Ohio Sports

Clipping? LeBron takes on Alabama football over barber show

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James believes Alabama's football program is offside. James contends the Crimson Tide has lifted "ideas, concepts and format" from a program on "Uninterrupted," the digital media platform the three-time NBA champion co-founded with ...

Edler scores in OT to lift Canucks past Blue Jackets, 5-4

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko couldn't stop grinning the whole game in his first NHL start despite giving up the tying goals before the Vancouver Canucks won it in overtime. Alex Edler scored 1:21 into the extra period and Demko finished with 26 saves in the Canucks' wild ...

Yonder Alonso’s grand slam leads Cleveland over Mariners 6-5

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — A little of the pressure to contribute right away with his new club has been lifted from Yonder Alonso. Hitting a grand slam in just the second game of the season will take away some stress. "After this game, doing something for the team, I ...

Overtime survivors: Bulldogs, Irish meet for women’s title

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Vic Schaefer and his Mississippi State Bulldogs carry a constant reminder of how far they went in the women's NCAA Tournament last year, and what must still be done. It's right there, engraved on the side of their runner-up rings: ...

News and notes from the NCAA women’s Final Four

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — So how do they top that? The two national women's semifinal games Friday night were packed with drama, lead-changes, emotion and huge shots that sent the games into overtime. Mississippi State's Roshunda Johnson hit the tying 3-pointer ...

Eaton has 5 hits including HR, Nationals beat Reds 13-7

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam Eaton rounded second base on his homer, glanced toward the stands and spotted his parents, brother, wife and former college teammates cheering. He pointed his right index finger toward them, his way of sharing the big day. Eaton had solo ...

LeBron passes Jordan with 867th straight double-digit game

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Still chasing championships, LeBron James caught — and passed — Michael Jordan on one list. James broke Jordan's NBA record by scoring at least 10 points in his 867th straight regular-season game, a streak the Cavaliers superstar could ...

UConn-beaters Mississippi State, Notre Dame play for title

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale swished her jumper with a second left and jumped to celebrate. In one joyous moment, she knew exactly how Mississippi State's Morgan William felt one year earlier. It's an incredible feeling to beat the best in ...

Scherzer fans 10, pitches Nationals over Reds 2-0 in opener

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Max Scherzer put on quite a performance for his new manager. Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings and the Washington Nationals made Dave Martinez's dugout debut a success, opening with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. "The ...

Column: Time for the one-and-done to simply be done

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist ATLANTA (AP) — Darius Bazley wants to be a pioneer. Sure, three others have taken a straight line from high school to the NBA development league. But Bazley is one of the nation's best high school players, so everyone perked up when he announced his ...