Ohio Sports

Road tripped: Celtics’ Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren't straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn't an issue on the road in the ...

Backed by HRs, Darvish beats Reds 6-1 for 1st win with Cubs

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven weeks into the season, Yu Darvish finally has his first win for the Chicago Cubs. Darvish recovered from a shaky start and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three home runs Sunday in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati ...

McCullers, McCann lead Astros to 3-1 win over Indians

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers finally found his curveball — and the results were devastating for the Cleveland Indians. McCullers allowed one hit over seven innings and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win Sunday night. McCullers (6-2) took a perfect ...

Cleveland’s bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer Two years ago, the Cleveland bullpen led the way when the Indians overcame significant injuries in their starting rotation and won the American League pennant. Now, the fickle nature of relief pitching is holding the AL Central favorites back. After Sunday ...

Browns send CB Taylor to Cardinals for 2020 draft pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jamar Taylor's trade to Arizona is official. Cleveland traded another of their starting quarterbacks to the Cardinals on Saturday for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020. The teams agreed to the swap on Friday and had to work out final details ...

Kluber strikes out 10, pitches Indians past Astros 5-4

By JOSHUA KOCH, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber is starting to put together quite a streak. The AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 10, dominating in the early innings and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Houston Astros 5-4 Saturday. The Indians ace made his 22nd ...

Abubakar’s late goal gives Crew 1-0 win over Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lalas Abubakar scored in the 85th minute to give the Columbus Crew their third straight victory, 1-0 over the New England Revolution on Saturday night. Abubakar headed home Federico Higuain's corner, overwhelming goalkeeper Matt Turner, who got his hands on the shot, ...

Happ, Cubs rout Reds 10-0 for doubleheader split

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ian Happ is celebrating his own personal homecoming. The former University of Cincinnati star hit his second home run of the doubleheader and Jose Quintana allowed one hit in seven shutdown innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-0 Saturday night for a ...

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland's locker room and pounded his chest with both hands. The Celtics got thumped next. James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 ...

AP Source: Browns to be featured on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — If any team knows hard knocks, it's the Cleveland Browns. And so fresh off a historic, dismal 0-16 season, the team has agreed to appear on HBO's popular "Hard Knocks" series, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated ...