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Ohio Sports

Lack of experience at QB an unusual situation for Ohio State

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Wednesday opened a preseason camp for the first time without a good idea of who's going to start at quarterback. "If I did, I'd probably sleep a little better right now, but I don't," Day said at ...

Ryu wins 1st Toronto start in Canada as Jays top Indians 7-2

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings in his first start for Toronto on Canadian soil, George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night. Ryu waited more than a year and a half ...

LA Story: Vela, Chicharito highlight MLS All-Star roster

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican stars Carlos Vela and Chicharito Hernandez, Gold Cup goalkeeping standout Matt Turner and 17-year-old Cade Cowell are among the 28 players on the Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster announced Wednesday. The MLS All-Stars will face a team of all-stars from LigaMX ...

Polanco’s 3-run blast stuns Reds in 7-5 Twins win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jorge Polanco delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Heath Hembree (2-6) walked the first two Minnesota batters before striking out Brent Rooker. Polanco fouled off ...

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his ...

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Jarrett Allen

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one ...

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft ...

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After more than ...

Altuve homers twice in milestone game as Astros down Indians

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — On a night dedicated to Jose Altuve's accomplishments, the Houston Astros' star added to his already stellar resume with another huge game. Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the ...

Votto, Aquino go back-to-back as Reds edge Mets 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino homered on consecutive pitches, Wade Miley worked effectively into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. Jonathan India hit his first leadoff homer, a ...

Time limits set for Hall of Famers’ acceptance speeches

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer In 2016, Brett Favre spoke for 36 minutes in one of the most memorable Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speeches ever, a mark that was topped by Tony Gonzalez's 39-minute address in 2019. Nobody will challenge those marks next month when the ...

Farmer, Stephenson rally Reds past Padres 5-4 in 9th

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Farmer hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and Tyler Stephenson drove in the winning run with a two-out single to rally the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Thursday night. Farmer smashed a shot to center ...

Altuve’s slam quiets booing, sends Astros past Indians 7-2

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing, José Altuve shut up fans and woke up his teammates. Altuve hit a grand slam to briefly quiet constant booing directed at him and his Houston teammates, Yordan Álvarez and Michael Brantley homered, and the Astros snapped a ...

Eddie Rosario’s big hit lifts Indians over Twins 4-1

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night. Rosario, who spent six seasons with the Twins, was playing his first game in Minnesota since ...

Santillan gets 1st victory, hit to lead Reds past Braves 5-3

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Tony Santillan allowed one run in six innings to earn his first major league victory and Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. , Santillan (1-1) gave up ...

Fast-tracked bill permits Ohio college athlete compensation

Associated Press undefined COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — College athletes in Ohio could earn money through endorsements and sponsorship deals based on their names, images and likenesses, under fast-tracked legislation headed for a final legislative vote this week. The bill sponsored by state Sen. ...

Ohio proposals would let high schoolers redo pandemic year

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pandemic made Jake Gregg's senior year of high school very different than anticipated. He got by enough to graduate, but now the 19-year-old Ohioan wants a redo. The Wheelersburg quarterback aspires to play football in college ...

Steve Stricker shoots 63 at Firestone, leads Senior Players

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker decided at the last minute to play the Senior Players Championship instead of the PGA Tour, and he made it pay off Thursday at Firestone. Stricker holed a bunker shot on the par-3 12th for a birdie, ran off three straight birdies at the end of his opening ...

Ramírez, Bieber boost Indians, hand Cards 6th straight loss

By JASON L. YOUNG Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — José Ramírez homered and drove in four runs, leading Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians over St. Louis 10-1 Tuesday night and sending the Cardinals to their sixth straight loss. St. Louis' skid is its longest since a seven-game slide ...

Garcia homers, Brewers beat Reds 5-1 for 5th straight win

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Avisail Garcia homered and singled home another run and the streaking Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. The NL Central-leading Brewers were coming off a four-game sweep of Arizona ...