Ohio Sports

Celtics beat Cavs 116-106 without Kyrie to snap 4-game slide

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep finding ways to win without Kyrie Irving. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night. Irving ...

Another shutout for Bobrovsky as Blue Jackets beat Islanders

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his second consecutive shutout as the Columbus Blue Jackets keep scrapping to get above the Eastern Division wild-card line. Bobrovsky was excellent again as the Blue Jackets beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on ...

Reds open 150-year celebration hoping to leapfrog Pirates

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue. The Reds haven't been ...

Roach scores 21 to lead Texas past Xavier 78-76 in OT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kerwin Roach II had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists as Texas narrowly beat Xavier 78-76 in overtime in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. Roach was fouled on a drive with 20.2 seconds left in overtime and hit 1 of 2 free throws before getting two more ...

Hobbled Antetokounmpo lifts Bucks past Cavs 127-105

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo showed few signs he was bothered by an ailing right ankle, getting 26 points and 10 rebounds to lift to Milwaukee Bucks over the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-105 on Sunday. Antetokounmpo was listed as questionable after missing ...

Indians star Ramirez hurts knee, opening day status unsure

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez bruised his left knee when he fouled a ball off himself Sunday and his status for opening day is uncertain. X-rays on the two-time All-Star were negative. The team said Ramirez will remain in Arizona, and that it will be ...

Nolf, Nickal, Cassar win NCAA titles for Penn State

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Nolf and Bo Nickal came to Penn State after the Nittany Lions had already seized control of college wrestling. The dynamic duo helped them tighten their grip. Nolf (157 pounds) and Nickal (197) ended their careers with individual ...

Manneh, Saief score in FC Cincinnati’s 2-0 win over Revs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Kekuta Manneh and Kenny Saief each scored on Sunday as FC Cincinnati beat the New England Revolution 2-0. Manneh tapped in Saief's centering pass in the 44th minute and Saief redirected Manneh's pass across the goal in the 65th. Cincinnati (2-1-1) extended its ...

Former NFL player Pacman Jones reaches plea in casino case

RISING SUN, Ind. (AP) — Former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea agreement following his arrest at a southeastern Indiana casino. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Jones initially faced charges including battery, cheating at gambling and resisting arrest. Court ...

McDavid, Draisaitl lead Oilers past Blue Jackets 4-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers know they've still got an outside shot at the playoffs. And they played like a team that has its sights set on the postseason. McDavid had a goal and an assist, Leon Draisaitl had three assists and the Oilers defeated the ...