Ohio Sports

LAFC pulls away with late goals, beats Crew 3-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mark-Anthony Kaye scored in the first half and Adama Diomande and Carlos Vela added late goals to help MLS-leading Los Angeles FC beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday night. Tyler Miller made one save for his fifth shutout in 12 starts this season. Latif Blessing fed ...

QB Ryan Finley gets first crack at running Bengals’ offense

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side locker room where the rookies are relegated until the final roster cut. The two quarterbacks will be much closer once the season ...

Reds avoid sweep with 3-0 win against A’s

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark has been so effective since tinkering with his mechanics and going with a quicker delivery that the Cincinnati right-hander realized things were off when he slowed down in the fourth inning. It didn't take long for ...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 ...

Anderson chases Bauer after tweet; ChiSox rout Indians 9-1

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tweeted a playful message to Tim Anderson earlier in the day. Anderson replied in kind, then chased the All-Star pitcher after his worst start this season. Anderson hit a two-run single in the sixth inning that ended Bauer's ...

Bees circle, Senzel homers twice as Reds swarm Giants 12-4

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bees swarmed home plate. A rookie hit two homers. A third baseman wound up pitching. Reds batters got plunked at a record rate in a lopsided win. Bruce Bochy sure has some memories from his final game at Great American Ball Park. Nick Senzel ...

AP source: Cavs to interview Spurs assistant Ettore Messina

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers experimented with a successful European coach a few years ago with mixed results. They may try it again. Cleveland has scheduled an interview this week with San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, a person familiar with the ...

Buzzed: Swarm of bees forces delay to Giants-Reds game

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy's last game in Cincinnati created more buzz than anyone imagined. A swarm of bees circled above the backstop screen shortly before the start of the Giants' game against the Reds on Monday, prompting an ...

Indians’ Kluber breaks right forearm in 4-2 loss to Marlins

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Corey Kluber got hit hard again, and the last line drive really hurt. The struggling Cleveland Indians right-hander broke his right forearm when he was hit by a comebacker during a 4-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Kluber (2-3) ...

Reds edge Mets 1-0 with another home run off Diaz in 9th

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom was back in 2018 form — and so were his New York Mets teammates. José Iglesias homered off Edwin Diaz with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 1-0 victory Wednesday night as the Mets wasted seven ...