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Freeman HR ahead of emotional return, Dodgers sweep Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman insisted he hasn't had much time yet to ponder his pending return to Atlanta, where he was the beloved face of the Braves franchise and helped bring a World Series championship to the city last season. The Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman, who hit a home ...

Gordon’s homer helps Twins slow Guardians in 1-0 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians came to Minnesota and won their seventh consecutive series, pulling ahead of the Twins in the AL Central with five more matchups looming next week. Too early to call it a race? Perhaps, but after three straight one-run games there's no denying these ...

Cavs select Agbaji at 14, add another Mobley in NBA draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ochai Agbaji developed championship DNA in college. The Cavaliers are counting on it staying with him in the pros. Looking to add a perimeter player who can shoot, defend and maybe accelerate their timeline to NBA title contention, Cleveland selected Agbaji with the No. 14 ...

Baylor’s Sochan, Ohio State’s Branham to Spurs in NBA draft

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs chose Baylor forward Jeremy Sochan with the ninth overall pick, Ohio State guard Malaki Branham with the 20th selection and Notre Dame's Blake Wesley at No. 25 in the NBA draft on Thursday night. The trio of 19-year-olds all spent one season in ...

Real Salt Lake plays the Columbus Crew after shutout win

A game after shutting out the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0, Real Salt Lake hosts the Columbus Crew. Columbus Crew (4-5-5, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (8-4-4, second in the Western Conference) Sandy, Utah; Saturday, 10 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Real Salt Lake ...

Ohio State gets approval to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has won its fight to trademark the word "The." The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the university's request Tuesday. The school says it allows Ohio State to control use of "The" on branded products associated with and sold through ...

Cavaliers exercise 4th year option on forward Dean Wade

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised the fourth-year contract option on forward Dean Wade, who made 28 starts last season and became a solid contributor during the team's resurgence. The Cavs announced the move with Wade on Wednesday. Wade averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and ...

Freeman’s homer, 2 RBIs power Dodgers to 6th win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered and drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak against Cincinnati this season to six games, beating the Reds 8-4 on Wednesday night. Freeman, who tied a season high with five RBIs in an 8-2 win in series opener on ...

Guardians score 4 in 9th to rally past Twins 11-10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oscar Gonzalez tied the game with a two-run single and scored on Owen Miller's go-ahead sacrifice fly as the Cleveland Guardians rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-10 on Wednesday night. Gonzalez homered earlier and finished with four ...

Deshaun Watson settles 20 civil suits, faces NFL suspension

HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's decision to settle 20 of 24 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct may not dissuade the NFL from giving him a lengthy suspension, a person familiar with the league's investigation told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Watson has been ...

Gonsolin wins 9th, Freeman drives in 5 as Dodgers down Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tony Gonsolin said he hasn't done anything extraordinary on the way to becoming the first nine-game winner in the majors this season. "It's just throwing a lot more strikes," the 28-year-old righty said of his success in 2022, which includes a 9-0 record and sparkling 1.58 ...

Guardians beat Twins 6-5 in 11 innings, take AL Central lead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez had an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 Tuesday night to move percentage points ahead of the Twins atop the AL Central Division. Bryan Shaw, Sam Hentges and Trevor Stephan each tossed a scoreless inning of relief ...

Crew sign F “Cucho” Hernandez from Watford

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew acquired Colombian forward Juan Camilo Hernandez, known as Cucho, from Watford on Tuesday. Terms of the contract, which runs through 2025, were not released but the Crew said it paid the largest acquisition fee in the Major League Soccer club's ...

Caratini, Renfroe hit home runs, Brewers sweep Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Victor Caratini and Hunter Renfroe hit two-run homers as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Sunday. The Brewers swept the three-game series and have won seven of their last nine. Cincinnati has lost four straight. Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead into the seventh ...

Guardians rally in 9th for 5-3 victory over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrés Giménez drove in the go-ahead run with the bases-loaded in the ninth inning, Oscar Gonzalez hit his first major league homer and scored the winning run, and the Cleveland Guardians rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The surging ...

Adames, Renfroe power Brewers to 7-3 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Willy Adames and Hunter Renfroe both homered for the second straight day, rookie Jason Alexander earned his first career win and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Saturday. Jace Peterson drove in two runs with a sixth-inning double on a chopper over the ...

Freeman, Turner power Dodgers over Guardians; Betts to IL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For at least one game, the Los Angeles Dodgers resembled the team that has been one of the best in the National League over the past nine seasons. It could be a while until they're truly at full strength. Freddie Freeman had three hits, Trea Turner homered and four Los ...

Shinyashiki gets equalizer as Charlotte, Crew play to draw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Andre Shinyashiki scored the tying goal for Charlotte FC in a 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Shinyashiki's game-tying goal came in the 49th minute for Charlotte (6-8-2). Erik Hurtado scored late in the first half for the Crew (4-5-5). Eloy Room saved one ...

Reds look to break slide in game against the Brewers

The Cincinnati Reds look to stop a three-game slide when they take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee Brewers (37-30, second in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (23-42, fifth in the NL Central) Cincinnati; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Adrian Houser (3-7, 4.21 ERA, ...

Hiura’s tiebreaking HR in 7th lifts Brewers over Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keston Hiura hit a tiebreaking home run off Ross Detwiler in the seventh inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 in a battle of long balls on Friday night for their third win 13 games. Hunter Renfroe's three-run homer in the fourth and Willy Adames' ...