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Shapiro will ‘shed no tears’ for Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro spent more than two decades working for the Cleveland Indians. He'll "shed no tears" when the Chief Wahoo logo disappears from Indians uniforms next season. The Indians are wearing grey road uniforms without the controversial logo on ...

Browns undrafted rookie to start at left tackle vs Steelers

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Months ago, Desmond Harrison was confident he'd replace Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas. The Browns only realized it in the past few days. An undrafted rookie with a checkered past, Harrison will open the season as Cleveland's starting left ...

Pillar lifts Jays after Indians’ Ramirez leaves bases loaded

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched a gem, and AL MVP contender Jose Ramirez came to the plate at the perfect moment. And still the Cleveland Indians couldn't turn it into a victory. Kevin Pillar hit a solo homer in the bottom of the 11th after Ramirez ...

Schebler’s club-record slam leads Reds over Padres 12-6

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds tied their club record for grand slams on July 1 and figured it wouldn't be long before someone got the next one. They waited more than two months before Scott Schebler hit No. 10. Schebler hit the grand slam that set a Reds season ...

Reds drop Homer Bailey from rotation

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds dropped Homer Bailey from the rotation Friday, leaving their highest-paid pitcher with no role for the rest of a disappointing season. Bailey is 1-14 with a 6.09 ERA and has lost nine straight decisions. The Reds are 1-19 in his starts ...

Browns O-line still in limbo with Steelers coming up

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joel Bitonio doesn't know if he'll play left tackle or guard in Sunday's opener. "I just do what I'm told," he said. No one has told him anything. Cleveland's offensive line remains in limbo — and mysterious — just days ahead of a ...

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 ...