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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 ...

Ohio State quarterback derby to remain unsettled until fall

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State's quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That's not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. ...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of ...

Votto, Castellanos homer in Reds’ 10-3 rout of Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to cap a seven-run third inning and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 10-3 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Jeff Hoffman (2-1) gave the Reds another solid start, surrendering just a run and seven ...

Quick flurry: Cabrera 1st HR of MLB season in snowy Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit the first home run of the new Major League Baseball season, a drive through the snow in Detroit's chilly opener against Cleveland on Thursday. The temperature at game time was 32 degrees, and the snow at Comerica Park was becoming a bit more intense when ...

New to NFL coaching, Urban Meyer scouts Ohio State players

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer likes to go with what he knows and trusts. That may end up benefiting some of his former recruits who worked out at Ohio State's pro day on Tuesday in front of Meyer and other NFL coaches and ...

Akiyama, Gray among hurting Reds who will miss opening day

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Spring training took its toll on the Cincinnati Reds, and some key players who suffered injuries won't be back in time for Thursday's opener. Outfielder Shogo Akiyama (hamstring), and pitchers Sonny Gray (back) and Michael Lorenzen (shoulder strain) will miss ...

Jazz run win streak to 6 games with 114-75 win over Cavs

By MATTHEW COLES Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points and Rudy Gobert added 18 points and 17 rebounds to power the Utah Jazz to their sixth straight win, a 114-75 victory over Cleveland on Monday night. "Coach Quin (Snyder) is pushing us every timeout, ...

Infant son of Browns’ Switzer stable after surgery in Boston

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his infant son is recovering after undergoing surgery in a Boston hospital. Switzer tweeted an update Monday following the procedure on his 9-month-old, Christian. "Our sweet baby boy is stable and out ...

Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson says team lied about rebuild

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns coach Hue Jackson said owner Jimmy Haslam gave him a contract extension midway through a winless 2017 season and that he was lied to from the start about the team's rebuilding plans. During a wide-ranging radio interview Monday ...