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Ohio Sports

Cincinnati wins 14th straight over oldest rival

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohioans Michael Warren II, from Toledo, and coach Luke Fickell, from Columbus, were not aware of this rivalry until they first arrived on the Cincinnati campus but have become part of the Bearcats' dominant run versus Miami of Ohio. Warren ...

Dobbins, Fields help No. 6 Ohio St. knock out Indiana 51-10

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Justin Fields and J.K. Dobbins keep finding holes in opposing defenses. Their ability to take advantage of them quickly is turning Ohio State's dynamic duo into an unbeatable combination. Dobbins ran for 193 yards and one ...

Leading man: QB Baker Mayfield brings hope, hype to Browns

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The service elevator door slides open and Baker Mayfield politely waits for his wife, Emily, to exit and then follows her down a hallway into the downtown hotel's restaurant. Before beginning a photo shoot for a recently signed endorsement ...

Beckham ‘ready to go’ for Browns’ opener against Titans

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. didn't play in the preseason as the Browns were extra careful with their prized new superstar. But the three-time Pro Bowler, famous for one-handed catches, fashion risks and theatrics, practiced and showed his teammates ...

Cowboys, Elliott agree on $90 million deal that ends holdout

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was finishing the early stretching at the first practice since ending his long holdout with the Dallas Cowboys when the star running back was called to the front of the group. Cheers rose from teammates Wednesday ...

Indians beat White Sox 8-6 thanks to Mercado’s clutch catch

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado's spectacular running catch saved the game for the Cleveland Indians. It also might have saved their season. The rookie made a leaping, backhanded grab of Eloy Jiménez's drive to center field with the bases loaded and one out ...

Lorenzen homers, gets win, plays field as Reds top Phillies

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With a homer, a win and an appearance in the outfield, Michael Lorenzen pulled off a feat last accomplished by The Babe. Cincinnati's versatile reliever also blocked the Phillies from gaining ground in the playoff chase. That last part stung the ...

Bengals sign running back Giovani Bernard to 2-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed running back Giovani Bernard to a two-year contract extension Tuesday through the 2021 season. He could have become a free agent after this season. Bernard, a second-round draft pick in 2013, has been used to complement Joe ...

Aquino’s 13th HR in month ties rookie mark, Reds top Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — After seeing five Cincinnati teammates go deep earlier this week, Aristides Aquino joined the power party. Aquino tied a National League rookie mark with his 13th home run this month, leading Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds over the Miami Marlins 5-0 Wednesday night. Eugenio ...

Kipnis homers twice, Indians beat Tigers 4-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona let Aaron Civale work through a sixth-inning jam, then marveled at how the rookie right-hander handled it. "His heartbeat isn't going any faster, the game's not going too fast," the Cleveland manager said. "We just want to ...