Ohio Sports

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 ...

Bjorkstrand, Dubois lead Blue Jackets past Islanders, 4-1

By VIN A. CHERWOO, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Columbus was in Brooklyn just 10 days ago, it didn't have much to show after a flurry of shots in the first period and then let a lead after 40 minutes slip away in a loss. This time, Sergei Bobrovsky made a big save to ...