Ohio Sports

Giants acquire Rule 5 pick Connor Joe from Reds

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have acquired Rule 5 draft selection Connor Joe from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a minor league pitcher and cash. The teams announced the trade Thursday night. Joe is a 26-year-old right-handed hitter who has played first base, ...

Indians still class of AL Central, but Series win only goal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana's TV bashing days should be over. Back with Cleveland after spending one year in Philadelphia, where he ended some teammates' obsession with the popular video game Fortnite with one swing, Santana is excited to be returning to ...

Cincinnati Reds’ first African-American player dead at 94

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds' first African-American player has died at the age of 94. The team says Charles "Chuck" Harmon died Tuesday, nearly 65 years after he made his debut against the Braves in Milwaukee on April 17, 1954. It did not provide details. Harmon had remained a ...

Sexton’s 25 leads Cavs over bruised, Giannis-less Bucks

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton has left a sluggish, sometimes painful start to his pro career, behind him. He's taking off, and he might just take the Cavaliers with him. Sexton scored 25 points and became the first NBA rookie to score at least 23 in seven ...

Status for Indians’ Lindor for opening day still uncertain

By THERESA SMITH Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain. Yet his status for opening day on ...

Arizona State beats St. John’s 74-65 in First Four

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall, scored 21 points and led ...

Marshall scores 20 to lead Xavier past Toledo 78-64 in NIT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Naji Marshall had 20 points and 21 rebounds as Xavier beat Toledo 78-64 in the NIT first round on Wednesday night. Tyrique Jones had 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Xavier (19-15). Quentin Goodin added 11 points. Paul Scruggs had 10 points and six rebounds ...

Flames topple Blue Jackets 4-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — In the first two periods, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit three goal posts. It was that kind of night. Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 35th goal and Michael Frolik added a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat Columbus 4-2 on Tuesday. "We're finding ...

Luis Castillo to get surprise start for Reds on opening day

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Luis Castillo has been picked to start on opening day for the Cincinnati Reds. Rookie manager David Bell made the announcement Tuesday, saying Castillo will get the ball March 28 at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Castillo was ...

Fairleigh Dickinson rallies for first ever NCAA tourney win

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Eleven months ago, Fairleigh Dickinson coach Greg Herenda was seriously ill with life-threatening blood clots. On Tuesday night, he danced on the court and hugged his players after they secured the first NCAA Tournament win in school ...