Court to decide fan's lawsuit against Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — A trial court must decide if a fan hit by a foul ball at a Cleveland Indians game was forced to leave his seat for an after-game fireworks show or whether he moved into the ball's path on his own.


Dalton hopes to show he's new QB in rematch with Browns

CINCINNATI (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard likes Andy Dalton's new look. Specifically, the swoosh of red hair that sticks up from the front of his scalp.

"The Dalton 'do," Bernard dubbed it.

  • Written by JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer

Ohio police arrested 2 men they say had bogus NFL tickets

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say they have arrested two men carrying counterfeit versions of tickets for two key National Football League games this week.

The Hamilton County sheriff's office says two suspects stopped Wednesday on Interstate 74 for an alleged traffic violation were carrying 60 bogus tickets total for Thursday night's game in Cincinnati and Sunday's game at Indianapolis.

Sheriff's investigators say the tickets had a supposed face value of more than $8,000, and probably could have been sold for much more.

The unbeaten Bengals host the in-state rival Cleveland Browns, while Denver quarterback Peyton Manning leads the unbeaten Broncos to face his former team, the Colts.

The suspects from the New York City area face felony counts of forgery and criminal simulation. No attorneys were listed in court records.


Those crazy, end-of-game kick returns? It's mostly ad lib

By now, the eight-lateral kick return for Miami's winning touchdown over Duke last weekend has joined California's storied five-lateral "Play To Beat The Band" against Stanford in 1982 in college football lore.

Is there actually a way to prepare plays like that?

  • Written by ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer

Sabathia says 'no other option' but alcohol treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia says he had "no other option" than to leave the team for treatment for alcoholism ahead of its loss to Houston in the one-game AL wild-card playoff.