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Ohio Sports

What’s next for the Blue Jackets in post-Torts era?

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will take a deliberate approach to hiring a replacement for John Tortorella, who stamped his brand on the franchise over six seasons and carried it to unprecedented success. "I think we're going to take our ...

USC hires Cavs’ Lindsay Gottlieb as women’s hoops coach

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Gottlieb is returning to the Pac-12 as the head women's basketball coach at Southern California. The school on Monday announced the hiring of Gottlieb, an assistant coach with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. The 43-year-old ...

Pacers beat Cavaliers 111-102, move into ninth place in East

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 ...

Naquin, Barnhart lead Reds to 14-1 rout of Pirates

By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Naquin's three-run shot ...

Monterrey, Columbus Crew draw 2-2 in Champions League

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jose Alvarado scored in stoppage time to give Monterrey a 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night in the opening leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. Ake Loba scored against the defending MLS Cup champions in the ninth minute. Monterrey, ...

Magic squander 23-point lead in fourth, beat Cavs 109-104

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cole Anthony made the tiebreaking layup with 45 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic squandered a 23-point lead before edging the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-104 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak. The Magic went up 86-63 on R.J. ...

Buxton gets 5 hits, Twins homer 6 times in rout of Indians

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As Byron Buxton walked to the plate for his final at-bat, he didn't consider hitting for the cycle until a fan pointed out the obvious. "I heard this little kid and he's like, 'All you need is a triple,'" said Buxton, who settled for his ...

Kershaw dazzles Reds, Dodgers win 8-0 to snap 3-game skid

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Los Angeles Dodgers badly needed somebody or something to pull them out of a weeklong slump, Clayton Kershaw did it with cool confidence. He has been performing these feats regularly for the Dodgers since 2008, and the 33-year-old ...

Cavaliers’ Love sorry for on-court tantrum: ‘That wasn’t me’

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love spoke from his heart. Over 13 minutes, he apologized, lectured and asked for forgiveness and understanding. He regrets his fit of frustration but said it shouldn't define him. "That wasn't me," Love said. "I apologize for that ...

Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati's tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 10th ...