Ohio Sports

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 ...

Reds avoid sweep with 3-0 win against A’s

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Roark has been so effective since tinkering with his mechanics and going with a quicker delivery that the Cincinnati right-hander realized things were off when he slowed down in the fourth inning. It didn't take long for ...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 ...

Anderson chases Bauer after tweet; ChiSox rout Indians 9-1

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer tweeted a playful message to Tim Anderson earlier in the day. Anderson replied in kind, then chased the All-Star pitcher after his worst start this season. Anderson hit a two-run single in the sixth inning that ended Bauer's ...