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Reyes hits 3-run homer, leads Indians to 4-2 win over Royals

Aug. 25, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes had his biggest hit with the Cleveland Indians. Yet Reyes and his teammates weren't in the mood to celebrate Saturday's victory over Kansas City because it might have come with a significant loss. Reyes hit a three-run homer that helped Cleveland to a 4-2 victory over the...

Serial killer pleads guilty in 4 slayings

Aug. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who claims he has killed more than 90 women across the country pleaded guilty Friday to murdering four women in Ohio. Samuel Little appeared via Skype from the California state prison where he's serving multiple life sentences. He admitted in separate hearings that he killed two...

Callaway beats former boss as surging Mets top Indians 9-2

Aug. 21, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commit a mistake against the New York Mets these days and they are poised to make you pay. Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night....

No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State's starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in...

Altidore scores in 90th to give Toronto FC 2-2 tie with Crew

Aug. 17, 2019 9:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored in the 90th minute to give Toronto FC a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. Altidore found an open space on a run into the 6-yard box and headed home Auro's cross to pull Toronto FC (9-10-7) level. David Accam made it 2-1 for the Crew (7-14-6) in...

Ohio officials say more crocodiles unlikely after 1 found

Aug. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WEST ALEXANDRIA, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's unlikely there are any other crocodiles in a western Ohio creek where one was captured this week. The Dayton Daily News reports more than a dozen kids were with a church group at a creek in a town west of Dayton when they...

Sealed records on Dayton gunman pit safety against privacy

Aug. 16, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs. The measures used to shield...

Ohio State's Landers shines light on mental health struggles

Aug. 12, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State defensive tackle Robert Landers struggles with mental illness, and he doesn't care who knows it. In fact, he wants more people to be aware of it. The mass shooting in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, rattled him enough that he decided it was time to speak out. The gregarious...

Ex-coach who had sex with teen diver gets 4 years in prison

Aug. 12, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State diving club coach accused of abusing that role and having sex with a diver when she was a teenager was sentenced Monday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual battery. Estee Pryor has said William Bohonyi began pressuring her for sex when she was...

Zardes, Santos help Crew rally to tie FC Cincinnati 2-2

Aug. 10, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gyasi Zardes and Pedro Santos scored and the Columbus Crew overcame a two-goal deficit to tie FC Cincinnati 2-2 on Saturday night in the first regular-season game between the in-state rivals. Columbus (7-14-5) is unbeaten in its last five games. Santos ripped a rising left-footer from...