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DL Dylan Thompson transfers from Ohio State to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia says defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has transferred from Ohio State to the Cavaliers. The school announced the move Monday. It says Thompson will graduate from Ohio State this summer and enroll at Virginia. He will be eligible to play ...

Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James walked sluggishly down a corridor inside Quicken Loans Arena following Game 7 surrounded by the usual squadron of security personnel, some business associates and his publicist. Each step seemed a challenge. His eyes were heavy. ...

Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indiana Pacers felt cheated — by LeBron James and the officials. Moments before James beat them with a game-winning, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Pacers were poised to take the lead in Game 5 on Victor Oladipo's driving ...

LeBron’s last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in ...

Acuna singles, scores in MLB debut, Braves beat Reds 5-4

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. looked like a polished veteran. The 20-year-old Acuna singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 ...

Indians’ Andrew Miller leaves game with tight left hamstring

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians relief ace Andrew Miller has left a game against the Chicago Cubs with left hamstring tightness. Miller relieved Trevor Bauer with Cleveland leading 3-1 in the seventh inning Wednesday night. The left-hander fell behind 2-0 to Anthony Rizzo then grabbed his left leg ...

Reds rally for 1st win under Riggleman, 10-4 over Braves

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Closer Raisel Iglesias took the flip from Joey Votto, stepped on first base and raised both arms in triumph. The lights at Great American Ball Park flashed in celebration. The Reds had a win. Finally! Jesse Winker's bases-loaded single ...

Carrasco outduels Gausman as Indians beat Orioles 2-1

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — An outstanding pitchers' duel between Carlos Carrasco and Kevin Gausman was ultimately decided by one mighty swing and two nifty defensive plays. Carrasco outpitched Gausman to win his 10th straight decision, and Yonder Alonso's two-run ...

Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals can now turn their attention to the Pittsburgh Penguins and avenging some playoff disappointments. The Capitals won four straight games over the Columbus Blue Jackets after fumbling the first two in overtime at ...

Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft. In partnership with the cities of Cleveland, Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns are a finalist to host the 2019 or ...

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63. The university says Cunningham died of cancer Monday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cunningham played 10 seasons and caught more than 200 ...

Indians agree to minor league deal with OF Melky Cabrera

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal is contingent on the 33-year-old passing a physical. Cabrera spent last season with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, ...

Clevinger tosses 2-hitter to carry Indians past Orioles 4-0

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Clevinger is proving to be a worthy member of the Cleveland Indians' formidable rotation. Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and the Indians hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 victory over ...

Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Overtime came at the perfect time for the Washington Capitals. Outshot, outskated and outplayed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a lopsided third period of Game 5, the Capitals went into their locker room at intermission Saturday with no ...

Molina hits go-ahead homer, Cardinals hold off Reds 4-3

By JASON L. YOUNG, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Hicks didn't get jammed up. The rookie St. Louis reliever got Scooter Gennett to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, and the Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday. "I just tried to stay calm ...

Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron needs win at Pacers

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself. Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not ...

Revolution, Crew split 1st-half goals for 2-2 draw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cristian Penilla scored the tying goal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution held on for a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. Penilla one-timed Juan Agudelo's arching pass to cap the scoring for New England ...

Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of "a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to ...

Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Game 4 lacked the intensity of the three before it, and no overtime heroics were necessary. Instead, the workmanlike Washington Capitals turned in their most complete game of the playoffs, putting away the Columbus Blue Jackets to tie ...

Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavs

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident. They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James. Sure, his sensational ...