Cleveland To Spend $9.5M On Insurance For GOP Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — A city of Cleveland panel on Wednesday authorized spending nearly $10 million to purchase $50 million in insurance to protect the city against claims during the Republican National Convention after a consultant concluded the city faces a higher risk than...

Judge Rejects Claim Alleging Illegal Purge Of Election Rolls

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has rejected a lawsuit brought by voting rights groups that alleged Ohio’s process for purging election rolls is illegally removing eligible voters. The lawsuit was filed in April in federal court in Columbus and contended the state’s...

Reds Swept By Cubs 9-2 After Rizzo Hits Inside-the-park HR

CINCINNATI (AP) — Left fielder Adam Duvall and center fielder Billy Hamilton called for the ball at the same time. Neither one got it, setting up another bad moment for a Reds team that can’t seem to do anything right lately. Anthony Rizzo legged out his first...

JR Smith Sees US Open Champion And Takes A Drive

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith showed off a pretty good shot Wednesday — not on the court, but on the practice range at Firestone Country Club. In the presence of the U.S. Open champion, no less. And yes, Smith was wearing a shirt. Dustin Johnson, coming...

Cubs 9, Reds 2

DP_Chicago 1, Cincinnati 1. LOB_Chicago 8, Cincinnati 9. 2B_Contreras (2), J.Baez (10), Bruce (18), Barnhart (12). HR_Rizzo (19), Russell (8), Almora (1), Duvall (22). SB_J.Baez (5). CS_Duvall (4). S_Hendricks (4). Grimm pitched to 2 batters in the 8th HBP_by Diaz (Bryant)....

Rizzo Legs Out Inside-the-park HR, Cubs Sweep Reds 9-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer on Wednesday — another unusual moment in a series full of oddities — and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 for a three-game sweep that got them back on solid footing after a rough week. The...

Court Wrangling Continues Over Ohio Drug-price Ballot Issue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legal fireworks continue over a proposal that seeks to control the price Ohio pays for prescription drugs. The Drug Price Relief Act aims to keep state entities from buying drugs at prices higher than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs pays. Opponents...

Cleveland Relaxes Rules On Protest Marches At GOP Convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has relaxed its rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention after a federal judge determined last week that the city’s regulations violated the right of free expression. Cleveland’s Board of Control amended the...

Rizzo Hits Inside-the-park Homer As Hamilton Gets Hit, Hurt

CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit his first inside-the-park homer on Wednesday, providing another weird moment to the Chicago Cubs’ series against the Cincinnati Reds. With two runners aboard in the first inning, Rizzo hit a fly toward the gap. Left fielder Adam Duvall...

Reds Sent JJ Hoover Back To Minors After Rough Outing

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds optioned reliever J.J. Hoover to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, a few hours after his latest rough outing set a club record. Hoover gave up five runs, including Javier Baez’s grand slam, in the 15th inning of a 7-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs on...