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Rangers spoil Clevinger’s return with 7-2 win over Indians

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn did what he has been doing throughout his first season with the Texas Rangers with another quality start. While Lynn allowed one run over seven innings, the Cleveland Indians finally got to see Mike Clevinger back on ...

Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A storm delay left both starters struggling to regain their touch. Luis Castillo did better handling the challenge. Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair of runs, and ...

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men's soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though a ...

Browns RB Johnson still desires trade, says team not loyal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson showed up at Browns camp to make one thing clear. "I want to be somewhere I'm wanted," he said. Johnson doubled down on his demand to be traded Tuesday, saying he felt betrayed by Browns general manager John Dorsey, who began ...

Big 10 taps Vikings’ Kevin Warren as new commissioner

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten hired Minnesota Vikings executive Kevin Warren as its new commissioner Tuesday, bringing on a former college basketball player and sports agent with a law degree from Notre Dame to replace Jim Delany and become the first ...

Furyk proud of streak playing 24 straight US Opens

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Nick Price was in his final week at No. 1 in the world. Tiger Woods was making his U.S. Open debut as a 19-year-old amateur. It was 1995 at Shinnecock Hills, and it was the last time Jim Furyk was at home for the U.S. Open. Furyk will be ...

Column: Cantlay’s past shows why the future is promising

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — To the victor go the social media requests. This proved far more difficult for Patrick Cantlay than his 64 at Muirfield Village, the lowest final round by a winner in 44 years of the Memorial and a performance that suggested his move to ...

Dufner among long list of qualifiers for US Open

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Dufner is going back to the U.S. Open for the 10th straight year, and this time he had to play his way in through one of 10 qualifiers across three countries Monday in the longest day in golf. Luke Guthrie took a detour from the ...

White Sox beat Indians 10-4 for season-high 4th straight win

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Yonder Alonso is dealing with his tough start by staying positive and trying to make the most of every day. A successful performance against his former team certainly helps. Alonso and José Abreu each hit a two-run homer, and the Chicago White ...

Moore’s 65 leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods rallies for 70

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial. That had more do with a stopwatch than a scorecard. Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first ...

Cauley makes a new memory in return to Muirfield Village

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Curiosity got the best of Bud Cauley when he was given a video that illustrated the sequence of a crash he doesn't remember. The night after he missed the cut at the Memorial last year, Cauley was a passenger in the back seat of a car that ...

Browns coach says OBJ missed ‘a lot’ by skipping practices

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s extended absence may have finally gotten to Browns coach Freddie Kitchens. After staunchly defending the superstar wide receiver's decision to skip nearly all of Cleveland's voluntary practices since joining the team, ...

Browns confident free agent DT McCoy will choose them

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Gerald McCoy's free agency tour started with the Browns. They believe it will end with them, too. Coach Freddie Kitchens said Thursday that he's optimistic McCoy will sign with Cleveland, which appears to be in a three-time battle with ...

OU-Texas, Michigan-Ohio State on Fox for 2nd straight season

By The Associated Press The Oklahoma-Texas and Michigan-Ohio State rivalry games return to Fox for the second consecutive year and the network plans to launch a new pregame show with Urban Meyer and Reggie Bush this season. Fox announced Thursday times and dates for dozens of games that will ...

Winners and losers of the NBA’s draft withdrawal deadline

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett all remained in the NBA draft through the withdrawal deadline. No surprise there, nor for several other players expected to go in the first round. Numerous other players faced difficult decisions on Wednesday, ...

Moore leads by 1 at Memorial as Woods gets off to slow start

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got off to a slower start than he would have liked Thursday at the Memorial. That had more do with a stopwatch than a scorecard. Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first ...

Column: Nicklaus part of the major discussion again

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods had their first conversation about rivalries while in South Africa for the Presidents Cup in 2003, right around the time Woods was about to get his fourth rival in Vijay Singh. The message Nicklaus preached ...

Differences in Opens shown through exemptions

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The distinction between golf's two oldest championships goes beyond one being played on links courses in the UK and the other being played in the United States. They also have a different reach, which can lead to a different idea of ...

Indians rally for five in 9th, beat Red Sox 7-5

By DOUG ALDEN Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Indians had plenty to celebrate despite the late hour. Zach Plesac delivered a solid start in his major league debut and the bottom of Cleveland's lineup led a wild ninth-inning rally as the Indians scored five and beat the Boston ...

Dietrich hits 3 HRs, Lyles injured as Reds beat Pirates 11-6

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Dietrich was describing his three-homer game for the media when Scooter Gennett walked past and put it in a slightly different perspective. "Anybody can hit three, Derek," said Gennett, who did him one better in 2017. No, Dietrich's ...