×

Uncategorized

Source: Cavaliers to acquire C Drummond from Pistons

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers were expected to move a big man. Instead, they added another one. In the final hour before Thursday’s NBA trading deadline, Cleveland agreed to acquire two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons, a person familiar with the deal told The ...

Indians head to Arizona with Lindor, numerous questions

CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor swears he hasn’t listened to any of the trade rumors swirling around him this winter. The All-Star shortstop might not be able to avoid them this spring. Lindor’s unsettled future with Cleveland hangs over the team like a darkening storm cloud. And when ...

MLB mulls video limits, may rule on Red Sox next week

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams, and Commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to complete his investigation into alleged electronic sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox before spring training camps open next week. “I ...

XFL looking to bring fans inside the game with more audio

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The XFL’s greatest contribution to football the first time around was the skycam. When the league returns Saturday, the focus will be on bringing fans further inside the game. ABC/ESPN and Fox will have access to the coach-player communication systems and can go live ...

Briefs

BOWLING: Harry Smith rolled a 203 en route to a high series of 526 in the 55 Plus League at the K of C Lanes. Greg Elchert had a 522 series, followed by Jim Donaldson (501), Paul Gosche (479), Jim Ferstler (471) and Bill Mizen (468).

49ers lament missed chances in Super Bowl loss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The parade the San Francisco 49ers had hoped to be enjoying was being held a couple thousand miles away in Kansas City. Instead of celebrating a record-tying sixth Super Bowl title that seemed so close, the Niners spent the morning Wednesday packing up their ...

Mickelson says he won’t accept US Open exemption

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is still not exempt for the U.S. Open and says he won’t accept a special invitation. The U.S. Open is the one major keeping Mickelson from the career Grand Slam and no other major has given him more grief. His six runner-up finishes, most ...

Buckeyes on top in Big Ten recruiting

Ohio State is back on top in Big Ten recruiting, with Ryan Day wrapping up his first full signing class Wednesday with a letter of intent from the two-time Michigan high school player of the year. Michigan, Penn State and Nebraska followed the Buckeyes in the Big Ten composite rankings ...

Welcome back: Berry returns to Browns as league’s youngest GM

BEREA (AP) — As Andrew Berry waited to be welcomed back as Cleveland’s new general manager, his baby son, Kairo, let out a couple of cranky cries before settling down for a nap. Later, his 2-year-old son, Zion, asked Berry if he could wear a helmet. The Browns have turned to youth in ...

Tarris bowls a 525 series, Old Fort boys defeat Polar Bears

SANDUSKY — Hayden Tarris turned in a big series score and all of Old Fort’s keglers bowled above their average Thursday in a 2,333-2,197 Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division win against Margaretta. Tarris rolled games of 267 and 258 for a match-best 525 series for the Stockaders. Shayne ...

Lessons learned young propel Mahomes to greatness

MIAMI — Long before he ever dreamed of playing football for a living, much less playing in the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes tagged along with his dad as he bounced around the major leagues as a journeyman pitcher. He hung around superstars like Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. He watched how ...

Astros turn to Baker to take over as manager

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros. The team announced the hiring on Wednesday and said Baker will be introduced in Houston on Thursday. The 70-year-old became the oldest manager in the big leagues. Hinch was fired Jan. 13 ...

Chiefs’ practice facility left home alone in Kansas City

MIAMI (AP) — When the Chiefs won their first AFC championship in 50 years, chairman Clark Hunt and the rest of his ownership family decided that they would bring everyone associated with the franchise to the Super Bowl: the coaches and players, the front-office staff and scouts, the janitors ...

Fun-loving TEs Kelce, Kittle the life of party

MIAMI (AP) — They’ve got swagger, style and lots and lots of catches. Kansas City’s Travis Kelce and San Francisco’s George Kittle are talkative tight ends at this year’s Super Bowl and among the most entertaining personalities in the NFL — Rob Gronkowski-types who could play big ...

Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Doleman was clinging to his preferred position of outside linebacker, struggling through his second NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings. The team’s vision for his 6-foot-5 frame was at defensive end, where he could use his long arms, strong legs and quick feet ...

Highsmith, Wolf out as Browns reshuffling of front office continues

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry has quickly gotten to work on restructuring the Browns. In a drastic way. A day after Berry was officially hired as Cleveland’s new general manager, the team parted ways with assistant general manager Eliot Wolf and vice president of player personnel Alonzo ...

Homecoming

PHOTO BY ZACH BAKER Homecoming Baldwin Wallace’s Shelby Hemminger, a Calvert graduate, practices before the start of the second half against Heidelberg Wednesday night in Tiffin. Hemminger saw about five minutes of playing time in the game, which the Yellow Jackets won, 90-55.

Rahm, Thomas biggest stars at Mickelson-less Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Long the face of the Phoenix Open, Phil Mickelson is skipping the PGA Tour’s biggest party to play in Saudi Araba for a large appearance fee. Young stars Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are perfectly content at TPC Scottsdale for the rowdy tournament that opens ...

Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee in the disabled seating behind the Wildcats’ basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player threatening to swing a stool. The Jayhawks were dribbling out ...

Jeter, Walker elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball’s highest honor on Tuesday. The longtime New York Yankees captain appeared on 396 of 397 ballots cast by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, ...