D'Angelo Russell led Ohio State in scoring (19.3 points a game) and rebounds (5.7) and was second in assists and steals this past season.
The news conference had ended, all the reporters had scattered, and there was D’Angelo Russell shooting a basketball yesterday in the Ohio State practice gym. He looked at home. Russell, of course, is no longer officially a Buckeye. He decided on Wednesday to leave OSU after his freshman season to become an early entry in the NBA draft on June 25.
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The Cavaliers’ LeBron James drives to the basket against the Celtics’ Tyler Zeller.
BOSTON — LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series. James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since a masterful performance in the 2012 postseason. And Cleveland moved one win away from a sweep in its first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory last night.
Bulls 113, Bucks 106, 2 OT: Derrick Rose scored 34 points, Jimmy Butler added 24 and Chicago beat host Milwaukee in double overtime last night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.
Martin Maldonado of the Brewers hangs onto Reds shortstop Zack Cozart while trying to break up a double play.
MILWAUKEE — Slowly but surely, Homer Bailey is working his way back from right forearm surgery, and the Cincinnati Reds are staying patient.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said that Pete Rose, who agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 for betting on baseball, will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding the All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati this summer.
Giovanny Urshela missed whatever chance he had to open the season with the Cleveland Indians this spring doing something that he dearly loves.
The Cincinnati Bengals will open their season on Sept. 13 at the Oakland Raiders and play their home opener on Sept. 20 against the San Diego Chargers. The Bengals are scheduled to play twice on Monday night and once on Thursday night. Their home game against Cleveland will be on Thursday, Nov. 5, and their Monday games will be Nov. 16 against Houston and Dec. 28 at Denver.
The Cleveland Browns will open their season on Sept. 13 at the New York Jets and play their home opener on Sept. 20 against the Tennessee Titans. In addition, the Browns are scheduled to play one Thursday night and one Monday night game during the season. They play at Cincinnati on Thursday, Nov. 5, and against Baltimore on Monday, Nov. 30.
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer voiced support for quarterback Johnny Manziel during a pre-draft news conference and insisted that he didn’t attempt to ship the former Heisman Trophy winner to the Philadelphia Eagles.
CLEVELAND — When John Davidson joined the Blue Jackets as president of hockey operations three years ago, the idea of reaching northeast Ohio through a minor-league affiliate came up in only a few conversations.
Lightning 3, Red Wings 2, OT: Tyler Johnson led a stirring rally late in regulation for Tampa Bay and then scored 2:25 into overtime to defeat host Detroit last night.
If NHL teams have learned anything after 10 years under a salary-cap system, it is this: The window of opportunity, formerly sizable, is now a wee porthole. “It happens quick, doesn’t it?” said Ray Ferraro, a highly respected, and hail-fellow-well-met, analyst for the Canadian sports network TSN.
It has been almost three months since Crew SC signed defender Hernan Grana. For 12 years, Grana had played only in his native Argentina. At 30, he made the move to the United States and Major League Soccer.