Ohio Sports

Santana’s ‘sweet home’ run gives Indians 3-2 win over Jays

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana touched the plate and was swept up in the arms of his teammates. This was no ordinary home run. This one meant so much more. Days after passing a test to become a U.S. citizen, Santana homered with one out in the ninth inning ...

Musgrove outduels Gray, Pirates hand Reds 3rd shutout in row

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Whatever chance the Pittsburgh Pirates have of elbowing their way into the conversation in the NL Central hinges largely on their starting rotation living up to the hype. A week in, all that talk looks legit. Playing the struggling ...

Cruz hits first homer, Pineda strong as Twins beat Indians

By MIKE COOK Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly two years since his last time on a big league mound, Michael Pineda looked better than ever in his Minnesota Twins debut. Pineda was stellar in his first appearance since 2017, Nelson Cruz hit his first homer with the club and the ...

Raptors, Celtics prepare for new chance in post-LeBron East

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James' annual climb to the NBA Finals. Now that he's gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones. They are among the ...

Bobrovsky stops 38 shots, Blue Jackets top Sabres 4-0

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Don't look now, but goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets are mounting yet another late-season surge to make the playoffs. Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots to earn his third shutout in five games and league-leading ninth of the ...

Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Williams looked like himself on the mound. He looked like somebody else at the plate. Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday. "He was just efficient," Pirates ...

Setback for Indians star Lindor, with sprained ankle

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Indians star shortstop Francisco Lindor's recovery from a strained right calf muscle has been set back by another injury: a sprained left ankle. Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday in Minnesota, where the Indians will start ...

What to make of Tate: Can Martell make Miami great again?

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Quarterback Tate Martell has been ruled eligible to play for Miami this season and it is being hailed as a pretty big deal for the Hurricanes. How much of a big deal is still to be determined? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Paul ...

Celtics beat Cavs 116-106 without Kyrie to snap 4-game slide

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep finding ways to win without Kyrie Irving. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night. Irving ...

Another shutout for Bobrovsky as Blue Jackets beat Islanders

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his second consecutive shutout as the Columbus Blue Jackets keep scrapping to get above the Eastern Division wild-card line. Bobrovsky was excellent again as the Blue Jackets beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on ...