Ohio Sports

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 ...