Browns Sign Rookie Cornerback Justin Gilbert

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have signed rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert, one of their first-round draft picks, to a four-year, $12.8 million contract. Cleveland selected Gilbert with the No. 8 overall pick in May’s draft. He’s expected to start on the opposite side...

Arizona Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials say a murderer who was sentenced to death has died nearly two hours after his execution started. Wood’s lawyers had filed an emergency appeal in federal court during the execution demanding that it be stopped. The appeal said Wood...

Timberwolves Weighing Options With Kevin Love

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both...

Timberwolves Weighing Options With Kevin Love

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody’s guess. The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both...

Governor Helps Kick Off 161st Ohio State Fair

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The annual Ohio State Fair has kicked off in Columbus. The new attractions this year include a bear show, a gymnastics and dance performance on horseback, and foods such as the sloppy donut, banana dog, chicken dog and funnel cake sundae. Ohio Gov. John...

Reynolds Homers Twice, Brewers Top Reds 5-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers swept the three-game series from the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2-3 strong innings to hand the Reds their sixth straight loss since the All-Star break. Lohse (11-4)...

Man Found Dead May Have Fallen Down Garbage Chute

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police official says a man found dead at a Lorain County landfill may have fallen down a five- or six-story garbage chute at Progressive Field in Cleveland and landed in a large waste container. Twenty-two-year-old Cory Barron of Fremont in northwest...

Brewers 5, Reds 1

E_Frazier (10), Ar.Ramirez (7). DP_Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1. LOB_Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 6. 2B_Lutz (3), R.Weeks (10). 3B_C.Gomez (4). HR_Mar.Reynolds 2 (16). SB_B.Hamilton (40). S_Leake. SF_B.Hamilton. Umpires_Home, Chris Segal; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, David Rackley;...

Fill-in Swarzak Pitches Twins Past Indians 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over...

Cleveland’s Last Backlogged Rape Kits To Be Tested

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police have eliminated a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence and sent the last of nearly 4,000 rape kits to a state crime lab, though it could take another year before the testing is complete. More than half those kits have been tested for DNA...