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Williams leads Pirates past Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevor Williams looked like himself on the mound. He looked like somebody else at the plate. Williams pitched six effective innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the sloppy Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Sunday. "He was just efficient," Pirates ...

Setback for Indians star Lindor, with sprained ankle

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Indians star shortstop Francisco Lindor's recovery from a strained right calf muscle has been set back by another injury: a sprained left ankle. Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday in Minnesota, where the Indians will start ...

What to make of Tate: Can Martell make Miami great again?

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Quarterback Tate Martell has been ruled eligible to play for Miami this season and it is being hailed as a pretty big deal for the Hurricanes. How much of a big deal is still to be determined? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Paul ...

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 ...