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AP source: Browns plan to sign Scottish punter as free agent

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns are signing undrafted Scottish free agent punter Jamie Gillan from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Browns brought Gillan in for a workout before the NFL draft. They ...

Braves pitching, Puig error add up to 3-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — With clutch hitting virtually non-existent, Atlanta's pitching and Yasiel Puig's leaky defense made the difference for the Braves on Wednesday night. Ozzie Albies homered on the game's first pitch and Ronald Acuna Jr. scored from first base on Puig's fifth-inning error, ...

Ramirez, Bauers get key hits as Indians beat Marlins 6-2

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona showed off his skills as a prognosticator before Wednesday's game against Miami. Asked about Jose Ramirez's slow start to the season, which saw the AL MVP candidate the last two seasons batting .157 with one ...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team ...

Rooney, Hamid lead DC United past Crew 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored in the 27th minute, Bill Hamid had his fifth shutout of the season and D.C. United beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. D.C. United (5-2-2) ended an 11-game winless stretch at Columbus, getting its first victory since August 18, 2007. ...

Reds beat Padres 4-2, extend winning streak to 3 games

By JAY PARIS Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cincinnati Reds pitcher Luis Castillo wasn't sharp, but it was hard to tell. "It's a pretty nice luxury when you don't have you best stuff and you strike out nine and walk one," Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart said. Castillo matched a season high ...

Acuña’s late double rallies Braves, who split with Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's comeback got upstaged by one from Atlanta. Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-run double highlighted a five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Braves stormed back to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the second game of a ...

Hall of Famer, Former Bengals Coach Forrest Gregg remembered as gentle giant

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg was remembered Wednesday as a gentle giant who was as comfortable playing Barbie dolls with his daughter as he was playing football for Vince Lombardi. Gregg died Friday at age 85 after a long fight with ...

Dodgers tie MLB home HRs record in 3-2 win over Reds

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — No team in major league history has homered in more consecutive home games than these Los Angeles Dodgers. They only got one against Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds, and it was all they needed. A.J. Pollock hit a three-run homer in the ...

Carrasco K’s 12, Indians sweep Mariners with 1-0 win

By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — After one of the worst starts of his career, Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco spent several days tinkering to try and find solution. All it took was Carrasco picking up his tempo and believing in what he was throwing. "The last game I didn't have ...

Pederson’s HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig's homer stole the show early against his former Los Angeles teammates. But Joc Pederson had the last word for the Dodgers. Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, pointing into the Dodger dugout and thumping his ...

Ozuna, Cardinals power past Reds 9-5 for split in Mexico

By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ Associated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — For Marcell Ozuna, the atmosphere in the Estadio de Beisbol de Monterrey made it feel like a home game. Not in St. Louis, but back in the Dominican Republic. Ozuna hit two home runs and Matt Carpenter connected for a tiebreaking ...

Gore pinch-runs, speeds home as Royals sweep Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Terrance Gore has carved out a most unusual big league career, one that's had him on base more often than in the batter's box. In an era marked by big swingers and advanced analytics, Gore showed Sunday that a speed specialist can have plenty of value in the late ...

Is there really a quarterback competition at Ohio State?

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New coach Ryan Day is doing his best to convince everyone there's a quarterback competition at Ohio State. He contends redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who spent last season rehabbing a knee injury, has a chance to beat out the ...

Dietrich, Reds beat Wainwright, Cardinals 5-2 in Mexico

By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ Associated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — There were fireworks this time, too, after Derek Dietrich homered. Fortunately for Dietrich and the Cincinnati Reds, it was all in good fun. Dietrich hit a tiebreaking homer off Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning and added a ...

Bailey pitches 7 strong innings, Royals beat Indians 3-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Homer Bailey has endured some tough times since he pitched no-hitters in 2012 and 2013. He showed flashes of nearly that kind of dominance in his latest start. Bailey pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 ...

Vela’s late goal sends unbeaten LAFC past Cincinnati 2-0

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela and Los Angeles FC are both off to incredible starts to the season. Although the star forward and his teammates both had to work a little harder to keep it up Saturday night, they got it done in style. Vela scored his eighth ...

Reds end 8-game skid, drub Marlins 14-0 with 5 HRs

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Manager David Bell had an unfamiliar vantage point — a booth far away from the field — to watch his struggling Reds end their slump at long last. Matt Kemp started Cincinnati's spree of three consecutive homers, Luis Castillo dominated ...

Cavs coach Drew uncertain about future after tough season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Drew survived one of his most challenging seasons as a coach. He's not sure he wants another one — or if he'll even get it. Before Cleveland's season finale against Charlotte on Tuesday night, Drew said "let's hope not" when asked if ...

4 Cleveland HRs power Kluber past Tigers for 5th win in row

By MATT SCHOCH Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Now down three key players in the season's early going, the Cleveland Indians reclaimed their usual spot at the top of the AL Central on Tuesday. Corey Kluber earned his first win of the season in his third start, powered by four home runs that ...