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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 ...

Miller hit batter, walk, wild pitch lifts Reds over Cards

By DAVID SOLOMON Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Miller loaded the bases with a hit batter, followed with a tying four-pitch walk, then threw a wild pitch that put Cincinnati ahead in a three-run seventh inning as the Reds kept up their slim playoff hopes with a 10-5 win over the ...

Reds take advantage of wild Kimbrel, beat Cubs for DH split

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos raced home on Craig Kimbrel's third wild pitch of the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds avoided a doubleheader sweep by topping the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night. Cincinnati took advantage of another rough performance by Kimbrel (0-1), who got ...

Wainwright throws CG on 39th birthday, Cards top Indians 7-2

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. Wainwright threw a four-hitter for his 23rd career complete game and first in four years. The ...

Browns speak out about social justice at stadium practice

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski waited years to conduct his first full practice as a head coach in an NFL stadium. Some things, however, are more important to him than football. Stefanski gathered his players, staff and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam near the ...

Bottom up: Bengals & Burrow try to dig out of deepest hole

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Bynes knew where Joe Burrow was going with the pass during practice. The new Bengals linebacker stepped in front of the intended receiver for an interception and headed down the sideline. A few moments later, he got a surprise. The rookie ...

Browns realistic after collapsing under expectations in 2019

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the 30-point loss in the opener, before first-year Freddie Kitchens revealed he was in over his head or Baker Mayfield's second-year slump or Myles Garrett swung a helmet at Mason Rudolph, the Cleveland Browns collapsed under the weight ...

Reds sweep Brewers as teams resume play following protest

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley allowed one hit over four scoreless innings to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory and doubleheader sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night, one day after both teams opted not to play to protest racial injustice. The ...

Browns temper expectations, all eyes on QB Mayfield in 2020

By The Associated Press undefined CLEVELAND BROWNS (6-10) New faces: Coach Kevin Stefanski, RT Jack Conklin, rookie LT Jedrick Wills, TE Austin Hooper, LB B.J. Goodson, S Karl Joseph, CB Kevin Johnson, QB Case Keenum, DE Adrian Clayburn, S Andrew Sendejo, WR Jojo Natson, F Andy Janovich, ...

With Burrow, Bengals look to improve on 2019 fiasco

By The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-14) New faces: QB Joe Burrow, WR Tee Higgins, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, CB Trae Waynes, CB Mackensie Alexander, CB LeShaun Sims, S Vonn Bell, LB Josh Bynes, DT D.J. Reader. Key losses: QB Andy Dalton, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Darqueze Dennard, ...

Kim 6 neat innings for 1st MLB win, Cardinals blank Reds 3-0

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kwang Hyun Kim pitched six sharp innings and earned his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Saturday night. Kim gave up three hits, walked none and struck out three. This was his third game for ...

Davidson’s pinch-hit slam sends Reds past Cardinals, 4-2

By JASON L. YOUNG Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Davidson delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night. Davidson drove a 2-0 pitch from Tyler Webb to left field and into the Cincinnati ...

Browns CB Johnson released from hospital, RB Chubb back

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson has been released from the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver in practice this week. The team said Saturday that Johnson, who signed as a free agent during the offseason, was discharged from ...

DeSclafani , Suarez pace Reds past Brewers, 4-1

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Suarez put the Reds up 3-0 in the first with ...

Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing. "This is God given, thank you very much," the 23-time Grand Slam champion said as she thanked her ...

Plesac, Reyes, Luplow power Indians over White Sox 7-1

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and ...

Browns’ star receiver Landry activated from injury list

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. That streak has ...

Columbus hopes for Game 5 bounceback after historic collapse

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes. Until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in 3:34 and another in overtime to stun the Blue ...

Browns tight end Njoku not seeking trade, commits to team

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — David Njoku has done an end around with the Browns. After demanding a trade last month, the tight end indicated on Saturday that he has changed his mind. The 2017 first-round draft pick tweeted, "I'm all in Cleveland. Time to ...

Kepler homer, Dobnak pitching lead Twins over Indians 4-1

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night. Randy Dobnak (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Minnesota following ...