Contract Stalemate Doesn’t Slow Masterson, Indians

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A day after contract talks with the Indians stalled, Cleveland ace Justin Masterson threw six strong innings in a 14-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Friday. Masterson’s spring training scoreless streak was snapped after 14 2-3 innings, with both...
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Lumberjacks pull off 77-75 upset of VCU in OT

AP Photo/Denis Poroy SAN DIEGO (AP) — Meet your new NCAA tournament darlings: The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. Trailing most of the second half after a meltdown against Virginia Commonwealth’s relentless pressure, the gritty `Jacks tied the game on Desmond...
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Lumberjacks pull off 77-75 upset of VCU in OT

AP Photo/Denis Poroy SAN DIEGO (AP) — Meet your new NCAA tournament darlings: The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks. Trailing most of the second half after a meltdown against Virginia Commonwealth’s relentless pressure, the gritty `Jacks tied the game on Desmond...

Nichols Leads St. Edward To Rout Of East Tech

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — First-team all-stater Kipper Nichols scored 25 points and Lakewood St. Edward (25-2) shot 72 percent from the field as the Eagles defeated Cleveland East Tech, 89-64, on Friday in a Division I boys state semifinal. St. Edward, ranked No. 3 in the final...

Kentucky Hosts 1st NCAA Women’s Tourney Game

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky players hope playing at home gets them off to a positive start on what they hope is a journey to that ends with a long-sought Final Four berth. Considering the home success the Wildcats have had, their chances of reaching their fourth regional final...

Court Rejects Ohio Libertarians Injunction Request

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for emergency action by the Libertarian Party of Ohio as it tries to ensure its gubernatorial candidate gets on the May primary ballot. The court rejected Libertarians’ demand that Secretary of State Jon...

Ohio Challenges Feds’ Effort To Limit Seclusion

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is challenging federal officials’ legal efforts to get a court to limit solitary confinement used to discipline boys with mental health disorders throughout the state’s juvenile prison system. The Justice Department calls the practice...

1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Cincinnati Shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a boy was killed and three other people were injured in a late afternoon shooting. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Julie Johnson says the 14-year-old teenager was killed in the shooting that happened about 3:30 p.m. She says the injuries of the...

Syracuse Braces For High-flying Dayton

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has had to deal with teams slowing play all season. Get ready for a change of pace. When the third-seeded Orange (28-5) face No. 11 Dayton (24-10) in the South Region of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night, the Flyers expect to be flying against...

Purdue’s Versyp Chases 300th Win In NCAA Tourney

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue coach Sharon Versyp walked into Friday’s media room ready to go. She had her trademark game face, the right script and the perfect motivational speech — protect the home court and extend their first-round mastery in the NCAA tournament....