Ohio Sports

No. 4 Simona Halep rallies to avoid upset in Ohio

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep rallied after dropping the first set to defeat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Western & Southern Open. The Wimbledon champion fought off two break points in the eighth game of the third set and then broke ...

Lindor’s base-running gaffe helps BoSox edge Indians 7-6

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor made a major blunder and owned it. "I messed up," the All-Star shortstop said. "It's a rookie mistake." Lindor's over-aggressive base running in the ninth inning sabotaged Cleveland's bid at another dramatic win, and Jackie ...

Michigan’s Harbaugh says he wouldn’t lie about transfer

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh lashed out Tuesday night at Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell, who said Michigan did not support a transfer's attempt to immediately play for the Bearcats. Harbaugh said he told Fickell months ago he wouldn't lie about what he ...

Barnhart leads Reds homer barrage in 8-4 win over Angels

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nearly a month on the injured list left Tucker Barnhart feeling blue. A red-hot return has him back on track. Barnhart hit two of Cincinnati's five home runs, Aristides Aquino included one among his three hits and came up with a clutch catch as the Reds beat the Los ...

Minor strikes out 7 in 7 innings, Rangers beat Indians 1-0

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers finally exhaled after the trade deadline. They haven't lost since catching their breath. Minor struck out seven over seven innings — allowing one runner to reach third base — and combined with ...

Castillo K’s career-high 13 in Reds 7-4 win over Angels

CINCINNATI (AP) — A red-hot Luis Castillo and slumping Los Angeles Angels offense added up to a career night for Cincinnati's ace. Castillo struck out a career-high 13 and the Reds scored five first-inning runs on their way to a 7-4 interleague win over Los Angeles on Monday night. "I felt ...

Longtime kicker Dawson signs contract to retire with Browns

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Phil Dawson spent his first 14 seasons with the Browns and is the only kicker in franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl. In announcing his retirement Friday, the 20-year veteran will forever be a member of the team. General manager ...

Meyer texts: Alabama offered Zach Smith job after ’17 season

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of ...

Puig, Clevinger lead Indians to 7-3 victory over Angels

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona knows Yasiel Puig's presence brings an extra buzz to the ballpark. "If I was a fan that would be one of the guys, if I was hungry I'd wait until he hit because you want to see what he's going to do," Francona ...

Votto, Wood power Reds past Braves

By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — It had been nearly a year since Alex Wood pitched into the seventh inning, and the oft-injured starter was feeling better than he has all season. "That felt like me tonight," Wood said. "I was happy to throw well against a really good ...