Ohio Sports

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 ...

Love returns to Cavaliers following concussion

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love is back in Cleveland's starting lineup against New Orleans after missing one game with a concussion. Love, who recently returned from a broken left hand, sat out Wednesday's game at Charlotte. He had ...

Browns sign free agent QB Drew Stanton to 2-year contract

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns continued their quarterback makeover, signing free agent Drew Stanton to a two-year contract. The veteran is expected to back up Tyrod Taylor, recently acquired in a trade with Buffalo. Cleveland is also expected to ...

LeBron James has a favorite for the MVP award — himself

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James has someone in mind for the MVP award this season. Himself. This is a season where prohibitive MVP favorite James Harden has done phenomenal things with NBA-leading Houston, where reigning MVP Russell Westbrook has been ...

Vanek has 3 goals, assist to lift Blue Jackets over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After Edmonton scored the first three goals of the game, the Columbus Blue Jackets made it apparent which team was still fighting for a playoff spot and which team was already out of the race. Thomas Vanek had three goals and an assist to lift the Blue Jackets over ...

Napoli homers as Indians finish spring training

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Before Mike Napoli ships off to Triple-A Columbus to open the season, the veteran slugger left a parting impression with the Cleveland Indians. Napoli homered in Cleveland's exhibition finale Tuesday, a 3-3 tie with the Arizona ...

Clamping down: Wade, Heat stymie Cavaliers, 98-79

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is completely convinced LeBron James is still the best basketball player in the world. And the Miami Heat accepted the challenge of slowing him down. Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 19 points, Wade blocked a pair of shots by ...