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Ohio Sports

State stocking over 100,000 rainbow trout at 66 public lakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say more than 100,000 rainbow trout will be stocked this spring in 66 Ohio public lakes with trout releases for anglers to take place through May 19. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said in a statement that the first rainbow trout release is ...

Reds’ DeSclafani trying to end streak of significant injury

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani was pegged as the No. 1 starter in Cincinnati's rotation until injuries affected each of his last three seasons. He is hoping a new spring training regimen will help him end the frustrating streak. The right-hander ...

University gets nearly $1 million to revive baseball program

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron has received a nearly $1 million gift from a former university baseball player and his wife to help revive its baseball program. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the university announced the gift from William and Mary Skeeles in a campus newsletter ...

Wheeler’s 4 goals power Jets over Blue Jackets 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Blake Wheeler scored four goals against Columbus, but it was the Winnipeg captain's prettiest of the evening — a well-placed shot on an odd-man rush late in the game — that really deflated the Blue Jackets. The goal off Patrik ...

Massinburg leads No. 21 Buffalo to 77-64 win over Akron

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — It's been so long, senior guard CJ Massinburg can't remember the last time Buffalo lost at home. "No," he said, putting his hand to his forehead. Massinburg and the senior-laden Bulls would prefer to keep it that way after rallying No. ...

Walker scores 23 to carry Kent St. past Ohio 78-73

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Jaylin Walker had 23 points as Kent State narrowly beat Ohio 78-73 on Tuesday night. Antonio Williams had 15 points and six rebounds for Kent State (20-8, 9-6 Mid-American Conference). Akiean Frederick added 10 points and nine rebounds. Jason Carter had 20 points for the ...

Ohio State beats No. 22 Iowa behind freshman's 29 points COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Less than two weeks ago, Ohio State freshman Justin Ahrens didn't even play in a home loss to lowly Illinois. Had Ahrens not played against Iowa on Tuesday night, the Buckeyes would not have pulled off a ...

Love scores season-high 32 as Cavs beat Grizzlies 112-107

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love is having fun in his return to the basketball court. After a season of losing streaks, injuries and trades, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally are, too. Love scored a season-high 32 points, Cedi Osman hit the go-ahead 3-pointer ...

Bobrovsky gets another shutout, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 4-0

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene sparked his new team and Sergei Bobrovsky picked up his second shutout in as many nights as the Columbus Blue Jackets stopped the surging San Jose Sharks. Duchene tapped in a loose puck early in the second period to get his ...

Cowan has 19 points, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In a second half defined by three pivotal runs, No. 24 Maryland forged the first and final foray to squeeze out a feel-good victory. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points, Bruno Fernando had 14 points and 10 rebounds and the ...

Cleveland St. snaps N. Kentucky’s 20-game home win streak

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jaalam Hill had his first career double-double to help last-place Cleveland State beat Northern Kentucky 83-77 Saturday night to knock the Norse out of first in the Horizon League and snap their 20-game home win streak. NKU (21-8, 11-5) is now a game behind ...

Blue Jackets acquire Dzingel from Senators

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to load up ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Columbus sent winger Anthony Duclair and 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Ottawa ...

No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan ...

Panarin powers Blue Jackets past Blackhawks 5-2

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a big night against his former team, making the most of a little luck. Panarin had two goals and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six ...

Browns give Hunt second chance, hope he stays inbounds

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt's second NFL season wasn't him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she ...

Cavs send Knicks to franchise-record 17th straight loss

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before ...

Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor's staff. They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired ...

Cavs sign well-traveled Stauskas for rest of season

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nik Stauskas has been in Cleveland for a week. He's finally getting a chance to wear a Cavaliers uniform. The Cavaliers have signed the well-traveled guard, who was traded three times and released last week, for the rest of the ...

LH reliever Zach Duke signs 1-year deal with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Duke has signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, who wanted a left-hander for the bullpen. Duke agreed to the deal last week. It was completed Monday after he passed a physical. Cincinnati overhauled its rotation and starting lineup in the ...

Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Golden Knights 4-3

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets opened a three-game Western Conference trip with victories in Colorado and Arizona, yet didn't feel as though they put forth their best effort. Columbus closed out the trip with one of their most complete games of ...