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Anthony DeSclafani shuts down D-Backs in Reds’ 3-0 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani was a baseball triple-threat against Arizona on Friday night. DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and singled before scoring one of Cincinnati's two runs on Billy Hamilton's suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat the ...

Palka leads off 9th with homer, White Sox beat Indians 1-0

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — After striking out three times, Daniel Palka finally connected when it counted. Palka led off the ninth inning with a home run, Carlos Rodon matched a career high by throwing eight innings of scoreless four-hit ball and the Chicago White Sox ...

Austin stadium vote could trigger Crew move to Texas

By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' thriving capital city may finally become a major league sports town. It will just take moving a bedrock franchise of Major League Soccer out of its home turf to do it. Anthony Precourt, owner of the Columbus Crew , has been ...

Browns rookie WR Callaway had bullets, gun part in car

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway stood by, a police officer said he "got real nervous" when he found bullets and a gun part while searching the rookie's vehicle. Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a ...

Lindor’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Indians 5-2 win

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians again moved 10 games ahead of Minnesota in the AL Central with a 5-2 win over the Twins on Wednesday night. Lindor, who struck out with the ...

Bills counting on Coleman to leave Browns’ baggage behind

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Before making the five-hour drive from Cleveland to Buffalo's training camp, receiver Corey Coleman was advised to leave behind the baggage of his two seasons with the Browns. The injuries, dropped passes, and constant reminders of how ...

Former NFL executive Tom Heckert dies at 51

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Tom Heckert, a former personnel executive for the Denver Broncos who also served stints as general manager for the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles, has died following a long illness, the Broncos said. He was ...

McNeil homers, gets 3 hits as Syndergaard, Mets top Reds 6-4

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — These terrific at-bats by rookie Jeff McNeil, maybe it's the bat. A most unusual bat. Swinging a strange-looking stick with no knob, McNeil homered in getting three more hits to lead the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 Monday ...

Bauer strikes out 11, Indians hit 4 HRs in 10-0 win

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer reached a milestone Monday night. Cleveland's right-hander struck out 11 in six innings — giving him 206 for the season — and the Indians routed the Minnesota Twins 10-0. Bauer (11-6) is one strikeout behind Boston's ...

LEADING OFF: Injuries mounting for Astros; Phils vs D-backs

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: INJURIES MOUNTING The Houston Astros are hoping for good news on All-Star outfielder George Springer, who exited Sunday's loss to the Dodgers after hurting his left thumb on a headfirst slide. It's unclear how long ...

Outside firm will head Meyer probe; expected to take 2 weeks

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will rely on an outside law firm to investigate what coach Urban Meyer knew and did about domestic abuse accusations against a former assistant, a process expected to be completed within two weeks, the university said Sunday ...

Browns trade disappointing WR Coleman to Bills for pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns dropped Corey Coleman. After two disappointing, injury-slowed seasons, Coleman was traded Sunday night to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick. Coleman has been a bust with the Browns, who selected him with ...

Justin Thomas wins in Firestone’s WGC finale

By The Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas took all the drama out of the final World Golf Championship at Firestone, never letting anyone closer than two shots and closing with a 1-under 69 to win the Bridgestone Invitational for his third PGA Tour title this season. Sweeter ...

Encarnacion, Ramirez lead Indians past Twins, 6-2

By TYLER MASON, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Bauer is his own toughest critic — even when victorious. The Cleveland right-hander had some choice words to describe his performance Tuesday against Minnesota. Though Bauer struggled by his standards, he pitched deep enough to ...

Boyd throws 8 scoreless innings, Tigers beat Cincinnati 2-1

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Once Matthew Boyd escaped a couple early jams, the Detroit left-hander found a groove. "Early in the game, he had a couple guys on and it got real slow," Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He picked up the pace." Boyd allowed four hits ...

Big Ten Preview: Rugged East race; Wisconsin flexes in West

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The Big Ten features maybe the most interesting division in college football and one of the biggest divisional favorites The AP Top 25 College Football Podcast previews the Big Ten this week, with Dave Revsine of the Big Ten Network . In the East ...

Indians rout Tigers 8-1, lead AL Central by 9

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona sounds confident that Corey Kluber will have another big second half for the Cleveland Indians. Yonder Alonso, Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion all homered for Cleveland, and Kluber pitched into the eighth inning in an 8-1 ...

Alexander Rossi runs away with IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Rossi took a gamble Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall. Starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy while the rest of the field pitted ...

Browns’ Bitonio willing, not eager to move to left tackle

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The retirement of Joe Thomas left a gaping hole at left tackle for the Cleveland Browns. Left guard Joel Bitonio is willing, but not necessarily eager to succeed his close friend at the position. "If they want me to do that, like, cool, ...

Gennett homers to back Castillo, Reds beat Phillies, 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Philadelphia's hopes of breaking out of a mini-slump ran smack dab into a quietly hot Luis Castillo. The Cincinnati right-hander allowed four hits in a season-high seven innings, Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer and the Reds wrapped up their long home stand with a third ...