Here is the latest Ohio sports news from The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Gimenez homered but that was all the offence the Cleveland Indians could generate in a 9-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics last night. Yonder Salazar allowed six runs to match a career high, falling to 11-5. Sean Manaea allowed three hits over 7 innings.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto drove in two runs and Dan Straily went six strong innings as the Cincinnati Reds beat the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 3-0 last night. Straily gave up three singles and two walks and now hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his 8 starts since the All-Star break.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the pick by Big Ten coaches to win the Big Ten women's volleyball crown after the Cornhuskers won the national title last season. Defending conference champion Minnesota was picked to finish second, with Ohio State projected in sixth. The Buckeyes' Taylor Sandbothe was named to the preseason all-Big Ten team.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State is preparing to go into the football season with Noah Brown and Corey Smith expected to start at wide receiver, with the rest of the receivers largely unproven. Both Brown and Smith went down with broken legs last year but are healed and running again at full speed.