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Hornets beat careless Cavs 123-112

CLEVELAND — For the second straight game, the Hornets saved their best for last. And once again, the Cavaliers crumbled. Miles Bridges scored 30 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 25 and Charlotte took advantage of Cleveland’s sloppiness to open the fourth quarter in a 123-112 victory Friday ...

No. 17 Ohio St. looks to rebound from early exit

COLUMBUS — The new season can’t start soon enough for the No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes, who were left frustrated after an unexpected early exit from last spring’s NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes were on a roll and came in as the South Region’s No. 2 seed, only to be taken down in the ...

Browns work past injuries, beat Broncos at home, 17-14

CLEVELAND — Case Keenum stepped in for Baker Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, third-string back D’Ernest Johnson rushed for 146 yards and the busted-up Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday night. Keenum didn’t put up impressive stats (21 ...

Pittburgh believes momentum is building

PITTSBURGH — Matt Canada keeps insisting he’s got the best job in America. The first-year Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator has quickly learned it might also be among the most scrutinized, at least in his chosen profession. All Canada’s been asked to do in his first go-round as ...

Mayfield has broken bone in shoulder

CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield also is dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder but believes he can play with it, a person familiar with his health told The Associated Press on Thursday night. Mayfield hopes the injury improves enough over the next few days ...

Laine’s overtime goal lifts Blue Jackets over Islanders 3-2

COLUMBUS — Patrik Laine scored at 1:49 of overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night. Laine skated into the left circle and delivered a wrist shot that sent him tumbling to the ice and beat goalie Ilya Sorokin. “(Laine) has one of the ...