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Ball State Women Upset No. 25 Bowling Green 73-55

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shelbie Justice scored 21 points as fifth-seeded Ball State upset top-seed and No. 25-ranked Bowling Green 73-55 in the Mid-American Conference tournament on Friday. Ball State (18-15) has won seven straight after winning four games in five days to reach the...

Hart’s 11 Blocks Lift Africentric Over Smithville

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — First-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Alexa Hart had eight points and 11 blocked shots to lead Columbus Africentric past Smithville 44-22 on Friday in a Division III state girls semifinal. Ayrielle Stith scored 11 points for the Nubians (26-2). Africentric,...

Court: Indicted Ohio Judge’s Ruling Unconscionable

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court has called a decision by an Ohio judge to take away two children from their mother “unconscionable.” The court’s ruling came in a case overseen by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter, who isn’t currently...
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WR Steve Smith agrees to 3-year gdeal with Ravens

AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt Free agent wide receiver Steve Smith has signed a three-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens announced the signing of the 34-year-old Smith on Friday. Smith was released by the Carolina Panters on Thursday after 13 seasons and headed to...

Cincinnati Bengals Add Year To Coach Lewis’ Deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals say they have extended coach Marvin Lewis’ contract by one year, through the 2015 season. This will be the 12th season in Cincinnati for Lewis, already the longest-tenured Bengals head coach and leader in career victories with 90....

Blue Jackets Activate Tyutin, Reassign Goloubef

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Fedor Tyutin off injured reserve and have reassigned defenseman Cody Goloubef to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. Tyutin has missed the last nine games with an ankle injury which...
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Tests detected gas underground after NYC blast

Firefighters look over the site of a building explosion in New York, Friday, March 14, 2014. Using sound devices to probe for voices and telescopic cameras to peer into small spaces, workers searching a pile of rubble from a gas explosion in the East Harlem section of Manhattan,...
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Obama’s promise to review deportations has risks

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 13, 2014, to outline President Barack Obama’s FY2015 budget requests to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott...

Jon Krakauer plans book on football rape case

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Jon Krakauer is asking a judge to order the release of records in the 2012 rape case against University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson for a new book the “Into the Wild” author is writing, according to a petition filed in state...

Bengals Extend Coach Lewis’ Contract

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis had signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him on the job through the 2015 season. Lewis has led the Bengals to three straight playoff berths, a first for the franchise that began play in 1968. But the Bengals are 0-5...