March 30, 2015

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Pete Rose seeks reinstatement again

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation for Major League Baseball by outside lawyer John Dowd that concluded the career hits leader bet on the Reds to win while managing the team. Rose applied Read More…

Cavaliers 123, Magic 108: Kyrie Irving remains red-hot, scores 33 points in 34 minutes

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kyrie Irving got right back to work Sunday night. The All-Star guard is on quite a tear. Irving scored 33 points and J.R. Smith had 25, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 123-108 victory over the Orlando Magic. Irving went 12-for-15 from the field and 4-for-6 from the line in his first Read More…

NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Kentucky chasing title, perfect season, history

The Kentucky Wildcats ended up where everyone expected them on Selection Sunday: Seeded No. 1 on their quest to become the first undefeated team since 1976. Oh, but there were surprises when the NCAA Tournament bracket came out. Big-conference UCLA and Texas made it. Colorado State and Temple did not. Wisconsin is a No. 1 Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Ohio State gets 10th seed in West Region, draws VCU in 1st game

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ohio State (23-10) was was given a No. 10 seed and sent west for the NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes will face coach Shaka Smart and No. 7 seed Virginia Commonwealth on Thursday. Ohio State was ousted in the Big Ten quarterfinals by Michigan State and was 4-4 in its final eight games. Read More…

Indians: Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor and Trevor Bauer look good in win over Padres

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit his second home run of the spring and Francisco Lindor had an inside-the-park shot to lead the Cleveland Indians past the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Sunday. Trevor Bauer became the first Indians pitcher to go five innings this spring. He allowed a run-scoring double to Matt Kemp and Read More…

Indians great Al Rosen dies at 91; was MVP in 1953

CLEVELAND — Al Rosen’s success in baseball didn’t end after he left the diamond for the final time. A muscular third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, who won the 1953 AL MVP and later worked in the front offices of several teams, died Friday. He was 91. Rosen was a member on the Indians’ 1948 Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving’s 57-point masterpiece proof he’s coming into his own

With the game ball safely tucked under his arm, Kyrie Irving stood under the basket and accepted congratulations from awed teammates following a performance none of them will soon forget. He slapped some hands, hugged a beaming LeBron James and then handed the ball to the Cavaliers’ security director — a turnover of joy. This Read More…

College Basketball: Physical Michigan State ousts Ohio State from Big Ten Tournament

CHICAGO — Denzel Valentine and Branden Dawson each had a strong all-around performance for Michigan State, and Travis Trice picked up his play in the second half. It was exactly what coach Tom Izzo was looking for in the Spartans’ first game of the Big Ten Tournament. Valentine had 23 points and Dawson anchored Michigan Read More…

Obama to visit Cleveland next week

CLEVELAND  — The White House announced on Friday that President Barack Obama will give a speech next week on middle-class economics in Cleveland. Few details about the president’s trip have been made public. He will be delivering the speech on Wednesday at the City Club in downtown Cleveland. The president’s last trip to the city Read More…

Cavaliers 128, Spurs 125: Kyrie Irving scores 57 as Cleveland rallies late, then wins in OT

SAN ANTONIO — Kyrie Irving had a career-high 57 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for a 128-125 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Irving had the most points in the NBA this season, topping his 55-point game against Portland on Jan. 28. He scored nine points in the final minute Read More…