phillips said Sunday that Pryor certainly has the talent and willingness to succeed as a wide receiver in the NFL. Now, the 26-year-old former Oakland quarterback just needs to find the consistency in his technique.

Despite the learning curve he faces, Pryor is turning heads in training camp - not just for his size, but for the skillset he is already displaying. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound receiver towers over his teammates at the position, and all have been impressed with his work ethic thus far.

Browns wide receiver Dwayne Bowe even went so far to say last week that there was "no doubt" Pryor would make the final roster.

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