Postseason success for Kentucky, UNC back AP Top 100 perches

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey PHOENIX (AP) — The top of The Associated Press Top 100 all-time college basketball ranking is filled with blueblood programs that followed those strong regular seasons with runs to the Final Four or even a national championship. Still, all those poll...

Fearlessness factor: Producing in the clutch in NCAA tourney

AP Photo/Julio Cortez It’s the closing seconds of a tight game in the NCAA Tournament and the coach needs someone to take a big shot. Experience helps, as does talent and preparation. There is another variable, too, that can’t necessarily be quantified. “Those...

Hosmer, Yelich could benefit from getting off the ground

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Being a big league hitter these days can require some serious lifting. No, not in the weight room. The lift some players are concerned about now? It’s getting the baseball in the air. Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Justin Turner have made millions...

Baseball's new trend: Saying 'NO' to ground balls

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara Josh Donaldson and Reggie Jackson stood off to the third base side of the batting cage, a pair of former American League MVPs discussing their craft in spring training. When the Blue Jays star hopped in to take his swings, Mr. October pulled out his...

Leonardo DiCaprio, Q-Tip bro it up at intimate showcase

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase...

NTSB to begin probe of Texas bus-truck crash that killed 13

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators are getting their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision involving a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members onboard the bus. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported...

Westbrook scores 57 in Thunder's 114-106 OT win over Magic

AP Photo/John Raoux ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With as prolific a scorer as Russell Westbrook is, the Oklahoma City Thunder never feel as though any deficit is too much to overcome. Oklahoma City stormed back from a double-digit deficit behind another eye-popping performance by...
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Living by the sword: Carving a niche making warrior blades

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Through smoke and sparks and staccato banging from his anvil, John Lundemo forges swooping swords that look like they should be pulled from a stone, swung by a samurai or thrust on “Game of Thrones.” The 60-year-old...

Ohio State’s Kelsey Mitchell Says She’s Returning

DALLAS (AP) — Ohio State junior Kelsey Mitchell is returning for her senior season. The school released a statement Wednesday saying Mitchell would not enter the WNBA draft early and will come back to the Buckeyes. “Getting a degree from The Ohio State University was one of...

Letters to the Editor 03-30-17

PAVERS, TREES WRONG FOR PLAZA I see that Findlay City Council has graciously decided to give the Dorney Plaza plans three readings instead of their usual “emergency” reading. Thank you, council, for giving the public a chance to think about it and ask questions. A...