Ohio Sports

Reds rally for 1st win under Riggleman, 10-4 over Braves

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Closer Raisel Iglesias took the flip from Joey Votto, stepped on first base and raised both arms in triumph. The lights at Great American Ball Park flashed in celebration. The Reds had a win. Finally! Jesse Winker's bases-loaded single ...

Carrasco outduels Gausman as Indians beat Orioles 2-1

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — An outstanding pitchers' duel between Carlos Carrasco and Kevin Gausman was ultimately decided by one mighty swing and two nifty defensive plays. Carrasco outpitched Gausman to win his 10th straight decision, and Yonder Alonso's two-run ...

Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments. The Capitals won four straight games over the Columbus Blue Jackets after fumbling the first two in overtime at ...

Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft. In partnership with the cities of Cleveland, Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns are a finalist to host the 2019 or ...

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63. The university says Cunningham died of cancer Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cunningham played 10 seasons and caught more than 200 ...

Indians agree to minor league deal with OF Melky Cabrera

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal is contingent on the 33-year-old passing a physical. Cabrera spent last season with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, ...

Clevinger tosses 2-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles 4-0

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Clevinger is proving to be a worthy member of the Cleveland Indians' formidable rotation. Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and the Indians hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 victory over ...

Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Overtime came at the perfect time for the Washington Capitals. Outshot, outskated and outplayed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a lopsided third period of Game 5, the Capitals went into their locker room at intermission Saturday with no ...

Molina hits go-ahead homer, Cardinals hold off Reds 4-3

By JASON L. YOUNG, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Hicks didn't get jammed up. The rookie St. Louis reliever got Scooter Gennett to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, and the Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday. "I just tried to stay calm ...

Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron needs win at Pacers

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself. Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not ...

Revolution, Crew split 1st-half goals for 2-2 draw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cristian Penilla scored the tying goal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution held on for a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. Penilla one-timed Juan Agudelo's arching pass to cap the scoring for New England ...

Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of "a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to ...

Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Game 4 lacked the intensity of the three before it, and no overtime heroics were necessary. Instead, the workmanlike Washington Capitals turned in their most complete game of the playoffs, putting away the Columbus Blue Jackets to tie ...

Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavs

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident. They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James. Sure, his sensational ...

Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at ...

What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season. Bryan Price knows all about ...

Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lars Eller got the last stick on a puck that bounced off him and Columbus ...

Kyle Korver’s delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Korver is getting daily treatment on his bruised right foot and taking medication to fight off a "nasty little bug" that has made its way through Cleveland's roster. Only time can heal his broken heart. As he begins chasing a ...

Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra settled in after a shaky first inning, and Eric Thames made sure the effort wasn't wasted. Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds ...

Lindor homers in native Puerto Rico as Indians top Twins 6-1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010. Michael Brantley and ...