Ohio Sports

Strong armed: Browns rookie quarterback Kizer named starter

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer has strong-armed his way into a starting job. The rookie quarterback will start Cleveland's exhibition at Tampa Bay on Saturday, and unless he flops or gets hurt, Kizer will start the Browns' Sept. 10 season opener against ...

Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland's All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics ...

Ohio State backup QB Burrow sidelined with broken hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State backup quarterback Joe Burrow will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking his throwing hand in practice. An Ohio State spokesman says Burrow, a redshirt sophomore, had surgery after breaking a bone in his right hand during practice on Monday. Burrow backed ...

Ohio college basketball player gets probation for jail fight

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — A University of Dayton basketball player says he's remorseful after a judge sentenced him to probation for a jailhouse fight after his arrest for underage drinking. Twenty-year-old Sam Miller, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday in southwest Ohio's Greene ...

Bryant nicked, lefty Rizzo plays 3B, Cubs beat Reds 13-9

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Cubs comfortably ahead, Joe Maddon added to his lore as a manager who's not afraid to go against tradition and have some fun, too. Maddon had left-handed Anthony Rizzo play third base in the ninth inning — filling in while Kris ...

1-hit wonder: Fister allows only leadoff homer as BoSox romp

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Three pitches into his start, Doug Fister had a one-hitter. Nearly three hours later, nothing changed. Fister gave up a leadoff homer in the first inning to Francisco Lindor and then nothing else, finishing with a career-best one-hitter, ...

Muguruza, Dimitrov get their 1st Cincinnati titles

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer MASON, Ohio (AP) — Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer — this one at the expense of a player who can't quite get to No. ...

Flowers’ grand slam helps Newcomb, Braves top Reds 8-1

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Braves rookie Sean Newcomb relied on some clutch defense — including his own creative play — to frustrate the Cincinnati Reds. Tyler Flowers' grand slam broke open a close game in Atlanta's six-run fifth inning, Newcomb earned his first ...

Cuthbert, Escobar lead Royals to 7-4 victory over Indians

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took the bottom of a makeshift lineup filled with mostly with backups for the Kansas City Royals to finally put some runs on the board against the Cleveland Indians. Jorge Bonifacio had three hits to start rallies, fill-in third ...

3 Chiefs throw TD passes in 30-12 win over Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Kansas City ...

Bauer wins 12th as Indians blank Royals 5-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched well, but he credits his defense for this victory. Bauer threw 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night. Bauer (12-8) won his fifth straight decision - the longest winning streak of his career that ...

Gennett hits grand slam, Reds beat Braves 11-8

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran still considers himself to be Atlanta's ace, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. "Yeah, that's the spot I want to be in hopefully for my whole career," he said. "That doesn't mean I won't have ups and downs. We're all human. ...

Barnes scores trying goal in Orlando’s 1-1 draw with Crew

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Giles Barnes scored in the 67th minute and Orlando City tied the Columbus Crew 1-1 on Saturday night to keep its slim playoff hopes alive. Cristian Higuita set up Barnes for an angled shot that ricocheted off both posts and into the net. Lalas Abubakar scored his first ...

Salazar, 5 homers power Indians past Twins 8-1

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Carlos Santana and Edwin Encarnacion providing the power and Danny Salazar added to another deep pitching staff, the Cleveland Indians look ready to defend their American League championship. Santana hit two of the Cleveland's five ...

Gennett, Castillo lead Reds past Cubs 2-1

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds tightened up their act to rebound from a lopsided loss and hang on against the top team in the NL Central. Scooter Gennett's sacrifice fly drove in Joey Votto from third to break a scoreless tie in the eighth, ...

LeBron blasts Trump, calls him ‘so-called president’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents ...

Union appeals Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s 6-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL Players Association has appealed Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over the league's conclusion that its 2016 rushing leader injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer. The union said Tuesday it will represent ...

Indians beat Rays behind Clevinger, Bruce, 3-0

By DICK SCANLON, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An 11-day break between starts proved to be just what Mike Clevinger needed. That and a start against the struggling Tampa Bay Rays. Jay Bruce drove in his first two runs for the Cleveland Indians and Clevinger struck out nine in ...

Brewers win 6-5 on wild pitch in 10th to snap losing streak

By ANDREW GRUMAN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — For the slumping Milwaukee Brewers, winning on a wild pitch felt just as good as a home run. Eric Sogard scampered home with the winning run on Tim Adleman's pitch that got away in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Brewers snapped a ...

Ohioan Sam Hornish Jr. wins XFinity Mid-Ohio race

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr.'s experience at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course finally paid off. Hornish Jr. dominated in his home state to win the XFinity Mid-Ohio Challenge on Saturday. "I think I've been second or third here a few times in other ...