Ohio Sports

Karlsson scores 2 vs former team, Knights top Columbus 6-3

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — After practice on Monday, William Karlsson acknowledged there was a part of him that would be playing with a chip on his shoulder when the Vegas Golden Knights faced Columbus. Plucked from the Blue Jackets last June during the expansion ...

LeBron gets 30,000, but Spurs beat slumping Cavs 114-102

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, then got upstaged by the youngest player on the court. Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray — a friend and mentee of James — had 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven ...

Top this: Xavier, Cincinnati share a city, hoops accolades

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Only 2½ miles apart on the map, Xavier and Cincinnati are separated by one spot in The Associated Press' latest Top 10 — quite a coup for a city that values its college basketball almost as much as its unusual recipe for chili. "It's been ...

Zabo’s hot hand in OT lifts Kent State over Ball State 88-80

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Zabo scored seven of his 21 points in overtime and Danny Pippen finished with a double-double to power Kent State to an 88-80 victory over Ball State on Tuesday night. Pippen scored 11 with 16 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (10-10, 4-3 Mid-American Conference), who ...

Drama club: Cavaliers hold meeting to vent frustration

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Cleveland's drama club is acting up again. Frustrated by their recent poor play in a season when their NBA title hopes seem to be slipping away, the Cavaliers held an emotional pre-practice meeting on Monday in hopes of clearing the air. They've lost 10 of 14 ...

AP source: Browns hiring fired Steelers coordinator Haley

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson is finally handing off his Browns offense. Cleveland's coach, who has handled game-planning and play-calling duties while going 1-31 over two seasons with the Browns, is hiring former Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd ...

LeBron’s numbers sliding while Cavaliers slip in standings

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James knows the Cavaliers have a proven vaccine that could cure them of this midseason malaise: a larger dose of him. "I gotta be much better," he said. As Cleveland has staggered to a 3-9 record since it lost at Golden ...

Bates-Diop scores 20 as No. 13 Buckeyes slip past Nebraska

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Playing its fourth game in eight days, No. 13 Ohio State seemed vulnerable Monday night. Facing a surprising Nebraska team that upset Michigan last week, the Buckeyes were at risk of letting one slip away. But that didn't happen. Keita ...

No. 14 Maryland women top No. 12 Ohio State in Big Ten duel

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kaila Charles scored a career-high 32 points, Eleanna Christinaki added 26 with six 3-pointers and No. 14 Maryland cruised past 12th-ranked Ohio State 99-69 Monday night in a duel for first place in the Big Ten. The Terrapins ...

Status woe: Cavaliers not planning changes amid slump

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As LeBron James and some teammates practiced free throws at a nearby basket, coach Tyronn Lue addressed questions about the troubling state of the Cavaliers while sitting in a high-backed, cushioned chair. While he was cool, Lue's ...