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CINCINNATI — If Shane Bieber felt a bit off at the start, it sure didn’t show. Bieber kept up his record strikeout run, fanning 13 and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 on Sunday. Bieber (2-1) became the first pitcher in big league history to begin the season ...

Moran’s bat lifts Pirates to series win

MILWAUKEE — Colin Moran hit an early three-run homer, then had an RBI double in the 10th inning that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Sunday. The Pirates withstood a two-homer performance from the Brewers’ Daniel Vogelbach to earn their first series win in ...

Penguins in disappointing loss at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres interim coach Don Granato hoped a re-emphasis on speed and forechecking would lead to a better result in a rematch against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The difference was evident from the beginning. Arttu Ruotsalainen scored by converting Dylan Cozens’ pass an 2-on-1 ...

Defensive miscue dooms Cleveland in 3-2 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI — Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati’s tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in 10 innings Saturday. Pinch-hitter Tyler ...

Buckeyes’ QB battle will carry into fall

COLUMBUS — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State’s quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That’s not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has thrown a pass in a college ...

Brewers’ two-out hits send Pirates to defeat

MILWAUKEE — Brett Anderson pitched seven effective innings and the Milwaukee Brewers built a big lead early and breezed past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Saturday night. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a leadoff single in the first inning and the Brewers went on to score five times, with every run ...

March to the waters begins in earnest this week

Crazy weather, finicky fish, low water and litter galore all add up to a great deal of frustrations for anglers ready to rev up their 2021 fishing season. Troll through the various social media and you’ll no doubt notice reports about the on-and-off rhythm of the fishing so far, certainly ...

Defensive miscue dooms Cleveland in 3-2 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI — Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati’s tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in 10 innings Saturday. Pinch-hitter Tyler ...

Browns release DT Richardson

CLEVELAND — This off-season remodeling of the Browns’ defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson’s contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of Cleveland’s defensive ...

Buckeyes’ QB battle will carry into fall

COLUMBUS — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State’s quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That’s not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has thrown a pass in a college ...