Ohio Sports

Encarnacion, Kluber lead Indians past Rangers 12-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion's big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger. Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on ...

Yelich homers, Miley wins debut, Brewers sweep Reds 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wade Miley made a positive first impression in his debut with the Milwaukee Brewers. Miley pitched six effective innings, Christian Yelich homered and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. "I would like to have been a little ...

James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — This time, LeBron James didn't have to do it all by himself. James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 ...

Indians rally for 7-5 win over Rangers

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeff Beliveau's first major league save came four years ago while pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays. It was a long road to No. 2. Beliveau struck out Joey Gallo with two runners on in the ninth for his second career save and the Cleveland ...

Hader fans 8, Brewers break slump with 6-5 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Domingo Santana's double put the Milwaukee Brewers in position to end their slump. Left-hander Josh Hader finished it off with one of the most dominant relief appearances in big league history. Santana drove in the go-ahead runs in the seventh ...

Officials find flaw with medical marijuana grower scoring

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor's office has found another problem with how regulators selected grower applicants for Ohio's medical marijuana program. Cleveland.com reports Ohio Clean Leaf LLC was marked "no" on security portions of two applications, but it received either full ...

Survivor of 10-year Ohio captivity looks ahead in new book

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five years have passed since the stunning news broke: three abducted women escaped years of physical and sexual abuse endured during a decadelong captivity in a Cleveland house Two of the women, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, ...

Wind farm to help power GM factories in Ohio, Indiana

HAVILAND, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says a new wind farm being built in Ohio will generate power for its factories in Ohio and Indiana. The automaker said Monday that it will buy 200 megawatts of energy from the wind farm in northwestern Ohio's Paulding County and a second one in central ...

Body that washed ashore along Lake Erie is ID’d as Ohio man

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a body that washed ashore along Lake Erie has been identified as a northeastern Ohio man who had been missing for weeks. The Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County coroner's office says it hasn't yet determined the cause and manner of death for ...

Ohio submits Medicaid work requirement for federal approval

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say most Ohioans covered under Medicaid expansion will remain insured without changes under new work requirements submitted to the federal government for approval. A Medicaid waiver submitted Monday details Ohio's plan for imposing a work and community ...

DL Dylan Thompson transfers from Ohio State to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia says defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has transferred from Ohio State to the Cavaliers. The school announced the move Monday. It says Thompson will graduate from Ohio State this summer and enroll at Virginia. He will be eligible to play ...

Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James walked sluggishly down a corridor inside Quicken Loans Arena following Game 7 surrounded by the usual squadron of security personnel, some business associates and his publicist. Each step seemed a challenge. His eyes were heavy. ...

Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indiana Pacers felt cheated — by LeBron James and the officials. Moments before James beat them with a game-winning, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Pacers were poised to take the lead in Game 5 on Victor Oladipo's driving ...

LeBron’s last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in ...

Acuna singles, scores in MLB debut, Braves beat Reds 5-4

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. looked like a polished veteran. The 20-year-old Acuna singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 ...

Indians’ Andrew Miller leaves game with tight left hamstring

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians relief ace Andrew Miller has left a game against the Chicago Cubs with left hamstring tightness. Miller relieved Trevor Bauer with Cleveland leading 3-1 in the seventh inning Wednesday night. The left-hander fell behind 2-0 to Anthony Rizzo then grabbed his left leg ...

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 ...