Virginia firms No. 1 poll ranking, Xavier moves up to No. 3

A second blowout loss to Villanova didn't stop Xavier from notching the program's highest AP Top 25 ranking a week ago. The Musketeers are rising again, passing the Wildcats on Monday to reach yet another program high at No. 3.

  • Written by JOHN MARSHALL , AP Basketball Writer

Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Ian Cole from Senators


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jacket acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the Ottawa Senators on Monday for center Nick Moutrey and a 2020 third round draft pick.


No. 14 Ohio St. women earn top seed; Mitchell passes Griner

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points to become the No. 3 scorer in NCAA history and the nation's leading double-double duo, Stephanie Mavunga and Linnae Harper, did it again as No. 14 Ohio State rolled past Penn State 89-64 Sunday to clinch the outright Big Ten regular-season title and the No. 1 seed to the conference tournament.



Denver weighs Olympics over 40 years after saying no thanks

DENVER (AP) — It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by "super highway," thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked good on paper but would have cut through some people's backyards.

  • Written by By COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press