MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — There is a big difference between the Venus Williams of, say, the year 2000 and the Venus of 2015.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The perception of dysfunction didn't frighten John DeFilippo away from the Browns. He wasn't intimidated by their muddled mess at quarterback or a parade of offensive coordinators hired and fired before...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The NFL says it is still investigating how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game but has no conclusions yet and no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine...
GIRLS BASKETBALLMiami Valley 51, Yellow Springs 32
FAIRBORN — It was loud Friday night at Baker Middle School. Really loud.The visiting Xenia Buccaneers came into the rivalry match against Fairborn having won their last seven games.
JAMESTOWN — Good boys basketball teams just seem to have all the answers, whenever an opponent makes a run at them.
HIGH SCHOOL BowlingRams split with Lynchburg Clay
BELLBROOK — Wrestling without one of its top competitors, the host Bellbrook Golden Eagles finished second to one of the state's best teams at Thursday's Quad Meet at Bellbrook High School.
PHOENIX (AP) — Like sandlot players when they were kids, Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin chose sides on Wednesday night.
Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the stock car racing as the sport exploded in popularity a generation ago, will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.
By Pat Eaton-RobbAssociated Press
HIGH SCHOOLHockeyBeavercreek hosting 'Pink in the Rink' hockey game
MELBOURNE, Australia — An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open.
The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing after a report Tuesday night claimed the league found 11 balls were not properly inflated.
KETTERING — On most days, Beavercreek girls basketball coach Ed Zink would be feeling pretty good about holding Kettering Fairmont to just 39 points in a game. But when his team scores 30, there's reason to be a little...
XENIA — Ashley Dagnon stepped up when she had to.
WASHINGTON — Sure seems as if Max Scherzer and his wife now will be able to afford to buy themselves at least one of those nonstick baking sheets they were hoping to receive as a wedding gift.
RENTON, Wash. — A day later, it was still hard to fathom how the Seattle Seahawks are headed for their second straight Super Bowl.
With a national-best six ranked teams, the Big 12's conference race is having an every-week impact on the Top 25.
HONOLULU (AP) — Some of the best golf at the Ryder Cup occurred in a match hardly anyone noticed.That should be expected. Jimmy Walker was involved.
MELBOURNE, Australia — As a first-time dad with a baby at home, Novak Djokovic could see merits in the tale of Serena Williams' mid-match espresso that has been brewing in the lead-up to the Australian Open.
KENT — Kent State University is undertaking a sweeping look at its athletics program that could include deciding whether any sports should be cut.
CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was added to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, replacing the injured Aaron Rodgers.
HIGH SCHOOLWrestlingFairborn splits wins
XENIA — In what began as The Katie Riddle Show, the Xenia Christian Ambassadors led from start to finish for a 64-33 win over Tipp City Bethel, Tuesday night at Xenia Christian High School.
HIGH SCHOOLBOYS BASKETBALLBuccaneers win in double OT
BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook girls basketball team simply got to shoot more against Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern division foe Franklin, Saturday at Bellbrook High School.
RIVERSIDE — Beavercreek girls basketball coach Ed Zink didn't know whether to praise his offense or defense more after a methodical 53-40 win over Carroll on Saturday.How about both, coach?
FAIRBORN — As the Huber Heights Wayne high school boys basketball team filed out of the Baker Middle School locker room and headed for their bus, several of the Warrior players began chanting “We're Back! We're Back!” in...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Mobile quarterbacks can force top pass rushers like the Packers' Clay Matthews to make a tough choice.
ENON — Holding a small jar that had the chips from two of his teeth in it, Greenon center Aiden Stockton remained upbeat despite losing Friday's game, 56-44, to Urbana.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach.
BELLBROOK — In a game where points were at a premium, Bellbrook did the dirty work to get extra possessions. The Golden Eagles outrebounded Oakwood 45-to-27 on their way to a 43-35 win, Friday night at Bellbrook High School.
By Joedy McCrearyAP Sports WriterMike Krzyzewski doesn't care about his 1,000th win. The Duke coach is more concerned about simply getting his next one.
By Bruce SchreinerAssociated PressLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali's latest hospital stay for a severe urinary tract infection ended Friday, a day before the boxing great celebrates his 73rd birthday.
BOYS BASKETBALLCarroll 63, Graham 48
CEDARVILLE — The host Cedarville University Yellow Jackets knocked off a first-place team twice, Thursday night in the Callan Athletic Center.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Cardale Jones shocked the world of college football with his play in starting three late-season games while leading Ohio State to the national championship.
PLANTATION, Fla. — The former NFL fullback entered the room with a wobble in his walk, and needed assistance climbing a podium so he could face a media throng and discuss his death-defying 16-hour swim to shore.
HONOLULU (AP) — The sun is shining and spirits are soaring at the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour that seems to bring equal measures of optimism no matter how long a player has been around.
HIGH SCHOOLBOYS BASKETBALLProfitt has career day in Skyhawks win
Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, whose bold moves and leadership on the field brought the Ducks to the brink of a national championship before falling short, is leaving Oregon early for the NFL.
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi left FIFA's awards ceremony without a personal accolade again. Collecting a copy of FIFA's weekly magazine on the way out might have been worthwhile if he really needs to convince Barcelona of his ongoing...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders hired Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Wednesday in hopes that the Bay Area native who grew up cheering for the Raiders can return the team to its glory...
FAIRBORN —Dayton native Andre Yates hit a clutch 3-point shot to give Cleveland State the late lead over the Wright State Raiders, Wednesday night at the Nutter Center.
Genaro C. ArmasAP Sports WriterGREEN BAY, Wis. — While he appreciates suggestions from Packers fans of remedies for his sore left calf, Aaron Rodgers is not necessarily going to listen to the advice.
Greene County News ReportBELLBROOK — The Golden Eagles wrestling squad finished fourth in the Bellbrook Invitational Tournament, Saturday at Bellbrook High School.
Barry WilnerAP Pro Football WriterThere are the 2007 Patriots, a juggernaut, and the 2014 not-so-dominant version.There are the current Seahawks, not quite as fearsome as last year's championship edition.
BELLBROOK — The two teams may have spent more time diving onto the hardwood than they did running on it, but the host Bellbrook Golden Eagles managed a little more defense and a speedier fastbreak transition the other way to pull out a 55-42...
BEAVERCREEK — Different season. Same result.In a Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover girls basketball game last year, the upstart Springboro Panthers used a first-quarter blitz to beat the Beavercreek Beavers by 20.