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Molina hits go-ahead homer, Cardinals hold off Reds 4-3

By JASON L. YOUNG, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Hicks didn't get jammed up. The rookie St. Louis reliever got Scooter Gennett to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, and the Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday. "I just tried to stay calm ...

Unaccustomed to 1st-round holes, LeBron needs win at Pacers

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself. Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not ...

Revolution, Crew split 1st-half goals for 2-2 draw

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cristian Penilla scored the tying goal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution held on for a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. Penilla one-timed Juan Agudelo's arching pass to cap the scoring for New England ...

Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87. His four daughters released a statement Friday on the loss of "a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a respected coach to ...

Caps top Blue Jackets 4-1 to even series at 2 games each

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Game 4 lacked the intensity of the three before it, and no overtime heroics were necessary. Instead, the workmanlike Washington Capitals turned in their most complete game of the playoffs, putting away the Columbus Blue Jackets to tie ...

Confident Pacers eager to protect home court against Cavs

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers look loose and sound confident. They were laughing, smiling and joking around at practice Thursday as turned to a new task — protecting their home court this weekend against LeBron James. Sure, his sensational ...

Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at ...

What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season. Bryan Price knows all about ...

Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lars Eller got the last stick on a puck that bounced off him and Columbus ...

Kyle Korver’s delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Korver is getting daily treatment on his bruised right foot and taking medication to fight off a "nasty little bug" that has made its way through Cleveland's roster. Only time can heal his broken heart. As he begins chasing a ...

Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra settled in after a shaky first inning, and Eric Thames made sure the effort wasn't wasted. Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds ...

Lindor homers in native Puerto Rico as Indians top Twins 6-1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010. Michael Brantley and ...

Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes. Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win ...

‘Bread’ is the man in playoff surge for the Blue Jackets

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin turned out to be everything the Columbus Blue Jackets were looking for when they traded for him last summer: A dead-eye sniper and deft puck distributor who can get game-breaking goals and make everyone around him ...

On Pace: Indiana opens eyes with blowout of LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've spent the entire season on the fringe, virtually ignored by all but the most savvy fans and NBA insiders. They don't have any household names or any superstars on their roster, just one All-Star and a role player best known for ...

Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons. Turns out, there was something new. Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in ...

Cardinals sweep 4-game series from Reds with 3-2 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Martinez's changeup was too much for the reeling Reds. The St. Louis right-hander struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run home run helped the Cardinals complete their first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 ...

Lindor drives in 3 runs, Indians top Tigers 9-3

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland's slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going. Lindor hit his fourth career leadoff homer, drove in three runs and scored three times, and the Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for ...

Cardinals’ 13-4 win extends Reds’ worst start since 1955

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Martinez had a career night, and he wasn't alone in a Cardinals offense that finally found its stride at the expense of the major leagues' worst team. Martinez drove in six runs Thursday and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a ...

Perez’s homer in 8th leads Indians past Tigers 2-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' pitching is helping its all-or-nothing offense get by in the early part of the season. Roberto Perez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning against reliever Alex Wilson, Josh Tomlin bounced back from a rocky outing and ...