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Castillo, Reds complete 3-game sweep of Brewers with 7-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Luis Castillo delivered another strong outing that helped slow the Milwaukee Brewers' postseason push. Castillo struck out 10 in his final start of a fine season, Zack Cozart and Jose Peraza homered and last-place Cincinnati completed a three-game sweep of the ...

Bengals young CBs in spotlight with Pacman suspended

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Darqueze Dennard won't be wearing a sweatshirt for the season opener, and that alone is a huge step forward for the first-round draft pick. The Bengals have an opening at cornerback for their game Sunday against the Baltimore ...

Meyer: Weber, Dobbins will both play against Oklahoma

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State running back Mike Weber will play against Oklahoma, sharing time with dynamic true freshman J.K. Dobbins. Weber rushed for over 1,000 yards as a redshirt freshman last season but was hampered by a hamstring injury ...

Jackson insists Browns focused on winning, not developing

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson has four quarterbacks, including a rookie starter, and not one has an NFL win on his resume. He's got only four cornerbacks, a new wide receiver with blazing speed but brittle hands, and a locker room still ...

Cleveland police chief, union, disagree over Browns protest

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland police chief is disputing comments by the police union president regarding protests by Cleveland Browns' players during the national anthem. Unions representing Cleveland police and paramedics say they won't hold a large American flag before the Cleveland ...

Hamilton hits solo HR in bottom of 9th, Reds top Brewers 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton stepped into the batter's box and was determined to get home, one way or another. Quickly, the speedster wound up scoring the winning run. Hamilton hit the first walkoff homer of his career, connecting for a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth ...

Trading places: Haden cut by Browns, signs with Steelers

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Haden only needed a few hours to find a team that wanted him. It's a squad he's very familiar with. Goodbye, Cleveland. Hello, Pittsburgh. Cut earlier in the day by the Browns after seven seasons, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback ...

Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break. For a minute. Concerned with medical ...

Cavs owner vows to never move team from Cleveland

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert vowed Thursday to "never" move his NBA team from Cleveland. Earlier this week, Gilbert scrapped plans for a $140 million renovation for Quicken Loans Arena, prompting speculation he might leave the city when his ...

Indians sweep Yankees, who stagger into Red Sox series

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland went ahead for good nine pitches into the opener when a fastball just below the knees deflected off the mitt of catcher Gary Sanchez for a run-scoring passed ball. Sixteen pitches into the second game, the Indians burst in front ...