Rangers pitcher Phil Klein waits for the home-run trot of the Indians’ Roberto Perez in the second inning.
CLEVELAND — Progressive Field, the home-state venue of Gahanna native Phil Klein, had offered little comfort to the Texas Rangers pitcher during his brief stint as a reliever last season. Yesterday, with a stiff and steady wind blowing out toward a refurbished right field, the home of the Indians was even more inhospitable to the 26-year-old rookie, whose second career start ended in the third inning.
CINCINNATI — The Reds haven’t lost so many games in a row since Jack McKeon was in charge. And that was six managers ago. Cincinnati dropped its ninth in a row on Monday in its longest losing streak in 17 years.
The Charlotte Knights put together two big innings against TJ House and defeated the visiting Columbus Clippers 8-6 on Monday night before 9,336 at BB&T Ballpark.
As Ohio University baseball coach Rob Smith pored over his email on Monday morning, one of the congratulatory messages among the hundreds stood out.
The Latest From
The Locker Room
In the BCS era from 1998-2013, there was only one team that won the BCS Championship Game in back-to-back seasons. Alabama took down LSU in 2011 and then Notre Dame in 2012.
One team that seemed poised to do so, however, was the 2003 Ohio State squad, and members of that squad have some advice for the 2015 Buckeyes as they look to win back-to-back championships in the College Football Playoff.
To read it, click the story's headline...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere. One win from taking the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball’s most undeniable force.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry topples over the Rockets’ Trevor Ariza during the second quarter.
HOUSTON — James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points, and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Monday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Matt Beleskey’s goal just 45 seconds into overtime rescued Anaheim in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night, giving the Ducks a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks and putting them one win away from the Stanley Cup finals.
NEW YORK — The New York Rangers are all too familiar with their predicament against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals. They are facing elimination again, trailing a series by three games to two for the sixth time over the past four postseasons.
The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald on Monday after a domestic-violence arrest in California that police say stemmed from him assaulting a woman who was holding a baby.
There’s no sense of panic yet, but there is a growing concern that something is wrong with the Crew SC defense.