Ohio Sports

Perez’s homer in 8th leads Indians past Tigers 2-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' pitching is helping its all-or-nothing offense get by in the early part of the season. Roberto Perez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning against reliever Alex Wilson, Josh Tomlin bounced back from a rocky outing and ...

Nola’s 8 innings, Kingery’s slam send Phillies over Reds 6-1

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was no way Aaron Nola was going to get an early hook this time. Nola pitched eight stellar innings and Scott Kingery hit a grand slam, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday ...

Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the ...

It’s the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The end has arrived. Actually, for Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas and Charlotte, the end came in their season finales Tuesday. There are nine teams who know Wednesday is the last day of their season. Another 15 teams have already clinched playoff ...

Manziel attempts comeback in Spring League

By MARK ROSNER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Johnny Manziel's attempt to restart his football career brought him to a game on Saturday in a high school stadium that was largely empty. Manziel, 25, and two seasons removed from the sport, prefers a return to the NFL, would settle for ...

Gomes powers Indians to 3-1 win over Royals

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes beat everyone with one big swing. The wind, the record-cold temperatures and Kansas City. Gomes hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning, lifting the Indians to a 3-1 win over the ...

USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Sam Darnold was quarterback No. 2 on the Browns' visitation list this week. That doesn't mean he might not be their No. 1 choice. Southern Cal's gun-slinging QB visited with Cleveland's coaching staff and executives on Wednesday as the team ...

Steele knows Xavier’s next goal: Reach a Final Four

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Travis Steele knows the clear expectation as Xavier's next basketball coach. "It's the elephant that's in the room: Go where Xavier has never gone in the NCAA Tournament," Steele said. The Musketeers have never reached a Final Four. They had ...

Ohtani homers again, Cozart lifts Angels over Indians in 13

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani really didn't think his long drive to center field at Angel Stadium would get out of the park, so he sprinted around first base while it soared over the fence for his second homer in two days. Ohtani made the same sprint ...

Reds farmhand Joel Bender suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati Reds left-hander Joel Bender has been suspended 50 games without pay under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive drug test. The commissioner's office said Wednesday that Bender, currently on the roster of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos of ...