March 30, 2015

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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…

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…

Indians: Kluber gives up two homers, but Tribe beats Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Yasiel Puig and Enrique Hernandez each homered off Indians AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, but Cleveland beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Sunday. Hernandez, the Dodgers’ leadoff batter, hit Kluber’s sixth pitch of the day over the center field fence. Puig connected on Kluber’s first pitch of the fourth inning Read More…

Men’s NCAA Tournament: Dayton’s run ended by Oklahoma

COLUMBUS — The shots were falling, the crowd was rocking and Dayton was poised to become the sweetheart of the NCAA Tournament again, the first team to reach the round of 16 in consecutive seasons as an 11 seed. Then the Flyers just couldn’t buy a basket. Dayton went more than nine minutes in the Read More…

Men’s NCAA Tournament: Wichita State shocks Kansas

OMAHA, Neb. — The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don’t let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away. The Shockers would never dream of it. Finally getting a chance to play the school that continually spurns them, Fred Read More…

NASCAR: Keselowski wins Sprint Cup Series race

FONTANA, Calif. — While Kevin Harvick chased Kurt Busch down the stretch in a battle of the best cars in the Fontana field, Brad Keselowski was buried in 17th place — until the yellow flags started flying. A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth. When a second flag went up, he Read More…

Women’s college basketball: Dayton upsets Kentucky in NCAA Tornament

Ally Malott scored 28 points and Amber Deane added 23 to lead No. 7 seed Dayton to a 99-94 upset of second-seeded Kentucky on Sunday in the second round of the Albany Regional in Lexington, Ky. Deane hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to send the Flyers (27-6) to their first Sweet 16. Kelley Read More…

NCAA Tournament: Arizona zaps Ohio State

PORTLAND, Ore. — If D’Angelo Russell really has played his last collegiate game, it’s not the way Ohio State wanted to send him out. The standout freshman struggled to find his shot, scoring just nine points as the 10th-seeded Buckeyes lost 73-58 to second-seeded Arizona in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday. “Unfortunately, it was kind Read More…