Dayton holds off late VCU rally to claim Atlantic 10 title

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kendall Pollard and Kyle Davis each grabbed clutch defensive rebounds and were perfect in four tries at the free-throw line in the last 16 seconds as Dayton held off a challenge from VCU for a 79-72 win in the battle for the Atlantic 10 Conference championship and top seed into the conference tournament.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco on road back again from injuries

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Mesoraco had a breakout season in 2014, hitting 25 homers and making the All-Star team. Now the Cincinnati Reds catcher is just trying back to get on the field and, he hopes, stay there.

  • Written by JACK THOMPSON , Associated Press

Report: Suspended WR Gordon to apply for reinstatement

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns executive Sashi Brown has been in touch with suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon since he entered rehab, but does not know if the troubled former Pro Bowler will apply to the NFL for reinstatement.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer

MLS celebrates 22 teams in 22 years this season

The theme for Major League Soccer this season is 22 in 22, as the league embarks on its 22nd year with 22 teams — including two new teams in the Atlanta United and Minnesota United.

  • Written by ANNE M. PETERSON , AP Sports Writer