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Ohio Sports

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After more than ...

Altuve homers twice in milestone game as Astros down Indians

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — On a night dedicated to Jose Altuve's accomplishments, the Houston Astros' star added to his already stellar resume with another huge game. Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the ...

Votto, Aquino go back-to-back as Reds edge Mets 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino homered on consecutive pitches, Wade Miley worked effectively into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. Jonathan India hit his first leadoff homer, a ...

Time limits set for Hall of Famers’ acceptance speeches

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer In 2016, Brett Favre spoke for 36 minutes in one of the most memorable Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speeches ever, a mark that was topped by Tony Gonzalez's 39-minute address in 2019. Nobody will challenge those marks next month when the ...

Farmer, Stephenson rally Reds past Padres 5-4 in 9th

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Farmer hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and Tyler Stephenson drove in the winning run with a two-out single to rally the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Thursday night. Farmer smashed a shot to center ...

Altuve’s slam quiets booing, sends Astros past Indians 7-2

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing, José Altuve shut up fans and woke up his teammates. Altuve hit a grand slam to briefly quiet constant booing directed at him and his Houston teammates, Yordan Álvarez and Michael Brantley homered, and the Astros snapped a ...

Eddie Rosario’s big hit lifts Indians over Twins 4-1

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night. Rosario, who spent six seasons with the Twins, was playing his first game in Minnesota since ...

Santillan gets 1st victory, hit to lead Reds past Braves 5-3

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Tony Santillan allowed one run in six innings to earn his first major league victory and Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night. , Santillan (1-1) gave up ...

Fast-tracked bill permits Ohio college athlete compensation

Associated Press undefined COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — College athletes in Ohio could earn money through endorsements and sponsorship deals based on their names, images and likenesses, under fast-tracked legislation headed for a final legislative vote this week. The bill sponsored by state Sen. ...

Ohio proposals would let high schoolers redo pandemic year

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pandemic made Jake Gregg's senior year of high school very different than anticipated. He got by enough to graduate, but now the 19-year-old Ohioan wants a redo. The Wheelersburg quarterback aspires to play football in college ...

Steve Stricker shoots 63 at Firestone, leads Senior Players

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker decided at the last minute to play the Senior Players Championship instead of the PGA Tour, and he made it pay off Thursday at Firestone. Stricker holed a bunker shot on the par-3 12th for a birdie, ran off three straight birdies at the end of his opening ...

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 ...