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Televangelist, ex-pastor settle lawsuit alleging sex abuse

Feb. 17, 2020 9:54 AM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A confidential settlement was reached in a former Ohio megachurch pastor's lawsuit alleging televangelist Ernest Angley sexually abused and harassed him over a decade, starting in 2004. The allegations by Brock Miller, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, included that Angley forced him to...

Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, speaks at the NBA All-Star basketball game media day, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

All-Star notes: Africa unveils teams, LeBron brings students

Feb. 15, 2020 4:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season. The clubs, from a dozen African nations, are: Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers (Algeria), Petro de Luanda (Angola), Forces Armées et Police (Cameroon), Zamalek...

Jackson scores 31 to lead Akron past Central Michigan 80-67

Feb. 14, 2020 9:34 PM EST

Loren Cristian Jackson scored 31 points for his third 30-plus game of the season, and Akron defeated Central Michigan 80-67 on Friday night. Jackson made 11-of-16 shots from the floor, including 5 of 9 beyond the arc, and all four of his free-throw attempts. He also reached the 30-point mark against Toledo (33)...

Jackson scores 28 to lift Akron over Bowling Green 74-59

Feb. 11, 2020 9:53 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson scored 28 and Akron beat Mid-American Conference - East leader Bowling Green 74-59 on Tuesday night. Tyler Cheese had 17 points and made 9 of 10 free throws for the Zips (18-6, 8-3), who entered a game behind the Falcons in conference standings. Xeyrius Williams...

Cheese, Williams lift Akron over Eastern Michigan 59-58

Feb. 8, 2020 4:38 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese hit three 3-pointers and scored 21 points, Xeyrius Williams hit a go-ahead 3 with 12 seconds left in the game and Akron held off Eastern Michigan 59-58 on Saturday. Eastern Michigan, which led by three points at halftime, took a 58-54 lead with 38 seconds left to play when...

Pippen scores 20 to carry Kent State over Akron 68-67

Jan. 31, 2020 9:25 PM EST

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Danny Pippen had 20 points and 12 rebounds as Kent State narrowly defeated Akron 68-67 on Friday night in the Wagon Wheel Showdown. Philip Whittington tipped in the go-ahead basket with 20 seconds left. After a timeout, Akron dribbed down the clock before Channel Banks missed a contested...

Grant's 3-pointer, blocked shot lift Buffalo over Akron

Jan. 28, 2020 10:14 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Gabe Grant buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining then blocked a 3-point try as time was running out, lifting Buffalo to a 77-74 victory over Akron on Tuesday night. The Bulls led 74-67 after Josh Mballa made two free throws with 1:46 to go but did not score again until...

Jackson scores 35 to lead Akron past Ohio 88-86

Jan. 25, 2020 7:14 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had a career-high 35 points as Akron edged past Ohio 88-86 on Saturday. Jackson shot 13 for 17 from the field, including 7 of 9 on 3-pointers. Tyler Cheese had 16 points for Akron (16-4, 6-1 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fifth straight road victory....

Jackson scores 20 to lead Akron over Miami (Ohio) 81-60

Jan. 21, 2020 9:45 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Xeyrius Willams made five 3s, scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Akron hit 14 of 24 3-pointers in beating Miami (Ohio) 81-60 on Tuesday night. Tyler Cheese scored 18 points and made five assists for the Zips...

Jackson & Jackson lead Toledo over Jackson, Akron 99-89

Jan. 18, 2020 4:49 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Marreon Jackson hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points, Willie Jackson added a double-double and Toledo ended Akron's 12-game home winning streak with a 99-89 victory on Saturday. Willie Jackson scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Luke Knapke added...