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Clowney says Watson trade brought him back to Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney had numerous reasons — familiarity, money, playing alongside Myles Garrett again — to re-sign with the Browns for a second season. However, one topped them all. "My boy came here," Clowney said. "Deshaun." Clowney said Thursday that Cleveland's ...

Ramírez, Guardians win 4th in a row, beat sloppy Rockies 4-2

DENVER (AP) — José Ramírez doubled for his eighth straight game with an extra-base hit and the Cleveland Guardians matched a season high with their fourth win in a row, beating the sloppy Colorado Rockies 4-2. Ramírez hit an opposite-field grounder that hugged the third-base line against ...

Guardians take road win streak into game against the Dodgers

The Cleveland Guardians hit the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers aiming to extend a four-game road winning streak. Cleveland Guardians (32-27, second in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23, second in the NL West) Los Angeles; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: ...

Reds host the Brewers to start 3-game series

The Cincinnati Reds host the Milwaukee Brewers to start a three-game series. Milwaukee Brewers (35-30, second in the NL Central) vs. Cincinnati Reds (23-40, fifth in the NL Central) Cincinnati; Friday, 6:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Brewers: Eric Lauer (5-2, 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 67 ...

All eyes on the NFL’s pending decision on Deshaun Watson

While Deshaun Watson maintains his innocence and fights to clear his name, the Cleveland Browns and football fans everywhere wait for the NFL to determine an appropriate penalty for the star quarterback accused of sexual misconduct by 24 women. A person familiar with the league's investigation ...

AP sources: Blitzer to get minority share of Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their name changed, and now the Cleveland Guardians appear on the way to a switch in ownership. Major League Baseball approved the sale of a minority stake in the team to David Blitzer, whose sports holdings include ownership shares in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the ...

AP source: Tortorella hired as coach by Philadelphia Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have hired John Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the fiery veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975. The hire was confirmed Thursday by a person with direct knowledge of the decision who spoke with The ...

Hall of Fame rift? Bruce Smith says he, Boselli are ‘cool’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bruce Smith never had a problem with Tony Boselli, and can't wait for the left tackle to join him as a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's another story for some of Boselli's supporters, and the claims they made in making the case for the Jacksonville Jaguars ...

FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport’

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations were revealed, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to be played largely in the United States. "By 2026, soccer — or futbol — will be the No. ...

Gallen settles down after wild start, D-backs top Reds 7-4

PHOENIX (AP) — Zac Gallen pitched seven effective innings despite an early bout of wildness, and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a four-run eighth inning to top the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Wednesday. Geraldo Perdomo hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who avoided a sweep after the Reds ...

Ramírez’s hitting, Kwan’s catch help Guardians top Rockies

DENVER (AP) — José Ramírez got four more hits, Steven Kwan made a remarkable diving catch in the seventh inning to preserve the lead, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Wednesday night for their 12th win in 15 games. Josh Naylor delivered the go-ahead double in ...

Browns learn of ‘forgotten’ players at Hall of Fame tour

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns went on a field trip to explore their football roots, including some deep ones nearly forgotten. Hoping to connect his team to its storied past, Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski took minicamp on the road Wednesday with a trip south to Canton for a ...

Wichita State hires Murray State athletic director Saal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State has hired Murray State athletic director Kevin Saal as its athletic director. Wichita State President Rick Muma announced Wednesday that Saal, a 44-year-old Kansas native, will take over the job in mid-July. Saal replaces Darron Boatright, who was fired in ...

The 23 venues bidding to host World Cup matches in 2026

NEW YORK (AP) — As FIFA prepares to announce the 2026 World Cup sites on Thursday — and make high-profile cuts — Alan Rothenberg thought back to when stadiums were picked for the 1994 tournament he headed in the United States. "They gave the rights to the host country, and the host ...

Healthy again, Bengals’ Burrow embraces ‘normal’ offseason

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow is entering his third season in the NFL. However, this is his first reasonably normal offseason for the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback. He's not taking it for granted. Burrow, the top overall pick in the 2020 draft, entered the league amid the uncertainty and ...

Deshaun Watson again denies sexual misconduct claims

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The new lawsuits — and potential for more — against Deshaun Watson may have further damaged his image and swayed opinion about him. However, they've only deepened his resolve. The Cleveland Browns quarterback reiterated Tuesday that he never committed sexual ...

Cavaliers promote assistant Buckner to associate head coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers assistant Greg Buckner has been promoted to associate head coach under J.B. Bickerstaff. The team announced the promotion Monday. Buckner has spent the past two seasons with Cleveland, helping Bickerstaff develop one of the NBA's youngest teams. The Cavs doubled ...

Drury, Moustakas rally Reds over D-backs 5-4

PHOENIX (AP) — Mike Moustakas celebrated his return from the injured list with a game-winning RBI for the Cincinnati Reds. "Got a pitch a little off my hands, got it out there on the outfield grass and it helped the team win a ballgame," Moustakas said after his broken-bat bloop down the ...

Ramirez continues tear with 3 RBIs, Guardians beat A’s 6-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez had three RBIs, including a two-run double in the first inning, to continue his torrid production and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Sunday. Ramírez, who leads the majors with 59 RBIs, pulled a double down the left-field line ...

Diamondbacks start 3-game series against the Reds

Cincinnati Reds (21-39, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (29-33, fourth in the NL West) Phoenix; Monday, 9:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Mike Minor (0-2, 8.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, eight strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (5-3, 3.32 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 54 ...