Ohio Sports

Indians batter Sale, Red Sox 13-6 as 1st-place teams meet

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Sale pitching against Cleveland's injury-riddled lineup looked like a mismatch Thursday night. Mismatch, indeed. Boston's ace was battered while matching the shortest start of his career, and rookie Yandy Diaz got four hits as ...

Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile senior Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer have been picked as the senior finalists for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. The seniors committee selected Brazile and Kramer on Thursday. A senior nominee must have completed his career at least 25 years ago and will need at ...

Big Ten’s new coaches chasing breakthrough seasons

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm remember watching the Big Ten at its rugged best. P.J. Fleck just heard the stories about the emotional sideline antics of Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler being as entertaining as the games. Back then, ...

Peraza’s pinch-hit double in 8th rallies Reds over Cubs 4-2

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Center fielder Ian Happ ran a long way and thought he had a chance to catch Jose Peraza's fly ball. He stretched his glove and just missed. "Close," Happ said. "Centimeters." Peraza's long fly ball landed for a bases-loaded double in the ...

Strong armed: Browns rookie quarterback Kizer named starter

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer has strong-armed his way into a starting job. The rookie quarterback will start Cleveland's exhibition at Tampa Bay on Saturday, and unless he flops or gets hurt, Kizer will start the Browns' Sept. 10 season opener against ...

Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland's All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics ...

Ohio State backup QB Burrow sidelined with broken hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State backup quarterback Joe Burrow will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking his throwing hand in practice. An Ohio State spokesman says Burrow, a redshirt sophomore, had surgery after breaking a bone in his right hand during practice on Monday. Burrow backed ...

Ohio college basketball player gets probation for jail fight

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — A University of Dayton basketball player says he's remorseful after a judge sentenced him to probation for a jailhouse fight after his arrest for underage drinking. Twenty-year-old Sam Miller, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday in southwest Ohio's Greene ...

Bryant nicked, lefty Rizzo plays 3B, Cubs beat Reds 13-9

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Cubs comfortably ahead, Joe Maddon added to his lore as a manager who's not afraid to go against tradition and have some fun, too. Maddon had left-handed Anthony Rizzo play third base in the ninth inning — filling in while Kris ...

1-hit wonder: Fister allows only leadoff homer as BoSox romp

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Three pitches into his start, Doug Fister had a one-hitter. Nearly three hours later, nothing changed. Fister gave up a leadoff homer in the first inning to Francisco Lindor and then nothing else, finishing with a career-best one-hitter, ...