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Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Put Kevin Love's name atop the list of the Cavaliers that walked out of Cleveland's 25-point Eastern Conference finals Game 1 loss to Boston a little staggered, but with an unbowed head. The reason: He's got a teammate by the name of LeBron ...

Goodrum’s 2 homers lift Tigers over Indians 6-3

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The injury-plagued Detroit Tigers battled gamely against another top pitcher. Niko Goodrum homered twice and drove in five runs, and Detroit beat Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians 6-3 on Monday night. It was the second straight day ...

McCutchen gets 1,500th hit in Giants’ 10-7 win over Reds

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen saw no reason to dwell on his 1,500th hit because he hopes to add many more. McCutchen doubled in his first two at-bats to reach the career milestone and the San Francisco Giants snapped the Cincinnati Reds' six-game ...

Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — The jerseys and venues will be the same, but so much has changed since the last time Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics met in the Eastern Conference finals. Kyrie Irving was dealt to Boston in a blockbuster offseason deal for Isaiah ...

Point grad: Cavs’ Hill receives diploma during NBA playoffs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — George Hill has gone from point guard to point grad in the NBA playoffs. Cleveland's starting guard missed practice Saturday and had a good excuse for his absence — he graduated from college. Hill received his diploma from IUPUI ...

Lindor hits 2 HRs, 2 doubles to help Indians beat Royals 6-2

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor put his defensive problems behind him Saturday. Lindor homered twice and doubled twice for his third career four-hit game to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2. Lindor hit solo home runs in the ...

Indians’ Tyler Naquin on disabled list; Olson activated

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and activated left-hander Tyler Olson from the paternity list. Naquin pulled up running into second base Friday night after his two-run double in the fourth ...

Schebler’s HR helps Reds beat Dodgers for 5th straight win

BY JILL PAINTER LOPEZ, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Schebler began his career with the Dodgers and loved his time with the franchise. Now in his third season with Cincinnati, he admitted his big homer back in Los Angeles had some extra special meaning. Schebler hit a three-run ...

Hubbard’s career changed in dodgeball, led him to Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hubbard was engrossed in a dodgeball game during his high school gym class when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer walked through the door. A lot of heads turned, including his. And his sports career took a very different turn. Hubbard doesn't ...

Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics’ mystique

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — There haven't been any championship banners hoisted into Boston's hallowed rafters since 2008. LeBron James won't let go of the rope. Cleveland's star has bounced the Celtics from the playoffs four times in the past seven years, ...