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Monterrey, Columbus Crew draw 2-2 in Champions League

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored in stoppage time to give Monterrey a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night in the opening leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. Ake Loba scored against the defending MLS Cup champions in the ninth minute. Monterrey, ...

Magic squander 23-point lead in fourth, beat Cavs 109-104

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cole Anthony made the tiebreaking layup with 45 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic squandered a 23-point lead before edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-104 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Magic went up 86-63 on R.J. ...

Buxton gets 5 hits, Twins homer 6 times in rout of Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As Byron Buxton walked to the plate for his final at-bat, he didn't consider hitting for the cycle until a fan pointed out the obvious. "I heard this little kid and he's like, 'All you need is a triple,'" said Buxton, who settled for his ...

Kershaw dazzles Reds, Dodgers win 8-0 to snap 3-game skid

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Dodgers badly needed somebody or something to pull them out of a weeklong slump, Clayton Kershaw did it with cool confidence. He has been performing these feats regularly for the Dodgers since 2008, and the 33-year-old ...

Cavaliers’ Love sorry for on-court tantrum: ‘That wasn’t me’

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love spoke from his heart. Over 13 minutes, he apologized, lectured and asked for forgiveness and understanding. He regrets his fit of frustration but said it shouldn't define him. "That wasn't me," Love said. "I apologize for that ...

Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati's tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 10th ...

Ohio State quarterback derby to remain unsettled until fall

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State's quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That's not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. ...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of ...

Votto, Castellanos homer in Reds’ 10-3 rout of Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to cap a seven-run third inning and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 10-3 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Jeff Hoffman (2-1) gave the Reds another solid start, surrendering just a run and seven ...

Quick flurry: Cabrera 1st HR of MLB season in snowy Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit the first home run of the new Major League Baseball season, a drive through the snow in Detroit's chilly opener against Cleveland on Thursday. The temperature at game time was 32 degrees, and the snow at Comerica Park was becoming a bit more intense when ...