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Iowa whips slumping Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he couldn’t wait to start celebrating with teammates back in the locker room. “They waited on me, and we had a little celebration,” Garza said after scoring 24 ...

Rookie blanks Penguins

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Oliver Wahlstrom and Jean-Gabriel Pageau each scored power-play goals and rookie Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves as the New York Islanders finished a strong February with a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. The Islanders went 8-2-2 during February, with all ...

Blue Jackets fall to Predators

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nick Cousins, Eeli Tolvanen and Erik Haula scored and Juuse Saros made 28 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Roman Josi had two assists for the Predators, who have won four of five. Kevin Stenlund scored and Joonas ...

It won’t be long now until walleye bonanza begins

As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, winter will defrost and great fishing days will soon be upon us. Just when we get to the point where winter seems like it will never break, the thaw begins. Sure, we’ll get another blast, but most ice fishers are stowing their sleds and augers and ...

Tito happy Rosario on his team

CLEVELAND — Once adversaries, Eddie Rosario and Indians manager Terry Francona are now allies. So when Rosario, who spent the past six seasons hammering Cleveland pitchers while in Minnesota, sat down with Francona at spring training camp in Arizona for the first time last week, the ...

Buckeyes, Crimson Tide also excelling in basketball

Ohio State and Alabama competing for a national championship is hardly an unusual occurrence for either school. It just tends to happen in football. Six weeks after the Crimson Tide’s national championship game win over the Buckeyes, it just so happens that the two schools have a pair of ...

Pirates’ Polanco hoping for smoother ride in 2021

Gregory Polanco doesn’t linger over his long-term future. There’s too much to focus on in the present, namely kick-starting a career that’s been stuck in neutral for more than two years. The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder is only too aware that he has struggled to live up to a $35 ...

Buckeyes lose again

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Aaron Henry had 18 points to help Michigan State improve its chances of making the NCAA Tournament with a 71-67 win over No. 4 Ohio State on Thursday night, two days after coach Tom Izzo’s team beat No. 5 Illinois by nine points. The Spartans (13-9, 7-9 Big Ten) ...

Blackhawks blank Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patrick Kane broke a scoreless tie in the third period for his 399th career goal, Malcolm Subban got his first shutout of the season and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Thursday night to sweep a two-game series. After combining for 11 goals in ...

Team announces Ben will be back

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers plan on having quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for an 18th season. Team president Art Rooney II released a statement Wednesday saying he and Roethlisberger have met to figure out a way to ease the financial pressure caused by Roethlisberger’s ...