Indiana Baseball Death Creates Lifesaving Legacy

UNION CITY, Ind. (AP) — An 8-year-old eastern Indiana boy who was fatally injured when struck in the neck by a baseball is leaving a legacy of steps being taken to save the lives of others. The July 18 death of Dylan Williams of Union City spurred a nonprofit called Heart Reach...

Top-ranked Florida Headlines NCAA’s South Region

Florida’s path to the Final Four is filled with college basketball blue bloods. The Gators earned the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed after beating Kentucky 61-60 in the Southeastern Conference championship game Sunday. Coach Billy Donovan’s team, which has won...

Reds 7, Athletics 6

E_Lowrie (1), Mesoraco (1). DP_Cincinnati 2. LOB_Oakland 4, Cincinnati 3. 2B_De.Norris (2), Freiman (2). HR_Phillips (2), Votto (1). SB_B.Hamilton 2 (9). CS_B.Burns (3). SF_A.Carrithers. WP_Cingrani. Balk_Cingrani. Umpires_Home, Lance Barrett; First, Alan Porter; Third, Brad...

Saint Louis Earns No. 5 Seed In Return To NCAAs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis is returning to the NCAA tournament for the third straight season, earning a No. 5 seed in the Midwest Regional. The Billikens (26-6), winners of the Atlantic 10 regular season title, will face the winner of Tuesday’s first-round game in Dayton,...

Ohio State Meets Dayton In NCAA South Region

Sixth-seeded Ohio State meets 11th-seeded Dayton in the second round of the NCAA tournament’s South Region. The teams will meet Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. The Buckeyes (25-9) have been one of the most up-and-down teams in the field, rising to No. 3 nationally after a 15-0...

Indians Beat Cubs 3-2 In Split-squad Game

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Justin Masterson struck out eight in five scoreless innings, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs in a split-squad game on Sunday. Masterson allowed two hits and walked none. He is slated to start on opening day. The Indians got...

Harang, Swisher Lead Indians Past Giants, 5-1

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Harang gave up a run on four hits in four innings and Nick Swisher hit a solo home run as the split-squad Cleveland Indians defeated the San Francisco Giants 5-1 on Sunday. Harang, who signed a minor-league free agent contract on Feb. 15 after...

Indians 5, Giants 1

E_R.Rodriguez (1). DP_Cleveland 1, San Francisco 1. LOB_Cleveland 7, San Francisco 4. 2B_J.Martinez (1). 3B_Chisenhall (1), J.Perez (1). HR_Swisher (1). SB_T.Naquin (1). WP_Affeldt. Umpires_Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Mike Winters; Third, Brian Knight. T_2:35. A_11,499 (12,000).

Democrat For Ohio Governor Says Wife Works 2 Jobs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Ed FitzGerald has introduced his wife to about 1,000 party loyalists as a woman employed at two jobs. The Columbus Dispatch reports ( ) that her husband described Shannon FitzGerald at the state party’s 2014 Legacy...

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Weather Chilly, Clear

CLEVELAND (AP) — St. Patrick’s Day revelers in northern Ohio can expect sunny skies and chilly temperatures for parades honoring Ireland’s patron saint. Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, one of the nation’s largest, steps off at Superior Avenue...