March 30, 2015

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NCAA Tournament: Can pressure really crack undefeated Kentucky? Mountaineers plan to give it their best shot

CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36-for-36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about to face something it hasn’t seen — a relentless, choking West Virginia press that has buckled teams and forced Read More…

A night to remember: Austin Carr’s 61-point game for Notre Dame in NCAA tourney 45 years ago might never be topped

CLEVELAND — Austin Carr never imagined his record would last five years. It has stood for 45. “It’s been that long?” he said. “Yeah, that does surprise me.” On March 7, 1970, Carr, Notre Dame’s unguardable guard, set the NCAA Tournament record by scoring 61 points in a 112-82 first-round win over Ohio in Dayton. Read More…

NCAA Tournament: West Virginia’s Bob Huggins ready for another matchup with Kentucky’s John Calipari

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky’s John Calipari over the years. Huggins is 8-2 all time against his close friend. Meeting No. 11 will be Huggins’ greatest challenge against a Calipari-coached team when West Virginia takes on the NCAA Tournament’s top overall seed in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night Read More…

Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer unhappy with practice, wants players to feel ‘discomfort’

COLUMBUS — The confetti showers. The trophy ceremonies. The remarkable run to a national championship. All that felt like a very long time ago at Ohio State on Tuesday. The Buckeyes’ third spring practice was a bad one and coach Urban Meyer let everybody know about it. “Today was not a pleasant one,” Meyer said. Read More…

Plane crashes in French Alps; 150 feared dead

PARIS — A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams struggled to get to the remote, snow-covered region, France’s president warned that no survivors were expected. The crash site was at Meolans-Revels, near the popular ski resort of Pra Read More…

Indians: Nick Swisher not expected to be ready for opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona said he doesn’t expect slugger Nick Swisher to be ready for the team’s April 6 season opener at Houston. Swisher underwent surgery on both knees in August and has been slower to recover than expected. Swisher only began running the bases last week and is expected to play Read More…

Indians 8, A’s 3: Carlos Santana, Zach McAllister look good in victory

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Santana connected for his third spring homer in the third inning against Chris Bassitt. Lonnie Chisenhall went 3-or-3 and drove in two runs, and Michael Brantley had two Read More…

Women’s NCAA Tournament: OSU rallies from huge deficit only to fall to North Carolina on last-second shot

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Ohio State spent the entire second half clawing back from a huge deficit against North Carolina, finally pulling even with the Tar Heels. And then, in the span of a few seconds, the Buckeyes went from hopeful to heartbroken. The Tar Heels beat Ohio State 86-84 on Monday night in the Read More…

New Ohio gun rules allowing noise suppressors takes effect

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new state law that relaxes some requirements for concealed carry permits and allows hunters to use noise suppressors under certain conditions is set to take effect in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports the law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich last year goes into effect Monday. Read More…

Cavaliers 108, Bucks 90: Fourth-quarter rally leads to road win

MILWAUKEE — A dunk from LeBron James started a decisive run for the lethargic Cleveland Cavaliers. From there, the Central Division leaders overpowered the young Milwaukee Bucks. James scored 28 points, J.R. Smith had 23 and Cleveland began a three-game road trip with a 108-90 win on Sunday in Milwaukee. The Cavaliers trailed by nine Read More…