×

Ohio Sports

Twins beat Reds 7-3, clinch home field in 1st round

By MIKE COOK Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There was no excited reaction Saturday night after the Minnesota Twins guaranteed they'll be at home when the postseason begins Tuesday. Instead, they took a casual postgame stroll out of the dugout toward the middle of the infield and ...

Indians’ playoff positioning hurt by 8-0 loss to Pirates

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians will have one eye on the field and one eye on the scoreboard on the final day of the regular season. Cleveland suffered a setback in its bid to host a first-round playoff series and had its six-game winning streak snapped with an ...

No. 14 Cincinnati holds off No. 22 Army, 24-10

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati wanted to add a game to its non-conference schedule after some games were lost due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. When the Bearcats decided to put Army on the slate, Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell knew it would be a ...

Reds top Twins 7-2, clinch 1st playoff spot since 2013

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From three soaring home runs to an exuberant race out of the dugout in celebration of their postseason berth, the Cincinnati Reds made plenty of noise in Minnesota's empty ballpark. They're playing like they won't leave quietly, ...

MAC returns with 6-game football season starting Nov. 4

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Mid-American Conference, the first major college football league to postpone its season because of the pandemic, became the final one to jump back in, making it 10 out of 10 conferences that will play in the fall. As university presidents in ...

Browns starting CB Ward questionable for Washington game

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns could be without both of their projected starting cornerbacks on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. Denzel Ward is listed as questionable with a groin injury and Greedy Williams will miss his third straight game ...

Mistakes doom Browns in season-opening dud against Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. watched the ball hit his hands, then the ground. The Browns fell just as easily and quickly. In a season opener filled with mistakes and looking like so many in previous Cleveland seasons, Beckham's dropped pass on a crucial third-down play late in the ...

Burrow runs for TD but Chargers rally 16-13 over Bengals

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow ran 23 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut and put the Bengals in range for a dramatic, last-minute win. Instead, he ended up like so many Cincinnati quarterbacks before him, wondering what the heck just happened. They lost a game ...

Cruz, Twins power up again in 7-5 win against Indians

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th ...

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the full Council of ...

Miller hit batter, walk, wild pitch lifts Reds over Cards

By DAVID SOLOMON Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Miller loaded the bases with a hit batter, followed with a tying four-pitch walk, then threw a wild pitch that put Cincinnati ahead in a three-run seventh inning as the Reds kept up their slim playoff hopes with a 10-5 win over the ...

Reds take advantage of wild Kimbrel, beat Cubs for DH split

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos raced home on Craig Kimbrel's third wild pitch of the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds avoided a doubleheader sweep by topping the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night. Cincinnati took advantage of another rough performance by Kimbrel (0-1), who got ...

Wainwright throws CG on 39th birthday, Cards top Indians 7-2

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. Wainwright threw a four-hitter for his 23rd career complete game and first in four years. The ...

Browns speak out about social justice at stadium practice

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski waited years to conduct his first full practice as a head coach in an NFL stadium. Some things, however, are more important to him than football. Stefanski gathered his players, staff and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam near the ...

Bottom up: Bengals & Burrow try to dig out of deepest hole

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Bynes knew where Joe Burrow was going with the pass during practice. The new Bengals linebacker stepped in front of the intended receiver for an interception and headed down the sideline. A few moments later, he got a surprise. The rookie ...

Browns realistic after collapsing under expectations in 2019

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the 30-point loss in the opener, before first-year Freddie Kitchens revealed he was in over his head or Baker Mayfield's second-year slump or Myles Garrett swung a helmet at Mason Rudolph, the Cleveland Browns collapsed under the weight ...

Reds sweep Brewers as teams resume play following protest

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley allowed one hit over four scoreless innings to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory and doubleheader sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night, one day after both teams opted not to play to protest racial injustice. The ...

Browns temper expectations, all eyes on QB Mayfield in 2020

By The Associated Press undefined CLEVELAND BROWNS (6-10) New faces: Coach Kevin Stefanski, RT Jack Conklin, rookie LT Jedrick Wills, TE Austin Hooper, LB B.J. Goodson, S Karl Joseph, CB Kevin Johnson, QB Case Keenum, DE Adrian Clayburn, S Andrew Sendejo, WR Jojo Natson, F Andy Janovich, ...

With Burrow, Bengals look to improve on 2019 fiasco

By The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-14) New faces: QB Joe Burrow, WR Tee Higgins, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, CB Trae Waynes, CB Mackensie Alexander, CB LeShaun Sims, S Vonn Bell, LB Josh Bynes, DT D.J. Reader. Key losses: QB Andy Dalton, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Darqueze Dennard, ...

Kim 6 neat innings for 1st MLB win, Cardinals blank Reds 3-0

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kwang Hyun Kim pitched six sharp innings and earned his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Saturday night. Kim gave up three hits, walked none and struck out three. This was his third game for ...