Sports Minute: Here is the latest Ohio and West Virginia sports news from The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing elimination for the second time in the playoffs. Down 3-2 to Boston, the Cavs will host Game 6 on Friday in a series where the home team has won each game. James looked tired in Cleveland's loss in Game 5, but coach Tyronn Lue said if there was one player he could pick to bounce back "it would be LeBron."
CLEVELAND (AP) - Charlie Morton remained unbeaten, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Thursday night. Morton (7-0) allowed two runs in six innings and extended his career best winning streak to 10 games. The right-hander, who moved into a tie for the AL lead in wins, hasn't lost since Sept. 9, 2017 against Oakland.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Eugenio Suarez hit a grand slam off Ivan Nova _ who dropped his sixth straight start against Cincinnati _ and Jesse Winker added a solo shot as the Reds pulled away to a 5-4 victory over the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds took two of three in the series, completing a 3-4 homestand.
(AP) - The son of former Indiana and Colorado coach Bill Mallory says his father is in hospice after undergoing brain surgery following a fall. Curt Mallory, who is the head coach at Indiana State, posted on Twitter that Bill Mallory, 83, fell on Tuesday.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Ryan Feltner pitched six scoreless innings while striking out six and Ohio State blanked Iowa 2-0, knocking the Hawkeyes out of the Big Ten Tournament. Tyler Cowles and Kobie Foppe knocked in runs for the Buckeyes.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for the 2018-19 season. West Virginia announced Konate's intentions Thursday. Konate entered the draft process last month but didn't hire an agent. He had until May 30 to decide whether to return to school or remain in the draft.
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