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Moore’s 65 leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods rallies for 70

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial. That had more do with a stopwatch than a scorecard. Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first ...

Cauley makes a new memory in return to Muirfield Village

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Curiosity got the best of Bud Cauley when he was given a video that illustrated the sequence of a crash he doesn't remember. The night after he missed the cut at the Memorial last year, Cauley was a passenger in the back seat of a car that ...

Browns coach says OBJ missed ‘a lot’ by skipping practices

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s extended absence may have finally gotten to Browns coach Freddie Kitchens. After staunchly defending the superstar wide receiver's decision to skip nearly all of Cleveland's voluntary practices since joining the team, ...

Browns confident free agent DT McCoy will choose them

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Gerald McCoy's free agency tour started with the Browns. They believe it will end with them, too. Coach Freddie Kitchens said Thursday that he's optimistic McCoy will sign with Cleveland, which appears to be in a three-time battle with ...

OU-Texas, Michigan-Ohio State on Fox for 2nd straight season

By The Associated Press The Oklahoma-Texas and Michigan-Ohio State rivalry games return to Fox for the second consecutive year and the network plans to launch a new pregame show with Urban Meyer and Reggie Bush this season. Fox announced Thursday times and dates for dozens of games that will ...

Winners and losers of the NBA’s draft withdrawal deadline

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett all remained in the NBA draft through the withdrawal deadline. No surprise there, nor for several other players expected to go in the first round. Numerous other players faced difficult decisions on Wednesday, ...

Moore leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods gets off to slow start

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial. That had more do with a stopwatch than a scorecard. Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first ...

Column: Nicklaus part of the major discussion again

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods had their first conversation about rivalries while in South Africa for the Presidents Cup in 2003, right around the time Woods was about to get his fourth rival in Vijay Singh. The message Nicklaus preached ...

Differences in Opens shown through exemptions

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The distinction between golf's two oldest championships goes beyond one being played on links courses in the UK and the other being played in the United States. They also have a different reach, which can lead to a different idea of ...

Indians rally for five in 9th, beat Red Sox 7-5

By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Indians had plenty to celebrate despite the late hour. Zach Plesac delivered a solid start in his major league debut and the bottom of Cleveland's lineup led a wild ninth-inning rally as the Indians scored five and beat the Boston ...

Dietrich hits 3 HRs, Lyles injured as Reds beat Pirates 11-6

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Dietrich was describing his three-homer game for the media when Scooter Gennett walked past and put it in a slightly different perspective. "Anybody can hit three, Derek," said Gennett, who did him one better in 2017. No, Dietrich's ...

Marv Lewis joins football staff at Arizona State as adviser

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is joining Arizona State coach Herm Edwards' staff as a special adviser. The school announced the hiring on Tuesday. Lewis spent 16 seasons coaching the Bengals and is the franchise's all-time wins leader with 131. He led ...

Iglesias hits grand slam as Reds beat Pirates 8-1 for split

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Iglesias has been drawing rave reviews all season for his nifty glove work. He contributed nicely at the plate Monday, too. The slick-fielding Iglesias hit his first career grand slam off Mitch Keller in the right-hander's major league debut, and the Cincinnati Reds ...

After Pérez’s shoe delay, León and Boston sock it to Indians

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Cleveland reliever Oliver Pérez broke a spike loose on his shoe, and three batters later, the Boston Red Sox broke the game open. Sandy León hit a three-run homer off Pérez after he caused an odd stoppage asking for new footwear, J.D. Martinez ...

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert recovering after stroke symptoms

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner and billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert "received immediate medical ...

Suarez singles in rain, Reds slow Cubs’ surge with 4-2 win

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A heavy rain was turning the field slick. The grounds crew was waiting to fetch the tarp. Eugenio Suarez knew this might be the Reds' best chance to take control and win a series. Suarez singled home the go-ahead run during a fifth-inning ...

Indians’ Clevinger making fast recovery from back strain

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger's comeback is speeding along like one of his fastballs. Cleveland's starter has made startling progress from an upper back strain that threatened his season and was expected to sideline him for several months. But the ...

Kipnis homers twice, Indians hammer Orioles 14-7

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis got his first four RBIs on two homers, and two more on a strange play. "I'll take it, though," Kipnis said, smiling. Maybe the Indians have finally found their groove. Kipnis homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs as ...

Plans for NFL turf field at park site dropped

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton, Ohio, has called off plans to build a professional-sized turf field at a local park after archaeological testing found possible evidence of Native American artifacts or remains at the site. The National Football League's foundation had announced it would finance ...

Dietrich breaks tie, Suarez and Puig homer as Reds top SF

By GIDEON RUBIN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Derek Dietrich got Cincinnati a lead, and David Hernandez helped the bullpen make sure it held up. Dietrich singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, Hernandez struck out five in two perfect relief innings and the Cincinnati ...