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Ramírez, Bieber boost Indians, hand Cards 6th straight loss

By JASON L. YOUNG Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — José Ramírez homered and drove in four runs, leading Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians over St. Louis 10-1 Tuesday night and sending the Cardinals to their sixth straight loss. St. Louis' skid is its longest since a seven-game slide ...

Garcia homers, Brewers beat Reds 5-1 for 5th straight win

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Avisail Garcia homered and singled home another run and the streaking Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-1 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. The NL Central-leading Brewers were coming off a four-game sweep of Arizona ...

Fowler comes up short in bid for US Open as qualifying ends

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rickie Fowler came up just short — one roll of the ball — in his last shot at avoiding sitting out another major when he failed to get through U.S. Open qualifying on Tuesday. Fowler had five holes to play Tuesday morning in the ...

Column: Wyndham Clark’s chase for US Open spot finally over

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Wyndham Clark always knew where he wanted to go. He just didn't know where he was. Clark made his first trip to Ohio for U.S. Open qualifying when he was 17 and had just finished his junior year of high school in Colorado. He said ...

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 ...

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 ...