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Browns emerge from Garrett chaos with legit shot at playoffs

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The controversy-around-every-corner Browns emerged on the other side of the helmet-swinging Myles Garrett maelstrom a more connected team. They bonded during a week loaded with suspensions, appeals, fines, and outside noise by playing an ...

Ohio State’s Young, LSU’s Burrow up for 2 major awards

By The Associated Press undefined Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young are finalists for two major college football trophies to be presented at ESPN's awards show next month. Finalists for the nine major awards to be handed ...

Carter’s foul shots in 2OT lift No. 18 Xavier past UConn

By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Xavier seems to face a test almost every time it plays. The good thing for the 18th-ranked Musketeers is they have passed them all in their undefeated start. Jason Carter hit two foul shots with 10.1 seconds left in the second ...

Doncic rolls with Nowitzki watching, Mavs rout Cavs 143-101

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic finally had a chance to give former teammate Dirk Nowitzki a live look at how the Dallas Mavericks are coming along without the best player in franchise history. Not too bad so far. Doncic had 30 points and 14 assists with ...

Ohio State star Young returns with “chip on my shoulder”

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chase Young, who returns from a two-game suspension on Saturday, took to social media this week with what could be an ominous warning for No. 9 Penn State: "Chip on my shoulder only gotten bigger." The meaning is clear. No. 2 Ohio ...

Turner leads Bowling Green past W. Kentucky 77-75

ST. THOMAS, U.S VIRGIN ISLANDS (AP) — Justin Turner scored 27 points and hit the game-winner with a pretty jump shot in the final four seconds as Bowling Green edged Western Kentucky 77-75 in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Friday night. Dylan Frye had 19 points for Bowling Green ...

No. 10 Ohio St keeps rolling, routs Purdue Fort Wayne 85-46

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State broke into the top 10 partially because of its stellar defense so far this season. That defense was on display again Friday night as the Buckeyes hosted Purdue Fort Wayne, which became the fifth straight Ohio State opponent ...

Fields 4 TD passes, No. 2 Ohio State beats Rutgers 56-21

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Fresh off another rout, Justin Fields and No. 2 Ohio State was looking ahead. Because chances are the next couple of games figure to be a bit tougher for the Buckeyes. Fields threw for a career-high 305 yards and matched his best with ...

No. 17 Cincinnati rallies to beat South Florida 20-17

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 17 Cincinnati’s latest fourth-quarter comeback had a familiar ending. Sam Crosa kicked a 37-yarder field goal as time expired Saturday night, giving the Bearcats a 20-17 victory over South Florida and at least a share of the American ...

Hillman nets 28, No. 24 Michigan women turn back Zips 80-71

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Naz Hillman scored 28 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Akron 80-71 in the Akron Classic on Saturday. The Wolverines trailed 58-55 heading into the fourth quarter but scored 12 straight points and turned that into a 17-2 run to lead 74-63 ...

Indiana State beats Youngstown State 24-17

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Kurtis Wilderman was 17-of-20 passing for 140 yards and Indiana State rushed for three touchdowns in a 24-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday. Indiana State led 24-10 with 5:56 remaining in the third quarter, but its next three possessions ended in two punts ...

Turner lifts Bowling Green over DII Fairmont State 88-66

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Turner registered 16 points as Bowling Green easily beat Division II opponent Fairmont State 88-66 on Friday. BGSU opened the game on a 12-2 run and it was 24-8 after eight minutes. The Falcons led by 15 points at the break and by 30 with 2:45 ...

Sacked: NFL suspends Garrett, Browns’ season in jeopardy

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett couldn’t control the rage that makes him a defensive star. With a blinding moment of anger, the former No. 1 overall draft pick lost his composure, jeopardized Cleveland’s revived season and perhaps tarnished his image — ...

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 ...