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Lewis won’t declare he’s done with Bengals, despite report

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is not ready to concede the end of his second-longest tenure in the league. ESPN reported Sunday before the game at Minnesota, citing unnamed league sources, that the 59-year-old Lewis does not ...

Browns fall to 0-14 as Jackson’s future grows cloudier

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the Browns' home finale, a couple exchanged wedding vows in the stadium's Dawg Pound bleachers. The intimate ceremony went off without a hitch. The reception was another sloppy mess. Doomed by turnovers, questionable play calling ...

LeBron wears 1 black shoe, 1 white shoe, speaks about Trump

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James made a statement during an NBA game with his shoes — one black, one white, with the word "equality" in capital gold letters on the back of each. Then, after the game, James made a statement about President Donald Trump, ...

In special shoes, LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavs past Wiz

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James joked that he changed out of his shoes — one black, one white, with "equality" in gold capital letters — at halftime because he was playing poorly. "If that's a bad game," teammate Kevin Love said, "then sheesh!" James ...

Ravens’ robbing defense forces 4 turnovers to beat Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — There's nothing flashy about these Baltimore Ravens, who have more than a few flaws. But, as has been the case in past years, they've got a larcenous defense capable of wreaking havoc in the playoffs. They've got to get there ...

Calhoun, Mitchell lead No. 12 Ohio State women, 87-76

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sierra Calhoun scored 14 of her 20 points in the third quarter when Kelsey Mitchell had 12 of her 31 and No. 12 Ohio State took over en route to an 87-76 win over cross-state rival Cincinnati on Sunday. Mitchell had 14 points in the first half when the Buckeyes (11-2), who ...

Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies at age 74

By JOE KAY, AP Sport Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Brown, who helped form the Bengals franchise and served in the team's personnel department, has died at the age of 74. The team announced his death on Wednesday without further details. His funeral will be private. Pete Brown was the son ...

Oilers beat Blue Jackets 7-2 behind McDavid, Brassoit

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Edmonton scored the third goal on Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus' exasperated net-minder fell on his back and stared up at the lights while the Oilers celebrated. It was that kind of night for Bobrovsky and for the Blue Jackets, who ...

How low will they go? Bengals move from hopeful to hapless

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — In six days, the Bengals went from hopeful to hapless. A loss to the Steelers crushed their playoff chances. A drubbing by the Bears left them at their lowest point in years and got fans talking about who will be the next head coach. There ...

Browns doomed by critical mistakes in 27-21 OT loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer sat at his locker and spoke privately for several minutes with new general manager John Dorsey, who did his best to encourage the rookie. There was plenty to discuss. The Browns had blown another one. Kizer's interception in ...

Bengals’ loss to Steelers seeps into 33-7 drubbing by Bears

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals showed up with a hangover from their season-crushing loss on Monday night and gave one of their worst performances during coach Marvin Lewis' 15 seasons. In a sense, the Steelers got 'em again. With a defense gutted from their loss ...

Browns coach Jackson dismisses idea job still in jeopardy

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Hue Jackson stopped laughing, he got serious. A day after dropping to 0-13 for the second straight season and 1-28 in his two years coaching the Browns, Jackson said he doesn't believe a report that new Cleveland general manager John ...

Winless Browns fire VP Brown, coach Hue Jackson keeps job

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — One win in two seasons cost Sashi Brown his job with the Browns. Coach Hue Jackson is keeping his — for now. Winless with four weeks left in another dismal season, the Cleveland Browns fired Brown on Thursday, jettisoning their top ...

LeBron hits big 3, scores 32 as Cavaliers win 13th straight

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The play is called "Chicago," named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls. It worked like a charm again in Cleveland. James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the ...

Bluiett scores 26, No. 13 Xavier beats Kent State 96-70

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Coming off wins over two other highly ranked teams, Xavier had a chance to catch its breath, grind one out, and start getting ready for another payback game. Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he's had 20 this season — and ...

Buzzer-beater Fletcher sends Toledo past Detroit Mercy 89-86

DETROIT (AP) — Tre'Shaun Fletcher made a fade-away 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Toledo over Detroit Mercy 89-86 on Wednesday night. Fletcher made an unnecessary foul with 2.6 seconds left and Detroit's Josh McFolley tied it 86 with a pair of free throws. Fletcher caught a full-court pass ...

Davis scores 19, Dayton holds off Tennessee Tech 79-66

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Davis scored 19 points, Dayton shot 61 percent after halftime and held off Tennessee Tech 79-66 Wednesday night. Davis scored five of his points in the last 2:41 but a defensive rebound a minute earlier was big. Tennessee Tech had closed to 65-58 on an 18-9 run ...

Bengals try to get over Steelers hangover as Bears visit

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Three cornerbacks injured, a linebacker and a running back in concussion protocol. The Bengals paid a price for their acrimonious, season-dooming loss to the Steelers on Monday night at Paul Brown Stadium. What's left of their roster and their ...

Barrett Named as QB on AP All-Big Ten team

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Penn State's Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Wisconsin took the ...

Schneider stops 41 shots as Devils beat Blue Jackets 4-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cory Schneider was terrific in his 100th win with the New Jersey Devils. The veteran goalie got plenty of offensive help, too. Stefan Noesen, Taylor Hall and rookie Jesper Bratt each had a goal and an assist as New Jersey beat the ...