Back From Shoulder Woes, Indians’ Brantley Gets 2 Hits

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — For most teams, seeing an All-Star get two hits in a spring training game would be no big deal. For the Cleveland Indians, watching Michael Brantley swing back into action meant something. Coming off a year almost totally lost to shoulder trouble, Brantley...
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Tuesday’s scoreboard

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL OHSAA State Tournament At Value City Arena Thursday’s State Semifinals Division II Wauseon (26-1) vs. Columbus Eastmoor (22-6), 10:45 a.m. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (23-5) vs. Trotwood-Madison (25-2), 2 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP: Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Division...
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Prep basketball: BVC/PCL all-star game is Sunday

The third annual BVC/PCL all-star games will be held Sunday at the University of Findlay’s Croy Gymnasium. The girls game between the top seniors in the Blanchard Valley Conference and Putnam County League tips off at 5 p.m. The boys all-stars from the BVC and PCL will hit...
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Boys basketball: Johnson, Cleveland lead all-Ohio picks

Pandora-Gilboa junior Drew Johnson led area athletes by earning third-team honors as The Associated Press released its Division IV All-Ohio boys basketball selections on Monday. Johnson, a 6-foot-5 forward, averaged 19.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game in leading the...

Jets Sign Veteran QB Josh McCown To 1-year Deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran free-agent quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year deal. The team announced the signing Monday night. Agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter that the contract is for one season. Financial terms were not immediately available....

Reds 10, Royals 6

E_Mondesi (5). DP_Cincinnati 0, Kansas City 2. LOB_Cincinnati 9, Kansas City 5. 2B_Perez (1), Votto (2), Adleman (1), O’Hearn (4). 3B_Perez (1). HR_O’Hearn (2). SB_Schebler (1), Gore (4). SF_Schebler (3). HBP_by_Davis (Merrifield), Parnell (Elizalde). WP_Strahm....

Browns Sign Free Agent Kicker Brett Maher

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns signed free agent kicker Brett Maher to compete with Cody Parkey for the starting job. Maher spent the past three seasons in the Canadian Football League, where he connected on 41 of 50 field-goal tries and scored 161 points for Winnipeg, Ottawa and...

No. 11 Xavier Overcomes Huge Setbacks To Reach Sweet 16

CINCINNATI (AP) — Point guard Edmond Sumner eased himself down the hallway from Xavier’s practice gym on Monday using a pair of crutches to protect his surgically repaired knee. Somehow, his team has figured out how to move on without him. The Musketeers (23-13) are the...

LeBron Helps Design Sneaker For Disabled Athletes

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes. The Cavaliers star and Nike have unveiled a new shoe designed for disabled athletes that can be slipped on and off more easily. The LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase is modeled after the signature shoe...

The Latest: Democratic Chair Says Renacci Votes Bad For Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci’s bid for Ohio governor (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Ohio’s Democratic chairman is criticizing Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY’-see) as the congressman launches a bid for governor, saying...