Niese Sharp In Return, Mets Lose To Reds 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathon Niese put to rest any worries about his health. Travis d’Arnaud did little to set aside any concerns about his ability to hit big league pitching. Niese was sharp into the sixth inning of his injury delayed first start of the season Sunday, when the...

Twins Outslug Indians 10-7

CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Colabello drove in four runs, Brian Dozier scored three times and the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Cleveland Indians 10-7 on Sunday. Colabello, who played seven seasons of independent ball in Canada before signing with the Twins in 2012, broke a 6-6 tie...

Cincy Police In Riot Gear Break Up Unruly Party

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nearly two dozen police officers in riot gear dispersed an off-campus party involving University of Cincinnati students. Campus police responded to a call of nearly 500 unruly students close to campus shortly after midnight Sunday. WCPO-TV reports that once on...

Roles Reversed: Cardinals Get Reds In Home Opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The pitching matchup, Tony Cingrani vs. Michael Wacha, is a repeat from the second game of the season in Cincinnati when neither allowed a run in a combined 13 2-3 innings. The Cardinals face the Reds on Monday in their home opener. Just like much of the opening...

Actor Forest Whitaker To Speak At Miami U In Ohio

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University in southwest Ohio says actor Forest Whitaker will speak to graduates at the school’s spring commencement ceremony May 17 in Oxford. Whitaker won an Academy Award for portraying Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in “The Last King of...

Reds’ Simon Sharp In 1st Start In 2 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Alfredo Simon pitched seven impressive innings in his first start in more than two years and began the go-ahead rally with his second career hit, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday to salvage a win in the three-game series. Joey Votto...

Man’s Body Found With Pants Down In Ohio

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A young man has been found dead in central Ohio with his pants down. Richland County authorities say a driver spotted the man’s body on the side of a road in Mansfield on Saturday morning and called 911. A sheriff’s report says the man’s...

1 Arrested In Fatal Head-on Collision In Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say alcohol is a suspected factor in a fatal head-on collision in Cleveland. Officers tell WEWS-TV (http://bit.ly/1fSfFu5) that 40-year-old Julio Cesar Vargas drove the wrong way on an exit ramp of Interstate 480 on the city’s west side and...

Indians’ Bourn Not Ready To Return From DL

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starting center fielder Michael Bourn will need to play in a few more minor league games as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Bourn has been out with a strained left hamstring, which he hurt during training camp and had operated on during the...

Ohio Voters To Weigh Renewal Of Public Works Funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters will have the chance to decide in May whether to renew a public works program that funds repairs and upgrades to roads, bridges and other local infrastructure needs. The ballot issue would allow the state to borrow $1.875 billion over 10 years through...