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Indians beat White Sox 8-6 thanks to Mercado’s clutch catch

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Mercado's spectacular running catch saved the game for the Cleveland Indians. It also might have saved their season. The rookie made a leaping, backhanded grab of Eloy Jiménez's drive to center field with the bases loaded and one out ...

Lorenzen homers, gets win, plays field as Reds top Phillies

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With a homer, a win and an appearance in the outfield, Michael Lorenzen pulled off a feat last accomplished by The Babe. Cincinnati's versatile reliever also blocked the Phillies from gaining ground in the playoff chase. That last part stung the ...

Bengals sign running back Giovani Bernard to 2-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed running back Giovani Bernard to a two-year contract extension Tuesday through the 2021 season. He could have become a free agent after this season. Bernard, a second-round draft pick in 2013, has been used to complement Joe ...

Aquino’s 13th HR in month ties rookie mark, Reds top Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — After seeing five Cincinnati teammates go deep earlier this week, Aristides Aquino joined the power party. Aquino tied a National League rookie mark with his 13th home run this month, leading Anthony DeSclafani and the Reds over the Miami Marlins 5-0 Wednesday night. Eugenio ...

Kipnis homers twice, Indians beat Tigers 4-2

By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — Terry Francona let Aaron Civale work through a sixth-inning jam, then marveled at how the rookie right-hander handled it. "His heartbeat isn't going any faster, the game's not going too fast," the Cleveland manager said. "We just want to ...

Jones leads TD drive in Giants’ 25-23 win over Bengals

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Daniel Jones completed a difficult week with an upbeat performance that will shush the doubters for a while. Jones completed a pair of long passes and led the New York Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Bengals on Thursday ...

Cavs owner Gilbert back home following stroke

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has been home for nearly a week in Detroit as he continues to recover from a stroke suffered in May. Gilbert had spent the past two months in a rehabilitation center in Chicago. On Thursday, Quicken Loans CEO Jay ...

Syndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0 for 5th win in row

By LARRY FLEISHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing that stopped Noah Syndergaard was the weather. Syndergaard retired the first 16 hitters and allowed two hits over six dominant innings before a heavy storm interrupted him, and the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 ...

Ohio State to host Arkansas State in 2022

Ohio State will host Arkansas State in 2022. Arkansas State made the announcement Thursday in a news release. The teams will face off on Sept. 10, 2022, at Ohio Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the programs. Ohio State will open its 2022 season at home against Notre Dame on Sept. 3 ...

No. 4 Simona Halep rallies to avoid upset in Ohio

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Simona Halep rallied after dropping the first set to defeat Ekaterina Alexandrova 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Western & Southern Open. The Wimbledon champion fought off two break points in the eighth game of the third set and then broke ...