Iowa headlines uncertain Big Ten West

Iowa began 2015 as an afterthought in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will begin next season as the early favorites in an uncertain division.

  • Written by LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer

Lawyer: Smith held no gun as he was shot in the back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot multiple times in the back after his killer deliberately rammed his Hummer into the NFL veteran's Mercedes SUV, but Smith never pulled out his own handgun as he tried to protect his wife, the Smith family's lawyer said Wednesday.

  • Written by KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

LeBron, Irving to sit out Cavaliers' regular-season finale

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and two other starters will sit out the Cavaliers' regular-season finale against Detroit — Cleveland's first-round playoff opponent.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Buckeyes hope to top 100,000 at spring game

COLUMBUS — On the first beautiful spring Saturday of the year, Ohio State is calling on its fans to put their yard work on hold and pack Ohio Stadium for a football scrimmage.