Ohio Sports

Mayfield confident QB competition won’t divide Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield intends to conquer, not divide. Although drafted by the win-starved Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 overall pick to be their quarterback of the future, Mayfield said Friday he plans to be a leader from the outset even if he ...

Andujar, Torres and streaking Yankees top Indians 7-6

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — By the time his teammates tracked him down for a postgame dousing, Miguel Andujar was standing close to where his winning hit landed. Andujar flared an RBI single to right field with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees, ...

Suarez extends streak with homer, Reds beat Marlins 4-1

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez surprised everyone by missing only 16 games because of a broken right thumb. His hitting spree since his return has been just as impressive. Suarez hit a three-run homer that extended his surge, and Sal Romano made another ...

Called shot: LeBron’s fadeaway has Raptors endangered

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has perfected a signature, soul-crushing shot that also seems to describe what's happening again to the Toronto Raptors. The fadeaway. With cold-blooded precision, James worked the 24-second shot clock down to single digits ...

Former Ohio, Western Carolina hoops coach Larry Hunter dies

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Former Ohio and Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter has died. Western Carolina spokesman Daniel Hooker said Hunter's wife Mary told him the coach died Friday at a Cary hospital after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. He was 68 and had stepped down at Western Carolina ...

Indians cut INF Urshela, add RHP Ogando, send back Plutko

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have designated infielder Gio Urshela and left-hander Jeff Beliveau for assignment and put righty reliever Alexi Ogando on the major league roster. The Indians made the moves before playing Friday night at Yankee Stadium. They also sent right-hander Adam ...

Encarnacion, Kluber lead Indians past Rangers 12-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion's big day included a congratulatory phone call from another Dominican slugger. Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on ...

Yelich homers, Miley wins debut, Brewers sweep Reds 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Wade Miley made a positive first impression in his debut with the Milwaukee Brewers. Miley pitched six effective innings, Christian Yelich homered and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. "I would like to have been a little ...

James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — This time, LeBron James didn't have to do it all by himself. James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 21st career playoff triple-double, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 ...

Indians rally for 7-5 win over Rangers

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeff Beliveau's first major league save came four years ago while pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays. It was a long road to No. 2. Beliveau struck out Joey Gallo with two runners on in the ninth for his second career save and the Cleveland ...

Hader fans 8, Brewers break slump with 6-5 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Domingo Santana's double put the Milwaukee Brewers in position to end their slump. Left-hander Josh Hader finished it off with one of the most dominant relief appearances in big league history. Santana drove in the go-ahead runs in the seventh ...

Officials find flaw with medical marijuana grower scoring

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor's office has found another problem with how regulators selected grower applicants for Ohio's medical marijuana program. Cleveland.com reports Ohio Clean Leaf LLC was marked "no" on security portions of two applications, but it received either full ...

Survivor of 10-year Ohio captivity looks ahead in new book

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Five years have passed since the stunning news broke: three abducted women escaped years of physical and sexual abuse endured during a decadelong captivity in a Cleveland house Two of the women, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, ...

Wind farm to help power GM factories in Ohio, Indiana

HAVILAND, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says a new wind farm being built in Ohio will generate power for its factories in Ohio and Indiana. The automaker said Monday that it will buy 200 megawatts of energy from the wind farm in northwestern Ohio's Paulding County and a second one in central ...

Body that washed ashore along Lake Erie is ID’d as Ohio man

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a body that washed ashore along Lake Erie has been identified as a northeastern Ohio man who had been missing for weeks. The Ashtabula (ash-tuh-BYOO'-luh) County coroner's office says it hasn't yet determined the cause and manner of death for ...

Ohio submits Medicaid work requirement for federal approval

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say most Ohioans covered under Medicaid expansion will remain insured without changes under new work requirements submitted to the federal government for approval. A Medicaid waiver submitted Monday details Ohio's plan for imposing a work and community ...

DL Dylan Thompson transfers from Ohio State to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia says defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has transferred from Ohio State to the Cavaliers. The school announced the move Monday. It says Thompson will graduate from Ohio State this summer and enroll at Virginia. He will be eligible to play ...

Forward step: LeBron, Cavs pushed to limit but not done yet

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James walked sluggishly down a corridor inside Quicken Loans Arena following Game 7 surrounded by the usual squadron of security personnel, some business associates and his publicist. Each step seemed a challenge. His eyes were heavy. ...

Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indiana Pacers felt cheated — by LeBron James and the officials. Moments before James beat them with a game-winning, step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer, the Pacers were poised to take the lead in Game 5 on Victor Oladipo's driving ...

LeBron’s last-second shot gives Cavs 98-95 win in Game 5

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in ...