Ohio Sports

White Sox score 5 in first, roll past Indians 10-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Tomlin's first pitch of the game landed on the home run porch. The night ended with infielder Michael Martinez on the mound. The defending AL champion Cleveland Indians are in tough stretch. Tim Anderson homered to start the game, ...

Indians 2B Kipnis bruises hand after being hit by pitch

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Already on the disabled list with a sore right shoulder, Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis has a bruised and swollen left hand after being hit by pitch. Kipnis was struck on Wednesday night at Double-A Akron while on a minor ...

Veteran goalies take center stage for Rangers, Penguins

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for Henrik Lundqvist not being able to beat the Montreal Canadiens. Ditto with Marc-Andre Fleury's most important games with the Pittsburgh Penguins being in his rearview mirror. Welcome to the 2017 playoffs, same as it ever was for ...

Fleury makes late start, Penguins rush by Blue Jackets 3-1

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury spent the regular season saying all the right things — and just as importantly, doing all the right things — while watching Matt Murray take his job. It wasn't easy. Yet the goalie with more wins than any other in the ...

Holland takes no-hit bid into 6th, Chisox beat Indians 2-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Derek Holland has turned Progressive Field into his own personal playground. Holland held Cleveland hitless until the sixth inning and late fill-in Matt Davidson had a two-run single that helped the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 2-1 ...

Rookie lefty Garrett stays perfect as Reds sweep Pirates

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Amir Garrett was far from a phenom in spring training. In fact, the Reds rookie got hit rather hard. Now that the season has started for real, the Cincinnati left-hander has been nearly untouchable. Garrett threw another gem, taking a ...

Cavs rest LeBron, finish collapse with 98-83 loss to Raptors

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They staggered to the finish line, falling flat and looking nothing like champions. It's time for the Cavaliers to get up. It's playoff time. LeBron James watched in street clothes as Jonas Valanciunas dropped his first career 3-pointer and ...

Comeback: Brantley’s double lifts Indians past White Sox 2-1

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley pumped his fist, danced around second base and waited for the traditional soaking. The water was as sweet as any champagne. Brantley, forced to the outside during Cleveland's magical ride in 2016 because of injuries, ...

LeBron James to open public school for at-risk kids

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James understands what it's like being a kid on the outside looking for hope. He's giving them some. James, who has been committed to helping kids in his hometown through a variety of educational programs, is teaming up with Akron ...

Gennett’s 3 hits, 3-run HR power Reds over Pirates

By JOHN PERROTTO, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scooter Gennett is living out his childhood dream during the early days of the season. Gennett homered for the second straight night and finished with three hits, helping the Cincinnati Reds overcome the early departure of injured starter ...

AP source: Cavaliers to sign Dahntay Jones for playoffs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are bringing back a lucky charm. For the second straight year, the Cavs will sign swingman Dahntay Jones on the final day of the regular season, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The ...

Heat stay alive, rally to top Cavaliers 124-121 in OT

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — For the Miami Heat, the season is going down to the final night. They need a win. They need some help. But they still have a chance. Tyler Johnson scored 24 points, including the game's final four from the foul line in overtime, and the ...

Reds pounce on wild Glasnow in 7-1 win over Pirates

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The showdown between a pair of promising 23-year-olds with electric, if erratic, stuff never materialized. Pittsburgh's Tyler Glasnow couldn't find the strike zone on Monday night. Neither, really, could Cincinnati's Brandon ...

Feldman, Duvall spark Reds over Cardinals 8-0

By WARREN MAYES, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pitching well helps, Cincinnati starter Scott Feldman said. Getting a big lead makes a starter's job even easier. Feldman allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat St. Louis 8-0 Sunday to take two of ...

Corbin blanks Indians through six, D-backs sweep to go 6-1

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, it took the Arizona Diamondbacks 22 tries, until May 16, to win six home games. This year they did it in the first week of the season. Patrick Corbin threw six scoreless innings, Chris Owings homered and had three hits and the ...

Millsap, Hardaway lead Hawks in stunning OT win over Cavs

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Another day, another shocking loss to the Atlanta Hawks. Even so, LeBron James isn't too concerned about the Cleveland Cavaliers with the playoffs about to start. "Obviously, the last 10 games we've been 5-5," he said. "We had some good ...

Forecast for big year of walleye, perch fishing on Lake Erie

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio (AP) — The forecast for fishing on Lake Erie this year looks pretty good. Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says the outlook for walleye and yellow perch fishing look strong thanks to big hatches over the last few years. Fish management and research administrator Rich ...

Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks’ rally over Indians

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — This season already has a bounce-back feel for the Arizona Diamondbacks. They got their fourth come-from-behind victory in five games Friday night, rallying behind Paul Goldschmidt's two-run double to charge back from three down and beat ...

Letdown: LeBron, Cavs stunned by Hardaway, Hawks 114-100

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As the jaw-dropping loss began to sink in, LeBron James sat on the floor away from his teammates, alone in his thoughts. The playoffs are just days away, and the NBA champions are lost again. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 of his 22 points in ...

Garrett dazzles in debut, Reds beat Cardinals 2-0

By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — At 6-foot-5, Amir Garrett quickly lived up to the hype. Touted as Cincinnati's top pitching prospect, the former St. John's basketball player pitched two-hit ball for six innings to win his major league debut as the Reds beat the St. Louis ...