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Guardians manager Francona still sidelined with COVID-19

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians manager Terry Francona missed his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Francona and most of his coaching staff were forced to return from the team's trip to Chicago and Minnesota after an outbreak in Cleveland's ...

Reds blow lead, hit into 5 double plays and edge Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds made unwanted history two days ago by not allowing a hit and losing. On Tuesday night, they hit into five double plays, blew the lead in the ninth inning and scored the winning run without making contact. "That's baseball, man," said rookie starter Connor ...

Bengals’ Burrow wasted no time getting over Super Bowl loss

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow said he didn't spend any time second-guessing himself or pondering what might have been after the Bengals' Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Business as usual for Joe Cool. What's next? Burrow said he watched video of the game once and then mentally filed ...

AUTO RACING: All-Star break for Cup Series; F1 in Barcelona

Will this be the season in which a race-winner in NASCAR's top series does not qualify for the playoffs? Kurt Busch became the 11th different winner in 13 races with his victory at Kansas. The season is at its regular-season midpoint and only William Byron and Ross Chastain have won more than ...

Guardians acquire RHP Ramirez in trade from Mariners

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians acquired right-hander Yohan Ramirez on Monday from the Seattle Mariners on Monday for cash or a player to be named. The 27-year-old Ramirez, who made seven appearances for the Mariners this season, was immediately optioned to Triple-A ...

AP source: Browns QB Watson to meet with NFL reps in Texas

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL officials will meet this week with Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson as the league continues to investigate whether he violated its personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday. Watson, who is facing 22 civil ...

Woman files for protective order against Cavs’ Rajon Rondo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville woman has filed for an emergency protective order against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Rajon Rondo and alleges the former Kentucky star brandished a gun and threatened her life. The woman alleges Rondo "became enraged" last week and filed for the EPO on ...

Buxton and Urshela homer to help Twins beat Guardians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Ryan allowed one run over six innings and was backed by solo homers from Byron Buxton and Gio Urshela as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Sunday. Ryan (4-2) threw a career-high 103 pitches and struck out five, with his only blemish a fourth ...

No hits, no prob: Bucs win with 0 hits, top Greene, Reds 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In what's quickly become a lost season for the Cincinnati Reds, this really was the ultimate misery. Prized rookie Hunter Greene and reliever Art Warren combined to allow zero hits in a complete game, but it didn't count as a no-hitter — or even a win. Instead, the ...

Wayne Taylor Racing takes Acura to 5 straight at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Acura and Ricky Taylor extended five years of dominance at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday, and Juan Pablo Montoya went from Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a class victory. Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque won the IMSA Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio in the No. 10 Acura for ...

Moustakas, Drury power Reds to 8-2 victory over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered twice and Brandon Drury drove in four runs to break out of a slump and lead the resurgent Cincinnati Reds to an 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Moustakas hit a solo shot into the right field stands in the fourth inning to ...

Lewis slam in 9-run inning, Twins beat virus-hit Guardians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Royce Lewis hit a grand slam for his first big league homer, capping a nine-run fifth inning that sent the Minnesota Twins past the coronavirus-struck Cleveland Guardians 12-8 Friday night. Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco and Gary Sánchez also homered for Minnesota. The ...

AP source: Bauer’s appeal of suspension to begin May 23

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bauer's arbitration appeal of his unprecedented two-year suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy has been scheduled to start May 23, a person familiar with the hearing told The Associated Press. The person spoke Friday on condition of ...

Kicking it: Browns rookie York gets advice from Phil Dawson

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie Cade York's first experience kicking inside FirstEnergy Stadium came on a clear, calm, picture postcard kind of day. Phil Dawson warned him it's rarely so idyllic. "He just mentioned that there are going to be days that are tough," said York, who called ...

Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry joining Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowler, is joining the New Orleans Saints. The eight-year veteran confirmed the move on Twitter on Friday. Landry spent his first four pro seasons with Miami before joining the Browns. He led the league in receptions ...

Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases, coach Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip. The team said pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as the club's acting ...

Anthony Munoz hired as Hall of Fame relationship officer

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame has hired Anthony Muñoz as its first Chief Football Relationship Officer. The hall said Thursday that the 1998 inductee will engage with current and prospective business partners and sponsors; be involved in philanthropic efforts for the ...

Overton gets 1st win, Reds beat Pirates 4-0 for 1st shutout

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Connor Overton got his first major league win and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter for the Cincinnati Reds' first shutout of the season, a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. A 2014 amateur draft pick who debuted last August with Toronto, ...

Riding a tricycle! Yelich record-tying 3rd cycle, Brews fall

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Yelich bolted out of the box, sprinting around the bases and cruising into third standing up for his first triple of the season. A very well-timed triple, too. The Milwaukee Brewers star hit for a record-tying third cycle — amazingly, all of them against ...

Guardians hit with COVID-19 outbreak, manager Francona out

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined manager Terry Francona and several of the team's coaches, leading to the postponement of Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Shortly after Francona's positive test became known, Major ...