Ohio Sports

Point grad: Cavs’ Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — George Hill has gone from point guard to point grad in the NBA playoffs. Cleveland's starting guard missed practice Saturday and had a good excuse for his absence — he graduated from college. Hill received his diploma from IUPUI ...

Lindor hits 2 HRs, 2 doubles to help Indians beat Royals 6-2

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor put his defensive problems behind him Saturday. Lindor homered twice and doubled twice for his third career four-hit game to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2. Lindor hit solo home runs in the ...

Indians’ Tyler Naquin on disabled list; Olson activated

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated left-hander Tyler Olson from the paternity list. Naquin pulled up running into second base Friday night after his two-run double in the fourth ...

Schebler’s HR helps Reds beat Dodgers for 5th straight win

BY JILL PAINTER LOPEZ, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Schebler began his career with the Dodgers and loved his time with the franchise. Now in his third season with Cincinnati, he admitted his big homer back in Los Angeles had some extra special meaning. Schebler hit a three-run ...

Hubbard’s career changed in dodgeball, led him to Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hubbard was engrossed in a dodgeball game during his high school gym class when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer walked through the door. A lot of heads turned, including his. And his sports career took a very different turn. Hubbard doesn't ...

Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — There haven't been any championship banners hoisted into Boston's hallowed rafters since 2008. LeBron James won't let go of the rope. Cleveland's star has bounced the Celtics from the playoffs four times in the past seven years, ...

Celtics’ Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — When Brad Stevens accepted the Celtics head coaching job five years ago, he didn't allow himself to get caught up in thinking about how he could add his name to the franchise's rich history. He was too busy trying to figure out how ...

Miller returns but allows Perez HR as Royals beat Indians

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Miller returned Friday night, but the tough times for the Cleveland Indians' bullpen aren't over. The reliever, activated from the disabled list before the game, gave up Salvador Perez's two-run homer in the seventh inning and the ...

Harvey debuts for Reds in 6-2 win over Dodgers

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Harvey toed the rubber against Chase Utley and fell behind 3-0 facing his first batter in his Reds debut. His next pitch was a 91-mph strike and then he got Utley to fly out to left for his first out in his first start since April ...

Gennett powers Reds’ offense in 4-1 win over Dodgers

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pitching close to home, Tyler Mahle wanted to give his family and friends something worth the drive from Orange County. Early on, the Dodgers were running his pitch count high enough that Mahle figured he'd be gone. "That would have been ...