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“Miracle” workers? Browns need one after loss to Steelers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baker Mayfield has no problem with Freddie Kitchens' fashion sense. The fact the Cleveland Browns head coach decided to wear a T-shirt that read "Pittsburgh started it" in the run-up to a rematch with the Steelers was no big deal to ...

Buckeyes expects tougher game the 2nd time against Badgers

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day expects to see a much better Wisconsin team in the Big Ten championship game than the one routed by the Buckeyes five weeks ago. In that Oct. 26 game, the Badgers stayed with Ohio State through halftime and ...

Dalton returns and leads Bengals to 1st win, 22-6 over Jets

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton returned from his three-week exile Sunday and got a long-awaited win for the coach who benched him, throwing a touchdown pass during a 22-6 victory over the New York Jets that ended the longest losing streak in Cincinnati Bengals ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Tide out; Harbaugh’s Ohio St problem

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Sometimes it is just not your year. Even if you are the greatest dynasty in college football history. The playoff will be played without Alabama for the first time after No. 16 Auburn won a wild Iron Bowl on Saturday. So that's it. No debates ...

AP Top 25: Alabama out of top 5 for first time in 4 years

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide's record streak of 68 appearances in the top five. The top four teams in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank were unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, ...

Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski out with shoulder injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss four weeks with a shoulder injury. The team said the 22-year-old Werenski was hurt in the first period of Saturday night's 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders. Werenski has been bothered by shoulder ...

Duck’s Dynasty? Backup Hodges leads Steelers by Browns 20-13

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns kept things civil in their highly anticipated rematch, which ended the way they always seem to end at Heinz Field: the Steelers walking ...

Duke, West Virginia, Ohio State headline 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duke and West Virginia headline the 2020 field for the Battle 4 Atlantis men's college basketball tournament. The eight-team field was announced Friday on the final day of this year's Thanksgiving-week event at the Atlantis resort. The Blue Devils won the ...

Winless Bengals bench rookie Finley, go back to Andy Dalton

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the season slipping away and still no win to show for it, the Bengals are going back to Andy Dalton at quarterback. Coach Zac Taylor announced Monday that Dalton would finish the season, ending a three-week experiment with rookie Ryan ...

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 ...