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Browns Sign WR Andrew Hawkins To Offer Sheet

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns moved a step closer to swiping a player from one of their AFC North rivals. Cleveland signed Bengals slot receiver Andrew Hawkins to a contract offer sheet on Thursday, a Browns spokesman said. Cincinnati will have five days — until next Tuesday — to...

Marleau Scores Twice, Sharks Beat Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored twice and Joe Pavelski had the lone shootout goal in the San Jose Sharks’ 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. After tying his career high of 66 points with an assist on Marleau’s second goal,...

Sharks-Blue Jackets Sums

First Period_1, Columbus, Johansen 26 (Jenner, Foligno), 5:28. 2, San Jose, Marleau 27 (Couture), 10:53. Penalties_None. Second Period_3, Columbus, Umberger 18 (Dubinsky), 3:05 (sh). Penalties_Umberger, Clm (tripping), :57; Savard, Clm (high-sticking), 2:22; Brown, SJ (roughing),...

Burdette’s 38 Carry Eastern Past Fort Loramie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — First-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Jenna Burdette tied a Division IV semifinal record with 38 points, leading Reedsville Eastern past defending champion Fort Loramie 68-59 Thursday night. The top-ranked Eagles (26-1) meet Zanesville Rosecrans (27-1), a...

AP Exclusive: FBI balks at pot background checks

SEATTLE (AP) — The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado — a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice...

No. 13 CINCINNATI 61, UCF 58

Spurlock 0-1 1-2 1, Wilson 4-10 1-2 11, Blair 1-6 4-4 6, Sykes 8-16 5-9 21, Newell 4-10 2-2 10, Walker 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 2-4 0-0 6, McCrory 0-0 0-0 0, McBride 1-5 1-4 3. Totals 20-53 14-23 58. Rubles 1-3 2-2 4, Thomas 3-6 2-4 8, Jackson 7-13 0-5 14, Guyn 0-2 0-0 0, Kilpatrick...

Kilpatrick’s 21 Leads No. 13 Cincinnati, 61-58

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Justin Jackson added 14 points as No. 13 Cincinnati escaped with a 61-58 victory over Central Florida in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday. Kilpatrick was...
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Lady Gaga at SXSW: sausages, vomit and inspiration

AP Photo/John Shearer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lady Gaga kicked off 24 hours in the spotlight at South By Southwest in typically memorable fashion. The pop provocateur began her appearance at Stubb’s BBQ on Thursday night during the annual music festival and conference by...

No. 4 Akron Beats No. 5 Ohio 83-77 In MAC Tourney

CLEVELAND (AP) — Demetrius Treadwell scored 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 seed Akron to an 83-77 quarterfinal-round victory over fifth-seeded Ohio in the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday. Akron faces No. 1 seed Western Michigan in the semifinal...
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Mystery of missing jet recalls past disappearances

Vietnamese Air Force Col. Pham Minh Tuan uses binoculars on board a flying aircraft during a mission to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Gulf of Thailand, Thursday, March 13, 2014. With no distress call, no sign of wreckage and very few answers, the...