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Reds’ offense struggles during rocky start PDF Print E-mail
Written by JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:03
CINCINNATI — The Reds’ season has started a lot like the last one ended, with a lot of losses set up by a lot runners stranded on base.
All they can do is ride it out.
Cincinnati has lost all of its three series to open the season, with its lack of clutch hitting the main culprit. The Reds (3-6) have stranded 71 runners in their nine games and are batting only .214 with runners in scoring position. With runners on scoring position and two outs, it’s .129.
And it’s the main reason they’re taking up the rear in the NL Central.
“Who would have said that?” pitcher Homer Bailey said. “I don’t think anybody in here would have expected that or could have even conceived it in their mind. We just need to be better.”
NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:55
NEW YORK — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October.
The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 in Shanghai and Oct. 15 in Beijing.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:03
Indians place 3B Chisenhall on paternity list PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:38
CLEVELAND — The Indians have placed third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall on the paternity list and recalled infielder Justin Sellers from Triple-A Columbus.
Chisenhall is batting .400 (6 of 15) so far this season for the Indians, who open a four-game series Thursday in Chicago against the White Sox. Chisenhall has gotten a hit in all five games he’s played.
Doping ban for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Associated Press   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:44
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell has been banned for 18 months.
The 31-year-old sprinter tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrone at Jamaica’s national trials last June. He’s been suspended from competition since his doping case was disclosed in July.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:03
Jackets start with lead, go on to beat Stars PDF Print E-mail
Written by SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 06:03
DALLAS — Columbus had a little head start with a chance to clinch just the second playoff berth in franchise history.
The Blue Jackets took advantage right away Wednesday night.
Artem Anisimov and Mark Letestu added first-period goals to the one Columbus already had when the puck dropped in a makeup game with Dallas, and the Blue Jackets withstood a frantic third period for a 3-1 victory over the equally playoff-hungry Stars.
“It’s been a long time,” said winger Jared Boll, one of the few players remaining from the Blue Jackets’ last playoff team in 2008-09. “It’s just the first step. We’ve still got a long way to go.”
The Blue Jackets had a 1-0 lead when the puck dropped because that was the score March 10, the night the original game was postponed after Dallas forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench because of an irregular heartbeat.
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