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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...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter (64) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Browns center and NFLPA president says he will push for daily testing for the coronavirus as the NFL ramps up to a possible season. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Browns starting C Tretter sidelined after procedure on knee

Aug. 14, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting center JC Tretter underwent a surgical procedure on his knee Thursday and could be out for an extended period. First-year coach Kevin Stefanski revealed Tretter's unexpected surgery at the start of his Zoom call with reporters on Friday. Stefanski did not...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Colin Moran (19) celebrates with teammate Bryan Reynolds (10) after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Pirates connect 3 times off DeSclafani, roll 9-6 over Reds

Aug. 13, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam Frazier hit the first of three homers off Anthony DeSclafani, who hasn't beaten Pittsburgh in his last seven tries, and the Pirates returned from a three-day layoff with a flourish, beating the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 Thursday night. Pittsburgh's three-game series in St. Louis was called...

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

Steve Stricker tied for lead in Senior Players Championship

Aug. 13, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 68 and a share of the lead Thursday in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the PGA Tour Champions' first major of the season. “Didn’t hit it all that good, though. I scraped it around, got it up-and-down a...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields rolls out to throw against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ohio State opens preseason training camp on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether a revised 10-game season will even be played at all. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding pattern

Aug. 13, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Big Ten and Pac-12 postponing their fall football seasons because of the coronavirus pandemic leaves some NFL prospects facing a dilemma: Leave now or leave later. Take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year who would have begun the season as one...