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Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio State women's basketball eliminated from NCAA Tournament to top-seeded Notre Dame

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Arike Ogunbowale had a career-high 32 points, Lindsay Allen added 16 and Notre Dame easily beat Ohio State 99-76 on Friday night in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

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Cavaliers turn to defense for 112-105 bounce-back win over Hornets
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Cavaliers turn to defense for 112-105 bounce-back win over Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James had 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from their worst defensive outing of the season with a 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

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Men's College Basketball Roundup: North Carolina moves into Elite Eight
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Men's College Basketball Roundup: North Carolina moves into Elite Eight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night.

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Kent State baseball comes from behind to top Cardinals; KSU softball splits with Eastern Michigan
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent State baseball comes from behind to top Cardinals; KSU softball splits with Eastern Michigan 

The Kent State baseball team spotted host Ball State a three-run lead in the first inning, but came back to earn a 6-5 victory in its Mid-American Conference season opener Friday in Muncie, Ind.

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Women's College Basketball Roundup: Mississippi State tops Washington 75-64
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Women's College Basketball Roundup: Mississippi State tops Washington 75-64

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Teaira McCowan scored 20 of her career-high 26 points in the fourth quarter, and Mississippi State defeated Washington 75-64 on Friday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time.

By Cliff Brunt Associated Press
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Golf Roundup: DeChambeau, Points share 11-under lead in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico -- Bryson DeChambeau ran off four straight birdies in a stop-and-start round and finished with a 7-under 65 to share the lead with D.A. Points in the rain-delayed Puerto Rico Open on Friday. A rain delay kept the second round from being completed.

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Cleveland Browns Notebook: Trubisky, Brissett, Garoppolo in QB triangle
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Cleveland Browns Notebook: Trubisky, Brissett, Garoppolo in QB triangle

Canton Repository writer Steve Doerschuk serves up a half-dozen new takes on the Browns' hot pursuit of a quarterback -- and other topics. 1.

By Steve Doerschuk The Canton Repository
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Columbus Blue Jackerts' record-setting season bereft of long slumps

WASHINGTON -- The Blue Jackets' 16-game winning streak attracted national attention even from sports fans not knowing a Suter from a Sutter or a Korpisalo from a Korpikoski.

By Tom Reed The Columbus Dispatch
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

NFL Notebook: Jets GM says its unlikely team adds another vet QB after McCown signing

NEW YORK -- Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan says it is "highly unlikely" New York will add another veteran quarterback after signing Josh McCown earlier this week.

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Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

High School Basketball Roundup: VA-SJ to get shot at sixth state title

DIVISION III Villa Angela-St. Joseph 73, Proctorville Fairland 50 COLUMBUS -- Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph is on a mission to win its sixth title after routing Proctorville Fairland 73-50 in a boys Division III semifinal Friday.

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Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

NASCAR Notebook: Crash forces Jimmie Johnson to start in back of the pack

ONTANA, Calif. -- Jimmie Johnson plans to start from the back when he defends his Fontana title after a spin during practice wrecked his primary car. Johnson says he has elected not to participate in qualifying Friday, sending him to the back of the field Sunday.

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NBA Notebook: Durant's knee continues to progress
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

NBA Notebook: Durant's knee continues to progress

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Every day, it's been a little bit more progress for Kevin Durant and his rehabbing left knee.

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Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Around the Nation (March 24): Final Four court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadium

COLLEGE Final Four court assembled in Arizona's NFL stadium GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Eight days before the competition begins, a shiny new basketball court has been laid in place for the Final Four.

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Former Ohio State football standouts excel at pro day
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Former Ohio State football standouts excel at pro day

Marshon Lattimore, who could be the first player picked from Ohio State in the upcoming NFL Draft, didn't get to complete his drills at the combine four weeks ago, but the cornerback put on a show for nine NFL head coaches and others during OSU pro day Thursday.

By Tim May | The Columbus Dispatch
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio State gets $1.3M for student-athlete initiatives

Ohio State will receive more than $1.3 million as part of a one-time $200 million disbursement from the NCAA to Division I schools. Ohio State's share is the largest in the country, a reflection of its status as the nation's most comprehensive athletics program.

By Bill Rabinowitz And Tim May | The Columbus Dispatch
Mar 25, 2017 4:00 AM

MLB Notebook: Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall leaves game with injury

MESA, Ariz. -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall left Friday's spring training game with an injury in the bottom of the second inning.

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Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Late score thrusts SVSM into D-II state final

DIVISION II STATE SEMIFINAL SVSM 62, TROTWOOD-MADISON 60 COLUMBUS -- Jayvon Graves scored the last of his 22 points on a baseline drive at the buzzer to give Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary a 62-60 win over Trotwood-Madison in a boys Division II semifinal Thursday. St.

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Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

MLB Notebook: Miguel Cabrera getting daily treatment on back

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera said he's feeling better after suffering a back injury while playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

By George Sipple Detroit Free Press
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NASCAR Notebook: Daytona 500 winner Hamilton dies at 74
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

NASCAR Notebook: Daytona 500 winner Hamilton dies at 74

Pete Hamilton, who captured the Daytona 500 in 1970 and won twice at Talladega Superspeedway the next year, has died at 74. His death Wednesday was announced by Richard Petty Motorsports and NASCAR. Hamilton won four Cup races, including a Daytona 500 qualifying race in 1971.

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NCAA Tournament Roundup: Ducks end Michigan's run; Gonzaga holds on top West Virginia
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

NCAA Tournament Roundup: Ducks end Michigan's run; Gonzaga holds on top West Virginia

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded Oregon ended No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night. Dorsey, the man the Ducks call "Mr.

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