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Bradley Beal scores 20 points, Wizards rout Cavaliers 119-95

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards caught the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers on the second game of back-to-backs Wednesday night. They seized the opportunity. Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Otto Porter added 15 and the Wizards beat the Cavaliers 119-95 for their third straight ...

Short-handed Terps are Buckeyes’ last obstacle before ‘Game’

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: BEST GAME No. 8 Ohio State at Maryland This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes (9-1, 6-1, No. 10 CFP) with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they're still in ...

Happ scores 30 as Wisconsin pulls away from Xavier 77-68

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Ethan Happ flipped in a one-handed shot, and then drove past a defender for a dunk. With the game at a turning point, the 6-foot-10 forward did whatever he wanted and put Wisconsin in control. Happ followed his triple-double in Wisconsin's ...

Clarkson scores 24, injury-riddled Cavaliers blast Hornets

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with so many injuries they needed an assistant coach to suit up for practice Monday. A little over 24 hours later they did just fine with their healthy players. Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points, Tristan ...

Williams has career-high 15 in UC’s 73-51 win over NCCU

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keith Williams's first career start was just what Cincinnati needed to jumpstart a sluggish offense. Despite dealing with an illness that kept him away from post-game media sessions, Williams scored a career-high 15 points, three of his teammates also reached double figures ...

Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for US

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, ...

Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints rocked Paul Brown Stadium from the opening drive, scoring every time they got the ball except for the last one. Then they cranked up the music in the locker room until the cinderblock walls were vibrating, too. For ...

Second-half burst helps Buckeyes rout Purdue Fort Wayne

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got coach Chris Holtmann a blowout win for his birthday, accompanied by a big bouquet of 3-pointers. C.J. Jackson scored a career-high 25 points and the Buckeyes scored 45 points off 3-point shots on the way to a 107-61 rout ...

Mayfield throws 3 TDs, Chubb has record run in Browns’ win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. "When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous," the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. "I ...

No. 2 UConn routs Ohio State 85-53 in Huskies’ season opener

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma knows he can rely on UConn's three returning starters to play well this season. He's looking for sophomore Megan Walker to bring her game to that level and help the Huskies make a run at a 12th national ...

Win over Michigan St a step forward for Buckeyes’ defense

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre'Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes' favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type ...

Foligno scores 2 goals, Blue Jackets top Sharks 4-1

By GIDEON RUBIN, Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — There are easier ways to start a West Coast road trip than against the perennial Pacific Division power San Jose Sharks in their notoriously loud arena. That assignment was just fine with Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick ...

Nebraska’s confidence high for No. 8 Ohio State

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — 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 ...

Mayfield ready to lead Browns through midseason turbulence

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's baptism with the Browns is complete. Some coaching chaos made it official. Cleveland's rookie quarterback admitted Wednesday he was stunned by the firings of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who ...

Coach Urban Meyer says he’ll be back at Ohio State next year

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addressed speculation that he could step down at the end of the season, saying Monday he felt fine and definitely would be back next year. Meyer, who was suspended for three games to start the season and has ...

Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites ‘internal discord’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — 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 ...

Bengals have 5 wins at midpoint despite worst defense

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A four-interception, six-sack game usually leaves defensive coordinators thrilled. Not this one. Cincinnati let an 18-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter before rallying for a 37-34 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. It was among the worst ...

Cavaliers fire coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer 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 ...

Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs 119-107

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers didn't have to worry about LeBron James on this trip to Cleveland. Oladipo scored 24 points, Bojan Bogdanovic led the way with 25 points and Indiana kept the Cavaliers winless on the season with a ...

Panarin’s overtime tally powers Blue Jackets over Sabres 5-4

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella had trouble explaining how his team could blow a two-goal lead in the third period Saturday night only to come back and win 31 seconds into overtime. Finally, he resorted to quoting Forrest Gump. "It's a ...