Ohio Sports

Patrick, Mrazek lift streaking Flyers over Blue Jackets 2-1

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Petr Mrazek showed just why the Flyers traded for him. Mrazek made 19 saves in his Philadelphia debut and Nolan Patrick scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, leading the streaking Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the ...

Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers 110-103

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Maybe life without John Wall won't be as miserable as the Wizards feared. The All-Star break barely slowed them down, and the Cavaliers couldn't stop them either. Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie ...

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 ...