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Reds’ Luis Castillo aims for Cy Young after breakout season

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Luis Castillo accomplished two of his goals last year: He was the Reds' opening day starter and made the All-Star team. He's aiming higher in 2020. With an upgraded offense behind him, Cincinnati's best starter thinks he's capable of ...

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, ...

Johnson leads UCF to 89-87 double-overtime win over Cincy

By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Central Florida turned to Tony Johnson Jr. in the second half. The freshman didn't let the Knights down. Johnson scored four of his career-high 21 points in the second overtime and Central Florida upset first-place Cincinnati 89-87 in an ...

Indians starter Mike Clevinger to have left knee surgery

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are already dealing with adversity before taking the field for their first full-squad workout. Starter Mike Clevinger was undergoing surgery Friday to repair torn meniscus in his left knee after the right-hander hurt it while ...

Baby giraffe named ‘Burreaux’ after LSU’s star quarterback

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's Hesiman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow has a new honor to add to his long list of awards and achievements. He inspired the name of the newest male giraffe at Louisiana's capital city zoo. A public naming competition selected the ...

Olofsson scores 2 in Sabres’ 4-3 OT win over Blue Jackets

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Look out NHL, Victor ""Goal-ofsson" is back. Taking two periods to shake off the rust after missing six weeks with a sprained left ankle, Buffalo forward Victor Olofsson quickly rediscovered his scoring touch in the Sabres' 4-3 overtime ...

Luke Fickell tells Michigan State he’s staying at Cincinnati

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell informed Michigan State on Monday that he's decided to stay at Cincinnati, leaving the Spartans to resume their search to find Mark Dantonio's replacement. Fickell has rebuilt Cincinnati into a Top 25 program in his three ...

Kucherov’s OT goal lifts Lightning over Blue Jackets 2-1

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The extra incentive to win was evident in the amped-up intensity, extra pushing and shoving, and scattered punches exchanged between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets. In the end, a major gaffe by Columbus' Zach Werenski ...

Pritzl scores 19, Wisconsin cruises past Ohio State 70-57

By GENARO C. ARMAS Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin guard Brevin Pritzl was looking down at the final boxscore from a podium when Trevor Anderson leaned in from a few seats over to give his teammate a compliment. It might have been the only time that Pritzl was caught off ...

Clippers hand Cavs worst home loss in franchise history

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The presence of Andre Drummond began the night with optimism for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That positive feeling was quickly dashed by a 133-92 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Cavaliers' worst home defeat in franchise ...

AP Source: Browns star Garrett meets with NFL about return

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. Garrett, who was banned indefinitely for ...

Morris leads Knicks past Cavaliers 139-134 in overtime

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love doesn't know what the future holds. All he can do is make the most of the present. Right now, that's not easy in Cleveland. Love scored a season-high 33 points in possibly his final home game with the Cavaliers, but Marcus ...

Robinson, Green lead Warriors past Cavaliers, 131-112

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have the worst record in the NBA, but Steve Kerr hasn't lost his sense of humor. The Warriors coach grew accustomed to dealing with a media throng when Golden State played NBA Finals games in Cleveland every season ...

Dubois, Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 4-3, sweep season series

MONTREAL (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and added an assist to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Sunday. Vladislav Gavrikov and Gustav Nyquist also scored as Columbus swept the season series. The Blue Jackets have picked up at least a point in eight ...

Davis, Hankerson lead Green Bay past Wright State 92-89

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Amari Davis scored 24 points, Kameron Hankerson scored 22 and sank 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds and Green Bay held off Wright State 92-89 on Sunday. Green Bay (11-13, 6-5 Horizon League) trailed 42-39 at halftime. Cole Gentry had a layup and made 1 of 2 ...

Berry returns to Browns as NFL’s youngest general manager

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have a new general manager, and they don't any need time to get to know him. Andrew Berry was named Cleveland's GM and executive vice president on Tuesday, returning to the team after a one-year stint in the Philadelphia Eagles' ...

Browns’ Hunt tells police he’d fail drug test during stop

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. Hunt was cited for speeding — but no other ...

Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing. The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or ...

Morris, Randle lead Knicks past Cavs 106-86

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

AP source: Browns interview Vikings assistant GM for opening

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a ...