Ohio Sports

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, ...

Lodeiro’s stoppage-time goal lifts Sounders over Crew 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nicolás Lodeiro scored his second goal in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to lift the Seattle Sounders over the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Saturday night. Seattle's Kelvin Leerdam hit the crossbar on a free kick in the 94th minute and then Lodeiro headed a ...

All-Stars Beiber, Lindor lead Indians over Reds 7-2

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — In a foreboding tone, manager Terry Francona called Shane Bieber to his hotel room to deliver some important news on Cleveland's day off. The faked sternness soon yielded to tears of joy — the second-year pitcher was going to be an ...

Suarez homers early, Reds hold on for 8-6 win over Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — With July 4 still a few days off, Eugenio Suarez got an early jump on the fireworks. Suarez ended his slump with Cincinnati's longest homer of the season, Anthony DeSclafani pitched six scoreless innings and the Reds held off the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday. Phillip Ervin and ...

Bieber, Indians turn tables on Orioles with 2-0 shutout

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Coming off successive lopsided defeats to the lowly Baltimore Orioles, the Cleveland Indians turned to Shane Bieber to pull the team out of its inexplicable collapse. Bieber did his part, restoring the pecking order between the two teams ...

Kipnis hits walk-off homer in 10th as Indians edge Royals

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis spun as he approached home plate and deftly avoided being soaked with ice water by teammate Francisco Lindor. Right now, Kipnis and the Indians are making all the right moves. Kipnis homered leading off the 10th inning as ...

Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt ...

Woodruff strikes out career-high 12, Brewers beat Reds 7-5

By JOE TOTORAITIS Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw made the all the difference for Brandon Woodruff. Woodruff struck out a career-high 12, Shaw homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-5 on Sunday. "That ball was crushed," Woodruff said of Shaw's big hit in ...

Bradley has RBI double in debut, Indians top Tigers 8-3

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley was showered with applause when he ran onto the field, then soaked with beer upon returning to the home clubhouse. Both experiences were even better than he had imagined. Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major ...

Power on: Indians recall slugger Bobby Bradley from minors

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley has brought his big bat to the majors. The Indians recalled Bradley on Sunday from Triple-A Columbus, where he was leading the International League in home runs and causing Cleveland fans to question why he wasn't in a lineup needing power. The Indians, who ...

Rangers spoil Clevinger’s return with 7-2 win over Indians

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn did what he has been doing throughout his first season with the Texas Rangers with another quality start. While Lynn allowed one run over seven innings, the Cleveland Indians finally got to see Mike Clevinger back on ...

Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A storm delay left both starters struggling to regain their touch. Luis Castillo did better handling the challenge. Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair of runs, and ...

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men's soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though a ...

Browns RB Johnson still desires trade, says team not loyal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson showed up at Browns camp to make one thing clear. "I want to be somewhere I'm wanted," he said. Johnson doubled down on his demand to be traded Tuesday, saying he felt betrayed by Browns general manager John Dorsey, who began ...

Big 10 taps Vikings’ Kevin Warren as new commissioner

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten hired Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren as its new commissioner Tuesday, bringing on a former college basketball player and sports agent with a law degree from Notre Dame to replace Jim Delany and become the first ...

Furyk proud of streak playing 24 straight US Opens

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Nick Price was in his final week at No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods was making his U.S. Open debut as a 19-year-old amateur. It was 1995 at Shinnecock Hills, and it was the last time Jim Furyk was at home for the U.S. Open. Furyk will be ...

Column: Cantlay’s past shows why the future is promising

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — To the victor go the social media requests. This proved far more difficult for Patrick Cantlay than his 64 at Muirfield Village, the lowest final round by a winner in 44 years of the Memorial and a performance that suggested his move to ...

Dufner among long list of qualifiers for US Open

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Dufner is going back to the U.S. Open for the 10th straight year, and this time he had to play his way in through one of 10 qualifiers across three countries Monday in the longest day in golf. Luke Guthrie took a detour from the ...

White Sox beat Indians 10-4 for season-high 4th straight win

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Yonder Alonso is dealing with his tough start by staying positive and trying to make the most of every day. A successful performance against his former team certainly helps. Alonso and José Abreu each hit a two-run homer, and the Chicago White ...