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Martinez scores twice, Atlanta shuts out Cincinnati 2-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Josef Martinez scored two goals six-minutes apart in the second half to help Atlanta United FC secure a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati Wednesday night. Martinez gave Atlanta (16-11-3) the lead in the 59th minute on a shot 12 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by ...

No. 11 Michigan’s offense faces tough task vs No. 13 Badgers

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin Both teams are coming off open dates heading into a matchup that should provide some clarity about how good each is. Michigan's new spread offense has ...

Ohio State picking up steam on the way to Big Ten slate

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 6 Ohio State knows the games are going to get harder eventually, but so far everything has just seemed, well, so easy. They haven't played mistake-free football but avoided any big ones in overwhelming FAU, Cincinnati and Indiana by ...

Indians win 15th straight over Tigers with 7-2 victory

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' dominance of Detroit is reaching a historic level. Cleveland beat the Tigers for the 15th straight time, a 7-2 victory Tuesday night that improved the Indians to 16-1 in the season series — with a loss at Comerica Park With ...

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff ...

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver ...

Reality check: Home opener brings Bengals back to earth

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Call it a reality check. Buoyed by their strong showing in a close, season-opening loss at Seattle, the Bengals looked forward to winning back fans and stamping themselves as a turnaround team at Paul Brown Stadium under new head coach Zac ...

Browns place backup QB Drew Stanton on injured reserve

By The Associated Press undefined EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Browns backup quarterback Drew Stanton has been placed on injured reserve. Stanton, who has been listed as No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart behind Baker Mayfield, injured his knee during practice last week. He first appeared on ...

Cincinnati wins 14th straight over oldest rival

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans Michael Warren II, from Toledo, and coach Luke Fickell, from Columbus, were not aware of this rivalry until they first arrived on the Cincinnati campus but have become part of the Bearcats' dominant run versus Miami of Ohio. Warren ...

Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses. Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State's dynamic duo into an unbeatable combination. Dobbins ran for 193 yards and one ...

Leading man: QB Baker Mayfield brings hope, hype to Browns

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The service elevator door slides open and Baker Mayfield politely waits for his wife, Emily, to exit and then follows her down a hallway into the downtown hotel's restaurant. Before beginning a photo shoot for a recently signed endorsement ...

Beckham ‘ready to go’ for Browns’ opener against Titans

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. didn't play in the preseason as the Browns were extra careful with their prized new superstar. But the three-time Pro Bowler, famous for one-handed catches, fashion risks and theatrics, practiced and showed his teammates ...

Cowboys, Elliott agree on $90 million deal that ends holdout

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was finishing the early stretching at the first practice since ending his long holdout with the Dallas Cowboys when the star running back was called to the front of the group. Cheers rose from teammates Wednesday ...

Indians beat White Sox 8-6 thanks to Mercado’s clutch catch

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado's spectacular running catch saved the game for the Cleveland Indians. It also might have saved their season. The rookie made a leaping, backhanded grab of Eloy Jiménez's drive to center field with the bases loaded and one out ...

Lorenzen homers, gets win, plays field as Reds top Phillies

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With a homer, a win and an appearance in the outfield, Michael Lorenzen pulled off a feat last accomplished by The Babe. Cincinnati's versatile reliever also blocked the Phillies from gaining ground in the playoff chase. That last part stung the ...

Bengals sign running back Giovani Bernard to 2-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed running back Giovani Bernard to a two-year contract extension Tuesday through the 2021 season. He could have become a free agent after this season. Bernard, a second-round draft pick in 2013, has been used to complement Joe ...

Aquino’s 13th HR in month ties rookie mark, Reds top Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — After seeing five Cincinnati teammates go deep earlier this week, Aristides Aquino joined the power party. Aquino tied a National League rookie mark with his 13th home run this month, leading Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds over the Miami Marlins 5-0 Wednesday night. Eugenio ...

Kipnis homers twice, Indians beat Tigers 4-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona let Aaron Civale work through a sixth-inning jam, then marveled at how the rookie right-hander handled it. "His heartbeat isn't going any faster, the game's not going too fast," the Cleveland manager said. "We just want to ...

Jones leads TD drive in Giants’ 25-23 win over Bengals

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel Jones completed a difficult week with an upbeat performance that will shush the doubters for a while. Jones completed a pair of long passes and led the New York Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Bengals on Thursday ...

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May. Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay ...