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‘Forgotten Four’ to be honored during Hall of Fame week

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The four men who smashed the race barrier in professional football in 1946 have been selected to share the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Ralph Hay Pioneer Award. The Canton, Ohio,-based organization announced Thursday that Kenny Washington, Woody Strode and Hall of Famers ...

Atlanta United takes on the Columbus Crew in Eastern Conference play

Atlanta United hosts the Columbus Crew in Eastern Conference action. Columbus Crew (3-5-4, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta United FC (4-4-4, seventh in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Atlanta United FC -108, Columbus +291, Draw ...

Votto homers, triples, shouts at reliever as Reds beat Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto homered and tripled, then shouted at Cubs reliever Rowan Wick during a tense ending to the Cincinnati Reds' 4-3 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. Votto had a solo homer in the second inning off Kyle Hendricks (2-5) and a two-run triple in the third as ...

Gurriel helps Astros beat Guardians 2-1 to win series

HOUSTON (AP) — Another solid pitching performance paired with just enough offense helped the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday night. Yuli Gurriel and José Siri had two hits each, Cristian Javier tied a career high with nine strikeouts and the Astros topped the ...

Clowney re-signs with Browns, bookends again with Garrett

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney didn't even want to visit the Browns as a free agent a few years ago. Now, he won't leave them. Coming off one of his best seasons, Clowney re-signed Wednesday with Cleveland to once again chase quarterbacks alongside All-Pro defensive end Myles ...

Watson on field with Browns as legal storm swirls around QB

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson was impossible to miss in his orange jersey, pants and helmet — the one with "Watson" taped on the front just in case anyone wasn't sure. As he showed off his right arm with tight spirals, engaged in friendly trash talk, smiled and laughed while ...

Carter sparks Texas Tech past K-State 5-3 in Big 12 tourney

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dillon Carter's two-run triple proved to be the difference as No. 2 seed Texas Tech jumped out to an early lead and held off No. 7 seed Kansas State 5-3 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday. Texas Tech advances to play the winner between No. 3 ...

Schwindel hits 2 homers, Cubs power past Reds 11-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered twice in a game for the first time in his career, Marcus Stroman recovered from a rough start to pitch five effective innings, and the Chicago Cubs rolled past the Cincinnati Reds 11-4 on Tuesday night. The Cubs have hit a major league-leading 19 ...

Valdez sharp, Tucker homers as Astros down Guardians 7-3

HOUSTON (AP) — Framber Valdez pitched seven strong innings and Kyle Tucker led the offense with a three-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday night. Valdez (4-2) allowed seven hits and three runs in seven innings, collecting his third ...

Watson accuser felt ‘scared’ and threatened by Browns QB

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage said she felt threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session. Appearing on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," Ashley Solis, one of 22 ...

Ford pays $19M to settle claims on fuel economy, payload

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ford Motor Company on Tuesday settled claims by 40 U.S. state attorneys general that the company made misleading claims about the fuel economy and payload capacity of some of its vehicles, violating state consumer protection laws. The company agreed to pay $19.2 ...

Ramírez homers, McKenzie sharp as Cleveland downs Astros 6-1

HOUSTON (AP) — After Triston McKenzie stymied Houston's powerful offense Monday night, Cleveland manager Terry Francona lauded the young pitcher for his splendid outing. "Their lineup is potent and they're dangerous and he really pitched well," Francona said. "He really did. He was ...

Conference tourneys to set stage for NCAA baseball regionals

Three NCAA Tournament spots have been clinched, and conference tournaments this week will determine the other automatic bids. The 16 NCAA regional hosts will be announced on Sunday and the rest of the 64-team field next Monday. There are 31 automatic qualifiers and 33 at-large selections. ...

Time to heal: Jaguars still recovering from Urban Meyer era

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marvin Jones had a smile on his face and a pep in his step as the Jacksonville Jaguars went through their first organized team activity Monday. The veteran receiver may have been more relieved than anyone in the building for a fresh start. A new head coach. A mostly ...

Ohio St fires baseball coach Greg Beals after 12 seasons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State on Monday announced the firing of baseball coach Greg Beals after 12 seasons. The school said Beals has been informed that he will not return for the 2023 season, which would have been the final year of his contract. The search for a new coach will begin ...

Tigers top Guardians 4-2 for Faedo’s first big league win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Alex Faedo allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-2 on Sunday. Faedo (1-1) struck out two in his fourth appearance since being called up from Triple-A ...

Votto hits tiebreaking HR in 8th, Reds beat Blue Jays 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — Joey Votto hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep. Votto, who is from suburban Toronto, went deep for the fourth time in 12 career games at Rogers Centre. The ...

Bichette HRs twice, Manoah goes 8 as Jays beat Reds 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit two home runs, pitcher Alek Manoah matched his career high by working eight innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 on Saturday. Bichette's first was a solo home run off right-hander Hunter Greene in the fourth, No. 50 of Bichette's ...

McNamara rallies Revolution to 3-2 victory over Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tommy McNamara scored in the 89th minute to send the New England Revolution to a 3-2 victory over FC Cincinnati on Saturday in a match that began 90 minutes late because of a weather delay. McNamara's match-winner was a first-timer to the far post off a pass from Brandon ...

Ramírez shakes off injury, leads Guardians past Tigers 6-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez hit a three-run homer and tripled a day after avoiding a serious injury when he fouled a ball off his leg, and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Friday night. Both teams were without their managers for the series opener. Detroit's A.J. ...