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Judge denies woman restraining order against Dodgers’ Bauer

By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sided with Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on Thursday and denied a five-year restraining order requested by a woman who said he choked her into unconsciousness and punched her repeatedly during two sexual encounters. In ...

Medvedev advances to W&S quarterfinals; Osaka knocked out

MASON, Ohio (AP) — No Novak, no Roger, no Rafa doesn't mean winning his second Western & Southern Open championship will be easy for top-seeded Daniil Medvedev. He's just making it look that way. Medvedev, the 2019 champion and last year's runner-up to Novak Djokovic, advanced to the ...

Votto blasts 3-run homer, Reds rebound to beat Marlins 6-1

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto slammed a three-run homer, Luis Castillo pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Thursday night. Votto's 428-foot shot into the seats in right-center — his team-leading 27th ...

Browns’ Mayfield not focused on money after Allen’s big deal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield won't let dollar signs sack him. With Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen signing a six-year, $258 million extension, a deal that includes $150 million guaranteed and $43 million per season, it would be understandable if Mayfield ...

Cabrera gets day off; Zimmer HR lifts Indians past Tigers

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera got a planned day off in pursuit of his 500th career home run, and the Cleveland Indians, sparked by Bradley Zimmer's tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, defeated the Detroit Tigers 7-5 on Sunday. Cabrera, who has 498 ...

Hall of Fame class has something for everybody

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP) — From bone-rattling tacklers Troy Polamalu, Steve Atwater and Cliff Harris to hard-charging runner Edgerrin James to the pass-catching brilliance of Isaac Bruce and Harold Carmichael, the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2020 has ...

Allen signs 5-year, $100 million contract with Cavaliers

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — When they traded for Jarrett Allen, the Cavaliers knew they were getting a quality player. He quickly became much more than that. The Cavs signed Allen to a five-year, $100 million contract on Friday, securing the 23-year-old center as one ...

Cabrera remains at 498 homers, Tigers edge Indians 2-1

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Cabrera remained two home runs shy of 500, but Tyler Alexander tossed a season-high 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers edged the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Saturday night. Cabrera went 0 for 3 with a walk, keeping his career ...

Lack of experience at QB an unusual situation for Ohio State

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Wednesday opened a preseason camp for the first time without a good idea of who's going to start at quarterback. "If I did, I'd probably sleep a little better right now, but I don't," Day said at ...

Ryu wins 1st Toronto start in Canada as Jays top Indians 7-2

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings in his first start for Toronto on Canadian soil, George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night. Ryu waited more than a year and a half ...

LA Story: Vela, Chicharito highlight MLS All-Star roster

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican stars Carlos Vela and Chicharito Hernandez, Gold Cup goalkeeping standout Matt Turner and 17-year-old Cade Cowell are among the 28 players on the Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster announced Wednesday. The MLS All-Stars will face a team of all-stars from LigaMX ...

Polanco’s 3-run blast stuns Reds in 7-5 Twins win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jorge Polanco delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Heath Hembree (2-6) walked the first two Minnesota batters before striking out Brent Rooker. Polanco fouled off ...

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four to 12 teams, wanting to give time for his ...

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Jarrett Allen

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one ...

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft ...

Guardians chosen as new name for Cleveland’s baseball team

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention to the eight giant stone figures that seem to guard the city. They have new meaning, After more than ...

Altuve homers twice in milestone game as Astros down Indians

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — On a night dedicated to Jose Altuve's accomplishments, the Houston Astros' star added to his already stellar resume with another huge game. Altuve celebrated the 10th anniversary of his major league debut with a leadoff homer, and made the ...

Votto, Aquino go back-to-back as Reds edge Mets 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino homered on consecutive pitches, Wade Miley worked effectively into the seventh inning and the Cincinnati Reds snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 4-3 win over the New York Mets. Jonathan India hit his first leadoff homer, a ...

Time limits set for Hall of Famers’ acceptance speeches

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer In 2016, Brett Favre spoke for 36 minutes in one of the most memorable Pro Football Hall of Fame induction speeches ever, a mark that was topped by Tony Gonzalez's 39-minute address in 2019. Nobody will challenge those marks next month when the ...

Farmer, Stephenson rally Reds past Padres 5-4 in 9th

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Farmer hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and Tyler Stephenson drove in the winning run with a two-out single to rally the Cincinnati Reds past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Thursday night. Farmer smashed a shot to center ...