March 31, 2015

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Indians: Zach McAllister earns last rotation spot

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Zach McAllister and T.J. House earned the final two jobs in the Indians’ starting rotation. Manager Terry Francona told the pitchers Sunday before House started an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox. The left-handed House and McAllister will follow Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer in a Read More…

Men’s college basketball: Final Four has plenty of starpower

Aaron Harrison and Kentucky are still undefeated. (AP PHOTO)

If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it’s a replay of last year’s semifinal won by Kentucky 74-73. Seventh-seeded Michigan State will face Duke, a four-time national champion led Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel expected at practice

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PHOENIX — Browns coach Mike Pettine expects quarterback Johnny Manziel to take part in the team’s practices next month after leaving rehab. Pettine said the team has received “good” feedback about Manziel, who entered a treatment facility on Jan. 28 for an undisclosed problem. A first-round draft pick in 2014, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Read More…

Indians: Nick Swisher’s recovery from knee surgery slows

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday he doesn’t expect slugger Nick Swisher to be ready for the 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…

New Ohio gun rules allowing noise suppressors take effect

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — 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 law approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich last year goes into effect Monday, The Columbus Dispatch reported. It Read More…

Cincinnati woman accused of trafficking daughter, 11, for heroin

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CINCINNATI — An Ohio woman has been indicted on charges she trafficked her 11-year-old daughter for heroin, and a man is facing rape charges and other counts in the case. Thirty-year-old April Corcoran has been indicted on 27 counts, including human trafficking, endangering children and complicity. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said at a news Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James’ slam sparks big run for the Cavaliers

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MILWAUKEE — A dunk from LeBron James started a decisive run for the lethargic 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 Sunday. The Cavaliers trailed by nine at halftime and 11 Read More…

NCAA Division I: Sweet 16 has plenty of cool storylines

Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein, left, goes up for a shot against Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis. (AP PHOTO)

It’s the Sweet 16 — the second week of the NCAA Tournament — and that means bragging rights for college basketball programs. Check the cover of media guides or banners adorning arenas. They always start with Sweet 16 appearances. No bragging about the first weekend. Playing this week means you had two good wins and Read More…

Indians: Gavin Floyd could miss season

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Indians lost their gamble on Gavin Floyd. The right-hander will have surgery on a fractured bone in his right elbow and could miss the season. Floyd, who missed most of last season with Atlanta with the same injury, will have the operation today at the Cleveland Clinic. “He is certainly out Read More…

Speed limit hike sought for rural roads, Turnpike

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Speed limits on the Ohio Turnpike and rural roads would increase to 75 mph under one of many changes inserted into a transportation budget bill Monday. Senate Transportation Chairwoman Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, said an earlier decision to raise Ohio’s statewide limit to 70 mph has resulted in virtually no negative impacts. She said accident Read More…