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Freeman leads Akron over Bowling Green 69-57

Jan. 19, 2021 9:43 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Enrique Freeman scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lift Akron to a 69-57 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night. Bryan Trimble Jr. had 18 points for Akron (6-3, 4-2 Mid-American Conference), Loren Cristian Jackson scored 16 points, wit six rebounds and six assists and...

Akron hands Toledo 1st MAC loss 95-94 in overtime

Jan. 16, 2021 5:44 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Maishe Dailey swished a 3-pointer from the left elbow with 2.9 seconds remaining in overtime as Akron defeated Toledo 95-94 on Saturday, handing the Rockets their first conference loss. Loren Cristian Jackson had 34 points and Bryan Trimble Jr. 19 points for Akron (5-3, 3-2 Mid-American...

Jackson scores 31 to lift Akron past Kent St. 66-62

Jan. 1, 2021 11:41 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 31 points as Akron edged past Kent State 66-62 on Friday night. Enrique Freeman had 10 points and nine rebounds for Akron (4-1, 2-0 Mid-American Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Camron Reece added seven rebounds. Mike Nuga had 19...

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Scandal-battered utility now faces specter of pricy lawsuits

Dec. 30, 2020 8:20 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s largest electric utility, its reputation battered by scandal, has been besieged by more than a dozen lawsuits filed by angry shareholders who include some of the country’s biggest institutional investors. And, if history is a guide, FirstEnergy Corp. and its insurers...

Kent State shooting survivor Alan Canfora dies at 71

Dec. 29, 2020 1:26 PM EST

Alan Canfora, who was one of nine students who were wounded in the 1970 Kent State shootings but survived, has died. He was 71. Canfora died Dec. 20 at home from an illness unrelated to COVID-19, according to a Facebook post by his sister, Chic Canfora. “It is with immense sadness that I share news of...

FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James gestures to teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Los Angeles.  James was announced Saturday, Dec. 26,  as the winner of The Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year award for a record-tying fourth time.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Still The King: James wins AP Male Athlete of Year award

Dec. 26, 2020 11:53 AM EST

LeBron James told the world in 2020 that Black Lives Matter. He helped convince many who had never voted to finally head to the polls. He found more ways to continue elevating the lives of people in his hometown. If that weren't enough, he won another NBA championship. James’ on-court performance this year...

Trimble Jr. carries Akron past Ohio 90-70

Dec. 22, 2020 5:08 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Bryan Trimble Jr. scored a career-high 22 points and Akron rolled past Ohio 90-70 on Tuesday. It was the first Mid-American Conference matchup of the season for both teams and during the game it was announced Ohio’s game next Tuesday at Miami has been postponed. Loren Cristian...

Jackson scores 34 to lead Akron past Malone 93-83

Dec. 19, 2020 6:35 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 34 points and 10 assists as Akron topped Malone 93-83 on Saturday. Jackson made 14 of 15 free throws. Enrique Freeman had 22 points, 21 rebounds and three blocks for Akron (2-1). Maishe Dailey added 10 points. Bo Myers had 23 points for the Pioneers. Marcus...

Osunniyi leads St. Bonaventure past Akron 81-74

Dec. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Osun Osunniyi had a career-high 25 points as Saint Bonaventure topped Akron 81-74 on Tuesday. Dominick Welch had 18 points for Saint Bonaventure (1-0). Kyle Lofton added 17 points. Loren Cristian Jackson had 22 points and seven assists for the Zips (1-1). Camron Reece added 12 points and...

Jackson scores 19 to lead Akron over Cedarville 97-49

Dec. 12, 2020 5:30 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 19 points and nine assists as Akron easily beat Cedarville 97-49 on Saturday. Jermaine Marshall had 12 points for Akron (1-0). Ali Ali added 12 points. Mikal Dawson had 11 points. Jay Maughmer had 13 points for the Yellow Jackets. ___ For more AP college...