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Derby-winning rider Leon serving suspension by Ohio stewards

The jockey of Kentucky Derby upset winner Rich Strike is serving a four-day suspension handed down by Ohio racing stewards that his agent says won't prevent him from riding the horse in next week's Preakness. Stewards suspended Sonny Leon last week for careless riding during the third race on ...

Hader gets 500th K, Brewers stop Reds’ 2-game win streak

CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Hader reached 500 career strikeouts, Luis Urías hit the tying home run and made a clutch catch and the Milwaukee Brewers held off Cincinnati 5-4 Tuesday night to stop the Reds' season-high, two-game winning streak. Hader worked around a leadoff walk in a hitless ninth ...

Reds’ Moustakas becomes 14th Cincy player on injured list

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds placed infielder Mike Moustakas on the injured list Monday without designation, the latest Cincinnati player apparently sidelined by COVID-19 issues on the last-place club. Moustakas became the 14th player on the Reds' injured list. First baseman Joey Votto and ...

Marketing deals trickle down from NCAA to high school sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ian Jackson and Johnuel "Boogie" Fland are among the brightest stars in the firmament of high school basketball and now have business deals to prove it. The New York City teens and friendly rivals are cashing in on their name, image and likeness through marketing contracts ...

Moran hits grand slam, 2-run homer as Reds beat Pirates 7-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Colin Moran hit a grand slam and a two-run homer against his former team, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Tyler Mahle pitched five solid innings and the Reds rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the sixth. Cincinnati took two of ...

Mercado’s single in eighth gives Guardians 4-3 win over Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes lumbered home on Óscar Mercado's tiebreaking, two-out single in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Sunday. Toronto took a 3-2 lead into the eighth, but Owen Miller's one-out homer off Tim Mayza tied it. Mayza retired ...

Guardians top Toronto 8-2 in 2nd game for doubleheader split

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered and had two RBIs and Owen Miller delivered a two-run double, helping the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 and earn a doubleheader split on Saturday. The Blue Jays won the opener 8-3 as George Springer and Raimel Tapia each drove in ...

Clevinger makes emotional return, Padres, Guardians split

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger held it together as long as he could. But after finally getting back on a major league mound following elbow surgery, a lockout, a knee sprain and a rainout that had delayed his return for San Diego, Clevinger couldn't control his emotions. "I wasn't sure I ...

Tellez sets Brewers record with 8 RBIs in 18-4 rout of Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez continued to sizzle while the Cincinnati Reds continued to fizzle. Tellez homered twice and set a Milwaukee Brewers record with eight RBIs to extend his recent power surge in an 18-4 blowout of the reeling Reds on Wednesday night. He has homered four times in ...

Clevinger return delayed, rain postpones Padres, Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger's wait will last another day. The right-hander's first start for San Diego since undergoing elbow surgery in 2020 was postponed Tuesday as a rainy forecast pushed back the Padres' scheduled game against the Cleveland Guardians. "I just want to get this under ...

Reds put slumping Votto on COVID-19 injured list

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds put slumping first baseman Joey Votto on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, making the move before a game against Milwaukee. Manager David Bell said Votto hasn't tested positive for the virus. "We're precautionary as far as being able to put him on that ...

Browns release two kickers after drafting LSU’s Cade York

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cade York has already kicked out his competition with the Browns. Cleveland released kickers Chase McLaughlin and Chris Blewitt on Monday, two days after selecting York, one of college football's best kickers, in the fourth round of the NFL draft to upgrade its wayward ...

NFL clears Browns after former coach said team tanked games

CLEVELAND (AP) — The NFL handed former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson another loss. The league announced Monday that it found "no evidence" the Browns purposely lost games or incentivized personnel to do so after Jackson alleged in February the team tried to lose during the 2016 and 2017 ...

Despite missing playoffs, Blue Jackets see bright future

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets wrapped up their season earlier than they may have hoped, but the team is going into the offseason with a feeling that it has many of the pieces needed to move toward a more successful future. Columbus finished with a record of 37-38-7, missing ...

Draft Day 3: Kickers and running backs take NFL spotlight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, which bills itself as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," an NFL draft bereft of star quarterback prospects wouldn't seem a fit. It didn't matter, though, because as personnel people throughout the league predicted, the 2022 crop was so deep that even in ...

Browns trade down, select cornerback as Mayfield deal looms

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns finally joined the fun and made a trade in this chaotic, changing-by-the-minute NFL draft. Just not the deal everyone's awaiting. Cleveland made another offseason swap with Houston — this one much less significant — and dropped to the third round to take ...

Malkin, Letang help Penguins defeat Blue Jackets, 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The reeling Pittsburgh Penguins had one last chance to put together a complete game and gain some confidence before the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins, losers of eight of their previous 12 games coming in, responded with a first-period blitz that carried ...

Bengals add more defense, get Florida DT Carter in 3rd round

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals continued to add defensive depth, taking Florida defensive tackle Zachary Carter in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night. The Bengals had traded up three spots to get Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt in the second after taking safety ...

Browns trade down, select CB Emerson in third round of draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns made another offseason trade with Houston — this one much less significant — and dropped to the third round to take Mississippi State cornerback Martin Emerson in the NFL draft on Friday night. Following the blockbuster deal to acquire quarterback ...

Ward, Detmers propel Angels to 4-1 win, sweep of Guardians

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels haven't won a playoff game in over 12 years, and they haven't finished with a winning record since 2015. With a five-game winning streak and a wealth of confident players across their roster, the Halos are starting to believe this year will be ...