Popup Drops And Reds Get Swept By Yankees, 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — A miserable weekend for the Cincinnati Reds ended with an embarrassing gaffe. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped near three Reds in shallow right field, giving the New...

Popup Drops And Reds Get Swept By Yankees, 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — A miserable weekend for the Cincinnati Reds ended with an embarrassing gaffe. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped near three Reds in shallow right field, giving the New...

Lydia Ko Wins Marathon Classic With Closing Birdie

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Lydia Ko broke free from a late tie with So Yeon Ryu, hitting a wedge to 4 feet for birdie on the 72nd hole on Sunday to win the Marathon Classic. She became the youngest player to top $1 million in career earnings on the LPGA Tour. Ryu...

Pop-fly Single Gives Yankees 3-2 Win Over Reds

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter each had...

Smyly Helps Tigers Top Indians 5-1, Avoiding Sweep

DETROIT (AP) — Drew Smyly allowed four hits in seven innings and Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 5-1 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep. Smyly (6-8) did not give up a hit until Yan Gomes’ two-out double in the fifth....

Ohio Couple’s Car Plunges 70 Feet Off Cliff

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio couple whose car plunged 70 feet off a cliff survived the fall after a daring rescue. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in Painesville Township, about 30 miles northeast of Cleveland. Lake County sheriff’s deputies in northeast Ohio say the...

Schumaker Returns From Concussion, In Reds’ Lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Skip Schumaker has been reinstated from the seven-day concussion disabled list and is in the Cincinnati Reds’ lineup against the New York Yankees. Schumaker was set to bat second and play second base Sunday in place of injured Brandon Phillips. To make room...

Iraq Vet Cited For Owning 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker, of West Lafayette, was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for having the ducks in his...

Democratic Planners Assessing Birmingham For 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Already on the upswing with a revitalized downtown and a trendy feel, Birmingham is trying to land its biggest prize in years: The 2016 Democratic National Convention. And leaders of Alabama’s struggling Democratic Party say they’re barely...

Iraq Vet In Ohio Cited For Therapeutic Pet Ducks

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) — An Iraq War veteran in Ohio is facing a $150 fine or worse after getting a citation for his pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker of West Lafayette says he was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for having 14 ducks. The village...