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Nicklaus says he had zero interest in running Saudi leaguge

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Jack Nicklaus says he met with a Saudi Arabian group as a courtesy and had "zero interest" in running a rival golf circuit now being led by Greg Norman. "I don't care what kind of money they would have thrown at me. My allegiance has been to the PGA Tour," Nicklaus said ...

Dustin Johnson defies PGA Tour and joins Saudi-funded series

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Three months after declaring he was "fully committed" to the PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson is among 42 players in the field for next week's LIV Golf Invitational, which offers a $25 million in prize money that's backed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. Phil Mickelson ...

Giménez homers, Guardians overcome rookie’s gaffe to beat KC

CLEVELAND (AP) — Oscar Gonzalez bounced off the padded wall and the rookie outfielder casually flipped the ball into the stands, thinking the inning was over. When he got back to Cleveland's dugout, Guardians manager Terry Francona had a question. "I just asked him 'I haven't been to ...

Longoria’s 4th homer in 4 games lifts Giants over Reds 6-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Evan Longoria was unhappy when plate umpire Shane Livensparger called him out on full-count slider in the fifth inning that Longoria thought missed the low, outside corner. Then in the eighth, Longoria dropped his bat and started taking off his shin guard when Art Warren's ...

Ramírez, Bieber help Guardians beat Tigers 8-1

DETROIT (AP) — José Ramírez homered and drove in five runs, leading Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Guardians to an 8-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Ramírez hit a three-run triple in the seventh inning and a two-run shot in the ninth for his 12th homer. The three-time ...

Reds’ Pham suspended 3 games for slapping Pederson

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games Saturday after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson because of a dispute about their fantasy football league. The 34-year-old Pham also was fined. The suspension ...

Guardians-Tigers postponed, rescheduled for July 4th

DETROIT (AP) — The game between the Cleveland Guardians and Detroit Tigers on Friday was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on July 4 at 6:40 p.m. The originally scheduled game will begin at 1:10 p.m. The starting pitchers for Friday's ...

AP source: Browns, Njoku agree on 4-year contract extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — David Njoku committed to Cleveland, and the Browns followed suit. Two years after asking to be traded, Njoku got the long-term commitment he wanted from the Browns, agreeing Friday to a four-year contract extension, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated ...

Giants’ Kapler refusing to take field for anthem in protest

CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday he will refuse to take the field for the national anthem in a protest over the nation's political direction following this week's school shooting in Texas. "I don't plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I ...

Ashcraft lifts Reds over Giants amid Kapler anthem protest

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie right-hander Graham Ashcraft earned his first victory with six strong innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat San Francisco 5-1 Friday night following a political protest by Giants manager Gabe Kapler and a scuffle between Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson. Kapler refused to ...

Cabrera’s hit in 9th lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over Guardians

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera remains a force at age 39. Carera had a game-ending single in the ninth inning with his third hit, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday. Cabrera, who became the seventh player to have 3,000 hits and 500 homers earlier ...

Reds have highest-scoring day in 23 years, rout Cubs 20-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — After getting a cortisone shot and a few days off, Kyle Farmer helped power the Cincinnati Reds to their highest-scoring game in 23 years. Farmer homered twice, had four hits and tied his career high with five RBIs in a 20-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. "I was ...

‘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 ...