AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest midnight, OH

The state at midnight. All times EST.

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CINCINNATI — All season long, Cincinnati frittered games away at the end. Despite missing shot after shot, the Bearcats managed to hang on for once. Cincinnati overcame poor shooting to beat No. 24 SMU 61-54 on Sunday, bolstering the Bearcats’ NCAA Tournament chances while ending the Mustangs’ season. By Joe Kay. SENT: 650 words, photos.


PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers and the Columbus Crew started the season as they left the last, with a rematch of the 2015 MLS Cup match. The Timbers are Major League Soccer’s defending champions as the league opened its 21st season on Sunday. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 600 words, photos.


GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds play a spring training game. SENT: 500 words.


PHOENIX — Carlos Carrasco goes for Cleveland when the Indians visit the Milwaukee Brewers in spring training action. SENT: 550 words.