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Longtime Cavaliers broadcaster Joe Tait dead at 83

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Tait, a longtime Cleveland sports broadcaster and voice of the Cavaliers for more than four decades, died Wednesday. He was 83. Tait had recently gone into hospice care following a lengthy battle with kidney disease and liver cancer. "A ...

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 ...

Cavs get 101-90 win to hand Houston 12th straight loss

By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 39 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the hapless Houston Rockets their 12th straight loss with a 101-90 victory on Monday night. The Cavaliers have won a season-high four straight after losing their previous 10 ...

Indians’ Francona says team didn’t cover up for Callaway

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Responding to claims the team protected Mickey Callaway, Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization "covered up" for the former pitching coach who's under investigation by Major League Baseball following ...

Brown lifts Miami (OH) over Bowling Green 84-79 in OT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Dalonte Brown scored a career-high 29 points with 14 rebounds and Miami (OH) beat Bowling Green 84-79 in overtime on Tuesday night. Mekhi Lairy scored 19 points for Miami (12-10, 9-8 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive road victory. Dae ...

No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State meet to top AP Top 25 slate

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Third-ranked Michigan and fourth-ranked Ohio State have found themselves atop the crowd of teams chasing unbeatens Gonzaga and Baylor. Their meeting Sunday headlines the national AP Top 25 schedule for the week, a matchup of teams contending for No. 1 seeds ...

American tennis player Gibbs announces retirement at age 27

By The Associated Press undefined American tennis player Nicole Gibbs announced her retirement Monday on social media and said she plans to enroll in law school this fall. Gibbs, 27, is No. 172 in the WTA Tour rankings. She achieved a career high of No. 68 in 2016. The Cincinnati native and ...

Cavaliers sitting Drummond while pursuing trade for center

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond is on the trade block — and the bench. The two-time All-Star center will be inactive for upcoming games as the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are struggling badly after a solid start and are intent on playing newly acquired center ...

Hurricanes erase early deficit, beat Blue Jackets 7-3

By BOB SUTTON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brock McGinn and Teuvo Teravainen scored 26 seconds apart in the second period as the Carolina Hurricanes erased an early deficit and beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-3 on Monday night. McGinn finished with two goals and two assists, and ...

Curry nets 36, Warriors deal Cavs 8th straight loss, 129-98

By JOE STIGLICH Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-98 on Monday night. Draymond Green tied his career high with 16 assists as the Warriors sent the Cavaliers to their eighth ...

Browns expect close contact players back for Steelers game

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Kevin Stefanski expects some of the players who missed Sunday's loss because of COVID-19 protocols to return to practice Thursday as Cleveland gets ready to face Pittsburgh with a playoff spot riding on the outcome. The Browns ...