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No. 7 Houston takes AAC tourney with 91-54 win over Cincy

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kelvin Sampson and No. 7 Houston are going to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament, this time with an American Athletic Conference tournament title after finally getting past Cincinnati in the championship game. The Cougars ...

Radulov’s SO goal lifts Stars to 2-1 win over Blue Jackets

By NICOLE KRAFT Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Radulov returned after missing 15 games and scored in the third round of the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars over the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Sunday night. The victory, which snapped a two-game skid, came a day after ...

Ohio beats Buffalo for first MAC title since 2012, NCAA bid

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Last March, the Ohio Bobcats were on the floor warming up for their quarterfinal opener when they were told the tournament was cancelled. Nothing stopped them this year. Jason Preston scored 22 points and Ohio dominated from the start to win ...

No. 9 Buckeyes edge No. 4 Michigan, make Big Ten title game

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State guard Duane Washington Jr. just wanted a second chance at his home-state team. On Saturday, the former Michigan prep star made sure it counted. Washington had 24 points, six rebounds and four assists, helping the No. 9 ...

Werenski scores in final seconds of OT, Columbus tops Stars

By NICOLE KRAFT Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zach Werenski scored with 4.5 seconds in overtime and Elvis Merzlikins made 27 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 Saturday night. Werenski's game-winner, his first goal since Jan. 23, came off the ...

Indians tell OF Hamilton he won’t make roster, seeking trade

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Billy Hamilton won't make Cleveland's roster, and the Indians are trying to find him another team this spring. Manager Terry Francona said the club told Hamilton on Thursday that he wasn't part of their plans. The Indians will try ...

Longtime Cavaliers broadcaster Joe Tait dead at 83

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Tait, a longtime Cleveland sports broadcaster and voice of the Cavaliers for more than four decades, died Wednesday. He was 83. Tait had recently gone into hospice care following a lengthy battle with kidney disease and liver cancer. "A ...

3 share Big East Player of the Year honors for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in the 42-year history of the Big East Conference, three players will share the league's player of the year award. Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili and Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Collin Gillespie tied in the voting by the league's coaches, who ...

Reds star Joey Votto out after positive COVID-19 test

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out for an indefinite period after testing positive for COVID-19 at spring training, the team said Wednesday. The Reds put Votto on the injured list and he gave the team permission to announce he was sidelined because he had ...

Harris sinks game-winning FTs, Butler ousts Xavier in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Harris was clutch for Butler, drilling a straightaway 3-pointer and then sinking the game-winning free throws with three seconds left in overtime as the tenth-seeded Bulldogs ousted Xavier 70-69 in the Big East tournament on Wednesday night. The win moves Butler (10-14) ...

Indians’ Ramirez, Reyes isolated after COVID-19 violations

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, the Cleveland Indians are having to isolate players because they broke COVID-19 protocols. Third baseman José Ramírez and slugger Franmil Reyes are being kept away from their teammates at spring ...

Pavelski another PP goal as slumping Stars beat Columbus 5-0

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored his NHL-leading ninth power-play goal and the Dallas Stars tallied twice in the opening period for the first time this season, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Saturday night for only their second win in the past ...

Big smile, swing: Indians slugger Reyes eyes consistent ’21

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Early in training camp, Indians slugger Franmil Reyes overheard one of the team's clubhouse attendants who was cleaning baseballs comment that they didn't seem as lively this year. "He was like, 'Oh my God, these balls are not flying ...

Dosunmu’s return powers No. 4 Illinois over No. 7 Ohio State

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries, Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu returned Saturday wearing a protective mask he chose because it makes him look a little like a superhero. Dosunmu played the part with a 19-point ...

Jackson triple-double carries Toledo over Ball St. 89-70

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Marreon Jackson had a triple-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lift Toledo to an 89-70 win over Ball State on Friday night. Setric Millner Jr. had 19 points and seven rebounds for Toledo (20-7, 15-4 Mid-American Conference). Ryan Rollins added 15 ...

Blue Jackets top Red Wings 4-1, snap five-game losing streak

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves, Columbus scored three second-period goals, and the Blue Jackets won their first game played in front of home fans in more than a year, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cam Atkinson had ...

Stefanski, Browns back at ‘square one’ after ’20 turnaround

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's first season as an NFL head coach was sublime, almost storybook. He ended Cleveland's long playoff drought, won a postseason game — watching from his basement as he recovered from COVID-19 — and guided his team around ...

Cavs get 101-90 win to hand Houston 12th straight loss

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 39 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the hapless Houston Rockets their 12th straight loss with a 101-90 victory on Monday night. The Cavaliers have won a season-high four straight after losing their previous 10 ...

Indians’ Francona says team didn’t cover up for Callaway

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Responding to claims the team protected Mickey Callaway, Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization "covered up" for the former pitching coach who's under investigation by Major League Baseball following ...

Brown lifts Miami (OH) over Bowling Green 84-79 in OT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Dalonte Brown scored a career-high 29 points with 14 rebounds and Miami (OH) beat Bowling Green 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night. Mekhi Lairy scored 19 points for Miami (12-10, 9-8 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive road victory. Dae ...