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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. ...

Browns’ Watson caps busy week as NFL investigation continues

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's week included meeting with NFL investigators and golf in the Bahamas with his new Browns teammates. Next week he'll be back on the field, and under more public scrutiny. Some of the women who have accused Cleveland's quarterback of sexual misconduct during ...

Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds play in game 2 of series

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Cincinnati Reds, leading the series 1-0. Cincinnati Reds (11-27, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (21-18, third in the AL East) Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Hunter Greene (1-6, 6.21 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, 44 strikeouts); ...

Tigers bring 3-game losing streak into matchup against the Guardians

The Detroit Tigers are looking to break their three-game slide with a victory against the Cleveland Guardians. Detroit Tigers (13-26, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (17-19, third in the AL Central) Cleveland; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Alex Faedo ...

Naquin homers, Reds down Guardians 4-2 for 2-game sweep

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Naquin wasn't aware there was an award given to the most outstanding player in the Ohio Cup until it was handed to him. "I'll take all the trophies I can get," he said, smiling. Naquin homered in the fifth inning, scored on Kyle Farmer's go-ahead single in the eighth ...

Guardians’ Ramírez hurts shin vs Reds, undergoing X-rays

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Guardians star third baseman José Ramírez will undergo X-rays and other tests on his right shin after being injured during an at-bat in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Ramírez collapsed in pain after fouling a ball off his shin in the eighth ...

Lawmakers want Ohio State’s 2010 football season restored

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2010 season of the Ohio State University football team, vacated after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be restored because of recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, under a symbolic resolution approved by House lawmakers. The vacating of ...

Raise makes Ohio State’s Day one of highest-paid coaches

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches. Day's raise makes him the latest coach to crack $9 million per year, making him one of the highest-paid coaches ...

Francona back managing Guardians following COVID-19 outbreak

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians manager Terry Francona missed so much time over the past two seasons that even a four-game absence was difficult. "This was forced retirement," he said. "It wasn't very fun." Francona and two of his coaches cleared health and safety protocols and returned to the ...