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Longtime kicker Dawson signs contract to retire with Browns

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Phil Dawson spent his first 14 seasons with the Browns and is the only kicker in franchise history to be named to the Pro Bowl. In announcing his retirement Friday, the 20-year veteran will forever be a member of the team. General manager ...

Meyer texts: Alabama offered Zach Smith job after ’17 season

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer encouraged Zach Smith to stay with the Buckeyes in January 2018 after the then-assistant coach was pursued by Alabama, according to texts messages from Meyer to Smith. On Friday, Ohio State released thousands of ...

Puig, Clevinger lead Indians to 7-3 victory over Angels

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona knows Yasiel Puig's presence brings an extra buzz to the ballpark. "If I was a fan that would be one of the guys, if I was hungry I'd wait until he hit because you want to see what he's going to do," Francona ...

Votto, Wood power Reds past Braves

By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — It had been nearly a year since Alex Wood pitched into the seventh inning, and the oft-injured starter was feeling better than he has all season. "That felt like me tonight," Wood said. "I was happy to throw well against a really good ...

Browns owners confident, optimistic about season

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jimmy and Dee Haslam purchased the Cleveland Browns in 2012. After five coaching changes and zero winning seasons, both are confident this is finally their year. "I think the expectation is to win," Dee Haslam said. "I think that is ...

Barnhart RBI single leads Reds to 3-2 win over Rockies

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tucker Barnhart is making up for lost time. The Cincinnati catcher hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and the Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Sunday. Barnhart improved to 4 for 5 in two games since returning on Friday after missing 22 games with a right ...

Scott Dixon races to 6th victory at Mid-Ohio

By CRAIG MERZ Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Scott Dixon's victory Sunday was a lot closer than his previous five at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Scott Dixon held off rookie teammate Felix Rosenqvist by 0.0934 seconds in the Honda Indy 200 to put himself back in contention to ...

Long toss: Bauer heaves ball over CF wall, KC beats Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Back in the clubhouse, Trevor Bauer calmly and profusely apologized. It was quite the contrast from his emotional outburst earlier in the game. In a startling scene, Bauer suddenly heaved the ball from just past the mound over the center field wall while being taken ...

Altidore scores in Toronto FC’s 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati

TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored for the fourth straight game and Toronto FC beat expansion FC Cincinnati 2-1 on Saturday night. Altidore made it 2-0 in the 50th minute, curling a shot from outside the penalty box past a diving Przemyslaw Tyton. Altidore has nine goals in 13 games this ...

Bauer strikes out 10, Indians win 11th straight over Tigers

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tipped his cap after receiving a standing ovation when he walked to the dugout after being removed in the seventh inning. It might have been the right-hander's final appearance at home with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer struck ...