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Indians extend division lead after defeating Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — 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 help the Indians beat the Twins by a 6-2 ...

Tribe keeps it simple at trade deadline, acquires outfielder Leonys Martin

CLEVELAND — Nothing splashy, just sensible. The Cleveland Indians stabilized their shaky outfield without making a blockbuster trade. Riddled by injuries to outfielders all season, Cleveland acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Detroit Tigers before Tuesday’s deadline for ...

LeBron joins others who launched schools

With the launch of a public school in his hometown of Akron, LeBron James has joined a long list of celebrities who have sought to leave their mark on education centers. The NBA star, who recently left the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, was on hand Monday to ...

Barons to bring back baseball, add women’s golf

STEUBENVILLE — Intercollegiate baseball will return to the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the school will add a women’s golf program, officials announced Monday. “Our student interest surveys and the nature of sports interest in the Ohio Valley tell us this is a slam-dunk ...

West Virginia Derby features wide-open, nine-horse field

NEW CUMBERLAND — The top three finishers in the Iowa Derby and the top two from the Los Alamitos Derby are among a field of nine entered for Saturday’s $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. The grade III fixture for 3-year-olds is the centerpiece of a ...

Pirates get closer Kela from Rangers

PHOENIX — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired hard-throwing closer Keone Kela from the Texas Rangers for minor league starter Taylor Hearn and a player to be named. The deal was announced late Monday night after the Rangers’ 9-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. “It was a ...

Follansbee 10U Mustang All-Stars take tournament wins

The Follansbee 10U Mustang All-Stars won the Weirton and Burgettstown Mustang tournaments. The team includes, from left, front, Zack O'Mery, Brayden Ferrell, Bryce Wright, Cole Canterbury, Michael Gibson and Noah McMahon; middle, Andrew Murdock, Henry Anderson, Aiden Provenzano, Ty Sperringer ...

Follansbee Bronco All-Stars win tourneys

The Follansbee Bronco All-Star took victories in the Oak Glen, Weirton and Burgettstown Bronco tournaments. The team includes, from left, front, Raymond Defranco and Zion Spencer; second row, Gavin Moore, Anthony Bachinski and Colton Haught; third row, coach Ryan Hayden; fourth row, coach Todd ...

Twins walk-off on Indians in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins lost two more teammates to trades before the game. They finished the night, at least, in a better mood. Mitch Garver drove in the winning run with a one-out double in the ninth inning, capping a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night ...

MLB trade action heats up ahead of today’s non-waiver deadline

Closers Roberto Osuna and Ken Giles switched spots. Adam Warren and Zach Duke moved into the Seattle bullpen. Lance Lynn got a new look in pinstripes. Adam Duvall will be slugging for the Braves. And Ian Kinsler is primed for a playoff run with his new team, the Red Sox. A day before the ...