Ohio Sports

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 ...

LAFC pulls away with late goals, beats Crew 3-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mark-Anthony Kaye scored in the first half and Adama Diomande and Carlos Vela added late goals to help MLS-leading Los Angeles FC beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday night. Tyler Miller made one save for his fifth shutout in 12 starts this season. Latif Blessing fed ...

QB Ryan Finley gets first crack at running Bengals’ offense

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side locker room where the rookies are relegated until the final roster cut. The two quarterbacks will be much closer once the season ...