Ohio Sports

Clark scores 17 as No. 11 Cincy rebounds, beats UConn 77-52

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — The Bearcats had three days to stew, and it showed when they took the court. Gary Clark scored 10 of his 17 points during Cincinnati's decisive opening spurt, and the 11th-ranked Bearcats shook off consecutive losses by beating ...

Marshall helps No. 4 Xavier beat Georgetown 89-77

BOBBY BANCROFT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite winning four straight games in the nation's capital, Xavier coach Chris Mack is happy that the Big East has never held its conference tournament in DC. His leading scorer, Trevon Bluiett, has scored over 2,000 points in his ...

Nance Jr. and other new Cavaliers ready for home debuts

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. has run into an unexpected snag since joining the Cavaliers. "Trying to convince my mom that I'm not living at home," he said, smiling. "We're out looking for rental properties and stuff like that and she's like, ...

LeBron on NBA playoff re-seeding: “Let’s not get too crazy”

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has only followed an Eastern route to the NBA Finals. He doesn't want to see that change. While NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently raised the possibility that a change in the playoff format — re-seeding the 16 ...

No. 14 Ohio State women step closer to at least a title tie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points and No. 14 Ohio State defeated Northwestern 88-54 on Wednesday night, moving the Buckeyes closer to at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship. If the Buckeyes (23-6, 12-3) win at home against Rutgers on Sunday they will ...

Cavs, Warriors ready to chase in NBA’s sprint to the finish

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer LeBron James had a trophy in his hands and a smile on his face. That was Sunday at the All-Star Game, when James again rose above the NBA's best in winning a game and MVP honors. What he really wants is to be celebrating in the postseason, not ...

Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA's best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer. Defense? In an All-Star Game? That was just one of ...

Sheahan scores twice, Penguins beat Blue Jackets 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins won without goals from Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin or the other three top scorers. Instead, they created opportunities for some guys who are usually in the background. Third-line center Riley Sheahan scored ...

No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Dave Stallworth was running the show the last time Wichita State beat a Top 5 team on the road. Landry Shamut took the lead as the Shockers did it again 54 years later. This one, too, will be a reference point, given all that was at ...

No. 22 Michigan tops No. 8 Ohio St 74-62, helps other rival

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan's seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the ...

Rajai Davis back with Indians with big memory of huge homer

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The bat Rajai Davis used to hit one of the biggest home runs in Cleveland Indians history is nicely displayed in his office. The moment is deeply engraved in his memory. Now the 37-year-old outfielder who hit that game-tying homer ...

Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Big East's bragging rights at stake, Villanova showed it's not ready to relinquish its reign. Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats beat No. 4 Xavier 95-79 on ...

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron, Steph

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy ...

Indians sign OF Rajai Davis, hit big HR in 2016 World Series

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent Rajai Davis to a minor league contract, bringing back the speedy outfielder who hit one of the biggest home runs in team history. The Indians announced the deal with the 37-year-old Davis on Saturday. Davis led the American ...

Dayton shoots lights out in 80-70 victory over Fordham

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Trey Landers tallied a career-high 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Dayton shot 64 percent from the floor on its way to an 80-70 victory over Fordham on Saturday night. Jalen Crutcher added 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting as the Flyers (12-14, 6-8 Atlantic 10 Conference) ...

LeBron says he ‘will definitely not shut up and dribble’

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James says he will not stick to sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation's political climate Saturday during his media availability for the NBA All-Star ...

Ohio edges Miami (OH) 92-87 in overtime

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Jordan Dartis scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, to lift Ohio past Miami (OH) for a 92-87 win Saturday. Dartis had seven of Ohio's 13 points in the extra period and put the Bobcats (11-15, 4-10 Mid-American Conference) on top for good with a ...

Carr, Watkins lead Penn State over No. 8 Ohio State

By TRAVIS JOHNSON, The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A mob of white-clad fans stormed the court at Bryce Jordan Center and Tony Carr disappeared among them. Carr was the most noticeable player on the court until then, scoring 30 points to lead Penn State to a 79-56 rout of No. ...

Houston ends No. 5 Cincinnati’s 16-game win streak, 67-62

HOUSTON (AP) — Defense has been Cincinnati's cornerstone this season. The Bearcats defense couldn't make up for a second half offensive slump Thursday night, and Houston made Cincinnati pay. Corey Davis Jr. and Devin Davis each scored 16 points, and Houston beat No. 5 Cincinnati 67-62 to ...

Bengals QB McCarron wins grievance, becomes free agent

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — AJ McCarron won his grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals and will become an unrestricted free agent next month, making him one of the more attractive quarterbacks on the market. McCarron challenged the Bengals' decision to put him on a ...