With No Cupcakes Early, Ohio State Rushes To Get Ready

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said opening the season on the road against a Big Ten opponent brings another level of urgency to preseason practice. Usually there are lesser opponents scheduled for the first couple of games, which Meyer said gives the team a...

Dever’s 4 Hits Back Fister As Red Sox Beat Indians, 6-2

BOSTON (AP) — Doug Fister took a shutout into the eighth inning, rookie Rafael Devers went 4 for 4 and drove in a run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 on Monday night. Mookie Betts stopped his mini-slump by driving in three runs with two singles, and Eduardo...

Grand Jury Declines Rape Charges Against Raiders’ Conley

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland has decided not to charge Oakland Raiders rookie with any crimes after a rape investigation. Spokesman Ryan Miday of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement Monday that the grand jury declined all possible...

Duke Johnson Receiving Increased Role In Browns’ Offense

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Running back Duke Johnson has never backed down from a challenge. That mindset is serving him well in his third training camp with the Browns. Johnson, who has 114 receptions in two NFL seasons, is the top candidate to serve as Cleveland’s slot receiver....

Blue Jackets Coach John Tortorella Gets 1-year Extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets is getting a one-year contract extension following a season in which he was the NHL’s Coach of the Year. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the move Monday. Financial terms were not released....

Army Corps To Release Delayed Report On Blocking Asian Carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will release a previously delayed report on measures that could be taken at an Illinois waterway chokepoint to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes. The corps says the report involving the Brandon...

DENSO To Expand Michigan Regional Headquarters, Ohio Office

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Auto supplier DENSO is expanding a regional headquarters in Michigan and a satellite office in Ohio. The Japan-based company announced Monday that $75 million will be used to renovate research and development facilities in Southfield, north of Detroit, to...

Rape Case Involving Raiders Rookie Conley Goes To Grand Jury

CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury in Cleveland has begun hearing evidence to determine if Oakland Raiders rookie Gareon Conley should face a rape charge. Cleveland police said in a statement the case went to the grand jury Monday. Conley is a defensive back who starred at Ohio State....

Employee’s Body Found In Irish Pub’s Walk-in Cooler In Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say an employee was found dead in a walk-in cooler at a restaurant in a Cincinnati neighborhood. Police say they responded to Molly Malone’s Irish Pub & Restaurant on Monday morning after a fellow employee found the man’s body. Authorities...

Woman Says She Had Teen Sexual Relationship With Pete Rose

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman says she had a sexual relationship with former baseball great Pete Rose in the 1970s, starting when she was 14 or 15 years old. Her sworn testimony was submitted Monday as part of a federal lawsuit Rose filed last year in Philadelphia against a lawyer...