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FC Cincinnati wins for 1st time in MLS, beating Timbers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Allan Cruz and Mathieu Deplagne scored two minutes apart in the second half and expansion FC Cincinnati won for the first time in MLS, topping the 10-man Portland Timbers 3-0 on Sunday in its home debut. Kendall Waston scored FC Cincy's first home goal in the MLS in the ...

Cincinnati defeats Houston 69-57 for AAC title

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With conference player of the year Jarron Cumberland running the show, No. 24 Cincinnati pulled away to win its second American Athletic Conference Tournament. Cumberland had 33 points and eight rebounds as No. 24 Cincinnati won its ...

Mavericks top Cavaliers 121-116 as Dirk closes on Wilt

By DAVE JACKSON Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — As they watched Dirk Nowitzki's shooting heat up yet again, fans at the American Airlines Center thought they might be watching history Saturday night. Nowitzki will have to wait another game to reach his latest milestone, but his Dallas ...

Marchand does it again in OT as Bruins beat Blue Jackets 2-1

By KEN POWTAK Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Conor McGregor fired up the Bruins with a pregame speech. Brad Marchand paid him tribute by doing a rendition of the MMA fighter's walk after he scored his winner. Marchand scored 3:30 into the overtime, lifting Boston to a 2-1 victory over the ...

Raging Bulls: Buffalo wins fourth MAC title in 5 years

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Not a coaching change. Not new players. Not any MAC team has been able to slow this historic run. Buffalo is far and away the class of its conference, the standard bearer, the team raising the bar and maybe one capable of making more noise in ...

Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach

By CARRIE MUSKAT Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Baker Mayfield wasn't going to pass up this opportunity. Fully aware the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to protect him, Mayfield knew he wouldn't get into a spring training game during his two-day stay with the NL Central champions. But they let ...

AP source: Indians, OF Gonzalez agree to minor deal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez intends to sign a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. Gonzalez, who played the past 10 seasons with Colorado, will sign once ...

No. 24 Cincinnati holds off Wichita State for 66-63 victory

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — As Cincinnati expected, Wichita State had one last run down the stretch — enough to pull even, but not overtake the No. 24 Bearcats. Nysier Brooks scored 13 points and Cane Broome hit the go-ahead layup with 23.5 seconds left to give ...

Simmons, Sixers survive scare from short-handed Cavaliers

By DAVE ZEITLIN Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Asked to assess his overall performance, Joel Embiid said he was "trash." When the Philadelphia 76ers needed him the most, however, their All-Star center came to play. Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big ...

No. 21 Wisconsin survives Ohio State rally for 73-67 OT win

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard wasn't sure whether to be mad at his players for blowing a 23-point second-half lead at Ohio State or happy they found a way to win. Ultimately, Gard settled on a positive outlook after his 21st-ranked ...