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Carrasco throws complete game as Indians win 14th straight

By MATT SCHOCH, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — In a season where the Cleveland Indians hope to get one more win than last year, the team has a chance to take its best stretch of baseball farther than a year ago. Carlos Carrasco was the latest Indians starter to shine with a complete game ...

Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cavaliers: “It still hurts.”

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' two sons had different reactions to his trade from the Celtics to the Cavaliers. His older son, James, is excited that his dad will get to play alongside LeBron James. Thomas' younger son, Jaiden, had fallen in love with Boston and was afraid that Cleveland ...

Browns rookies Garrett, Kizer set for first Steelers matchup

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As he prepares for his NFL debut, Browns rookie Myles Garrett says he's viewing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as "just another guy." The top overall pick isn't backing down from his comment after the draft that he plans to sack ...

Oklahoma coach Riley, 34, gets first big test at Ohio State

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech walk-on quarterback Lincoln Riley wasn't quite good enough to play, but coach Mike Leach saw something special in him. Leach liked Riley's humility, intelligence, inquisitive nature, determination and people skills, so he ...

Castillo, Reds complete 3-game sweep of Brewers with 7-1 win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds rookie Luis Castillo delivered another strong outing that helped slow the Milwaukee Brewers' postseason push. Castillo struck out 10 in his final start of a fine season, Zack Cozart and Jose Peraza homered and last-place Cincinnati completed a three-game sweep of the ...

Bengals young CBs in spotlight with Pacman suspended

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Darqueze Dennard won't be wearing a sweatshirt for the season opener, and that alone is a huge step forward for the first-round draft pick. The Bengals have an opening at cornerback for their game Sunday against the Baltimore ...

Meyer: Weber, Dobbins will both play against Oklahoma

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State running back Mike Weber will play against Oklahoma, sharing time with dynamic true freshman J.K. Dobbins. Weber rushed for over 1,000 yards as a redshirt freshman last season but was hampered by a hamstring injury ...

Jackson insists Browns focused on winning, not developing

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Hue Jackson has four quarterbacks, including a rookie starter, and not one has an NFL win on his resume. He's got only four cornerbacks, a new wide receiver with blazing speed but brittle hands, and a locker room still ...

Cleveland police chief, union, disagree over Browns protest

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland police chief is disputing comments by the police union president regarding protests by Cleveland Browns' players during the national anthem. Unions representing Cleveland police and paramedics say they won't hold a large American flag before the Cleveland ...

Hamilton hits solo HR in bottom of 9th, Reds top Brewers 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton stepped into the batter's box and was determined to get home, one way or another. Quickly, the speedster wound up scoring the winning run. Hamilton hit the first walkoff homer of his career, connecting for a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth ...

Trading places: Haden cut by Browns, signs with Steelers

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Haden only needed a few hours to find a team that wanted him. It's a squad he's very familiar with. Goodbye, Cleveland. Hello, Pittsburgh. Cut earlier in the day by the Browns after seven seasons, the two-time Pro Bowl cornerback ...

Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break. For a minute. Concerned with medical ...

Cavs owner vows to never move team from Cleveland

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert vowed Thursday to "never" move his NBA team from Cleveland. Earlier this week, Gilbert scrapped plans for a $140 million renovation for Quicken Loans Arena, prompting speculation he might leave the city when his ...

Indians sweep Yankees, who stagger into Red Sox series

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland went ahead for good nine pitches into the opener when a fastball just below the knees deflected off the mitt of catcher Gary Sanchez for a run-scoring passed ball. Sixteen pitches into the second game, the Indians burst in front ...

No. 6 Penn State hopes to start fast against Akron

The Associated Press Akron (5-7 in 2016) at No. 6 Penn State (11-3), Saturday Noon ET (ABC). Line: Penn State by 33. Series record: Penn State leads 5-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Expectations haven't been this high in Happy Valley in a long time as the Nittany Lions begin with their loftiest ...

Indiana, No. 2 Ohio St. savor opening night’s glitz, glamour

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer BLOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — No. 2 Ohio State revels in the glitz and glamour of the big stage. Nationally televised games, hours-long pregame shows and college football's circus-like atmosphere have become the norm. For Indiana, all the pomp and ...

Schebler leads Reds to 14-4 win, ending 14-game skid vs Mets

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds knew it had been a long time since they beat the Mets — nearly three years. Cincinnati busted the slump with a big game all-around. Scott Schebler hit his first career grand slam , and Cincinnati ended its 14-game losing streak ...

Isaiah Thomas says “I am not damaged” in ESPN interview

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he will fully recover from a right hip injury that has threatened to void his recent trade to Cleveland. Thomas, who was dealt by the Boston Celtics to the Cavaliers last week for star Kyrie ...

Bengals LB Burfict suspended 5 games for egregious hit

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed the first three games last season because of his hit to Antonio Brown's head in the playoffs. He'll miss the first five this season thanks to another rattling hit, this time during a preseason game. The NFL ...

Kluber aces Severino; Ramirez powers Indians past Yanks 6-2

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a marquee matchup of All-Stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered twice to power the Cleveland Indians past the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Carlos ...