Sunday, August 30
Dalton leaves with sore neck, Bengals beat Bears 21-10
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton sneaked in for a touchdown on Cincinnati's opening drive, then came out of the game as a precaution with a sore neck on Saturday night during a 21-10 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.
The Bengals (2-1) were looking for a lot more out of their starting offense after a three-turnover performance during a loss at Tampa Bay. Dalton threw two interceptions in that one.
He completed all six of his passes during a 16-play, 77-yard drive that consumed 9 minutes, 11 seconds. Dalton finished it with a sneak from inside the 1-yard line, and was kept on the sideline after that because his neck hurt.
Bengals quarterbacks completed their first 13 passes against the Bears (2-1), who again failed to get a touchdown out of their starting offense. Chicago's offense has managed five field goals and no touchdowns in the preseason.
Gomes' grand slam caps big inning as Indians beat Angels 8-3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes' eighth-inning grand slam capped a five-run rally and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Saturday night.
Gomes homered to center on the first pitch from Joe Smith (4-4) for his first career grand slam, lifting Cleveland to its fourth straight win.
Carlos Santana's RBI double broke a 3-all tie and sent Los Angeles to its seventh loss in nine games. The Angels are 2 1-2 games behind Texas for the second AL wild card.
Bryan Shaw (3-2) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for Cleveland.
Smith entered the game to start the eighth but didn't retire a batter, allowing five runs, four hits and an intentional walk.
The game was delayed by rain for 38 minutes in the bottom of the third.
Votto's 9th-inning HR lifts Reds over Brewers 12-9
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Votto put the Reds ahead with a two-run home run in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-9 Saturday.
Trailing 9-8, Votto hit his 25th homer of the year off Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (0-3), whose streak of 35 consecutive saves dating back to last season was broken. The Reds added two more runs when Todd Frazier, who hit his 30th homer in the fifth, scored on a passed ball and Tucker Barnhart hit an RBI single.
Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 25th save in 27 chances. J.J. Hoover (6-0) got the win.
The win ended the Red's four-game losing streak, and the team has won twice in its last 15 games.
Keyvius Sampson pitched 3 2-3 innings for Cincinnati, giving up six runs on seven hits.
Scooter Gennett tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs for Milwaukee.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton leaves after 1 series with sore neck
CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Andy Dalton scored on a keeper that completed Cincinnati's opening drive against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night, then left the game with a sore neck.
Dalton had players piled on top of him after his 1-yard touchdown dive. He got up and spiked the ball, then came to the sideline. The Bengals announced that he had a neck injury. Dalton walked along the sideline with his helmet off, but didn't go for treatment.
Backup AJ McCarron took over at the start of the next series for Dalton, who was 6 of 6 for 52 yards on the Bengals' 16-play touchdown drive. It was an encouraging showing for Dalton, who threw two interceptions at Tampa Bay on Monday night.
STOLEN FOOTBALL HELMETS
Helmet heist doesn't stop Ohio team from taking the field
(Information in the following story is from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com )
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The high school football season has kicked off around Ohio. But for one team in Columbus, just getting on the field for its season opener proved to be quite a feat.
Four days before the Walnut Ridge Scots were scheduled to take the field, someone made off with 22 helmets from the team's equipment room.
A sports equipment salesman in central Ohio for the Riddell helmet company put in a rush order for replacement helmets and then drove to the factory near Cleveland so that he could get the helmets in time for practice on Wednesday.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that police are looking into the theft.
All of the quick work to replace the helmets paid off: Walnut Ridge won their season opener 14-6 over Watterson High School.
PETE ROSE-COLLEGE APPEARANCE
Pete Rose to speak at Miami U in Ohio in September
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Baseball's banned "hit king" will take a swing at campus lecturing this fall at Miami University in southwest Ohio.
The school says Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daugherty (DAHK'-er-tee) will lead a discussion with Pete Rose the evening of Sept. 21 in Miami's Hall Auditorium.
Rose, a Cincinnati native who holds the career hits record with 4,256, was banned from Major League Baseball in 1989 for betting on baseball.
Now 74, Rose made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963 and was their manager when banned.
Miami University says the discussion will cover ethical issues and Rose's playing days, gambling history and efforts to get reinstated.
The speech is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. They will be distributed starting Sept. 16 at Miami.