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3 share Big East Player of the Year honors for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in the 42-year history of the Big East Conference, three players will share the league's player of the year award. Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili and Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Collin Gillespie tied in the voting by the league's coaches, who ...

Reds star Joey Votto out after positive COVID-19 test

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out for an indefinite period after testing positive for COVID-19 at spring training, the team said Wednesday. The Reds put Votto on the injured list and he gave the team permission to announce he was sidelined because he had ...

Harris sinks game-winning FTs, Butler ousts Xavier in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Harris was clutch for Butler, drilling a straightaway 3-pointer and then sinking the game-winning free throws with three seconds left in overtime as the tenth-seeded Bulldogs ousted Xavier 70-69 in the Big East tournament on Wednesday night. The win moves Butler (10-14) ...

Indians’ Ramirez, Reyes isolated after COVID-19 violations

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third time in less than a year, the Cleveland Indians are having to isolate players because they broke COVID-19 protocols. Third baseman José Ramírez and slugger Franmil Reyes are being kept away from their teammates at spring ...

Pavelski another PP goal as slumping Stars beat Columbus 5-0

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored his NHL-leading ninth power-play goal and the Dallas Stars tallied twice in the opening period for the first time this season, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Saturday night for only their second win in the past ...

Big smile, swing: Indians slugger Reyes eyes consistent ’21

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Early in training camp, Indians slugger Franmil Reyes overheard one of the team's clubhouse attendants who was cleaning baseballs comment that they didn't seem as lively this year. "He was like, 'Oh my God, these balls are not flying ...

Dosunmu’s return powers No. 4 Illinois over No. 7 Ohio State

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After missing three games with a concussion and facial injuries, Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu returned Saturday wearing a protective mask he chose because it makes him look a little like a superhero. Dosunmu played the part with a 19-point ...

Jackson triple-double carries Toledo over Ball St. 89-70

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Marreon Jackson had a triple-double with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists to lift Toledo to an 89-70 win over Ball State on Friday night. Setric Millner Jr. had 19 points and seven rebounds for Toledo (20-7, 15-4 Mid-American Conference). Ryan Rollins added 15 ...

Blue Jackets top Red Wings 4-1, snap five-game losing streak

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves, Columbus scored three second-period goals, and the Blue Jackets won their first game played in front of home fans in more than a year, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cam Atkinson had ...

Stefanski, Browns back at ‘square one’ after ’20 turnaround

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's first season as an NFL head coach was sublime, almost storybook. He ended Cleveland's long playoff drought, won a postseason game — watching from his basement as he recovered from COVID-19 — and guided his team around ...