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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...

2 arrested, 2 charged in double homicide at burning house

Aug. 13, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Akron have charged four people in connection to the shooting deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burning house last month. Steven Hayes, 20, and Kianna Buckley, 42, were arrested on Wednesday and face charges related to the murders of Justin Lee Walker and Melinda...

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...

Police standoff ends with 1 dead, 1 in custody

Aug. 13, 2020 6:17 AM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A police standoff in a Cleveland suburb ended early Thursday with one person dead and one person in custody. The 5-hour standoff in Lakewood began late Wednesday when police were called to home on Clifton Boulevard for a welfare check and officers found a man lying outside, according...

Police: Teen handling gun shoots, kills 2-year-old nephew

Aug. 13, 2020 5:50 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio have charged a 14-year-old in the shooting death of his 2-year-old nephew, according to media reports. Police responded to a home in Columbus on Wednesday night where they said the teen told them he was babysitting the toddler and his 1-year-old niece when the gun he...

Cincinnati Reds teammates celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

LEADING OFF: Pirates-Reds renew bitter rivalry, Acuña ailing

Aug. 13, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: KEEP COOL The Reds and Pirates renew what erupted into one of baseball’s most bitter rivalries last season, with one major change at the top. Long-simmering tensions between the Ohio River rivals over batters getting plunked escalated into a...

Kansas City Royals' Trevor Rosenthal (40) reacts with catcher Salvador Perez (13) after a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Royals won 5-4. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Salvador Perez has 3 more hits, hot Royals beat Reds 5-4

Aug. 12, 2020 11:17 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bases loaded, one out, another close game on the verge of slipping away. The strain showed on Mike Matheny's face in the ninth inning — not that anyone could tell. Salvador Perez had three more hits, and Kansas City's bullpen barely held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970

Aug. 12, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bell bottoms were in style and Nixon was in the White House the last time the Chicago Cubs started a season this hot. Their rookie manager isn't taking any credit for the fast start. “I mean, I’ve got a good team,” David Ross said. “That’s what it is....