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Mayfield waits turn as backup

BEREA (AP) — Baker Mayfield stood 15 yards away from a semicircle of cameras with a member of Cleveland’s media relations staff as Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor was peppered with questions. Mayfield held his ground and waited his turn in line. For now, this is life for the ...

U.S. Open hopes ultimate test doesn’t feature trick questions

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year after Jim Furyk tied the U.S. Open scoring record at Olympia Fields, the 2004 U.S. Open was so ...

Diamondbacks’ offense explodes against Pirates

PHOENIX — Arizona’s offense, so awful in May, is on a scoring binge in June — and Jon Jay joined the party Tuesday night. Jay got his first three hits for Arizona, including a three-run homer, and the Diamondbacks won their fifth game in a row with a sloppy 13-8 victory over the ...

Brown needed time to ‘get my mind right’

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown didn’t skip out on the vast majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers organized team activities to make a statement. Or to disrespect the backup quarterbacks. Or to take a stand alongside running back Le’Veon Bell. The All-Pro insists he simply felt more comfortable ...

Indians’ bats struggle against Shields, White Sox in 4-run loss

CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox had the fog machine and strobe lights going after their latest victory. Considering how little they have had to celebrate this season, they’re not going to let the opportunities go by. James Shields won for the first time since opening day, Yoan Moncada and ...

Gordon clean, driven in comeback

BEREA — Josh Gordon’s new route through life, a straight and sober one, is rewarding him every day. Given another chance to revive an NFL career he nearly threw away due to addiction, Gordon is embracing moments he once ignored. “Right now for me it’s a bunch of the small victories ...

Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference All-League teams

Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference All-League teams Baseball First Team P Chase Franken Columbiana P Logan Bell Lisbon C Cameron Summers Lisbon IF Dalton Vance East Palestine IF Nate Karaffa Toronto IF Caleb Glover Southern Local IF Nick Sninchak Toronto IF ...

Irving coy on LeBron reunion

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving is playing coy about the possibility of reuniting with his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate LeBron James next season in Boston. The Celtics guard on Tuesday deferred when asked about the prospect of the team pursuing James this summer. The 33-year-old James has ...

Playoff disappointments make Cup parade sweeter for Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine early playoff exits paved the way for the Capitals’ unexpected Stanley Cup run and made the trip down Constitution Avenue all the more satisfying to the NHL champions and their fans. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom rode the final bus down the mile-long parade ...

Win would be final piece in return for Woods

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods returned to the U.S. Open for the first time in three years and hardly anyone noticed. Then again, it was late Sunday afternoon. Shinnecock Hills was practically empty. “A bizarre experience,” said Jordan Spieth, who played nine holes with ...