Ohio Sports

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 ...

Former Rockies star Gonzalez gets new start with Indians

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez's career is laden with personal achievements — a batting title, three All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves. He has earned the respect of teammates and opponents and the unwavering devotion of Colorado fans, who have spent the past decade cheering ...

Puig & Co.: New-look Reds try to escape NL Central cellar

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — During Yasiel Puig's six seasons in LA, the Dodgers won at least 91 games and made the playoffs each year, reaching the World Series twice. The outfielder knows nothing but winning at the major league level. Hello, Cincinnati. An offseason ...

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 ...