Suarez’s 2-run homer rallies Reds to 6-3 win over Cubs

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 9:53 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez hit a go-ahead homer off Jose Quintana in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds held on for their fifth straight victory Friday night, 6-3 over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds have won the first two games in the series, a recent rarity in the rivalry. It’s only the second… Continue Reading

Mets cut Robles, demote Sewald in roster shuffle

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling New York Mets have made a couple of roster changes, cutting Hansel Robles and demoting fellow reliever Paul Sewald to the minors. Right-hander Drew Smith and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski were called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday before the opener of a three-game series against the Los Angeles… Continue Reading

Lopez shoots 63 to lead LPGA’s NW Arkansas Championship

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 8:22 pm

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas star Gaby Lopez shot a career-low 8-under 63 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the NW Arkansas Championship. Lopez, a three-time All-American for the Razorbacks, matched her career best by finishing at 8 under — doing so after missing the cut in her last two tournaments. The… Continue Reading

Sabres select Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin first overall

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 7:55 pm

DALLAS (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have selected defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the first overall pick in the NHL draft, giving them a dynamic player who should spark their rebuilding process. Dahlin is the second Swedish player to be taken No. 1 and the first since Mats Sundin in 1989. The smooth-skating playmaker has been… Continue Reading

Blue Jays closer Osuna suspended through Aug 4 by MLB

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has agreed to a suspension through Aug. 4 under baseball’s domestic violence policy, discipline that will cause him to miss about half of the season. Osuna has not pitched since May 6, two days before he was put on administrative leave when he was charged… Continue Reading

Chechnya leader grants Salah honorary citizenship

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov granted honorary citizenship on Friday to striker Mohamed Salah at a banquet held to say goodbye to Egypt’s World Cup squad. The players adopted the Russian region’s capital, Grozny, as their base for the tournament. The Egyptian Football Association said the banquet was held at Kadyrov’s presidential… Continue Reading

Weather Discussion

by Nathaniel Shutt on June 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm

  FRIDAY 6/22:  TONIGHT: Scattered Showers/Isolated Storm. Mostly Cloudy. Low 68 SATURDAY: Scattered Showers/Storms. Mostly Cloudy. High 78 SATURDAY NIGHT: Few Showers/Isolated Storm. Mostly Cloudy. Low 65   DISCUSSION: Good Evening & Happy Friday Southeast Ohio! Scattered showers and storms will linger over the region this evening and tonight. Just like last night, mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures… Continue Reading

Stars make Bowness assistant, Lightning promote Halpern

by Associated Press on June 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars hired veteran assistant Rick Bowness to serve on rookie coach Jim Montgomery’s staff. General manager Jim Nill announced the hire Friday before the NHL draft, after the Tampa Bay Lightning replaced Bowness on Jon Cooper’s staff with former NHL forward and minor league assistant Jeff Halpern. Lightning GM Steve… Continue Reading