Ohio Sports

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It's not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA's greatest player. James spoke Thursday during the morning shootaround before the Cavaliers ...

Hamilton scores from first on single to lift Reds in 9th

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Billy Hamilton saw the ball skip away from Michael Brantley in left field, and after that, there was no stopping baseball's fastest player. Hamilton scored from first base on Zack Cozart's two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning ...

Bond set at $7M for suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set bond at $7 million for an Ohio man accused of setting a fire that killed seven of his neighbors, including five children. Fifty-eight-year-old Stanley Ford was initially denied bond initially, but that changed after his lawyer argued on Thursday that Ford ...

‘He’s human’: Cavs coach defends LeBron after ‘weird’ loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3. James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, ...

Feldman, Schebler lead Reds to 5-1 win over Indians

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Feldman fanned his first five batters with such ease that it got him wondering. "Why can't I do that every time?" he mused. The right-hander did things no Reds starter has done in a long time. He struck out a season-high nine while ...

Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real. Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star ...

Fagundez scores 2 goals; Revolution rally, beat Crew 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday. Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back ...

Freeland hits 1 of Rockies’ 4 HRs in 6-4 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Freeland hadn't rounded the bases since 2011, back when he was a senior in high school. He remembered the way on Sunday. The rookie pitcher hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory ...

Gomes has 5 RBIs to helps Indians sweep Astros with 8-6 win

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — In an up-and-down season, the American League champion Cleveland Indians left Houston feeling pretty good after sweeping the Astros. Yan Gomes homered and tied a career high with five RBIs to lead the Indians over the Astros 8-6 on ...

Encarnacion’s 2-run homer helps Indians beat Astros 5-3

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona enjoys facing the top teams in baseball. He likes it even more when his team gets the best of one of them. Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall had solo shots to help ...