Australian Open: Wozniacki beats Halep to win 1st major

By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all her success in tennis, from holding the No. 1 ranking for more than a year to winning 27 titles, one question had plagued Caroline Wozniacki’s career. Did she have what it takes to win a major? It took 43 Grand Slam...

Eastern Michigan Holds Off Miami Of Ohio 58-48

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Paul Jackson had 10 of his 15 points in the second half, James Thompson IV finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Eastern Michigan beat Miami of Ohio 58-48 on Saturday. Elijah Minnie hit a 3-pointer from the right corner with 1:17 left to make it 53-47...

Fletcher Propels Toledo Past Bowling Green 101-75

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Tre’Shaun Fletcher poured in 26 points on 12-for-15 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Toledo to its seventh-straight victory with a 101-75 win over Bowling Green on Saturday night. Nate Navigato added 17 points and Jaelan Sanford and Luke Knapke...

Evansville Celebrates Ceremony With 77-73 Victory

EVANSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Taylor scored 25 points, including a big basket in the final minute, and Evansville defeated Drake 77-73 on a Saturday in which the Purple Aces retired eight jerseys. Taylor made three 3-pointers and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. His midrange...

Milwaukee Defense Shuts Down Cleveland State, 70-47

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryce Nze had a season-high 18 points to go with 11 rebounds as Milwaukee posted its first three-game win streak this season by thumping Cleveland State 70-47 on Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee took a 28-16 advantage into the break, limiting the Vikings to just...

Ashland Ties Division II Record For Consecutive Wins

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — Defending NCAA Division II champion Ashland won its 57th straight game with a 111-46 victory over Tiffin on Saturday to tie the longest D-II basketball winning streak regardless of gender. Top-ranked Ashland tied the record set by the Winona State men from...

Ball State Outlasts Akron, Red-hot Ivey 111-106, 2OT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Tayler Persons and Tahjai Teague each scored 26 points, Trey Moses poked the ball away from Akron’s red-hot Jimond Ivey with four seconds left and Ball State held on for a wild, 111-106 double overtime victory on Saturday, its first series win against...

Small Scores 27 And Green Bay Beats Penguins 85-67

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Khalil Small scored 27 points with seven rebounds and Green Bay beat Youngstown State 85-67 on Saturday. Small was just 2 of 8 from the arc but 8 of 13 otherwise and reached 20 points for the ninth time this season. He also had four assists and three...

Ohio Police Investigate Death Of Pedestrian Pulling Wagon

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man struck by a pickup truck as he pulled a little red wagon across a busy roadway in Ohio. The reports that 56-year-old Eric Smith of Middletown died Friday night. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Smith was taken...

Mitchell All-time Big Ten Scorer; No. 12 Ohio St. Women Win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points to become the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer and No. 12 Ohio State ended a three-game losing streak with a 78-62 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. Mitchell, a 5-foot-8 senior guard, has scored 3,098 points,...