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Cavaliers’ Thompson fined $15,000 for gesture to Nets fan

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an "inappropriate gesture" to a spectator. The NBA announced the punishment Thursday. Thompson's action came at the end of the Cavaliers' 99-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Barclays ...

LeBron scores 42 as Lakers surge past Spurs late, 121-113

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had no idea why he was so tired. He slept 11 hours overnight, missing his company Christmas party in the process, and then had a 2½-hour nap before the Los Angeles Lakers' game against San Antonio. Perhaps his body just knew ...

Stephen Curry scores 42 points, Warriors rout Cavaliers

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Golden State Warriors came back to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title, and beat the Cavaliers 129-105 ...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer, the highly successful coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant at Ohio State, he will retire after the ...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer at a glance

By The Associated Press Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is stepping down after the Buckeyes play Washington in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. A look at his career: AGE: 54 CAREER RECORD: 186-32 (overall); 17-6 (Bowling Green); 22-2 (Utah); 65-15 (Florida); 82-9 (Ohio State) TITLES: 3 national ...

Burks’ late dunk seals Cavs’ 99-97 win over slumping Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Alec Burks had a more productive visit to Barclays Center than his last one. Playing just his third game for Cleveland after a trade from Utah, Burks threw down a two-handed dunk with 3.2 seconds remaining, and the Cavaliers avoided a fourth-quarter collapse and edged the ...

McCarthy’s connections to Browns could lead to Cleveland job

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Mike McCarthy's connections with the Browns could land him his next job. Dumped by Green Bay on Sunday after 13 seasons, a Super Bowl win and amid a seemingly growing rift with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, McCarthy's candidacy to become ...

Bengals keep getting shredded as season slips away

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The desperation was evident when coach Marvin Lewis fired his defensive coordinator and installed himself in the role the rest of the way. Another season was slipping away. There was no more time to lose. "Game day will be different for me," ...

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer, the highly successful coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant at Ohio State, he will retire after the ...

Ohio State to face Washington in 105th Rose Bowl

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ohio State's consolation prize for missing out on the College Football Playoff is a classic matchup in the Granddaddy of Them All. The Big Ten champion Buckeyes (12-1) will face Pac-12 champ Washington (10-3) in the 105th edition of ...

Bengals’ season unravels more with 24-10 loss to Broncos

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green took a couple of steps, tried to cut and crumbled to the ground, grabbing his right foot. He was carted off the field, along with the Bengals' hopes of a late-season recovery. They keep unraveling a little more each week. Rookie ...

Texans get 9th straight win, 29-13, win over Browns

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans extended their franchise record with a ninth straight win on Sunday, J.J. Watt was asked to reflect on how far the team has come in the past year. "I was on the couch a year ago so this is a lot better," said Watt, ...

Akron fires coach Terry Bowden after 4-8 season

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Terry Bowden raised Akron's profile, made the Zips competitive and led them to bowl games over seven seasons. It wasn't enough. Bowden was fired Sunday, a day after Akron completed a disappointing 4-8 season with a 28-3 loss at South Carolina. The Zips lost ...

No. 16 Ohio State routs Minnesota 79-59 in Big Ten opener

By NICOLE KRAFT, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State wasted no time staking its claim as the team to beat in the Big Ten. Andre Wesson scored 16 points, Kaleb Wesson had 15, and No. 16 Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-59 on Sunday night in the conference opener for both ...

Lakers rout Suns 120-96 for 3rd straight victory

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and LeBron James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Brandon Ingram scored 15 points and JaVale McGee had 14 ...

No. 6 Ohio St. ignores sideshows as Big Ten title game looms

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Urban Meyer arrived in Indianapolis on Friday with one goal — heading home with another Big Ten championship trophy. He treated everything else as a sideshow. Meyer ignored speculation about his coaching future and deflected talk ...

Indians trade All-Star Gomes to Nationals for prospects

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded one of their big arms — from behind the plate Cleveland, which has discussed moving right-handers Corey Kluber, Trevor Bauer and Carlos Carrasco in possible trades while restructuring its payroll, dealt All-Star catcher ...

Championship Saturday: Oklahoma, Ohio State make CFP case

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Before the College Football Playoff field is set, there is one last chance to make a case to the selection committee. No. 5 Oklahoma and No. 6 Ohio State both need to win Saturday — and they should both be rooting for Alabama. The Sooners enter ...

LeBron, Lakers rally in 2nd half to beat Mavericks 114-103

By JOE REEDY, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers were stuck in neutral for most of the first half against Dallas. Then they ramped up their defense and rallied for a second win in as many nights, posting a 114-103 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night. "From the ...

Oklahoma ahead of Ohio State in pivotal playoff rankings

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Oklahoma is on the doorstep of the College Football Playoff. The Sooners were No. 5 in the pivotal second-to-last College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night, ahead of Ohio State heading into championship weekend when the final four ...