Thursday, March 26
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to a 111-89 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies last night. Kyrie Irving scored 24 points, and Kevin Love added 22 points and 10 rebounds. LeBron James finished with 20 points and Timofey Mozgov added 14 for Cleveland, which won its fourth straight and eighth in its last nine.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 yesterday. Matt Joyce hit his first spring homer and Los Angeles starter Nick Tropeano took a step forward in his quest for a rotation spot. Tropeano allowed two hits and three runs — none earned — in four innings. Cleveland right-hander Josh Tomlin allowed nine hits and two runs in four innings in his second Cactus League start.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 last night. Anthony DeSclafani struck out nine in six impressive innings. All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman fanned two in his one inning of work, and the Reds got five hits off starter Ross Detwiler in a four-run second.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly six years after Sean Miller left Xavier for Arizona, the bonds between the schools' coaching staffs still run wide and deep. That friendship will get a little spice tonight when coach Chris Mack's sixth-seeded Musketeers attempt to pull off a major upset of his former boss' second-seeded Wildcats.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Charlotte 49ers have hired Mark Price to become their new men's basketball coach. The 49ers have scheduled a news conference for today to introduce their new coach. Price has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. He played most of his NBA career with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In one of the least surprising Ohio Associated Press Mr. Basketball announcements, Franklin's Luke Kennard is again the top player in the state. The 6-foot-6 senior is headed to Duke. He becomes the sixth player to win the award at least twice. LeBron James was selected three times, while Kennard joins Jared Sullinger, O.J. Mayo, Greg Simpson and Jim Jackson as a repeat recipient.