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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 ...

Indians C Yan Gomes finds out he’s an All-Star while batting

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star. Gomes will replace Tampa Bay's Wilson Ramos in Tuesday's game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars. Gomes said he wrestled with ...

Ramirez homers twice as Indians rattle Reds 19-4

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez is skipping the Home Run Derby. He's not missing much else right now. Ramirez homered twice to match Albert Belle's club record for home runs before the All-Star break and the Cleveland Indians took out some frustrations ...

Ex-athletes: Creepy people, lewd atmosphere at Ohio State

By MARK GILLISPIE, JOHN SEEWER and MITCH STACY, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was no secret that a team doctor now being investigated for sexually abusing male athletes decades ago at Ohio State University liked to linger in the showers alongside those athletes. But he wasn't the ...

NFL player Pacman Jones attacked by employee at airport

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was attacked during a run-in with a facility-service employee at the airport in Atlanta. Atlanta Police spokesman Jarius Daugherty says Jones confronted ABM Industries employee Frank Ragin after Ragin made a ...

LEADING OFF: Bryant returns to Cubs, Indians seek relief

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: BRYANT BACK WITH CUBBIES Kris Bryant flew to the Bay Area on Tuesday night and is hoping to play in the Cubs' series finale against the Giants. Bryant has been out since June 23 with inflammation in his left ...

Indians allow 7 in 9th, lose to Reds 7-4 after Bauer’s gem

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer in a 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Indians closer Cody Allen (2-4) allowed six runs after ...

Bases-loaded walk in 10th gives Cubs 6-5 victory over Reds

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — In registering a string of comeback wins, the Cubs have come through with big hit after big hit late in games. On Sunday, they produced a rally without the benefit of a hit. David Bote drove in the game-winning run with a bases-loaded walk ...

Anderson pitches A’s to 6-0 win over Indians

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Brett Anderson's first start in two months wasn't pristine. But it was productive and another positive for the ascending Athletics. Anderson came off the disabled list and worked into the sixth inning before turning things over to Oakland's ...

Piscotty homers in 11th, Athletics rally past Indians 6-3

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis gave the Athletics an opportunity for another come-from-behind win. Stephen Piscotty completed the job. Piscotty belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning as Oakland rallied for a 6-3 victory over the ...

Cubs rally for 4 in 8th to beat Reds 8-7

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — As far as Javier Baez is concerned, no deficit is too big for the Chicago Cubs to overcome. Baez and his teammates showed why he feels that way on Saturday. Baez homered and had four hits — including a game-tying infield single in the ...

Cormier stops heavyweight Miocic to win 2nd UFC title belt

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Daniel Cormier knocked out the UFC heavyweight champion, argued with a professional wrestler and left the octagon dancing with glee and perfect balance, thanks to one championship belt on each arm. There will never be another Saturday night ...

Alessandrini scores twice, Galaxy rout Crew 4-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Romain Alessandrini scored two goals as a substitute to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Columbus Crew 4-0 on Saturday night. Ola Kamara opened the scoring in the 42nd minute, making a run through the middle of the area to finish Ashley Cole's low cross. Zlatan ...

Bauer, Indians beat Royals 3-2 for 3-game sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer made plenty of quality pitches, but it was Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez who made the best throw of the night. Bauer pitched effectively into the eighth inning as the Indians beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday for a three-game ...

Romano squeeze highlights big inning, Reds beat ChiSox

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fitting for Independence Day, the Cincinnati Reds saved all their fireworks for the fourth. Starting pitcher Sal Romano's suicide squeeze capped Cincinnati's six-run fourth inning, and the Reds rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Wednesday night. "It was nice to ...

AP source: LeBron speaks with Cavs as free agency opens

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before any decision, LeBron James had a discussion with the Cavaliers. James was in contact with the team when NBA free agency opened on Sunday, a person familiar with the contact told The Associated Press. Shortly after the 12:01 EDT a.m. ...

So many dominoes: LeBron James can dictate free agency

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he's not particularly fond of Houston and he's hugging restaurant diners in Miami. Ah, free agency is back. It technically ...

AP source: Cavs to make qualifying offer to Rodney Hood

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have some clarity with one of their free agent forwards. No, not that one. While waiting to see if they're in LeBron James' plans, the Cavaliers intend to extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to Rodney Hood, making him a ...

Encarnacion, Chisenhall HR; Bieber sharp as Tribe top Cards

By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a rough debut, Cleveland Indians rookie Shane Bieber has found his routine. Edwin Encarnacion and Lonnie Chisenhall hit back-to-back homers, Bieber pitched six strong innings and the Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday ...