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Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox 3-1

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had already locked up the best record in the AL, captured the Central Division title and compiled the second-longest winning streak in baseball history. With one last victory, now it's back to the playoffs. Josh Tomlin pitched ...

Cavs owner gets ‘vile’ voicemails after LeBron’s ‘bum’ tweet

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert received "vile, disgusting" voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump a "bum" on Twitter. Gilbert said he was flooded with phone messages when the NBA's most celebrated player ...

Indians rout White Sox 10-1, maintain AL’s best record

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are on the verge of clinching the best record in the American League. They're focused on a much larger prize. "We're motivated to win the World Series. That's been our goal since the start of spring training," Trevor Bauer said. ...

No. 22 Notre Dame, Kelly prepare for familiar face, RedHawks

By JOHN FINERAN, Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There's now a tunnel for visiting teams to enter and exit thoroughly modern Notre Dame Stadium. Good thing. Otherwise Miami (Ohio) coach Chuck Martin might just follow Brian Kelly, his former boss at Grand Valley State and Notre ...

Perfect pair: Wade, LeBron ‘like peanut butter and jelly’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — They have an unmatched chemistry on the floor, a connection that has led to NBA championships, Olympic gold, worldwide fame and strengthened an unbreakable bond. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren't just friends. More like family ...

Browns’ Garrett ‘questionable’ to make debut Sunday vs Cincy

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's injured ankle is much stronger. His playing status remains shaky. Cleveland's rookie defensive end — and the NFL's top draft pick — practiced for the second straight day Friday, but remained questionable to make his ...

LeBron misses second straight practice with ankle injury

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James missed his second straight practice with a sprained left ankle, an injury that happened on Dwyane Wade's first day with the Cavaliers. James was at the team's Cleveland Clinic Courts facility getting treatment Friday, ...

Happ hits 3-run homer in 8th, Cubs beat Reds 5-4

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ connected with a 98-mph fastball. And with one big swing, the Cubs were on their way. Happ hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and Chicago won for the 14th time in 17 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on ...

Browns still stumbling, winless with rookie QB Kizer

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are 0-3 and their rookie quarterback leads the NFL with seven interceptions. They also have been plagued by dropped passes and have committed double-digit penalties in their past two games, dampening any optimism from ...

Kyrie Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Gordon Hayward was looking forward to playing with Isaiah Thomas, one of the Celtics players who recruited him to Boston during his whirlwind free agency. By the time Hayward steps on the parquet floor, though, there will be another ...

Harbaugh, Meyer say Big Ten needs locker room reform

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer may not see eye-to-eye on much, but they agree on one thing — something needs to be done about locker rooms for visiting football teams in the Big Ten. "It's ...

NBA players want change, and now must decide how to proceed

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — NBA teams are going to do something. What, no one is exactly sure yet. The first practice of the year awaits most NBA teams Tuesday — and as if the task of getting ready for a regular season that starts in three weeks wasn't daunting ...

Browns’ late rally falls short again in 31-28 loss at Indy

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is tired of answering the same old questions. Quarterback DeShone Kizer thinks it's time for a change-up, too. After another slow start Sunday and another late charge, the Browns endured yet another ...

Banged-up Packers beat winless Bengals 27-24 in overtime

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers looked around the locker room before Green Bay's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and noticed all the Packers starters sidelined with injuries. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels, receiver Randall Cobb and left tackle ...

Corey Kluber gets 18th win as Indians beat Mariners 4-2

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — At this point, there is not much Corey Kluber can do to strengthen his case for the American League Cy Young Award. Another win, another quality start, another 10 strikeouts has become what is expected from Cleveland's ace. "He's the Cy Young. I ...

NBA media days certain to have plenty of Trump talk

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer The most retweeted post ever sent by LeBron James before this weekend was one in 2013 in response to the incessant who's-better debate about him and Michael Jordan. "I'm not MJ, I'm LJ," he wrote . It was retweeted nearly 112,000 times. And then LJ took ...

No. 10 Ohio State takes care of business, swamps UNLV 54-21

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For all the criticism he has endured, J.T. Barrett keeps making his mark on the Ohio State record books. The Ohio State quarterback threw touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half before giving way to the mop-crew ...

Red Sox beat Reds 5-4, reduce AL East magic number to 3

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Mookie Betts wasn't about to stop. Neither are the Red Sox, who are heading home with a chance to win another division title. Betts doubled with the bases loaded to tie it in the eighth inning and dashed home from second base on an infield ...

Browns, Colts head into Week 3 with plenty of similarities

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson sees the Indianapolis Colts as a perfect match. They, like the Browns, will start a young quarterback who is still getting acclimated to a new system. They, like the Browns, are still trying to work ...

Bengals at early crossroads with visit to banged-up Packers

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Just three weeks into the season and the Cincinnati Bengals are already at a crossroads. About the last thing that the struggling team needed was a trip to Lambeau Field on Sunday to face the Green Bay Packers. Injuries that could ...