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Braves claims speedy OF Billy Hamilton off waivers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have claimed outfielder Billy Hamilton off waivers from the Kansas City Royals to bolster their injury-plagued roster. The 28-year-old Hamilton is a five-time Gold Glove finalist and switch-hitter who gives Atlanta some defensive options and speed off the bench. He played in 93...

Middle men: Browns hoping erratic kickers straighten out

Aug. 19, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens isn't quite ready to give his kickers the boot. Despite erratic performances — wide right, wide left, short, off the uprights — in training camp and exhibitions by incumbent Greg Joseph and rookie Austin Seibert, Kitchens said the team has no...

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

Aug. 19, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

STRUTHERS, Ohio (AP) — A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle. A judge near Youngstown set bond at $250,000 for James Reardon, ordered a mental health evaluation and told him to stay...

Search continues for body of man who died when boat capsized

Aug. 19, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Department of Natural Resources says the search continues for the body of a man who died when a boat he was on capsized in Lake Erie. The department said Monday that four people were on the boat when it began taking on water and capsized shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday near...

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...

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani streak, Brewers-Cards

Aug. 19, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHECK HIM The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting as a precaution....

Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested

Aug. 18, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

NEW MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges. New Middletown police say they arrested 20-year-old James Reardon, Jr., at his home...

Thomas wins at Medinah, takes No. 1 seed to FedEx Cup finale

Aug. 18, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Justin Thomas had more stress than he wanted and answered with the shots he needed Sunday at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale. Thomas watched a six-shot lead shrink to two in a span of three holes around the turn until he...

Alonso breaks NL rookie HR record, Mets crown Royals 11-5

Aug. 18, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pete Alonso wasn't even sure he was going to make the New York Mets' opening day roster, so even he never could have imagined the incredible season he's having. The burly first baseman hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the...

Indians ace Kluber exits rehab game with abdominal tightness

Aug. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber was removed from a minor league start after one inning with abdominal tightness. The team said Kluber, who hasn't pitched in the majors since breaking his arm during a start on May 1, was taken out of Sunday's game for Triple-A Columbus in Charlotte, North...