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Cincinnati-Tulsa postponed due to Bearcats’ COVID-19 issues

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 8 Cincinnati's game at Tulsa on Saturday has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among Bearcats players. The American Athletic Conference announced Thursday the game is being rescheduled for Dec. 5. The number of players who ...

Indians’ Francona underwent several surgeries during season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona revealed he underwent several surgeries in a four-day span and required an extended stay in intensive care while dealing with major health issues that sidelined him for most of the 2020 season. Francona missed ...

Columbus, Montreal make only player trade on Day 1 of draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens completed a deal, and that was about it. Not much at all when it comes to trades on the first day of the virtual NHL draft. The Blue Jackets getting center Max Domi and a third-round pick from the Canadiens ...

Dick Williams resigns as Cincinnati Reds president

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds president Dick Williams has resigned to pursue other interests with his family's property development business, the team said Wednesday. The 50-year-old Williams worked in Reds baseball operations for 15 years and has been president since 2016. The Reds said ...

MAC season starts with full slate of games Wednesday, Nov. 4

By The Associated Press undefined The Mid-American Conference will begin its six-game regular season with every team in the conference scheduled to play Wednesday, Nov. 4. The MAC, which was the first FBS conference to postpone fall football and the last to reverse course, released its ...

No. 15 Cincinnati rolls past South Florida, 28-7

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati wanted to establish the running game Saturday against South Florida, and an early fumble by Gerrid Doaks didn't discourage them from having the senior running back carry the load. Doaks ran for 102 yards and a touchdown, Tre ...

Jaguars getting WR DJ Chark back for road game vs Bengals

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars receiver DJ Chark is no longer on the injury report and expected to return to the starting lineup at Cincinnati. Chark missed last week's game against Miami with a chest/back injury. He was hurt while making a 45-yard catch at Tennessee in Week ...

Bell: Late season surge leaves Reds optimistic for 2021

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer The Cincinnati Reds spent big money last offseason to add some badly needed offensive pop to the lineup. It didn't pay off quite as well as they hoped. Behind solid pitching, the Reds slipped into the playoffs for the first time in seven years despite hitting a ...

Catch it: Hall of Famer Johnny Bench to auction memorabilia

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer The recent deaths of baseball greats Lou Brock, Tom Seaver and Al Kaline got Johnny Bench thinking about the future and the prospect of unloading memorabilia from his Hall of Fame career. He had seen Bob Gibson and Ozzie Smith sell their collectibles. Bench ...

Browns’ OBJ “good to go” to face Cowboys, Hunt questionable

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. practiced after missing time with a back issue earlier this week and is expected to play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Beckham was limited on Thursday, when he appeared on the injury ...

Twins beat Reds 7-3, clinch home field in 1st round

By MIKE COOK Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There was no excited reaction Saturday night after the Minnesota Twins guaranteed they'll be at home when the postseason begins Tuesday. Instead, they took a casual postgame stroll out of the dugout toward the middle of the infield and ...

Indians’ playoff positioning hurt by 8-0 loss to Pirates

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will have one eye on the field and one eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the regular season. Cleveland suffered a setback in its bid to host a first-round playoff series and had its six-game winning streak snapped with an ...

No. 14 Cincinnati holds off No. 22 Army, 24-10

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati wanted to add a game to its non-conference schedule after some games were lost due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. When the Bearcats decided to put Army on the slate, Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell knew it would be a ...

Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark. They're playing like they won't leave quietly, ...

MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, became the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. As university presidents in ...

Browns starting CB Ward questionable for Washington game

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns could be without both of their projected starting cornerbacks on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. Denzel Ward is listed as questionable with a groin injury and Greedy Williams will miss his third straight game ...

Mistakes doom Browns in season-opening dud against Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. watched the ball hit his hands, then the ground. The Browns fell just as easily and quickly. In a season opener filled with mistakes and looking like so many in previous Cleveland seasons, Beckham's dropped pass on a crucial third-down play late in the ...

Burrow runs for TD but Chargers rally 16-13 over Bengals

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow ran 23 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut and put the Bengals in range for a dramatic, last-minute win. Instead, he ended up like so many Cincinnati quarterbacks before him, wondering what the heck just happened. They lost a game ...

Cruz, Twins power up again in 7-5 win against Indians

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th ...

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the full Council of ...