Big Red’s big inning sinks Muskies

by Matthew Herchik on May 24, 2018 at 10:41 pm

ATHENS, Ohio — John Glenn’s season came to a disappointing end after several missed opportunities saw them fall to Steubenville by a final of 4-1 in Thursday’s Regional Semifinal. The game got off to a promising start for the Little Muskies when they loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs, but a strikeout… Continue Reading

Snell goes 6 scoreless innings, Rays beat Red Sox 6-3

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 10:39 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell threw six scoreless innings, Wilson Ramos drove in two runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Thursday night. Snell (6-3) allowed three hits, walked two and struck out eight. The left-hander is 2-0 in three starts against… Continue Reading

Chiney Ogwumike gets 1st WNBA victory against sister

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 9:46 pm

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points in her first WNBA victory against sister Nneka, helping the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-94 on Thursday night. Chiney Ogwumike, who missed all of last season with an injury, topped Nneka for the first time in six professional meetings. Nneka Ogwumike had 19… Continue Reading

LB Kirkland tweets that he’s transferring from Tennessee

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 9:40 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. is leaving Tennessee as a graduate transfer. Kirkland tweeted Thursday that “Tennessee will always hold a special place in my heart.” He added that “these moments have been priceless and I’m a better player and man from this experience.” Kirkland graduated this month and has two years… Continue Reading

Delle Donne scores 26 points, Mystics beat Fever 93-84

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 9:22 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Indiana 93-84 on Thursday night for the Mystics’ second victory over the Fever in five days. Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins each added 13 points for Washington (3-0), which has won the past six games in the series. Monique Currie… Continue Reading

Boland leaves position at USTA to take Baylor coaching job

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 8:52 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Boland is leaving his position as head of men’s tennis for the U.S. Tennis Association’s player development to return to college as the coach at Baylor. The USTA announced Boland’s departure Thursday, a little more than a year after he was hired. Baylor later announced that Boland would become its… Continue Reading

Peterson helps LSU outlast South Carolina 6-4 in 12 innings

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 8:51 pm

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Todd Peterson pitched five innings of relief and doubled home two runs in his first college at-bat Thursday as No. 8 seed LSU beat No. 5 seed South Carolina 6-4 in a 12-inning Southeastern Conference tournament elimination game. LSU (35-24) plays Friday against the loser of the game between No. 1… Continue Reading

Buccaneers sign draft picks Vita Vea, Carlton Davis

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 7:48 pm

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed first-round draft pick Vita Vea and second-round selection Carlton Davis to four-year contracts. The deals were announced Thursday. They leave Tampa Bay with one unsigned draft pick, second-round running back Ronald Jones. Vea, a 347-pound defensive tackle out of Washington, was the 12th pick in last… Continue Reading

Jutanugarn, Masson, Kang, Olson share LPGA Tour lead

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 7:47 pm

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Moriya Jutanugarn , Caroline Masson, Danielle Kang and Amy Olson shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Volvik Championship. Jessica Korda, Minjee Lee, Nasa Hataoka, Lindy Duncan, Morgan Pressel, Megan Khang and Jodi Ewart Shadoff were a stroke back at 67 at Travis… Continue Reading

Piscotty, A’s tag Hernandez early, beat Mariners 4-3

by Associated Press on May 24, 2018 at 6:49 pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty and the Athletics tagged Felix Hernandez early, and Oakland ended the Seattle Mariners’ five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Thursday. Oakland helped itself by turning a team record-tying five groundball double plays, and stopped a five-game home skid. The A’s scored four times in the first inning, two… Continue Reading