Buckeyes star forward Keita Bates-Diop declares for NBA Draft

Ohio State star forward Bates-Diop declares for NBA draft COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star forward Keita Bates-Diop is headed to the NBA following a breakout season. As expected, the 6-foot-7 forward announced Monday that he is declaring for the NBA draft after being named...
QB Drew Stanton signs with Browns

Browns get Free Agent QB Drew Stanton for two-years

By TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year contact with free agent quarterback Drew Stanton. The team announced the pact on Sunday night. The Browns met last week with Stanton while they were in California scouting...
Westerville Police Memorial

Ohio man faces death sentence in killing of 2 Westerville officers

Ohio man faces death sentence in killing of 2 officers By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call has been indicted on charges that carry the possibility of a death...
Downtown Cleveland night lights

Cleveland’s Grayton Road Tavern $5M raffle finally won

$5M raffle won in business-boosting drawing at Cleveland, Ohio eatery CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland restaurant says someone won nearly $5 million in a weekly raffle that was intended to draw business and ended up lasting nearly a year as the jackpot climbed. The crowd at Grayton...
Cincinnati players celebrate

Georgia State (15) looking for opening round upset of Cincinnati (2)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 2 seed Cincinnati (30-4) vs. No. 15 seed Georgia State (24-10) South Region; Nashville, Tennessee, Friday, 2 p.m. BOTTOM LINE: Three years after upsetting Baylor as a No. 14 seed, Georgia State seeks to pull off a surprise as a No. 15 seed this time....
Tenn beats Wright St.

Tennessee wins NCAA opener, routs Wright State Raiders 73-47

Tennessee wins NCAA opener, routs Wright State 73-47 DALLAS (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as Tennessee advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 73-47 win over Wright State with coach Rick Barnes back in familiar territory Thursday....
Nationwide student protests planned

Students at Ohio school shooting site walk out, risk discipline

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) — Some students at an Ohio high school that had a shooting last year joined the nationwide student walkouts to protest gun violence, despite being warned they could face detention or more serious discipline. The Springfield News-Sun reports about 10...
RB Carlos Hyde to the Browns

Browns expected to sign former Buckeye, free agent RB Carlos Hyde

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns quickly stuffed a hole in their backfield with Carlos Hyde. Cleveland reached a contract agreement with the free agent running back, who will replace Isaiah Crowell and give the Browns a bruising runner to complement Duke Johnson, a person familiar...
Browns Joe Thomas comeback still tbd

Browns tackle Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons, end of an era

The Cleveland Browns enter a new era, one without tackle Joe Thomas, who is retiring after 11 seasons with the team CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns star left tackle Joe Thomas has retired after 11 seasons in the NFL, ending a career in which he exemplified durability,...

Browns star tackle Joe Thomas NFL future still in limbo as of 3/13

Update March 14th: Browns no longer awaiting decision from star tackle Joe Thomas, who announced his retirement By TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star tackle Joe Thomas has not informed the team of his future plans as Cleveland prepares to sign free agents. Thomas has been...