Ohio Sports

Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes. Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win ...

‘Bread’ is the man in playoff surge for the Blue Jackets

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin turned out to be everything the Columbus Blue Jackets were looking for when they traded for him last summer: A dead-eye sniper and deft puck distributor who can get game-breaking goals and make everyone around him ...

On Pace: Indiana opens eyes with blowout of LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've spent the entire season on the fringe, virtually ignored by all but the most savvy fans and NBA insiders. They don't have any household names or any superstars on their roster, just one All-Star and a role player best known for ...

Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons. Turns out, there was something new. Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in ...

Cardinals sweep 4-game series from Reds with 3-2 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Martinez's changeup was too much for the reeling Reds. The St. Louis right-hander struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run home run helped the Cardinals complete their first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 ...

Lindor drives in 3 runs, Indians top Tigers 9-3

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland's slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going. Lindor hit his fourth career leadoff homer, drove in three runs and scored three times, and the Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for ...

Cardinals’ 13-4 win extends Reds’ worst start since 1955

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Martinez had a career night, and he wasn't alone in a Cardinals offense that finally found its stride at the expense of the major leagues' worst team. Martinez drove in six runs Thursday and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a ...

Perez’s homer in 8th leads Indians past Tigers 2-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' pitching is helping its all-or-nothing offense get by in the early part of the season. Roberto Perez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning against reliever Alex Wilson, Josh Tomlin bounced back from a rocky outing and ...

Nola’s 8 innings, Kingery’s slam send Phillies over Reds 6-1

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was no way Aaron Nola was going to get an early hook this time. Nola pitched eight stellar innings and Scott Kingery hit a grand slam, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday ...

Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the ...