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No. 2 Ohio State dominating in way not seen since 1940s

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer James Laurinaitis and the Big Ten network crew were meeting with Nebraska coach Scott Frost prior to the Cornhuskers’ game against Indiana late last month when the conversation turned to No. 2 Ohio State. The Buckeyes (9-0, 6-0) are dominating in a way ...

Raiders seek to avoid letdown vs. winless Bengals

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knows full well what the Cincinnati Bengals are enduring this season: nine straight losses to open the year. Carr began his rookie season as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders with 10 consecutive defeats before ...

Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not even Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann saw this coming. His 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday night ...

No. 2 Ohio State looks to stay undefeated, faces Rutgers

By The Associated Press undefined No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) at Rutgers (2-7, 0-6), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (BTN). Line: Ohio State by 51 Series record: Ohio State leads 5-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The 51-point spread is the largest for a Big Ten Conference game, according ...

NFL helmet safety challenge kicks-off with symposium in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The National Football League’s efforts to address concerns over brain injuries and other player safety issues continue with a symposium in Ohio aimed at developing a safer helmet for NFL players. NFL safety officials, scientists, engineers and helmet manufacturers ...

Drouin scores shootout winner, Montreal tops Columbus 3-2

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens never feel out of a game, regardless of the score. Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner and the Canadiens rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals for the ...

No. 21 Xavier rallies past Missouri 63-58 in overtime

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier had made only two 3-pointers all game, none in the second half. Down by three in the closing seconds, the 21st-ranked Musketeers desperately needed somebody to finally hit from long range. Naji Marshall swished one from the top of the key ...

Embiid scores 27, leads 76ers past Cavaliers 98-97

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The shots weren't falling for the Philadelphia 76ers, so they clamped down on defense. Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, and Philadelphia held Cleveland without a point for the final 3 ...

Cook leads Missouri State past Cleveland St. 73-53

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook registered 19 points and nine rebounds as Missouri State romped past Cleveland State 73-53 on Tuesday night. Tulio Da Silva had 13 points and seven rebounds for Missouri State (2-1). Lamont West added 10 points. Kabir Mohammed had 11 rebounds for the ...

Wright State beats Tennessee Tech 85-80 in OT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Wampler scored 20 points and his go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime sparked a 10-5 run that lifted Wright State over Tennessee Tech 85-80 on Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles closed to 81-80 with 1:50 left in OT on Keishawn Davidson's layup, but Wright State's Jaylon ...

No. 18 Ohio State pulls away to beat Cincinnati 64-56

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann was so exasperated with his team's offense at halftime of Wednesday's season opener against Cincinnati that he tore up the game plan and started over from scratch. The adjustments led to the 18th-ranked ...

About face: Mayfield’s ‘stache a new topic as Browns slide

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield completed his media session without incident and even sported the same mustache he woke up wearing. At this point, those two things are considered progress for the Browns' struggling second-year quarterback. With Cleveland ...

Rookie Finley gets to show what he’s got vs blitzing Ravens

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Finley spent Sunday night watching Tom Brady get chased around by the Ravens' defense, the same one he'll face in his NFL debut with the Cincinnati Bengals. Finley's reaction? "I'm more worried about what we're doing," Finley said. Smart ...

Hunt eligible to play for Browns after 8-game NFL suspension

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt can play again after serving his eight-game NFL suspension. The Cleveland Browns running back, who fell from one of the NFL's rising young stars to a violent offender, will play this week against the Buffalo Bills. Hunt has ...

‘Frustrated’ Browns QB Mayfield storms away from interview

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's frustration finally boiled over. The losing is beating him. Annoyed with a reporter's line of questioning about a drive at the end of the first half in last week's loss at New England, the Browns fiery quarterback abruptly ...

Dalton disagrees with benching, timing of Bengals’ move

By The Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton disagrees with his benching by the Cincinnati Bengals and the way they waited until shortly before the trade deadline to inform him, leaving no time to see if another team was interested. Coach Zac Taylor decided Tuesday to switch to ...

Browns turn it over 3 straight plays, lose to Patriots 27-13

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This one slipped out of Cleveland's hands. On three plays in a row. The Browns turned the ball over on back-to-back-to-back plays in the first quarter on a rainy New England Sunday, leading to a pair of Patriots touchdowns that ...

At 0-8, Bengals look for positives despite loss in London

By MATTIAS KAREN Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Even at 0-8, Andy Dalton is doing his best to look for some positives. A run game that seems to finally be making some progress. An aggressive game plan that saw the Cincinnati Bengals go for it six times on fourth down — converting four of ...

AP Top 25: LSU No. 1 ahead of ‘Bama, Ohio St in close vote

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The No. 1 vs. No. 2 game between Alabama and LSU in two weeks looks set, though the order of the Crimson Tide and Tigers changed in the AP Top 25 in one of the closet votes ever. Heading into an off date for both teams, LSU flip-flopped with ...

Beilein gets first win with Cavs, Thompson scores 25

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein was soaked from his shirt to his socks after an unexpected shower. Cleveland's rookie coach had his pro basketball baptism. Beilein picked up his first NBA win and got doused with water in the locker room by Kevin Love, Tristan ...