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Indians newcomer Donaldson goes on DL, hits slam at Triple-A

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a grand slam in Triple-A on Monday, soon after the Cleveland Indians put the new arrival on the disabled list to give him more time to rehab a calf injury in the minor leagues. Donaldson connected for Columbus. He walked and lined out before homering ...

Lindor says Indians “dragging their feet” after loss to KC

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor believes the Cleveland Indians need a spark. Lindor homered in the ninth inning of Cleveland's 5-1 loss Monday to the Kansas City Royals, who extended their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Indians have lost ...

Steelers RB Bell a no-show as opener vs. Browns looms

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stressed all summer the need to avoid the kind of off-the-field distractions they couldn't seem to shake in 2017. So much for that. While the two-time defending AFC North champions hit the practice field on Monday ...

Harbaugh to Edwards after critical tweets: “Come after me”

By CHRIS NELSEN, Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The war of words between Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and former Wolverines receiver Braylon Edwards is heating up. Harbaugh, upset Edwards posted a negative tweet about two U-M players during Saturday's 24-17 loss at Notre Dame, ...

Meyer-less No. 5 Ohio State routs Oregon St 77-31 in opener

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came into the opener with a stand-in coach and a new starting quarterback after a truly bizarre preseason that led to a three-game suspension for coach Urban Meyer. The day worked out OK for the offensively prolific No. 5 ...

Browns cut ‘Hard Knocks’ star Cajuste, 18 others

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Devon Cajuste's crystals couldn't ward off being cut. The long-haired tight end, who became an overnight favorite with Browns fans after appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks," was one of 19 players released by the team Saturday. Cajuste's ...

Cincinnati spoils Chip Kelly’s UCLA debut with 26-17 win

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Even before Chip Kelly took the field for the first time with UCLA, he realized he's facing plenty of work to build a program that can measure up to his creation at Oregon. The Cincinnati Bearcats were happy to show just how much ...

Castillo helps Reds shut down Cardinals

By STEVE OVERBEY, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cincinnati Reds right-hander Luis Castillo made life easy for catcher Tucker Barnhart on Saturday night. Castillo tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings and combined with two relievers on a two-hitter to lead the Reds to a 4-0 win over the St. Louis ...

Donaldson’s late arrival causing Indians’ infield shift

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson experienced flight issues from Florida on his first official day as a member of the Indians. His on-field arrival may be delayed as well. The 2015 AL MVP did not get to Progressive Field until just before the start of the ...

Guadagni, Toledo roll over VMI 66-3 in season opener

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Mitchell Guadagni passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in leading defending Mid-American Conference champion Toledo to a 66-3 victory over VMI on Saturday night in a season opener. Guadagni, taking over for Toledo's all-time passing leader, Logan Woodside, was ...