Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson maneuvers his way past Hawks defender Paul Millsap.
Forget the Big Three. One superstar is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it’s the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference finals even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead, with the best-of-seven series heading to Ohio.
Ohio’s two major-league baseball teams are cast as twins one quarter of a way into a season that for both has sometimes resembled a Hitchcock movie. The Cleveland Indians are 18-23. So are the Cincinnati Reds. Call it the Battle of Woe-hio. Cleveland, however, is showing signs of life. Cincinnati, however, is collapsing like a sand castle being pounded by a high tide.
The Clippers scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning Friday night and snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Gwinnett Braves at Huntington Park. Columbus batted around in the pivotal rally and got a two-run single from Michael Martinez and a two-run home run by Carlos Moncrief off Sugar Ray Marimon (2-2).
Crew forward Kei Kamara leaps over Kennedy Igboananike of the Fire.
The 2-2 tie was a disappointment for the Crew (4-4-3), which seemed well on its way to a fifth home victory when forward Kei Kamara scored in the eighth and 55th minutes to provide a lead that looked insurmountable. Chicago (3-5-2) entered the game winless in four road games, 0-5-0 when allowing the first goal and 0-2-0 when trailing at halftime.
Barring a surprise, the next big name expected to commit to Ohio State’s 2016 football recruiting class is receiver Austin Mack.
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In the BCS era from 1998-2013, there was only one team that won the BCS Championship Game in back-to-back seasons. Alabama took down LSU in 2011 and then Notre Dame in 2012.
One team that seemed poised to do so, however, was the 2003 Ohio State squad, and members of that squad have some advice for the 2015 Buckeyes as they look to win back-to-back championships in the College Football Playoff.
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