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Police: Girl killed by gunfire during birthday party in Ohio

Aug. 15, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed during a backyard birthday party for a teenager at an Ohio home, authorities said. Akron police said several shots were fired shortly before midnight Friday in the Sherbondy Hill neighborhood. The 8-year-old was found wounded and was taken to Akron...

The St. Louis Cardinals workout before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Column: Baseball holding its own, a third of the way through

Aug. 15, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

In Los Angeles the other night, the cutouts behind home plate had extra big smiles on their faces as Mookie Betts smashed three home runs at Dodger Stadium. On the same night, Yu Darvish took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Wrigley Field, where the Cubs jumped off to their best start in more than a...

Cincinnati Reds' Nicholas Castellanos, right, slides safely into second base while avoiding the tag of Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Kevin Newman, center, during the third inning of a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Reds player tests positive, 2 games with Pirates postponed

Aug. 15, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds became the third Major League Baseball team to have games called off because one of its players tested positive for COVID-19. The last two games of a series between the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park were postponed Saturday after one Cincinnati...

Ohio: Schools can't sub face shields for masks in most cases

Aug. 15, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say school districts will not be allowed to use face shields rather than facial coverings or masks in most cases as a means of curbing coronavirus transmission as schools get ready to start the 2020-21 academic year. The Ohio Department of Health on Saturday...

Police: Man arrested after 3-county stolen ambulance chase

Aug. 15, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man is in custody after leading troopers on a chase through three Ohio counties in a stolen ambulance, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Troopers were dispatched at about 3 a.m. to check on an ambulance that had been reported stolen from Mercy Health St. Vincent's Medical Center in...

Cincinnati Reds' Freddy Galvis (3) attempts to field the ball as Pittsburgh Pirates' Erik Gonzalez (2) is safe after hitting a double in the second inning during a baseball game at in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Gray fans 10, Winker homers twice as Reds beat Pirates 8-1

Aug. 14, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jesse Winker had his first career two homer game and Sonny Gray continued his torrid strikeout pace as the Cincinnati Reds broke open a close contest with five runs in the last two innings for an 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Nick Castellanos added a three-run homer...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians demote Clevinger, Plesac after protocol violation

Aug. 14, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) and guard Joel Bitonio (75) during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns' Mayfield admits he was 'lost' in chaotic 2019 season

Aug. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield knew he needed to drop some weight, and maybe a little of the attitude. If there was anything the Browns' self-assured quarterback learned during a chaotic, losing 2019 season in Cleveland it was that he had to change. “I would say I lost myself not having that...

Jerry Kelly leads Senior Players at difficult Firestone

Aug. 14, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly was the only player at par or better after two days on Firestone's difficult South Course in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions’ first major of the season. “You get out of position here, you’re in deep trouble, and...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Indians send down Clevinger, Plesac after virus blunder

Aug. 14, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — After hearing Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac explain their actions, the Cleveland Indians sent the pitchers to their alternate training site on Friday after the two broke team rules and Major League Baseball coronavirus protocol last weekend in Chicago. Clevinger and Plesac drove to...