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Miller and Mack still close after time together at Xavier

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sean Miller had just been named Xavier's head basketball coach when he began meeting with athletic director Dawn Rogers about filling out his staff. Rogers had previously worked with Chris Mack, then on Skip Prosser's staff at ...

Nuggets cruise past Cavs 126-113

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — LeBron James's forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw. In East-leading Cleveland's stunningly thorough 126-113 loss to the Denver ...

Nylander, Komarov lead Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets played with a man advantage over Toronto for nearly seven minutes in the third period Wednesday night, thanks to a quirky mistake by the Maples Leafs. But the Blue Jackets couldn't use it to their ...

Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges

By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse. A felony charge ...

No. 11 Xavier overcomes huge setbacks to reach Sweet 16

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer 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) ...

Back from shoulder woes, Indians’ Brantley gets 2 hits

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press 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 ...

Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback. The team announced the signing of the veteran free agent on Monday night. A person familiar with the one-year contract told The Associated ...

Texas-Arlington routs Akron 85-69 in NIT second round

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelon Wilson scored 18 points, Erick Neal added 13 points and nine assists and Texas-Arlington routed Akron 85-69 on Monday night in the second round of the NIT. No. 6 seed Texas-Arlington (27-8) will host eighth-seeded Cal State Bakersfield (24-9) in a quarterfinal. ...

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16 bracket

By AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament. The league had a record nine bids, but North Carolina is the only one alive in the Sweet 16. And the South ...

Reds pick newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds chose newcomer Scott Feldman to start on opening day against the Philadelphia Phillies. It'll be the third opening day start for the 33-year-old Feldman. The right-hander also opened seasons for Texas in 2010 and ...

While the Big 3 get rest, Clippers rout Cavaliers 108-78

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the same game, they also provided a welcome boost to the Los Angeles Clippers, who got to sit their own starters for the entire fourth quarter of a ...

Blue Jackets top Islanders 3-2 on Atkinson’s overtime winner

By DENIS P. GORMAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — John Tortorella and Doug Weight were only a few feet away from each other. The mental and emotional distance separating the coaches was another matter following a 3-2 victory by Columbus over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Cam ...

No. 11 Xavier upsets No. 3 FSU, 91-66, in second round

By TERRANCE HARRIS, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Xavier Musketeers didn't have the regular season they hoped to have. They are making up for it now. The 11th-seeded Musketeers dominated third-seeded Florida State 91-66 during Saturday's second round of the NCAA Tournament. ...

Tennessee rebounds in the second half to put away Dayton

By STEVE BITTENBENDER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It's been an up-and-down season for Tennessee, so it figured the Lady Vols would start their NCAA Tournament run in a similar fashion. Diamond DeShields scored 24 points to lead fifth-seeded Tennessee to a 66-57 first round ...

11-seed Xavier upends 6-seed Maryland 76-65 in NCAA tourney

By TERRANCE HARRIS, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trevon Bluiett doesn't spend a lot of time worrying about missed shots because he knows the makes will eventually come. After missing his first seven shots and contributing just 3 points in the first half, Bluiett found his rhythm ...

Love returns in win over Jazz, but 2 more Cavs injured

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers got one player back from injury Thursday night, but lost two others. Fortunately for the defending NBA champions, they can always count on LeBron James. James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, ...

Canton McKinley’s Kierstan Bell named Ohio Ms. Basketball

By Craig Merz, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As much as Canton McKinley's outstanding sophomore guard Kierstan Bell credits her teammates for her success, there are times when they rely on her to do something special. Such was the case March 2 when Bell, still feeling the effects ...

Penn State seeking 6th national title in 7 years

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer Conventional wisdom held that Penn State would peak in March, just in time to win their sixth wrestling title in seven years. Ohio State and Oklahoma State will look to prove otherwise this weekend in St. Louis. The Nittany Lions, Buckeyes and Cowboys are ...

Cavaliers sign forward Larry Sanders, waive Andrew Bogut

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Sanders walked away from the NBA. He's coming back to a team that needs his help. Sanders, who left the league two years ago after five seasons with Milwaukee, signed Monday with the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6-foot-11 shot ...

Blue Jackets set franchise records with 5-3 win over Flyers

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A change in mindset during the preseason has turned the Columbus Blue Jackets from a perennial loser into one of the NHL's best teams. Cam Atkinson scored twice and Brandon Dubinsky had the go-ahead goal in the third period to help the ...