Browns waive Johnny Manziel

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have released troublesome quarterback Johnny Manziel. The team cut ties on Friday with the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner after two disappointing, drama-filled seasons. Manziel faces an uncertain future in the NFL and potential criminal charges in Texas...

Saturday musical at St. Wendelin canceled

FOSTORIA — Because St. Wendelin Catholic School’s girls basketball team is playing in the state championship game on Saturday, the school’s 7 p.m. Saturday performance of the musical “Once Upon a Mattress” has been canceled. Any pre-sale tickets that were purchased for Saturday...

Ohio District To Add Security Measures After School Shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio school district is bolstering its security after a 14-year-old student was accused of shooting and wounding two other students in a cafeteria. Madison Local Schools Superintendent Curtis Philpot tells the Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News ( )...

Indians’ Brantley Takes Batting Practice

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Indians outfielder Michael Brantley has cleared one of the biggest hurdles in his offseason rehab. Brantley took batting practice on a field for the first time this offseason on Friday, marking his clearance to take part in all baseball activities. Having...

The Latest: 1 of 2 escaped New Mexico inmates is apprehended

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the escape of two New Mexico inmates who fled from a prison van (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say one of two convicts who escaped from a fortified transport van in New Mexico has been captured. New Mexico State Police and the...

Big 2nd Quarter Propels Waterford To Division IV Title Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alli Kern scored 12 points as Waterford beat Willoughby Cornerstone Christian Academy 52-42 in a Division IV state semifinal Friday at Value City Arena. Waterford’s Megan Ball tallied 11 points. First-team All-Ohio forward Dani Drayer added 10 points,...

Dayton Cruises Into A-10 Semifinals, 69-54 Over Richmond

NEW YORK (AP) — Dayton sputtered down the stretch of the regular season, losing three of six and winning the other three by a combined five points. Flyers coach Archie Miller gave his players a couple days off before preparing for the Atlantic 10 Tournament, hoping to reset in...

Seton Hall beats No. 5 Xavier 87-83 in Big East semifinal

NEW YORK (AP) — Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado muscled the ball through the basket to set up a three-point play, and then kissed his biceps in celebration. The Pirates were too strong for fifth-ranked Xavier on Friday in their 87-83 victory in the Big East Tournament...

Curry, Thompson combine for 15 3-pointers in rout of Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson had 37 and the Golden State Warriors avenged their worst defeat of the season by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 128-112 on Friday night, extending their record regular-season home winning streak to 47...

Indiana Taps College Professor To Helm HIV/STD Division

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A college professor with a background in public health research has been tapped to lead Indiana’s office that oversees efforts to combat HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. The State Department of Health announced Friday that Michael P. Fisher will...