Ohio Sports

Indians acquire RHP Wittgren in trade with Marlins

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to reconstruct their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins. The three-time defending AL Central champions sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to the Marlins for Wittgren, who made 32 ...

Cincinnati rallies for 7th straight win, 73-68 over SMU

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Against their wishes, the Bearcats have gotten a lot of practice at pulling them out in the end. Jarron Cumberland scored 24 points Saturday night, and Cincinnati let a 12-point lead slip away before rallying for a 73-68 victory over ...

Rookie Doncic scores 35 as Mavericks top Cavaliers 111-98

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — During his 21-year NBA career, Dirk Nowitzki has seen plenty of talented young offensive players. Never one like Luka Doncic. The Dallas rookie sensation matched his season high with 35 points and did a little bit of everything, and ...

Wesson scores 27 in Ohio State’s 76-62 win over Rutgers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The month of January had been unkind for Ohio State and its sophomore center Kaleb Wesson. The Buckeyes were a woeful 1-6 in January with the typically reliable Wesson averaging just over 11 points and six rebounds in those games. But Wesson and the Buckeyes got ...

Toppin, Crutcher rally Dayton past Duquesne

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin scored a career-high 26 points, Jalen Crutcher added 16 and Dayton turned back Duquesne 68-64 in a showdown for third place in the Atlantic 10 Conference on Saturday. Crutcher hit three 3-pointers and combined with Toppin to go 10 of 16 from the field as the ...

Brechting scores 32 in Oakland’s win over Cleveland State

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Brad Brechting scored 24 of his a career-high 32 points in the first half and Oakland never trailed in beating Cleveland State 83-68 on Saturday for the Vikings' 10th loss in 11 games. Brechting made all 11 of his first-half shots, was 13-for-13 when he scored his ...

Cavs rally past Bulls 104-101, snap 6-game skid

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew looked at a rare victory as a learning experience. Jordan Clarkson and Alec Burks each scored 18 points, Cedi Osman added 17 and the Cavaliers ended a six-game losing streak, rallying to beat the Chicago ...

Blue Jackets winning despite drama surrounding biggest stars

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drama stemming from the uncertain future of two of the team's biggest stars has simmered in the background for half a season, but the Columbus Blue Jackets don't seem all that bothered. With a bye week bumping up against the All-Star ...

Winslow scores 27, leads Heat past Cavaliers 100-94

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Miami Heat looked like a different team in the second half Friday night. Trailing at the break, Miami took over in the final two quarters and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-94. "The starters have taken some heat, no pun ...

No. 14 Buffalo survives scare, beats Kent State 88-79

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer KENT, Ohio (AP) — No surprise, the guys from slippery, snowy Western New York weathered the storm. CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins scored 20 points apiece as No. 14 Buffalo pulled away in the final minutes and avoided dropping its second Mid-American ...

Rozier’s perfect start, 26 points carry Celtics past Cavs

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics had a little tuneup before their big mid-winter test. Terry Rozier scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and the Celtics coasted to their fifth straight victory with a 123-103 win over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Streaking Purdue takes down Ohio State 79-67

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue and Ohio State are teams going in opposite directions as they get into the meat of the Big Ten schedule. Streaking Purdue has won four in a row and seven of the last eight, with guard Carsen Edwards positioning himself among the ...

Providence holds on for 64-62 win over Xavier

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Providence coach Ed Cooley knows how to beat Xavier, but he'd never done it at the Cintas Center. Finally, he could leave town with a good feeling. Isaiah Jackson scored 13 points , and Providence got its first Big East road win Wednesday ...

George Mason scores final 7 points, edges Dayton 67-63

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jarred Reuter scored 14 points, including two free throws with 10 seconds left to seal the win, and a steal on the final play for good measure as George Mason defeated Dayton 67-63 Wednesday night. The loss was just the second for Dayton on its home court, the other was ...

Gray traded from Yanks to Reds after getting new contract

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold ...

Bulls snap 10-game losing streak, beat Cavaliers 104-88

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity. LaVine scored 25 points and the Bulls broke a 10-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-88 in a meeting of teams ...

Parise scores 20th goal, Wild beat Blue Jackets 2-1

By ANDRES YBARRA, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau believes the typical sense of urgency to make a playoff push is hitting teams earlier than normal this season. It certainly seemed that way for the Wild and Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. ...

Miami QB Tate Martell arrives, says he’s ready to compete

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tate Martell greeted a few well-wishers in the airport after arriving in South Florida, then stopped to pick up a coffee and a sandwich. The baristas, noticing the crowd around him, asked his name. If Martell gets his way, they'll ...

Wright St downs Youngstown St 80-74 behind Smith, Wampler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Malachi Smith and Bill Wampler scored 17 each on Thursday night to help Wright State beat Youngstown State 80-74. The Raiders (9-10, 3-3 Horizon League) pulled away to a 76-69 lead with six straight points capped by Cole Gentry's pair of free throws with 1:19 left. ...

Zoo offers free admission to furloughed federal employees

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio is offering free admission to furloughed federal employees for as long as the partial government shutdown continues. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said in a release Thursday that furloughed federal employees must present their federal ID or badge at the ...