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Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Miller had just been named Xavier's head basketball coach when he began meeting with athletic director Dawn Rogers about filling out his staff. Rogers had previously worked with Chris Mack, then on Skip Prosser's staff at ...

Nuggets cruise past Cavs 126-113

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — LeBron James's forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw. In East-leading Cleveland's stunningly thorough 126-113 loss to the Denver ...

Nylander, Komarov lead Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets played with a man advantage over Toronto for nearly seven minutes in the third period Wednesday night, thanks to a quirky mistake by the Maples Leafs. But the Blue Jackets couldn't use it to their ...

Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse. A felony charge ...

No. 11 Xavier overcomes huge setbacks to reach Sweet 16

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Point guard Edmond Sumner eased himself down the hallway from Xavier's practice gym on Monday using a pair of crutches to protect his surgically repaired knee. Somehow, his team has figured out how to move on without him. The Musketeers (23-13) ...

Back from shoulder woes, Indians’ Brantley gets 2 hits

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — For most teams, seeing an All-Star get two hits in a spring training game would be no big deal. For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to ...

Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback. The team announced the signing of the veteran free agent on Monday night. A person familiar with the one-year contract told The Associated ...

Texas-Arlington routs Akron 85-69 in NIT second round

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelon Wilson scored 18 points, Erick Neal added 13 points and nine assists and Texas-Arlington routed Akron 85-69 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT. No. 6 seed Texas-Arlington (27-8) will host eighth-seeded Cal State Bakersfield (24-9) in a quarterfinal. ...

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16 bracket

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament. The league had a record nine bids, but North Carolina is the only one alive in the Sweet 16. And the South ...

Reds pick newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds chose newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies. It'll be the third opening day start for the 33-year-old Feldman. The right-hander also opened seasons for Texas in 2010 and ...