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Late-inning theatrics

CINCINNATI (AP) — Shane Bieber overcame two solo home runs to pitch into the eighth inning, Franmil Reyes hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Reyes capped the Indians’ comeback from a ...

Big Ben confident in return

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn’t a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: no one who has ever played his position has ever recovered from it well ...

Team pleased with ‘engaged’ Beckham so far

CLEVELAND — While there’s no guarantee Odell Beckham Jr. will stay quiet, the Cleveland Browns are confident their outspoken star receiver won’t be bolting from training camp. Beckham had recently questioned the NFL’s decision to push forward and play the 2020 season despite the ...

Under the weather

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least the club’s next two games because of a gastrointestinal issue that has bothered him for months. Francona was scheduled to be checked Monday by doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. He’ll remain in Cleveland during the ...

OBJ taking part in camp despite concerns

CLEVELAND — Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of training camp after expressing reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. Beckham reported to Cleveland’s camp last week, passed ...

Crosby leads Penguins

TORONTO — Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece. Crosby beat Montreal’s Carey Price early in the first period and Zucker ...

Flag football family

Dakota Naples knows the surreal feeling of being at quarterback and controlling a football game quite well. In fact, the 2017 Niles High School graduate revels in it. She has been playing flag football since the age of 10, and she doesn’t intend on stopping anytime soon. “Being a ...

Receiver Landry placed on PUP list

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list following offseason hip surgery. The team made the roster move Sunday while stressing that Landry remains on schedule to return this season. Landry, who has not ...

Abysmal Cleveland offense loses another

MINNEAPOLIS — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon, taking the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled ...

Pirates beaten in extra innings

CHICAGO — Javier Baez singled through a drawn-in infield in the 11th inning, scoring David Bote from third base and giving the Chicago Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Bote, who made the last out in the 10th, started the inning on second base as mandated by Major ...