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Browns trade disappointing WR Coleman to Bills for pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns dropped Corey Coleman. After two disappointing, injury-slowed seasons, Coleman was traded Sunday night to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. Coleman has been a bust with the Browns, who selected him with ...

Justin Thomas wins in Firestone’s WGC finale

By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under 69 to win the Bridgestone Invitational for his third PGA Tour title this season. Sweeter ...

Encarnacion, Ramirez lead Indians past Twins, 6-2

By TYLER MASON, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Bauer is his own toughest critic — even when victorious. The Cleveland right-hander had some choice words to describe his performance Tuesday against Minnesota. Though Bauer struggled by his standards, he pitched deep enough to ...

Boyd throws 8 scoreless innings, Tigers beat Cincinnati 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Once Matthew Boyd escaped a couple early jams, the Detroit left-hander found a groove. "Early in the game, he had a couple guys on and it got real slow," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He picked up the pace." Boyd allowed four hits ...

Big Ten Preview: Rugged East race; Wisconsin flexes in West

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The Big Ten features maybe the most interesting division in college football and one of the biggest divisional favorites The AP Top 25 College Football Podcast previews the Big Ten this week, with Dave Revsine of the Big Ten Network . In the East ...

Indians rout Tigers 8-1, lead AL Central by 9

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona sounds confident that Corey Kluber will have another big second half for the Cleveland Indians. Yonder Alonso, Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion all homered for Cleveland, and Kluber pitched into the eighth inning in an 8-1 ...

Alexander Rossi runs away with IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Rossi took a gamble Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall. Starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy while the rest of the field pitted ...

Browns’ Bitonio willing, not eager to move to left tackle

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The retirement of Joe Thomas left a gaping hole at left tackle for the Cleveland Browns. Left guard Joel Bitonio is willing, but not necessarily eager to succeed his close friend at the position. "If they want me to do that, like, cool, ...

Gennett homers to back Castillo, Reds beat Phillies, 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Philadelphia's hopes of breaking out of a mini-slump ran smack dab into a quietly hot Luis Castillo. The Cincinnati right-hander allowed four hits in a season-high seven innings, Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer and the Reds wrapped up their long home stand with a third ...

Browns owners remain committed to 1-win coach Hue Jackson

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Two miserable seasons. One measly win. Still, Cleveland coach Hue Jackson continues to have the "unwavering" support of owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who believe his third year will bring out the best in him — and the Browns. "I think we ...

JaCoby Jones’ 2-run HR lifts Tigers to 2-1 win over Indians

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Blaine Hardy refuses to let the lack of a defined role rattle him. He gave up only one run in a spot start and JaCoby Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the third inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Saturday ...

Mullins, Mensah help Crew beat Red Bulls 3-2

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Patrick Mullins had a goal and an assist and Jonathan Mensah scored his first goal of the season to help the Columbus Crew beat the New York Red Bulls 3-2 on Saturday night. Zack Steffen had four saves, including a diving stop on Aaron Long's header, for Columbus ...

QB RV: Mayfield, Browns quarterbacks hanging out in camper

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland's quarterbacks are "camping" at training camp. And Baker Mayfield is paying for it. The Browns QBs are hanging out between practices in an RV equipped with a TV and other amenities being financed by Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy ...

Olympic champ Biles triumphs in return to competition

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jitters were obvious and unmistakable. A step out of bounds on floor exercise. A hop back on vault. An uncharacteristic slip off the uneven bars. Simone Biles needed them. Maybe deep down, the Olympic gymnastics champion wanted them ...

Reds make it 2 straight over Phillies with 6-2 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds didn't exactly smash the ball, but they didn't have to while again beating first-place Philadelphia. Joey Votto drove in the go-ahead run with a sharp single that glanced off second baseman Cesar Hernandez's glove, helping Cincinnati to a 6-2 victory ...

Rodriguez, Marte power Pirates past Reds 12-1 after delay

CINCINNATI (AP) — Time on the disabled list did as much for Sean Rodriguez's bat as it did for his leg. Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the ...

Indians win in 11th at Texas after debuting new relievers

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both of Cleveland's new relievers got into the game before the Indians closer had a rare blown save. Manager Terry Francona had to go deep into his bullpen — using seven relievers after All-Star starter Trevor Bauer's early exit ...

Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Hand, rookie Cimber

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco ...

Peraza’s 5 hits lead Reds past Cardinals, who fire Matheny

By DAVID SOLOMON, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Peraza's best game at the plate turned out to be Mike Matheny's last in the Cardinals' dugout. Peraza had a career-best five hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Reds waited out a pair of rain delays before beating St. ...

Double trouble: Indians botch Romine’s double as Yankees win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — When he got back to the dugout, Austin Romine was greeted with smiling faces and laughter. "Why does everyone have fun watching a catcher round the bases?" he said. Romine chuckled, too. New York's backup catcher came all the way around ...