Ohio Sports

Reds end 8-game skid, drub Marlins 14-0 with 5 HRs

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Bell had an unfamiliar vantage point — a booth far away from the field — to watch his struggling Reds end their slump at long last. Matt Kemp started Cincinnati's spree of three consecutive homers, Luis Castillo dominated ...

Cavs coach Drew uncertain about future after tough season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew survived one of his most challenging seasons as a coach. He's not sure he wants another one — or if he'll even get it. Before Cleveland's season finale against Charlotte on Tuesday night, Drew said "let's hope not" when asked if ...

4 Cleveland HRs power Kluber past Tigers for 5th win in row

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Now down three key players in the season's early going, the Cleveland Indians reclaimed their usual spot at the top of the AL Central on Tuesday. Corey Kluber earned his first win of the season in his third start, powered by four home runs that ...

Busio, Sporting KC tie FC Cincinnati 1-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gianluca Busio scored for the second consecutive game to help Sporting Kansas City to a 1-1 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sunday. A 16-year-old homegrown, Busio made his third MLS start and has three goals in 367 career minutes. Kelyn Rowe played an arcing pass from near ...

Bobrovsky comes back strong in Blue Jackets’ playoff chase

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Through an odd, erratic season for the Columbus Blue Jackets, nobody has had a bumpier ride than star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. A high-profile contract issue, a slump, a disciplinary suspension and a humiliating healthy scratch. That ...

Aldridge’s double-double paces Spurs to 112-90 win over Cavs

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs, who are in a three-team scramble to determine playoff seeding in the Western Conference, extended Cleveland's losing streak to nine games by beating the Cavaliers 112-90 ...

Clevinger strikes out 10 as Indians top Jays 3-1 for sweep

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped Sunday only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings. Clevinger struck out 10 and allowed one hit to lead the Cleveland Indians over the ...

Curry moves up Warriors’ scoring charts in win over Cavs

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State took another step toward securing the top seed in the West, yet coach Steve Kerr has some legitimate concerns as the Warriors close in on the postseason. Specifically, Kerr is bothered by the Warriors' turnovers and ...

Blue Jackets edge Rangers in shootout to earn playoff spot

By VIN A. CHERWOO AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets didn't get discouraged after giving up the tying goal in the closing seconds of regulation. They kept their focus and won in a shootout to clinch the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Artemi Panarin ...

Santana’s ‘sweet home’ run gives Indians 3-2 win over Jays

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana touched the plate and was swept up in the arms of his teammates. This was no ordinary home run. This one meant so much more. Days after passing a test to become a U.S. citizen, Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning ...