The Ohio Bobcats basketball squad came in at 39th in the most recent AP and Coaches Polls yesterday. The Cats received 8 votes in the AP Top 25 and 10 points in the Coaches Poll. Ohio is 5-0 for the first time since 1969 after a big win over Richmond on Saturday. Ohio returns to action tomorrow as they battle St. Bonaventure. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pre game at 6:30 and tip off at 7. Ohio State basketball landed fourth in the AP and Coaches Poll after a win over UMKC. The Buckeyes face their toughest test yet tomorrow when they head to #2 Duke at 9:30.
In other Ohio basketball news, Ohio guard Walter Offutt was named co-MAC East Player of the Week yesterday along with Kent State guard Chris Evans. Offutt averaged 19.5 points per game in two games this past week helping Ohio to their 5-0 record. The senior tallied 23 against Hampton and 16 against Richmond. Also, Ohio kicker Matt Weller was named MAC East Special Teams Player of the week. Weller nailed two field goals against Kent State on Friday, one from 33 yards out and the other from 41.
The Cincinnati Reds are close to a deal with closer Jonathan Broxton. The deal is reportedly about three-years for the 28-year old free agent right-hander. The Reds are looking for a closer so they can move Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation. Broxton was acquired by Cincinnati last year on July 31st and went 4-5 with a 2.48 ERA, earning 27 saves in 33 attempts for the Reds last year. Broxton made $4 million last season.
In area girls high school basketball action yesterday, the Athens Lady Bulldogs handled South Point, 56-38. Nelsonville-York topped Sheridan, 61-47. Alexander fell to New Lexington, 60-53 and Federal Hocking ousted Trimble, 37-34.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Memphis Grizzlies last night, 84-78. Cleveland held a seven point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Cavs were outscored 22-9 in the final frame to fall to 3-11. The Cavs were led by Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao, who both tallied 15 points. Cleveland will now host Phoenix tonight at 7.
Elsewhere in the NBA, Oklahoma City blasted Charlotte, 114-69. Milwaukee clipped Chicago, 93-92. Detroit topped Portland, 108-101. Brooklyn outlasted New York, 96-89 in overtime. San Antonio handled Washington, 118-92 and Utah defeated Denver, 105-103.
On Monday Night Football, Carolina defeated Philadelphia, 30-22.
The NHL and its Players’ Association have finally agreed on something, to meet with a mediator. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday for the two sides who have not met since last Wednesday, when the Players offered a new proposal that was quickly rejected by the league.
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