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Not going to leave

PITTSBURGH — Joe Haden called it two years ago when the veteran cornerback practically sprinted to Pittsburgh shortly after the Cleveland Browns released him on the eve of the 2017 regular season. “When I came here I didn’t think I was going to leave,” Haden said. And he’s not. At ...

Indians rout White Sox, 11-3

CLEVELAND — Carlos Santana homered, Franmil Reyes had a three-run double and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Monday night. Santana, a first-time All-Star this season, hit his team-leading 32nd home run with one out in the sixth and had an RBI single in the ...

Doing some defense

To fix a defense that statistically was the worst in Ohio State history, new coach Ryan Day went to the wedding planners’ playbook: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. There are much tougher tests to come for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes. But against Florida ...

CB Haden gets new contract

PITTSBURGH — Joe Haden is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran cornerback and the team have agreed to a new three-year, $32 million contract that will keep Haden in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. Haden was in the final year of a three-year deal he signed with ...

Carrasco emotional in return

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This was no ordinary outing for Carlos Carrasco, and everyone at Tropicana Field knew it. The popular Cleveland Indians pitcher nicknamed Cookie made his return to the mound from leukemia Sunday and was applauded by both teams in a touching scene during Tampa Bay’s ...

PIRATES 6, ROCKIES 2:

DENVER — Steven Brault hit his first major league homer and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead Pittsburgh over Colorado for a four-game sweep. Adam Frazier homered on the first pitch of the game, the second straight day the Pirates did that. Brault (4-3) allowed only one ...

Scrappers win big, 11-1

NILES — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers blew open a 2-1 game in the sixth and seventh innings and defeated West Virginia, 11-1, Sunday in their next-to-last game of the season. The Scrappers are scheduled to conclude the season today at 1:05, against the Black Bears. Brayan Rocchio’s ...

New Buckeyes QB has Fields’ Day against FAU

COLUMBUS — Justin Fields made some mistakes that quarterbacks make when they haven’t played much. The much-ballyhooed Georgia transfer also showed flashes of how good he might be and why he was a five-star recruit. Fields, who saw limited action as a freshman last season sitting behind ...

Hammer time: Gillan beats out Colquitt at punter

CLEVELAND — Jamie Gillan already had a cool nickname, “The Scottish Hammer.” He’s got a new title: starting kicker. The undrafted rookie free agent with the thick accent and powerful leg beat out veteran Britton Colquitt as the Browns reduced their roster to 53 on Saturday with ...

Naquin done after torn ACL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Cleveland Indians left fielder Tyler Naquin has a torn ACL in his right knee, the second major injury the team has suffered in a week as it makes a push for the playoffs. Naquin was carted off the field after crashing into the wall while taking away a potential ...