Long gone! Big homers in playoffs after power-fueled season

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh NEW YORK (AP) — All the big home runs in the first week of the postseason should not be a surprise. The long ball is back. There were 5,610 home runs during the regular season, second only behind the Steroids Era high of 5,693 in 2000. And Mark Teixeira...

The Latest: Injured Browns QB Kessler won't return to game

AP Photo/Ron Schwane The Latest on the fifth week of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 2:50 p.m. The Cleveland Browns have announced quarterback Cody Kessler won’t return to Sunday’s game with the New England Patriots. Kessler left the game with chest and rib...

Albania proud Pope Francis named a new cardinal

AP Photo/Andrew Medichini TIRANA, Albania (AP) — When Pope Francis visited Albania in 2014, he was brought to tears by a priest’s description of the two decades of imprisonment, torture and forced labor he suffered under Albania’s brutal communist rulers for...

High-steak game: 78-point win means big restaurant discount

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan steakhouse got more sizzle than it bargained for out of a college football promotion. Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Ann Arbor announced on its Facebook page Friday that for the remainder of the season customers would receive a...

Overdose Victims Donate Growing Share Of Organs In Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — It was the 2 a.m. phone call that every parent dreads. “Brandon is in the hospital, and he’s really sick,” the nurse told Laurie Clemons, rousing her from sleep. “Don’t take time to shower. Just get dressed and come now.”...

Ohio Seeks To Protect, Grow Jobs At State’s Military Bases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Leaders from around Ohio have been meeting about how to make sure the state hangs on to jobs at its military bases. They also say there are opportunities to bring more jobs to the military outposts. Ohio is home to 63,000 military-related jobs that put $11...

Stink Bugs In Ohio Look For A Way Inside Before Winter Hits

BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — Experts say Ohio homeowners could be out of luck if stick bugs make their way inside before the cold weather hits. The Mansfield News Journal reports ( ) people don’t generally see too many of the brownish-gray bugs until late autumn, and there...

Tom Brady Arrives At Cleveland’s Stadium With Game Face On

His eyes staring straight ahead, Tom Brady strode down the corridors of Cleveland’s FirstEnergy Stadium and into the visiting locker room three hours before he’ll finally take the field in a 2016 NFL game. Brady was wearing headphones around his neck and a glare on...

Boxing great Aaron Pryor, who battled Arguello, dies at 60

AP Photo/Anonymous Aaron Pryor, the relentless junior welterweight who fought two memorable bouts with Alexis Arguello, died Sunday. He was 60. Pryor’s family issued a statement saying the boxer died at his home in Cincinnati after a long battle with heart disease. Known as...

Game 3 of Indians-Red Sox ALDS postponed, will play Monday

AP Photo/Charles Krupa BOSTON (AP) — Game 3 of the AL Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox on Sunday has been rained out. The game will be made up on Monday night. First pitch: 6:08 p.m. Both managers said they will stick with their scheduled...