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Drew with team for remainder of season

CLEVELAND — Larry Drew’s awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The team relented to Drew’s requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season — and perhaps beyond. Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been ...

Browns’ Johnson back even in loss

BEREA — Duke Johnson wore a backpack on Monday that seemed symbolic. The Browns finally asked him to carry a larger load. Of the handful of positives to emerge from Sunday’s 37-21 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, capping another stormy week of change and uncertainty in Cleveland, ...

Steelers rolling as Bell hints at return

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell might be ready to head back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t exactly look like they need him. The star running back tweeted “Farewell Miami” on Monday, possibly indicating the end of his months-long standoff with the club. Bell hasn’t been inside ...

Buckeyes beat Nebraska, 36-31

COLUMBUS — With five minutes left in the game and Ohio State clinging to a six-point lead, J.K. Dobbins burst through a hole between center and right guard and rumbled untouched 42 yards for a touchdown and some breathing room in the Buckeyes’ 36-31 win Saturday over Nebraska. The ...

Dorsey’s former team in town

CLEVELAND — John Dorsey’s roughest week running the Browns will close with a reunion. The Kansas City Chiefs were once his football family — before the feud. On Sunday, Cleveland’s first-year general manager will get an up-close look at the team he helped build into a Super Bowl ...

Ravens get last shot at Steelers today

BALTIMORE — In each of the last two years, the Baltimore Ravens have been eliminated from playoff contention with late-season losses to the Pittsburgh Steelers. For the first time since 2014, these AFC North rivals will wrap up the season series before December. That doesn’t mean ...

Buckeyes focus on fixing running game

COLUMBUS — The bye week has been quite unpleasant for Ohio State. After a collapse against unranked Purdue on Oct. 20 that further exposed weaknesses in the defense and running game, the Buckeyes spent the off week stewing in the loss and trying to fix the problems enough to still try make ...

Jackson discusses his firing

CLEVELAND — Hue Jackson didn’t lose his nerve. Fired this week by the Browns after winning just three of 40 games in two plus-seasons, Jackson on Friday disputed owner Jimmy Haslam’s assertion there was “internal discord” on the coaching staff that made his dismissal — along with ...

Cavaliers’ Love has surgery on foot

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are missing another star. Forward Kevin Love will be out at least six weeks — and maybe longer — after surgery on his left foot, another blow to a team in disarray in its first season following LeBron James’ departure. Love, who injured his left big toe in ...

Mayfield, Mahomes face each other again Sunday

BEREA — Back when their chances of playing quarterback in the NFL were still in the dream stages, Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield sat in an apartment near Texas Tech’s campus and played video games. It was 2013. Three years later, they appeared to do the same thing on the ...

One-loss Nuggets too much for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — The Denver Nuggets aren’t getting too excited about their early season success. Denver moved to 7-1 with a 110-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, the Nuggets’ best start since going 8-0 in 1976-77. The Nuggets are keeping their feet on the ground despite ...

Cleveland gets 2022 NBA All-Star Game

CLEVELAND — The NBA’s spotlight faded from Cleveland last summer. It will shine brilliantly again in four years. After numerous “passionate” discussions between the team and league, Commissioner Adam Silver announced Thursday that the Cavaliers will host the 2022 All-Star Game at ...

Buckeyes are ‘back in black’ for Nebraska

COLUMBUS — Two of the most historically successful programs in college football history tangle on Saturday when the No. 8 Buckeyes welcome Nebraska to Ohio Stadium for a noon kickoff. The Buckeyes were off last week and enter Saturday’s game with a 7-1 record. Ohio State has been ...

Cavs’ first win

CLEVELAND — Rodney Hood scored a season-high 26 points, Cedi Osman added 20 and Cleveland ended its six-game losing streak to start the season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 136-114 on Tuesday night in the Cavaliers’ first game since coach Tyronn Lue was fired. The Cavs came in as the NBA’s ...

Indians exercise contract option on starter Carrasco

CLEVELAND — The Indians have some tough decisions to make this offseason. The one on Carlos Carrasco was simple. Cleveland picked up its $9.75 million contract option for next season on the right-hander, who has developed into one of the AL’s most consistent and dominating pitchers over ...

Ohio State coach Meyer dealing with ‘aggressive’ headaches

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer re-iterated lingering health issues have been causing him occasional severe headaches this season, but says he intends to remain with the Buckeyes “as long as I can.” Meyer spoke with a small group of reporters Tuesday to try to clear up ...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger dealing with broken index finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with a broken index finger on his left hand. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger sustained the injury on his non-throwing hand at some point in Pittsburgh’s 33-18 victory over Cleveland on ...

A long time coming

BEREA — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach. That didn’t work either. Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and then lost his job because of a feud with ...

Cavs in limbo with Drew after firing Lue

INDEPENDENCE — After an emotional day and restless night, Larry Drew went back to work. He organized practice, met with stunned players still reeling from Tyronn Lue’s firing and put the Cleveland Cavaliers through drills as they prepared for Tuesday’s game. But after walking off the ...

Cavaliers fire Lue after starting 0-6

Tyronn Lue didn’t make it through the season’s first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday and named assistant Larry Drew interim head coach. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this summer for the second time in ...