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Shohei Ohtani homers again in Angels’ 3-2 win over Indians

By GREG BEACHAMAP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Shohei Ohtani hit his second homer in two games at Angel Stadium in the fifth inning, and Zack Cozart had walk-off homer in the 13th inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. One day …

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Reds farmhand Joel Bender suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) – Cincinnati Reds left-hander Joel Bender has been suspended 50 games without pay under baseball’s minor league drug program following a positive drug test. The commissioner’s office said Wednesday that Bender, currently on the roster of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League, tested positive …

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Shohei Ohtani homers in 2nd straight home game for Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Shohei Ohtani has done it again. The Angels’ two-way slugger homered in his second straight home game Wednesday, blasting a two-run shot off AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in the fifth inning of Los Angeles’ series finale against Cleveland. Ohtani hit a three-run homer in …

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AP Source: Lue expected to return Thursday for Cavaliers

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – A person familiar with the decision says Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is expected to resume his duties on Thursday against Washington. Lue, who has been away from the team since March 19 because of health issues, will be back on the …

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USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – Southern Cal’s Sam Darnold is visiting the Cleveland Browns, who are meeting with quarterbacks to potentially draft No. 1 overall. Darnold is the second top-flight QB this week to visit the team’s facility in Berea, Ohio. Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma’s dynamic Heisman Trophy …

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Good Sho! Ohtani homers in 1st home AB, Angels top Indians

By DAN GREENSPANAssociated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Shohei Ohtani hit his first major league home run in his first Angel Stadium at-bat to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2 on Tuesday night. Ohtani capped a six-run first inning by lifting a ball out to center …

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Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 5-4 to bolster playoff hunt

By MITCH STACYAP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Pierre Luc-Dubois scored in overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Tuesday night and keep their playoff plans on track. Artemi Panarin tied it for Columbus when he put back his own rebound late …

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LeBron scores 27 as Cavs down East-leading Raptors again

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 27 points, the last coming on a sensational layup, and the Cleveland Cavaliers gave the Toronto Raptors another reminder of what could lie ahead in the playoffs with a 112-106 victory on Tuesday night. James added nine rebounds, six …

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Saban: The show will go on despite LeBron James complaint

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Alabama coach Nick Saban isn’t scrapping a program that drew a complaint from LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar says the Crimson Tide’s “Shop Talk” trailer uses “ideas, concepts and format” from a program on the digital media platform James co-founded. Last year, “Uninterrupted” aired “The …

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Storms prompt cancellation of Cubs-Reds game

By JOE KAYAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – Stormy weather prompted Cincinnati to postpone its game scheduled for Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs, the second time during their opening homestand the Reds had to call off a game because of bad weather. The game was called after a 1-hour, …

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