Tomlin pitches Indians past Brewers 4-2
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Josh Tomlin struck out five in four scoreless innings, helping the Cleveland Indians beat a Milwaukee Brewers split squad 4-2 on Sunday.
Tomlin struck out the side in his last inning, continuing his strong bid for the fifth spot in Cleveland's rotation.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta struggled with his control, giving up three runs and four hits in 3 1-3 innings. In the second inning, he walked two batters in a row and then hit Matt Carson with a pitch.
The Brewers scored two runs in the ninth inning off Travis Banwart on a Garrett Cooper single and a Hainley Statia groundout that brought Cooper home.
Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera started for the second day in a row. He had two hits and scored a run.
Cueto rebounds, but Angels beat Reds 3-1
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Johnny Cueto rebounded from a rough outing with four scoreless innings for the Cincinnati Reds in their 3-1 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Angels.
Cueto, coming off an injury-plagued season, allowed two hits and struck out two. It was a big improvement over his second spring start, when he gave up six runs and seven hits to Kansas City in 2 2-3 innings.
A 19-game winner in 2012, Cueto struggled with a strained muscle on the right side of his back last year and was sidelined for 2½ months. He finished 5-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs also threw four shutout innings, allowing one hit and two walks with three strikeouts.
For James, Cleveland trip was to support Ilgauskas
CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James says he simply wanted to support his friend, so the Miami Heat star found himself back in his old stomping grounds.
James couldn't pass up the opportunity to show his support for Zydrunas Ilgauskas. He was back in Cleveland as the Cavaliers retired his longtime teammate's jersey Saturday.
James says it was "a special time for Z" and he was "happy I was able to be a part of it."
The four-time MVP spoke before Sunday's game against the Bulls in Chicago.
James spent thousands to charter a plane for the ceremony and kept a rather low profile, staying close to the Cavaliers' bench and taking pictures with his phone. It was a surreal sight, given the circumstances surrounding his departure to Miami four years ago.
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Buckeyes score last 4 in 69-67 win over No. 22 MSU
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 on Sunday.
Keith Appling's jumper with 2 seconds left was off the mark for the Spartans, who failed to score over the final 4:30 as Ohio State scored the game's final four points.
Adreian Payne scored 23 points, Gary Harris had 12 and Denzel Valentine 11 for the Spartans (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten), who have lost seven of their last 11.
Much-maligned center Amir Williams hit a free throw with 37.2 seconds left to put Ohio State (23-8, 10-8) ahead for good. Craft then added a free throw with 20.9 seconds remaining.
Both teams were seeking some traction heading into the postseason. The Buckeyes had dropped their last two on the road to second-tier Big Ten teams.
Fordham beats Dayton to win A10 women's title
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Erin Rooney scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Fordham took the lead with an 11-2 second-half run Sunday and beat top-seeded Dayton 63-51 for the Atlantic 10 women's basketball championship.
Abigail Corning added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Emily Tapio had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Rams (25-7, 12-5), who earned the league's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. It will be just the second NCAA berth for the Rams; the first came when they won the Patriot League title in 1994.
League player of the year Andrea Hoover scored 22 points for the Flyers (23-7, 14-3), but Dayton's last points came on a basket by Celeste Edwards with 5:23 to play. The regular season champions will need an at-large invitation to reach to the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight season.
The Rams, the third seed, outrebounded Dayton 30-13 in the second half.
After 7 OTs, Ohio ice hockey final declared a tie
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Nobody lost - and two teams were declared winners - after a marathon, seven-overtime high school ice hockey state championship game in Ohio.
Cleveland St. Ignatius and Sylvania Northview fought through regulation and seven overtimes tied 1-1 on Saturday.
Then, according to the sanctioning Ohio High School Athletic Association, both head coaches, school administrators and the OHSAA decided the game at Nationwide Arena would end in a tie because of concerns about player safety for the two worn-out teams.
There is no shootout procedure in Ohio high school hockey.
David Marsh had a championship-game record 77 saves for Northview (17-13-2) in the longest title game in state history. Dylan McKeon had 31 stops for St. Ignatius (30-4-6).
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