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Carpenter claims third Indy 500 pole, looking for first win

Carpenter claims third Indy 500 pole, looking for first win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter crashed Team Penske’s front-row party Sunday. The owner-driver hopes it leads to an even bigger celebration next week at his home track. Carpenter blew past three Penske drivers on the second-to-last run in qualifying,...

Non-LeBrons key for Cavaliers

Non-LeBrons key for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Celtics were loose, smiling and laughing. They weren’t straining to hear each other speak and there were no obnoxious Cleveland fans heckling them. All was quiet as Boston worked out Sunday. Practice isn’t an issue on the road in...

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston...

Track standouts tabbed Scholar Athletes of the Year

Track standouts tabbed Scholar Athletes of the Year

They’ve run ahead of the crowd on and off the track. Lima Central Catholic’s Emily Sreenan and Ottoville’s Brendan Siefker are The Lima News 2018 Scholar Athletes of the Year. Sreenan, the valedictorian at LCC with a 4.3 grade point average, was the...

Kluber pitches Indians past Astros

Kluber pitches Indians past Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out 10, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes hit home runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday. The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner made his 22nd straight start of allowing no more than three...

Justify wins, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify wins, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify endured the most difficult race of his career and came away a step closer to becoming trainer Bob Baffert’s second Triple Crown champion in four years. The heavy 2-5 favorite jumped out to the lead, surrendered it briefly to Good...

W-G boys, Minster girls take district titles

W-G boys, Minster girls take district titles

SPENCERVILLE – Waynesfield-Goshen has a rich tradition in track-and-field. However, there’s one thing that has eluded the W-G program. And that’s a team district title. The wait is finally over. Waynesfield-Goshen notched the boys’ district...

Hamilton’s walk-off walk gives Reds 5-4 win over Cubs

Hamilton’s walk-off walk gives Reds 5-4 win over Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton drew a bases-loaded walk with no outs in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. The benches cleared in the seventh when Javier Baez exchanged...

Redskins revenge

Redskins revenge

HAMLER — When Wapakoneta’s 7-4 win over Maumee in the Patrick Henry Division II baseball district championship game began on Saturday, its pitching depth was a question, with one of its top pitchers shut down for the season and another dealing with...

Ada garners first district title

Ada garners first district title

ELIDA – Ada’s Maddie Gossard knew the screwball was coming. So she moved a few inches away from the plate and waited. Gossard cranked it for a first-inning, two-run home run to help Ada post an 8-2 victory over Columbus Grove in the Division IV softball...

Ohio State is fifth in final AP media Top 25 football poll

ATLANTA — Big Ten champion and Cotton Bowl winner Ohio State finished fifth in the final Associated Press college football poll released early Tuesday. Alabama was voted No. 1 after the Crimson Tide beat Georgia in the national championship game. Unbeaten...

Grading the Buckeyes: A full-season grade card

A grade card on Ohio State’s 2017 football season. It was a season 98 percent of the teams in college football would have been thrilled to have. But it left Ohio State wishing there had been just a little bit more. Or maybe a little bit less on one Saturday...

Cotton Bowl didn’t tell whole story of either Barrett, Darnold

DALLAS — The Cotton Bowl was a farewell to Ohio State’s quarterback of the last four years and possibly a hello to the future Cleveland Browns quarterback, pending two big decisions necessary to make that happen. J.T. Barrett ended his four-year run as...

Defense dominates as OSU dismantles USC

DALLAS — Ohio State had much to be proud of in its 12-win season and its 24-7 win over USC in the Cotton Bowl, but its offense Friday night wasn’t necessarily one of those things. But there are other ways to win football games than rolling up big offensive...

OSU notebook: Meyer not a fan of expanded playoff

DALLAS — As the coach of the team which was ranked one place below the qualifying line for the four-team College Football Playoff, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer might be expected by many people to be leading the charge for an eight-team playoff. But he’s...