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As deadline nears, can Cavs find deal to make a difference?

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer LeBron James says he won't be traded, though every other move should be on the table for the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's just unclear if anything can make a difference. The Cavaliers are a team that's deeply in a rut and badly in need of a change to ...

Magic stun reeling Cavs as LeBron says he’s staying put

By DICK SCANLON, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After another embarrassing defeat and two days before the trade deadline, LeBron James let it be known he's not going anywhere, at least for now. "I'm here for this season right now to try and figure out a way we can still compete," ...

Change in recruiting calendar makes February less frantic

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer There's a strange sense of calm that has replaced the tumult typically associated with college football recruiting this time of year. The arrival of a December signing period has removed much of the suspense from the traditional national signing day that ...

No. 17 Ohio State holds off Illinois to win 75-67

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Illinois leading by 11 points with 8:45 left in the first half, Ohio's State's Keita Bates-Diop went to work. Playing in his 100th game for the Buckeyes, Bates-Diop reeled off 11 unanswered points including a pair of dunks , a ...

AP source: Struggling Cavaliers don’t plan to fire coach Lue

By TOM WITHERS, AP  Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has a long list of immediate concerns. Keeping his job isn't currently one of them. Despite Cleveland's recent slide and his team's lack of cohesion, the Cavaliers have no immediate plans to replace Lue, a ...

Miami great Szczerbiak to return to broadcast game in Ohio

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University will welcome former RedHawks star Wally Szczerbiak (SIR'-bee-ak) when he returns to broadcast a basketball game. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports Szczerbiak will be a part of the CBS Sports Network broadcast team during Miami's game against ...

Collier, Nurse lead No. 1 UConn over Cincy, 106-65

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Napheesa Collier says she's proud of the fact that UConn never plays down to the level of its opposition. Collier scored 25 points and Kia Nurse added 23 as UConn beat Cincinnati 106-65 on Sunday, giving the top-ranked Huskies their ...

No. 17 Ohio State suspends Williams for breaking team rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State guard Kam Williams has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. School spokesman Dan Wallenberg tweeted Sunday that coach Chris Holtmann had suspended Williams, a senior from Baltimore. A specific reason wasn't given. The fifth-year player is ...

Rockets embarrass LeBron, disconnected Cavs 120-88

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Ashamed to show his face any longer, LeBron James stared at the floor as he headed toward the locker room before the final horn sounded. An inglorious exit. The Cavaliers have become an embarrassment. "I'm lost for words," James said after ...

LeBron’s late defense helps Cavs edge Heat without Love

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — A dramatic, disturbing month for the Cavaliers ended with a defensive stop. Go figure. LeBron James scored 24 points and turned away Miami's James Johnson before he could get off a shot in the final seconds as Cleveland began a long stretch ...

Love lost: All-Star forward’s broken hand a pain for Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love's broken left hand has caused further damage to the crumbling Cavaliers. The All-Star forward Kevin Love is consulting with surgical specialists in New York about fixing his hand, an injury which has rocked the Cavs, a team ...

Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68. His second wife, Lovell ...

James narrowly misses triple-double, Cavs beat Pistons

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Two-game winning streaks are rarely cause for a celebration. The Cleveland Cavaliers can't be choosy these days. LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and narrowly missed his second straight triple-double, and Cleveland beat the Detroit ...

ICYMI: A record win highlights women’s hoops this week

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A record win, another triple-double and a milestone point highlighted the week in women's basketball. Division II Ashland won its 57th consecutive game on Saturday to tie the longest winning streak regardless of gender at that level. ...

Wright State beats Oakland 64-51

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Freshman Loudon Love had a double-double in the first half and finished with 18 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds to lead Wright State by Oakland 64-51 on Sunday. Love scored 15 first-half points and grabbed 11 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season ...

Isaiah Thomas says no ‘bad blood’ between him and Kevin Love

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas denied a rift with Kevin Love, insisting there is no "bad blood" between the teammates. Following days of drama with the never-a-dull-moment Cavs, Thomas spoke Saturday to reporters for the first time since the ...

Milwaukee defense shuts down Cleveland State, 70-47

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryce Nze had a season-high 18 points to go with 11 rebounds as Milwaukee posted its first three-game win streak this season by thumping Cleveland State 70-47 on Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee took a 28-16 advantage into the break, limiting the Vikings to just four points in ...

Small scores 27 and Green Bay beats Penguins 85-67

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Khalil Small scored 27 points with seven rebounds and Green Bay beat Youngstown State 85-67 on Saturday. Small was just 2 of 8 from the arc but 8 of 13 otherwise and reached 20 points for the ninth time this season. He also had four assists and three steals. The senior ...

Mitchell all-time Big Ten scorer; No. 12 Ohio St. women win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points to become the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer and No. 12 Ohio State ended a three-game losing streak with a 78-62 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Mitchell, a 5-foot-8 senior guard, has scored 3,098 points, passing Rachel ...

Cavs overcome LeBron’s 11 turnovers to beat Pacers 115-108

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before leaving the Cavaliers' locker room, LeBron James made sure doughnuts from the team's tasty postgame spread were packed in his bag. He had enough turnovers. James recorded his 63rd career triple-double — overcoming a career-high 11 ...