Ohio Sports

No. 4 Simona Halep rallies to avoid upset in Ohio

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep rallied after dropping the first set to defeat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Western & Southern Open. The Wimbledon champion fought off two break points in the eighth game of the third set and then broke ...

Lindor’s base-running gaffe helps BoSox edge Indians 7-6

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor made a major blunder and owned it. "I messed up," the All-Star shortstop said. "It's a rookie mistake." Lindor's over-aggressive base running in the ninth inning sabotaged Cleveland's bid at another dramatic win, and Jackie ...

Michigan’s Harbaugh says he wouldn’t lie about transfer

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer's attempt to immediately play for the Bearcats. Harbaugh said he told Fickell months ago he wouldn't lie about what he ...

Barnhart leads Reds homer barrage in 8-4 win over Angels

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nearly a month on the injured list left Tucker Barnhart feeling blue. A red-hot return has him back on track. Barnhart hit two of Cincinnati's five home runs, Aristides Aquino included one among his three hits and came up with a clutch catch as the Reds beat the Los ...

Minor strikes out 7 in 7 innings, Rangers beat Indians 1-0

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers finally exhaled after the trade deadline. They haven't lost since catching their breath. Minor struck out seven over seven innings — allowing one runner to reach third base — and combined with ...

Castillo K’s career-high 13 in Reds 7-4 win over Angels

CINCINNATI (AP) — A red-hot Luis Castillo and slumping Los Angeles Angels offense added up to a career night for Cincinnati's ace. Castillo struck out a career-high 13 and the Reds scored five first-inning runs on their way to a 7-4 interleague win over Los Angeles on Monday night. "I felt ...

Longtime kicker Dawson signs contract to retire with Browns

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Phil Dawson spent his first 14 seasons with the Browns and is the only kicker in franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl. In announcing his retirement Friday, the 20-year veteran will forever be a member of the team. General manager ...

Meyer texts: Alabama offered Zach Smith job after ’17 season

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of ...

Puig, Clevinger lead Indians to 7-3 victory over Angels

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona knows Yasiel Puig's presence brings an extra buzz to the ballpark. "If I was a fan that would be one of the guys, if I was hungry I'd wait until he hit because you want to see what he's going to do," Francona ...

Votto, Wood power Reds past Braves

By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — It had been nearly a year since Alex Wood pitched into the seventh inning, and the oft-injured starter was feeling better than he has all season. "That felt like me tonight," Wood said. "I was happy to throw well against a really good ...

Browns owners confident, optimistic about season

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jimmy and Dee Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns in 2012. After five coaching changes and zero winning seasons, both are confident this is finally their year. "I think the expectation is to win," Dee Haslam said. "I think that is ...

Barnhart RBI single leads Reds to 3-2 win over Rockies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tucker Barnhart is making up for lost time. The Cincinnati catcher hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday. Barnhart improved to 4 for 5 in two games since returning on Friday after missing 22 games with a right ...

Scott Dixon races to 6th victory at Mid-Ohio

By CRAIG MERZ Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Scott Dixon's victory Sunday was a lot closer than his previous five at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Scott Dixon held off rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist by 0.0934 seconds in the Honda Indy 200 to put himself back in contention to ...

Long toss: Bauer heaves ball over CF wall, KC beats Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Back in the clubhouse, Trevor Bauer calmly and profusely apologized. It was quite the contrast from his emotional outburst earlier in the game. In a startling scene, Bauer suddenly heaved the ball from just past the mound over the center field wall while being taken ...

Altidore scores in Toronto FC’s 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati

TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored for the fourth straight game and Toronto FC beat expansion FC Cincinnati 2-1 on Saturday night. Altidore made it 2-0 in the 50th minute, curling a shot from outside the penalty box past a diving Przemyslaw Tyton. Altidore has nine goals in 13 games this ...

Bauer strikes out 10, Indians win 11th straight over Tigers

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tipped his cap after receiving a standing ovation when he walked to the dugout after being removed in the seventh inning. It might have been the right-hander's final appearance at home with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer struck ...

Suárez, Puig homer, Reds jump on Cubs errors to win 6-3

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds keep finding ways to beat the top team in their division. Eugenio Suárez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and Cincinnati rallied past Chicago 6-3 on Monday night. Jesse Winker raced ...

Mercado breaks tie with 2nd homer, Indians beat Tigers 8-6

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians wanted to bounce back from a disappointing series against the Minnesota Twins. Oscar Mercado made certain they did. Cleveland's rookie outfielder hit his second home run of the game — a leadoff blast in the seventh ...

Oops! All-Star scoreboard has rough night in Cleveland

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The only errors on the scoreboard at the All-Star Game were by the scoreboard. At least one player noticed — and wasn't too pleased. The giant board at Progressive Field was filled with mistakes Tuesday night, including a couple of ...

Trade deadline looms as baseball resumes after break

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down José Altuve and the Houston Astros. Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, ...