LeBron James Not Playing Against Mavs, Rest Before Playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers star LeBron James will sit out against Dallas, part of the team’s plan to rest him before the playoffs. Coach Tyronn Lue announced the decision not to play James about 90 minutes before Wednesday night’s tipoff against the Mavericks. The...

AP Ohio 2016 Mr. Basketball Is Lima Senior’s Xavier Simpson

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Before embarking on a high school career that has culminated with his selection as the Associated Press 2016 Ohio Mr. Basketball, Lima Senior point guard Xavier Simpson made a decision that surprised his father. He wanted to give up football to concentrate...

UC Berkeley to review head coach’s role in harassment case

AP Photo/Ben Margot BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, are reviewing whether the men’s head basketball coach correctly handled sexual harassment allegations against one of his assistants. The review aims “to dispel any...

Japan reports biggest trade surplus in over 4 years in Feb

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports that it posted its biggest trade surplus in over four years in February, thanks to a strengthening in the yen and weak oil prices. The 242.8 billion yen ($2.2 billion) surplus reported Thursday compares with a deficit of 426 billion yen a year...

Filmmaker Michael Mann launches namesake publishing arm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Mann is launching his own publishing imprint. The director of such films as “Miami Vice,” ”The Insider” and “Heat” announced the creation of Michael Mann Books on Wednesday. He expects to publish...

Sinatra Family: Frank Sinatra Jr. has died

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father’s legacy with his own music career, has died. He was 72. The Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press that Sinatra died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac...

Indians OF Brantley To Play In Minor League Game Thursday

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley will play in a minor league game on Thursday, his first since injuring his shoulder last fall. Indians manager Terry Francona made the announcement Wednesday. Brantley injured his right shoulder diving for a ball in...

Man Charged With Supporting Islamic State Pleads Guilty

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State terror group has pleaded guilty to a terrorism charge. Authorities say Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi (ah-MEER’ sy-EED’ RAHK’-mahn GAH’-zee), formerly Robert McCollum,...

The Latest: 5 Bundy Case Defendants Due In US Court In Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on court proceedings stemming from an armed 2014 standoff between followers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and government agents (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Five co-defendants are due to make first appearances in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas in a...

Stephen Curry adds to record 3-pointer total with 8 more

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points and the Golden State Warriors extended their record regular-season home winning streak to 50 games with a 121-85 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. Curry shot 8 for 13 from long range and 12 of 20 from...