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Tribe earns another walkoff

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI double into the right-field corner with two outs in the ninth inning as Cleveland rallied for its third walk-off win in four days, a 4-3 victory Friday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates that kept the Indians’ hopes alive for winning the AL ...

Watt brothers get together again

Growing up in Wisconsin, the sibling rivalry between the Watt brothers had no boundaries. Out front playing roller hockey. In the backyard playing football. Mini-baseball in the basement. Even the kitchen table at grandma’s was not immune. As kids, J.J., T.J. and Derek would spend hours at ...

Browns’ secondary affected by injuries

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns could be without both of their projected starting cornerbacks on Sunday against the Washington Football Team. Denzel Ward is listed as questionable with a groin injury and Greedy Williams will miss his third straight game with a shoulder injury ...

Ramirez delivers again as Tribe sweeps

CLEVELAND — Jose Ramirez delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 Thursday night for a four-game sweep in a matchup of playoff-bound teams. The victory pulled the Indians within one game of Chicago for the fourth ...

Marking a milestone

PITTSBURGH — Randy Fichtner watched the big kid with the strong arm and the sense of invincibility that is the province of the very young and immediately grew worried. So Fichter, then the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks coach, suggested to Ben Roethlisberger that he might want to think ...

Beckham making attitude adjustments with age

CLEVELAND — Odell Beckham Jr. felt the tug on his jersey and watched helplessly as Baker Mayfield’s potential touchdown pass to him thudded to the turf. No flag for pass interference. No fight from Beckham, either. “I think a younger me would have been more upset,” the Browns star ...

Pirates blank Chicago behind Kuhl pitching

PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter until Anthony Rizzo doubled ...

Finding some balance

CLEVELAND — Like a mother lion with her hungry cubs, Baker Mayfield has many mouths to feed. And just one football to share. When Mayfield looks around Cleveland’s offensive huddle, the Browns quarterback is surrounded by almost an embarrassment of offensive riches. There’s star ...

Blitz-burgh is back

PITTSBURGH — The pressure came from everywhere. Up the middle. Off the edge. On stunts. On good old-fashioned one-on-one domination. Still, Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel thought he’d figured things out late on Sunday afternoon, leading the Broncos down to the Pittsburgh 15 with less ...

Tribe walks off again on Luplow’s HR

CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday night. The loss ...