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Saturday’s Scoreboard

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston 41 32 .562 — New York 39 31 .557 ½ Tampa Bay 40 36 .526 2½ Toronto 35 37 .486 5½ Baltimore 35 38 .479 6 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 39 33 .542 — Minnesota 37 34 .521 1½ Kansas City 35 36...
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Major League Baseball: Tribe blanked by Minnesota

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND –Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night. Mejia (2-3) held...
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Area golf: Stacy, Spragg keep Doc’s FAGA legacy alive

By JOHN REITMAN STAFF WRITER If anyone had told Eli Stacy a decade ago that one day he would be running tournaments for the Findlay Area Golf Association, he probably wouldn’t have believed it. Now that he has taken over tournament management for the late Dr. Charles...

Injury accident leaves two drivers transported to hospital

Two drivers were transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital Friday morning after a driver failed to yield at a stop sign. Emily McBeath, 33, of Findlay, was driving a 2015 Toyota Sienna east on Main Cross Street and headed towards Osborne Avenue at around 9 a.m. Friday morning,...

Man pleads guilty to attempted rape

A Mount Cory man pleaded guilty Friday to charges he attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl. The charge is an unclassified felony, the highest in Ohio. Benjamin Lauwers Sr., 34, was sentenced to at least five years in prison and a maximum of 25 years in prison before he will be...

Magic sees Lonzo as 1 piece in Lakers’ grand rebuilding plan

Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, center, poses for photos with Magic Johnson, left, and general manager Rob Pelinka during a news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Magic Johnson pointed a long...

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft

Cody Glass, third from right, wears a Vegas Golden Knights jersey after being selected by the team in the first round of the NHL hockey draft, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO (AP) — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas...

Red Sox retire No. 34 for Ortiz: ‘This is his (pause) city’

Boston Red Sox baseball great David Ortiz, right, laughs with Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, Friday, June 23, 2017, at Fenway Park in Boston as the team retired Ortiz’s jersey No. 34 worn when he led the franchise to three World Series titles. It is the 11th number...

AP Source: Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

Blake Griffin has decided to test free agency, telling the Los Angeles Clippers that he is opting out of the final year of his contract. A person with direct knowledge of Griffin’s plans confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on Friday, speaking on condition of...

Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. The Philadelphia Flyers then grabbed center Nolan Patrick with the second selection. The 18-year-old Hischier is the highest drafted Swiss player in the NHL...