IOC: Protests at Olympic sites are inappropriate

AP Photo/Morry Gash SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The IOC says it would be “wholly inappropriate” for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites. International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday that “venues are not the...

Ligety holds huge lead after 1st giant slalom run

AP Photo/Charles Krupa KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — American favorite Ted Ligety took a huge lead in the first run of the Olympic giant slalom after the top 30 racers Wednesday. Only a surprising run by one of the remaining 79 lower-ranked skiers would deprive Ligety of...

Irving Has Easy Night As Cavs Rout 76ers 114-85

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with a 114-85 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers....

US bobsledder calls Olympic selections ‘corrupt’

AP Photo/Dita Alangkara KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — A bobsledder who failed to make the U.S. team calls his country’s selection process for the Sochi Games “corrupt.” He says men and women who deserved spots were passed over. Chuck Berkeley tells The...

Tough winter creates menace: Ice from high-rises

Pedestrians pass a sign warning them of falling ice near City Hall Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in New York. Amid a brutal winter, New Yorkers are battling something far more dangerous than snow falling from the sky: ice tumbling from skyscrapers. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)...

Tuesday’s Scores

Peninsula Woodridge 57, Rootstown 49 Tipp City Tippecanoe 78, Greenville 31 Lebanon 57, Beavercreek 53 Mt. Notre Dame 73, Hamilton Ross 45 Oxford Talawanda 55, Cin. Western Hills 19 Springboro 50, Fairborn 40 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 42, Ashland 38 Bowling Green 65, Pemberville...

Spurs beat Clippers 113-103 without Tony Parker

AP Photo/Gus Ruelas LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patty Mills scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Tim Duncan had 19 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 38 minutes, and the San Antonio Spurs charged out of the All-Star break with a 113-103 victory over the Los...

5 things to know about the Powerball jackpot

The $400 miliion Powerball jackpot tops the list of lottery payouts in this convenience store in the Minneapolis skyway system, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Jackpots like Wednesday’s anticipated $400 million Powerball can grant a lot of wishes. Should a winner have but one...

New Jersey Newspaper Tells Wyoming To Butt Out

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — New Jersey’s biggest newspaper has a message for the least populated state in the nation: butt out. The Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark published an editorial on Tuesday telling Wyoming to mind its own business. The editorial came after Wyoming last...

Tickets available for SW contest

St. Wendelin is selling tickets in advance for its boys basketball team’s first-round Division IV sectional contest. St. Wendelin will face Mohawk at 7 p.m. next Tuesday at Fostoria High School. Tickets are available in St. Wendelin’s main office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....