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Mahle ends long drought, Reds thump Giants 10-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Mahle pitched into the seventh inning for his first victory in more than a month, and the Cincinnati Reds routed the San Francisco Giants 10-3 on Sunday. Nick Senzel singled three times to pace Cincinnati on a day when every Reds starter had at least one hit and ...

Mike Salinas wins at Norwalk to take NHRA Top Fuel lead

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Mike Salinas won the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals on Sunday to take the Top Fuel points lead from Brittany Force. Salinas won for the fourth time this season and seventh overall, beating Josh Hart in the final with a 3.706-second run at a track-record 333.58 ...

Guardians enter matchup against the Twins on losing streak

Minnesota Twins (41-33, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (36-32, second in the AL Central) Cleveland; Monday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 46 strikeouts); Guardians: Triston McKenzie (4-5, 3.51 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 66 ...

Red Sox beat Guardians 8-3 for sweep, winning streak at 7

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Story drove in two runs to reach 500 career RBIs, Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez each had three hits and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Guardians 8-3 on Sunday for a three-game sweep that extended their winning streak to seven. Boston had 15 hits and drew ...

Webb helps Giants end three-game skid with 9-2 win over Reds

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb pitched six innings of two-hit ball and the San Francisco Giants backed their ace with four home runs in a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Evan Longoria, Thairo Estrada, Joc Pederson and Wilmer Flores homered for the Giants, who snapped a ...

AP sources: Watson to meet with NFL disciplinary officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's short-term future with the Browns could be coming into focus. Cleveland's quarterback will have a hearing next week with NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, three people familiar with the scheduled meeting told The Associated Press on ...

Ron Capps tops NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Norwalk

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Ron Capps took the No. 1 position in Funny Car qualifying at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. The defending series champion coming off a victory last week at Bristol, Tennessee, Capps had a run of 3.901 seconds at ...

Verdugo hits 3-run HR, scorching Red Sox top Guardians 4-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a three-run homer, Jarren Duran had a career-high four hits and an RBI, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 Saturday for their sixth straight victory. Verdugo's two-out rocket to right off Shane Bieber (3-4) gave Boston a 3-2 lead in the ...

Arroyo has three RBIs in return, Red Sox beat Guardians 6-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Christian Arroyo hit a two-run homer in the seventh and had three RBIs in his return from the COVID-19 injured list, powering the surging Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Guardians on Friday night. Arroyo's go-ahead homer to left-center off Bryan Shaw (3-1) ...

Waiting game continues in Deshaun Watson discipline case

A decision regarding discipline for Deshaun Watson is still expected before training camp, though the league has yet to conclude its investigation and turn it over to a disciplinary officer, according to two people with knowledge of the case. Both people spoke to The Associated Press on ...

Brenner’s goal lifts Cincinnati to 1-0 win over Orlando City

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brenner's goal and Roman Celentano's three saves led Cincinnati to a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Friday. Brenner's game-winner came in the 65th minute for Cincinnati (7-7-2). Luciano Acosta got an assist on the goal. Acosta chased down the ball after his own shot was ...

Brittany Force breaks both ends of Norwalk NHRA track record

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Top Fuel points leader Brittany Force broke both ends of the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park track record Friday night to open qualifying for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals. In the final pair of the second session, Force had a 3.666-second run at ...

UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge

National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The two conferences announced Friday the 14 matchups for the 24th edition of the three-day event, which ...

Freeman HR ahead of emotional return, Dodgers sweep Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman insisted he hasn't had much time yet to ponder his pending return to Atlanta, where he was the beloved face of the Braves franchise and helped bring a World Series championship to the city last season. The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman, who hit a home ...

Gordon’s homer helps Twins slow Guardians in 1-0 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians came to Minnesota and won their seventh consecutive series, pulling ahead of the Twins in the AL Central with five more matchups looming next week. Too early to call it a race? Perhaps, but after three straight one-run games there's no denying these ...

Cavs select Agbaji at 14, add another Mobley in NBA draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ochai Agbaji developed championship DNA in college. The Cavaliers are counting on it staying with him in the pros. Looking to add a perimeter player who can shoot, defend and maybe accelerate their timeline to NBA title contention, Cleveland selected Agbaji with the No. 14 ...

Baylor’s Sochan, Ohio State’s Branham to Spurs in NBA draft

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs chose Baylor forward Jeremy Sochan with the ninth overall pick, Ohio State guard Malaki Branham with the 20th selection and Notre Dame's Blake Wesley at No. 25 in the NBA draft on Thursday night. The trio of 19-year-olds all spent one season in ...

Real Salt Lake plays the Columbus Crew after shutout win

A game after shutting out the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0, Real Salt Lake hosts the Columbus Crew. Columbus Crew (4-5-5, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (8-4-4, second in the Western Conference) Sandy, Utah; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Real Salt Lake ...

Ohio State gets approval to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has won its fight to trademark the word "The." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the university's request Tuesday. The school says it allows Ohio State to control use of "The" on branded products associated with and sold through ...

Cavaliers exercise 4th year option on forward Dean Wade

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised the fourth-year contract option on forward Dean Wade, who made 28 starts last season and became a solid contributor during the team's resurgence. The Cavs announced the move with Wade on Wednesday. Wade averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and ...