Valanciunas, Raptors even series with Pacers

Jonas Valanciunas had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Kyle Lowry had 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 98-87 on Monday night, snapping their postseason losing streak at seven games.

Keith Busse named 2016 Red Coat recipient

Busse is a legend in the steel industry, rising through the ranks at Nucor Corp. before co-founding Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics, now the nation’s fourth largest steel company.

Bengals exercise one-year option on Tyler Eifert

Eifert is one of Andy Dalton’s favorite options near the goal line, catching 13 touchdown passes last season — second most in the NFL and a record for a Bengals tight end.

Wisler strikes out six in 2016 debut

Former TinCap and Bryan, Ohio native Matt Wisler struck out six Friday night in his 2016 debut against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pacers earn key win against LeBron-less Cavs

Paul George scored 29 points and C.J. Miles added 21, helping the Indiana Pacers blow out the Cleveland Cavaliers — with LeBron James getting the night off — 123-109 on Wednesday night.

Norwell grad Parker has “successful” surgery

Pitcher Jarrod Parker recently underwent what the Oakland Athletics are calling “successful” surgery on his right elbow as the Norwell grad begins working his way back to the majors.