Cashner Wins, Pestano Loses In Salary Arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) — San Diego’s Andrew Cashner won and Cleveland’s Vinnie Pestano lost as pitchers split decisions Saturday in baseball’s first salary arbitration cases in two years. Cashner will make $2.4 million rather than the club’s offer of $2,275,000 —...

Dayton Eludes St. Bonaventure 72-69

SAINT BONAVENURE, N.Y. (AP) — Devin Oliver scored 15 points, including six points late, to lead Dayton over St. Bonaventure 72-69 on Saturday. Dayton (16-8, 4-5 Atlantic 10) won its third in a row. Vee Sanford scored 15 as well, as the Flyers shot 45 percent from the floor. St....

Italy Takes 2-0 Lead Over US In Fed Cup

CLEVELAND (AP) — Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi won the opening singles matches to give Italy a 2-0 lead over the United States on Saturday in their Fed Cup quarterfinal. Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match at Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Giorgi routed...

Border collie wins Westminster show agility trial

Tommy the Poodle runs the weave poles during the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster staged at Pier 94, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in New York. The first annual agility championship is part of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Tommy the Poodle...

Blue Jackets Send Erixon, Goloubef To AHL Club

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets reassigned defensemen Cody Goloubef and Tim Erixon to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday The 24-year-old Goloubef has appeared in three games with the Jackets since being recalled from...

Conservatives push agenda at Japan’s public TV

AP Photo/ TOKYO (AP) — Minutes of a recent governing board meeting of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK seem to back up suspicions that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, despite his denials, is trying to use Japan’s news giant to promote his nationalist agenda. The...

Xavier Beats Providence 59-53, Ending Skid

CINCINNATI (AP) — Semaj Christon scored 12 points and made two pivotal defensive plays in the final minute Saturday, leading Xavier to a 59-53 victory over Providence that ended the Musketeers’ three-game losing streak. Xavier (16-7, 6-4) wore its special gray home uniforms...

BC-BKC–Miami (Ohio)-Ohio Box, BKC

Oswald 1-2 0-0 2, Felder 7-13 5-6 19, McKnight 3-5 2-2 8, Rollins 1-4 2-2 4, Sullivan 1-4 2-2 5, Eustace 4-8 2-3 14, Edwards 6-13 4-4 19, Moore 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 25-53 17-19 75. Ndour 5-9 4-7 14, Hall 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 4-6 1-1 9, Kellogg 10-18 3-4 27, Taylor 3-8 2-2 9, Setty 0-0...

Toledo Topples Ball State 80-73

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Rian Pearson scored 20 points to lead a balanced attack as Toledo toppled Ball State 80-73 on Saturday. Toledo (20-3, 8-2 Mid-American) won its eighth in its last nine games and retains the top seed in the MAC West Division. Julius Brown scored 18, Justin...