Ohio Sports

Marlins beat Reds 8-5 for fourth straight series win

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Don Mattingly isn't expecting his Miami Marlins to put together a startling streak of wins. He's happy with the patient approach they've adopted. Starlin Castro drove in three runs for the second straight game, Cameron Maybin added two ...

Mayfield confident QB competition won’t divide Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield intends to conquer, not divide. Although drafted by the win-starved Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 overall pick to be their quarterback of the future, Mayfield said Friday he plans to be a leader from the outset even if he ...

Andujar, Torres and streaking Yankees top Indians 7-6

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — By the time his teammates tracked him down for a postgame dousing, Miguel Andujar was standing close to where his winning hit landed. Andujar flared an RBI single to right field with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees, ...

Suarez extends streak with homer, Reds beat Marlins 4-1

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez surprised everyone by missing only 16 games because of a broken right thumb. His hitting spree since his return has been just as impressive. Suarez hit a three-run homer that extended his surge, and Sal Romano made another ...

Called shot: LeBron’s fadeaway has Raptors endangered

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has perfected a signature, soul-crushing shot that also seems to describe what's happening again to the Toronto Raptors. The fadeaway. With cold-blooded precision, James worked the 24-second shot clock down to single digits ...

Former Ohio, Western Carolina hoops coach Larry Hunter dies

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Former Ohio and Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter has died. Western Carolina spokesman Daniel Hooker said Hunter's wife Mary told him the coach died Friday at a Cary hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He was 68 and had stepped down at Western Carolina ...

Indians cut INF Urshela, add RHP Ogando, send back Plutko

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have designated infielder Gio Urshela and left-hander Jeff Beliveau for assignment and put righty reliever Alexi Ogando on the major league roster. The Indians made the moves before playing Friday night at Yankee Stadium. They also sent right-hander Adam ...

Encarnacion, Kluber lead Indians past Rangers 12-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion's big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger. Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on ...

Yelich homers, Miley wins debut, Brewers sweep Reds 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wade Miley made a positive first impression in his debut with the Milwaukee Brewers. Miley pitched six effective innings, Christian Yelich homered and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. "I would like to have been a little ...

James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — This time, LeBron James didn't have to do it all by himself. James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 ...