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Salazar, 5 homers power Indians past Twins 8-1

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion providing the power and Danny Salazar added to another deep pitching staff, the Cleveland Indians look ready to defend their American League championship. Santana hit two of the Cleveland's five ...

Gennett, Castillo lead Reds past Cubs 2-1

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds tightened up their act to rebound from a lopsided loss and hang on against the top team in the NL Central. Scooter Gennett's sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, ...

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him ‘so-called president’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents ...

Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. The union said Tuesday it will represent ...

Indians beat Rays behind Clevinger, Bruce, 3-0

By DICK SCANLON, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An 11-day break between starts proved to be just what Mike Clevinger needed. That and a start against the struggling Tampa Bay Rays. Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Clevinger struck out nine in ...

Brewers win 6-5 on wild pitch in 10th to snap losing streak

By ANDREW GRUMAN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — For the slumping Milwaukee Brewers, winning on a wild pitch felt just as good as a home run. Eric Sogard scampered home with the winning run on Tim Adleman's pitch that got away in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Brewers snapped a ...

Ohioan Sam Hornish Jr. wins XFinity Mid-Ohio race

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr.'s experience at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course finally paid off. Hornish Jr. dominated in his home state to win the XFinity Mid-Ohio Challenge on Saturday. "I think I've been second or third here a few times in other ...

Meram, Crew rally for 3-1 win over Fire

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Meram scored in the 73rd minute to help the Columbus Crew beat the Chicago Fire 3-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Meram, with the outside of his right foot, tapped home a cross by Waylon Francis to give Columbus (11-12-2) its first lead. ...

Going, going, Gomes: 3-run homer in 9th lifts Indians

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For eight innings, nothing. The Indians did everything in the ninth. Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer with two outs off All-Star closer Greg Holland as Cleveland, down to its last strike several times, rallied for four runs in its last at-bat ...

Coach Marvin Lewis misses practice with ‘minor’ health issue

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis missed the Cincinnati Bengals' practice Tuesday for what the team called a minor health issue. Lewis used a cart to shuttle to the practice field earlier this week, which isn't his usual routine. Special teams coach Darrin ...

Browns WR Corey Coleman cleared in assault case

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has been cleared of wrongdoing in an assault case. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office said Tuesday that an investigation into a December assault on a 26-year-old man at Coleman's downtown ...

Indians’ Miller may need more recovery time with knee issue

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Invaluable All-Star reliever Andrew Miller may need more time to recover from knee tendinitis. And for now, that's fine with the Cleveland Indians. Miller was placed on the 10-day disabled list last week with soreness in his right knee that ...

Browns’ Garrett out to ‘send a message’ in exhibition debut

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett won't be satisfied with just sacks or de-cleating a running back. For his first NFL exhibition, Cleveland's rookie wants to make sure the New Orleans Saints remember him — and that the rest of the league takes ...

With no cupcakes early, Ohio State rushes to get ready

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said opening the season on the road against a Big Ten opponent brings another level of urgency to preseason practice. Usually there are lesser opponents scheduled for the first couple of games, which Meyer ...

Woman says she had teen sexual relationship with Pete Rose

By KRISTEN DE GROOT, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman said she had a sexual relationship with Pete Rose in the 1970s, starting when she was 14 or 15 years old, according to her sworn testimony submitted to a court Monday. The testimony was presented by the defense as part of a ...

Smith headed back to Cleveland in deal with Blue Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to again ride their bullpen deep into the postseason, the Cleveland Indians added another arm by acquiring reliever Joe Smith from Toronto for two minor leaguers Monday. A 33-year-old right-hander, Smith is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA in 38 appearances this season. He ...

Duke Johnson receiving increased role in Browns’ offense

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Undersized running back Duke Johnson has never backed down from a challenge. That mindset is serving him well in his third training camp with the Browns. Johnson, who has 114 receptions for 1,048 yards in two NFL seasons, is the top ...

After rain delay, Urena pitches Marlins to 3-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Urena's pitching was good enough to win in any ballpark. At Great American Ball Park, it was especially impressive. Urena tossed three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Christian Yelich drove in two runs and the struggling Miami Marlins opened a six-game road trip ...

Nunez’s RBI single in 10th leads Giants past Indians, 2-1

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie celebrated his 30th birthday by delivering a big hit for the San Francisco Giants. Gillaspie started the winning rally in the 10th inning with a pinch-hit double and Eduardo Nunez ended it with an RBI single that helped ...

Herrmann, D-backs thump Reds after trading for Martinez

CINCINNATI (AP) — Slugger J.D. Martinez isn't due to join Arizona until Wednesday. While they waited, the Diamondbacks went ahead and set a few offensive records. Chris Herrmann capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and the Diamondbacks slugged their way past the Cincinnati ...