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Reds rally for 2 in 9th, win 3-2 for rare sweep of Astros

Jun. 19, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Gerrit Cole was in line for a rare win over Cincinnati. The Astros' impressive streak of avoiding sweeps appeared safe once more. With a pair of two-out swings in the ninth, everything changed. Rookie Nick Senzel singled home the tying run, and Jesse Winker followed with another single...

Ex-officer shown kicking suspect gets a year in prison

Jun. 19, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison after a cellphone video showed him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Ohio's southern district says former Franklin Township officer Robert Wells was sentenced Wednesday after...

After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

Jun. 19, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

George Halas wanted an NFL team in Dallas, and in 1960 the influential founder of the Chicago Bears helped Clint Murchison get one. Less than 10 years later, a league that for decades piggybacked geographically on baseball went from 16 to 26 franchises in a merger with the rival American Football League, making...

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

Jun. 19, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed against the Columbus-area Mount...

Jason deGrom, Alonso lead Mets past East-leading Braves 10-2

Jun. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an ugly 12-3 loss in the series opener, the Mets pounded...

Reds hit 3 homers off Justin Verlander, beat Astros 4-3

Jun. 18, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Justin Verlander gives up a lot of fly balls. Great American Ball Park yields a lot of home runs. The Cincinnati Reds took advantage of the combination to finally win a series. Jesse Winker and Derek Dietrich homered off Verlander in the first inning Tuesday night, and the Reds held on...

High 5: Cavaliers mulling options with 5th pick in NBA draft

Jun. 18, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA's postseason from afar. They'll be big players again Thursday night. With the 5th and 26th picks in the draft, the Cavaliers can add quality talent to a young team now under the direction of new coach John Beilein. He,...

'Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

Jun. 18, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River's most infamous fire helped spawn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, artists and entrepreneurs have turned old jokes into inspiration and forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of Cleveland pride. "Everybody knows Cuyahoga County for...

Rangers spoil Clevinger's return with 7-2 win over Indians

Jun. 18, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn did what he has been doing throughout his first season with the Texas Rangers with another quality start. While Lynn allowed one run over seven innings, the Cleveland Indians finally got to see Mike Clevinger back on the mound, though their lanky right-hander gave them a...

Castillo pitches two-hit ball into 7th, Reds beat Astros 3-2

Jun. 18, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A storm delay left both starters struggling to regain their touch. Luis Castillo did better handling the challenge. Castillo pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Nick Senzel returned from an eye injury and drove in a pair of runs, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 3-2 victory...