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Rookie WR Washington impressing Steelers

PITTSBURGH — The ball came floating down and James Washington appeared out of position. The back of the end zone was behind him. Green Bay defensive back Demetri Goodson was in front of him. The window Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Josh Dobbs had to fit the ball to the rookie wide receiver ...

MV back in 1st with sweep

AUBURN, N.Y. – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored three runs in the tenth inning to complete the Sweep of the Auburn Doubledays, 9-6, in New York-Penn League action. With the win, the Scrappers retook the Pinckney Division lead by a half game. It looked ugly for the Scrappers (35-28) at ...

Bogaerts’ HRs power Red Sox, sink Tribe

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox didn’t let a three-game skid dampen things. After all, nobody has been able to keep the AL East leaders down for longer than that this season. Xander Bogaerts hit two solo homers, Andrew Benintendi had a three-run double to cap a big fourth inning and the Red ...

Another talent by Baker

BEREA — Baker Mayfield dressed as Browns general manager John Dorsey for the team’s rookie talent show. Suiting up as a starting quarterback won’t happen for a while. Following practice on Tuesday, Mayfield ended his first NFL training camp with a stunning impersonation of Dorsey, the ...

Bieber, Allen shine as Indians tame Red Sox

BOSTON — Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber was sure to thank fellow rookie Greg Allen for making his debut at Fenway Park a successful one. The rare times Bieber made a mistake, Allen was there to cover — no matter the distance — with a pair of catches in deep center field that helped the ...

Ohio State receivers want ‘elite’ upgrade

COLUMBUS — During spring practice, coach Urban Meyer said Ohio State has failed to put an “elite” group of receivers on the field since the 2014 national championship squad that featured the likes of Devin Smith and Michael Thomas. This season’s experienced corps of receivers heard ...

Indians hold off Red Sox to get opener

BOSTON — Boston pitcher Rick Porcello had the wind knocked out of him after taking a hard liner to the stomach. Two pitches later, Cleveland’s Greg Allen knocked the energy right out of Fenway Park. Allen hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning right after Porcello was struck, Corey ...

Ohio State trustees to discuss Meyer on Wednesday

COLUMBUS — Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling ...

Wilson pitches Braves past Pirates, 1-0

PITTSBURGH — Bryse Wilson was pitching for his high school team in Hillsborough, North Carolina, barely two years ago. Now, he’s 1-0 in the major leagues. Wilson worked five solid innings, becoming the third 20-year-old pitcher to start in his big league debut for Atlanta this season in ...

Browns rookie Corbett passing tests as starter

BEREA — Austin Corbett battled all types of nasty characters as a four-year starting left tackle at Nevada. His toughest opponent didn’t wear shoulder pads or a helmet. “Organic chemistry,” the Browns rookie left guard said, rattling off a course he never mastered. “I just could ...

Indians take series from O’s

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians showed off their power and pitching Sunday. Melky Cabrera hit a grand slam to cap a six-run fourth inning, four pitchers combined on the team’s AL-leading 13th shutout, and the Indians continued to roll through August with an 8-0 victory over the ...

OSU’s position battles

COLUMBUS — Preseason camp for Ohio State has been anything but normal. Superstar coach Urban Meyer has been absent, and reporters have been kept away from acting coach Ryan Day and players. Happenings from inside the shrouded fence at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center have come out only via ...

Gordon observes Browns practice

CLEVELAND — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was back at practice on Sunday — as a spectator. Gordon visited with teammates and Hall of Famer Jim Brown a day after ending his three-week absence from training camp and missing the first two exhibition games to work on his mental health and ...

Cubs-Pirates in 2019 LL Classic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in next year’s Little League Classic. The game will be held at Bowman Field on Aug. 18, 2019. The Cubs and Pirates will attend Little League World Series games earlier in the day. The matchup was announced Sunday ...

Frazier, Pirates top Cubs in 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a game-ending homer in the 11th inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday for a split of their four-game series. Josh Harrison grounded out and Adeiny Hechavarria struck out before Frazier drove a 3-0 pitch from Brandon ...

Mahoning Valley sliding, but Freeman reaches record

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers continued to slide with a 4-1 loss to the State College Spikes in New York-Penn League play on Saturday. The Scrappers have now lost seven-straight games. Yeffersson Yannuzzi made his third start with the Scrappers (32-27). He took the loss after 4 1/3 ...

Gordon returns to Browns, but for how long?

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon kept his word and “humbly” returned to the Cleveland Browns. All they can do is hope he stays clean. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver, who has battled drug and alcohol dependence for much of his life, Saturday ended an extended absence from training camp to ...

Musgrove frustrates Cubs as Pirates win

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates held the Chicago Cubs to one run for a third straight game. This time, the Pirates scored enough to win it. Joe Musgrove cruised through seven innings and the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night. Musgrove ...

Cobb, Orioles defeat Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Alex Cobb looked a lot better than his major league-leading 15 losses. Cobb pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in five years, and the Baltimore Orioles snapped Cleveland’s six-game win streak with a 4-2 victory over the Indians on Saturday. Cobb (4-15) ...

McCarron injured as Bills narrowly get past Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills’ quarterback situation into total disarray, during a 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. McCarron, who signed with Buffalo as a free agent for a chance to start ...