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Cavs’ Irving Has Only Bruised Left Knee

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers rang in 2014 with some encouraging news: Kyrie Irving’s left knee is only bruised. The All-Star guard did not sustain structural damage Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers and is not expected to miss any significant time. An MRI revealed a...

Cavs’ Irving Has Only Bruised Knee, Day To Day

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving only sustained a bruised knee against Indiana and is not expected to miss significant time. The team said an MRI taken Wednesday revealed a bruise to Irving’s left knee. He was injured in the third quarter of...

All 12 Playoff Teams Have Flaws To Fix

Twelve contenders, all with issues that could make them pretenders. To win the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, each team in the NFL playoffs has a flaw it must conquer. A depleted defense in Denver. A sputtering offense in Seattle. And plenty more elsewhere. The...

Hot-shooting Dayton Defeats Winthrop 81-47

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Hot-shooting Dayton held Winthrop to a season-low in points in an 81-47 victory on Wednesday. Khari Price and Jalen Robinson scored 11 points each and Devin Oliver, Devon Scott and Vee Sanford added 10 apiece for the Flyers (11-3), who hit 32 of 54 shots for...

BC-BKC–Winthrop-Dayton Box, BKC

Jerome 2-5 5-6 9, Bourne 1-4 0-0 2, Farmer 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 1-9 2-2 5, Moore 3-5 0-0 7, Vega 2-3 0-1 4, Smith 4-7 0-0 11, Carter 0-1 0-2 0, Brown 1-2 0-0 2, Davenport 2-6 1-4 5, Prescott 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 17-46 8-15 47. Oliver 4-5 0-0 10, Pierre 3-3 0-0 6,...

2 Teens Dead After New Year’s Eve Shooting In Ohio

BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say two teenagers were killed in an Ohio shooting New Year’s Eve that also injured their father and their father’s girlfriend. The Barberton Police Department in northeast Ohio says the shooting was committed early in the evening by...

Ohio Energy Production Rising As Wells Increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report says Ohio energy companies extracted more than twice as much oil and gas from the Utica shale during three months last year than all of 2012. The figures were released thanks to a new law that requires companies to file production updates for...

Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Forward

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Jonathan Marchessault from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons. The team also said Wednesday it was placing forward Matt Calvert on injured reserve for an upper body injury retroactive to...

Troubled Ohio Youths Work With Problem Dogs

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group of teens in Ohio learning to overcome personal issues are working with rescue dogs needing some help to get new homes. The Blade newspaper of Toledo reports ( ) that the year-old program puts youths 14-18 years old with dogs that haven’t...