Ohio Sports

Ohio State, Michigan preserve prestige of The Game

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maybe both teams already were looking ahead to The Game. Whatever it was, Michigan and Ohio State struggled with middling Big Ten teams Saturday. Instead of easy tuneups, the games against 5-5 teams nearly became nightmare traps. Ohio ...

Kaleb Wesson leads Ohio State past S.C. State 89-61

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brothers Kaleb Wesson and Andre Wesson combined for 29 points to lead four Ohio State players in double figures in an 89-61 win over South Carolina State on Sunday. Kaleb Wesson scored 17 of his 18 points in the first half as the ...

Browns GM: Team not discussed Condoleezza Rice as coach

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' coaching search isn't quite ready to cross gender or diplomatic lines. General manager John Dorsey, who opened the possibility of hiring a woman to be Cleveland's next coach, said Sunday that the team has not discussed former ...

Milton shines, No. 11 UCF routs No. 19 Cincinnati 38-13

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The college football spotlight isn't too bright for UCF. The 11th-ranked Knights feel they are one of the best teams in the country and welcome any opportunity to strut to their stuff on a grand stage. McKenzie Milton threw for 268 ...

Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he's the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and ...

LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — There was a time when LeBron James getting pestered by Lance Stephenson would have worked out wonderfully for the Miami Heat. Sunday was not one of those times. The scenario: It was late in the game, the outcome was decided, and Stephenson ...

Jackson carries 27 times, lifts Ravens past Bengals 24-21

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In the days leading up to his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson experienced a stomach ache and insomnia. When the rookie quarterback finally got on the field, Jackson inflicted a whole lot of pain on the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson juked ...

Ohio State beats Creighton 69-60 after blowing its big lead

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bunch of newcomers carried Ohio State for much of the game against Creighton. When the Buckeyes called on their longest-tenured player, he delivered. C.J. Jackson took a cross-court pass from Keyshawn Woods and launched the go-ahead ...

Former Ohio State students air claims of sex abuse by doctor

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former students alleging sexual abuse by a former Ohio State University team doctor are pleading with the school's trustees not to dismiss or minimize victims' claims. Seven accusers of Dr. Richard Strauss told trustees Friday his ...

Bradley Beal scores 20 points, Wizards rout Cavaliers 119-95

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards caught the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers on the second game of back-to-backs Wednesday night. They seized the opportunity. Bradley Beal scored 20 points, Otto Porter added 15 and the Wizards beat the Cavaliers 119-95 for their third straight ...

Short-handed Terps are Buckeyes’ last obstacle before ‘Game’

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: BEST GAME No. 8 Ohio State at Maryland This season has been plain weird for the Buckeyes (9-1, 6-1, No. 10 CFP) with all the off-field distraction and uneven on-field performances. Yet they're still in ...

Happ scores 30 as Wisconsin pulls away from Xavier 77-68

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Ethan Happ flipped in a one-handed shot, and then drove past a defender for a dunk. With the game at a turning point, the 6-foot-10 forward did whatever he wanted and put Wisconsin in control. Happ followed his triple-double in Wisconsin's ...

Clarkson scores 24, injury-riddled Cavaliers blast Hornets

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing with so many injuries they needed an assistant coach to suit up for practice Monday. A little over 24 hours later they did just fine with their healthy players. Jordan Clarkson scored 24 points, Tristan ...

Williams has career-high 15 in UC’s 73-51 win over NCCU

CINCINNATI (AP) — Keith Williams's first career start was just what Cincinnati needed to jumpstart a sluggish offense. Despite dealing with an illness that kept him away from post-game media sessions, Williams scored a career-high 15 points, three of his teammates also reached double figures ...

Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for US

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, ...

Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints rocked Paul Brown Stadium from the opening drive, scoring every time they got the ball except for the last one. Then they cranked up the music in the locker room until the cinderblock walls were vibrating, too. For ...

Second-half burst helps Buckeyes rout Purdue Fort Wayne

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got coach Chris Holtmann a blowout win for his birthday, accompanied by a big bouquet of 3-pointers. C.J. Jackson scored a career-high 25 points and the Buckeyes scored 45 points off 3-point shots on the way to a 107-61 rout ...

Mayfield throws 3 TDs, Chubb has record run in Browns’ win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. "When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous," the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. "I ...

No. 2 UConn routs Ohio State 85-53 in Huskies’ season opener

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma knows he can rely on UConn's three returning starters to play well this season. He's looking for sophomore Megan Walker to bring her game to that level and help the Huskies make a run at a 12th national ...

Win over Michigan St a step forward for Buckeyes’ defense

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre'Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes' favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type ...