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Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As the sports world salivates while awaiting a seemingly inevitable NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is keeping his undefeated team focused on its next unknown opponent. And keeping an eye on the Warriors. "I'm always ...

Goins’ hit caps comeback as Blue Jays beat Indians 8-7

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — A big hit by Ryan Goins gave the Blue Jays back-to-back series wins for the first time this season. Goins singled home the winning run in the ninth inning and Toronto rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 on ...

No snoozing: Yankees pull all-nighter, beat Reds 10-4

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Yankees know how to pull an all-nighter and come up aces. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday homered, Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth consecutive start and New York shook off a long game and a short night's sleep, beating the Cincinnati Reds ...

Stroman, Pillar lead Jays past Indians 4-2 in ALCS rematch

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar is nicknamed Superman because of his penchant for all-out diving catches in the outfield. His latest might be the best he's ever made. Marcus Stroman pitched six shutout innings, Pillar made a sensational grab and the Toronto ...

Despite high mileage, James showing no signs of slowing down

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — In his playoff rematch with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James proved even more lethal than last time. In fact, James may be more lethal now than ever. James averaged 26 points per game as Cleveland took down Toronto to win last year's ...

LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give ...

Clevinger, 4 Indians relievers combine to one-hit Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Clevinger had no apprehension turning over a one-run lead in the sixth inning to the Cleveland bullpen. Clevinger and four relievers combined for a one-hitter as the Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Sunday. Carlos Santana had three hits, including an RBI ...

Feldman throws 4-hitter, Reds top Cueto, Giants 4-0 to sweep

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Feldman used every bit of his diplomatic and lobbying skills to earn a chance for those last three outs. The right-hander talked his way into pitching one more inning despite a high pitch count. He made quick work of the San Francisco ...

Reds ride extra-base barrage to 14-2 romp over Giants

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds haven't enjoyed an outburst like this in seven years. Adam Duvall, Patrick Kivlehan and Eugenio Suarez each hit a solo homer in the first three innings, and Cincinnati set a season high in runs for the second ...

Coach wins Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati on 7th try

CINCINNATI (AP) — A high school cross country coach has won Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon on her seventh running of the race. Kerry Lee captured the women's division in 2:53:55 on Sunday. The 42-year-old Lee was second last year, and in 2015, 2013 and 2011. She was third in 2012 and ...

Bengals sign top pick John Ross to four-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed top draft pick John Ross and fourth-round selection Carl Lawson on Sunday at the conclusion of rookie minicamp. Ross, a receiver from Washington, got a four-year deal with a club option for a fifth season. The Bengals hope he can quickly develop into ...

Run for the Roses, Cincinnati style: Hamilton vs Ross in 40?

CINCINNATI (AP) — Now this could be a Run for the Roses, Cincinnati style. Shortly after racking up his 200th career stolen base, Reds speedster Billy Hamilton says he'd be willing to race recently drafted Bengals blazer John Ross in a 40-yard dash for charity. Ross, a wide receiver from ...

Votto, Adleman lead Reds over Pirates 4-2

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds don't play Pittsburgh again until August. They wish the wait wasn't that long. Joey Votto doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice, leading Tim Adleman and the Reds over the Pirates 4-2 on Thursday. Adam ...

Road sweet road: LeBron relishes away games in playoffs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For LeBron James, traveling isn't a violation, but rather a delight. After showing his passport at the Canadian border, James will settle in and take inventory of his new surroundings in Toronto on Friday. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will ...

LeBron passes Abdul-Jabbar for No. 2 on playoff scoring list

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has moved past Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the No. 2 scorer in NBA playoff history. James entered Wednesday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between Cleveland and Toronto needing 25 points to surpass the inimitable ...

Indians hold on for 3-2 victory over Tigers

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are still being aggressive with reliever Andrew Miller — and the tall left-hander is showing no ill effects from his impressive workload. Miller struck out four in two scoreless innings, and the Indians held off the ...

Unstoppable: LeBron scores 39, Cavs rout Raptors in Game 2

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Unstoppable. Untouchable. Undefeated. Back on the playoff stage, where he's starred so many times before, LeBron James is making things look easy. James scored 39 points, hopped Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the career playoff scoring list and ...

Hamilton, Mesoraco end homer droughts, Reds beat Pirates 7-2

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton didn't even know how long it had been since he circled the bases. The Reds' speedy leadoff hitter ended one of the major leagues' longest home run droughts with a three-run shot, and Devin Mesoraco hit his first in more than two ...

Ohio city takes down basketball star’s signs after 2 stolen

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Signs featuring Duke University basketball star Luke Kennard have been taken down from the main entrances to his Ohio hometown after two were stolen. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News (http://bit.ly/2p1TpWx ) reports the thefts prompted Franklin city officials to ...

Group urges Bengals to speak out against domestic violence

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — An advocacy group is urging the Cincinnati Bengals to speak out against domestic violence after the team drafted a player who punched a woman in the face. Women Helping Women called on the team to take a public stand against domestic violence ...