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Ohio Sports

Oosthuizen retirement plans start with a ranch in Florida

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen could easily be portrayed as his generation's Byron Nelson, and not just because of his syrupy swing. Nelson retired from a full schedule when he was 34 (with 51 wins and five majors) to become a rancher. Oosthuizen, a ...

Ramírez homers, Indians beat Chisox to split 2nd DH in row

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona was drained and looking forward to some sleep after a long weekend in Rhode Island for a family wedding. The Indians were just as tired. "They've had a lot of baseball," Francona said. José Ramírez's two-run ...

Schrock 3 extra-base hits, leads Miley, Reds over Phils 11-1

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Schrock homered, tripled and doubled before leaving with a leg injury, Wade Miley pitched six solid innings and the Cincinnati Reds cruised past the Philadelphia Phillies 11-1 on Monday. Kyle Farmer homered and drove in five runs as ...

Dan Hughes, 66, abruptly retires as coach of Seattle Storm

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes abruptly announced his retirement on Sunday, saying the rigors of being a head coach in the WNBA has taken a toll. Hughes, 66, said he will continue to serve as an assistant coach for the United States at the Tokyo ...

Mahle shines as Reds cool off Cubs with 5-1 victory

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Mahle worked five sharp innings, Eugenio Suárez homered and the Cincinnati Reds cooled off the Chicago Cubs with a 5-1 victory Sunday. Tyler Naquin drove in two runs for Cincinnati, and Nick Castellanos had two hits. Jonathan India also ...

Wild Chatwood helps Indians beat Blue Jays 6-5 for DH split

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Chatwood forced in the tying run with his fourth straight walk in another wild outing, José Ramírez followed with a game-ending sacrifice fly and the Cleveland Indians rallied for two runs in the seventh inning without a hit to beat ...

What’s next for the Blue Jackets in post-Torts era?

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will take a deliberate approach to hiring a replacement for John Tortorella, who stamped his brand on the franchise over six seasons and carried it to unprecedented success. "I think we're going to take our ...

USC hires Cavs’ Lindsay Gottlieb as women’s hoops coach

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Gottlieb is returning to the Pac-12 as the head women's basketball coach at Southern California. The school on Monday announced the hiring of Gottlieb, an assistant coach with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. The 43-year-old ...

Pacers beat Cavaliers 111-102, move into ninth place in East

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 ...

Naquin, Barnhart lead Reds to 14-1 rout of Pirates

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Naquin's three-run shot ...