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Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his ...

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Jarrett Allen

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one ...

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft ...

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After more than ...

Altuve homers twice in milestone game as Astros down Indians

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — On a night dedicated to Jose Altuve's accomplishments, the Houston Astros' star added to his already stellar resume with another huge game. Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the ...

Votto, Aquino go back-to-back as Reds edge Mets 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino homered on consecutive pitches, Wade Miley worked effectively into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. Jonathan India hit his first leadoff homer, a ...

Time limits set for Hall of Famers’ acceptance speeches

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer In 2016, Brett Favre spoke for 36 minutes in one of the most memorable Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speeches ever, a mark that was topped by Tony Gonzalez's 39-minute address in 2019. Nobody will challenge those marks next month when the ...

Farmer, Stephenson rally Reds past Padres 5-4 in 9th

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Farmer hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and Tyler Stephenson drove in the winning run with a two-out single to rally the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Thursday night. Farmer smashed a shot to center ...

Altuve’s slam quiets booing, sends Astros past Indians 7-2

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing, José Altuve shut up fans and woke up his teammates. Altuve hit a grand slam to briefly quiet constant booing directed at him and his Houston teammates, Yordan Álvarez and Michael Brantley homered, and the Astros snapped a ...

Eddie Rosario’s big hit lifts Indians over Twins 4-1

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night. Rosario, who spent six seasons with the Twins, was playing his first game in Minnesota since ...