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Indians newcomer Donaldson goes on DL, hits slam at Triple-A

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam in Triple-A on Monday, soon after the Cleveland Indians put the new arrival on the disabled list to give him more time to rehab a calf injury in the minor leagues. Donaldson connected for Columbus. He walked and lined out before homering ...

Lindor says Indians “dragging their feet” after loss to KC

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor believes the Cleveland Indians need a spark. Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland's 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Indians have lost ...

Steelers RB Bell a no-show as opener vs. Browns looms

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday ...

Harbaugh to Edwards after critical tweets: “Come after me”

By CHRIS NELSEN, Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The war of words between Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former Wolverines receiver Braylon Edwards is heating up. Harbaugh, upset Edwards posted a negative tweet about two U-M players during Saturday's 24-17 loss at Notre Dame, ...

Meyer-less No. 5 Ohio State routs Oregon St 77-31 in opener

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came into the opener with a stand-in coach and a new starting quarterback after a truly bizarre preseason that led to a three-game suspension for coach Urban Meyer. The day worked out OK for the offensively prolific No. 5 ...

Browns cut ‘Hard Knocks’ star Cajuste, 18 others

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Devon Cajuste's crystals couldn't ward off being cut. The long-haired tight end, who became an overnight favorite with Browns fans after appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks," was one of 19 players released by the team Saturday. Cajuste's ...

Cincinnati spoils Chip Kelly’s UCLA debut with 26-17 win

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Even before Chip Kelly took the field for the first time with UCLA, he realized he's facing plenty of work to build a program that can measure up to his creation at Oregon. The Cincinnati Bearcats were happy to show just how much ...

Castillo helps Reds shut down Cardinals

By STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo made life easy for catcher Tucker Barnhart on Saturday night. Castillo tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings and combined with two relievers on a two-hitter to lead the Reds to a 4-0 win over the St. Louis ...

Donaldson’s late arrival causing Indians’ infield shift

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson experienced flight issues from Florida on his first official day as a member of the Indians. His on-field arrival may be delayed as well. The 2015 AL MVP did not get to Progressive Field until just before the start of the ...

Guadagni, Toledo roll over VMI 66-3 in season opener

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Mitchell Guadagni passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in leading defending Mid-American Conference champion Toledo to a 66-3 victory over VMI on Saturday night in a season opener. Guadagni, taking over for Toledo's all-time passing leader, Logan Woodside, was ...

Indians acquire former MVP Donaldson from Blue Jays

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson's rough season has taken a positive turn. The Indians are giving him a swing at October. The 2015 AL MVP was traded Friday night by Toronto to Cleveland, which is hoping a healthy Donaldson can bolster its lineup and help the ...

Backup QB Matt Barkley hurt as Bengals lose to Colts 27-26

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — For the second year in a row, the Bengals lost a backup quarterback in the final preseason game. Matt Barkley's left knee was injured by a low hit after he threw a pass during Cincinnati's 27-26 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, ...

Kipnis hits 3-run homer, sends Indians past Twins 5-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis kept watching and hoping. Kipnis' high drive barely cleared the right field wall for a three-run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday. Usually, when it's close, Kipnis said he tries to study ...

Mayfield sharp as Browns roll over Lions 35-17

By The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Baker Mayfield threw for 138 yards in a dominant first half for Cleveland, and the Browns wrapped up the preseason with a 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Mayfield completed a 41-yard pass to Devon Cajuste on the first play from ...

Kipnis’ inside-the-park HR sends Indians past Royals, 12-5

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Kipnis had been mired in such a batting slump that the Indians second baseman had resorted to watching old film of himself, trying to discover what had changed in the past couple years. He finally noticed a subtle, almost ...

Hendricks shuts down Reds, Cubs win 9-0 to complete sweep

By SARAH TROTTO, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — After dealing with ups and downs this season, Kyle Hendricks feels like he's in a groove. Hendricks allowed two hits in seven innings, David Bote and Kyle Schwarber homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-0 on Sunday to ...

Dalton enjoys warm welcome in Bengals’ 26-13 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton doesn't believe he could have scripted a better visit to Buffalo on Sunday. The donation he made to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute to open the day was special. The two standing ovations he ...

Price, Red Sox double down on Indians 7-0

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — David Price pitched eight shutout innings for his fifth straight win, backed by three bases-loaded doubles in Boston's six-run fifth inning on Thursday as the Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 7-0 to split their four-game series. After losing ...

Ohio State experienced receivers embrace ‘elite’ challenge

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an "elite" group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas. This season's ...

Shaw, Yelich power Brewers past Reds, 5-2

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Travis Shaw and Christian Yelich homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers overcome an early deficit, and Chase Anderson kept the ball in the ballpark when it mattered. Anderson settled in after giving up two early solo homers and the Brewers ...