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Cavs’ Love Recovering Well, Expects To Be Ready For Playoffs

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love expects to be ready for the NBA playoffs in April after “very minor” knee surgery. Doctors removed “loose bodies” from his left knee Feb. 14 and have told the All-Star he will need six weeks to recover. Love expects to have the...

Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati, KC Get 4 Extra Draft Picks

NEW YORK (AP) — Denver, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Kansas City each will get four compensatory picks in April’s NFL draft while Seattle will have two additional selections in the third round. The NFL announced the distribution of the 32 compensatory picks Friday. Teams...

Kasich: Trump ‘listened Very Carefully’ About Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY-sik) says there is no animosity between him and President Donald Trump, his former Republican presidential rival. Kasich says after a White House meeting that now that Trump is the president, “it’s sort of like being on an...

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Forms Committee For Ohio Governor Bid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s lieutenant governor has formalized her intent to run for governor next year. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a Republican, announced creation of the Mary Taylor for Governor committee Thursday, which clears her to begin campaigning, raising money and...

US Rig Count Increases 3 This Week To 754; Texas Up 8

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754. A year ago, 502 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this...

Indians Brantley Takes Full Swings In Latest Comeback

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — CleveIand Indians outfielder Michael Brantley took regular batting practice for the first time in training camp this year, a significant step in his latest comeback from a shoulder injury. Brantley took 120 swings in an outdoor batting cage Friday as...

Teen Girl Who Called 911 To Say She Shot Dad Remains Jailed

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 14-year-old Ohio girl charged with killing her father told a judge Friday she understood the allegation against her, while authorities tried to learn what led up to the fatal shooting and her sobbing call to 911. Butler County Juvenile Judge Kathleen Romans...

Reds INF Dilson Herrera Hampered By Shoulder Inflammation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds infielder Dilson Herrera has inflammation in his right shoulder and will not throw for a couple days. The injury will prevent Herrera from playing for his native Colombia in the World Baseball Classic. Reds manager Bryan Price says Herrera...

Teen Girl To Remain Held In Juvenile Center On Murder Charge

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old Ohio girl who called 911 to say she had shot her father will remain held in juvenile detention on an aggravated murder charge. A Butler County juvenile judge asked in court Friday if she understood the allegation against her, and she replied:...

Teen Girl Faces Murder Charge In Father’s Shooting In Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old Ohio girl who called 911 to say she had shot her father is expected to be in juvenile court for an initial appearance on an aggravated murder charge. Hamilton police say the teenager called Thursday morning and said: “I just shot my...