Ohio Sports

Browns exec calls failed trade sabotage ‘wholly untrue’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sashi Brown did his best to explain what happened last week to the Browns. Hue Jackson wouldn't talk about it all. On the first day back from their bye, Cleveland's top executive and coach chose different strategies to handle the latest ...

On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Day by day, dribble by dribble , Isaiah Thomas looks a little more like an All-Star point guard — like himself. And just maybe like one who can rescue the reeling Cavaliers. Thomas has been increasing the intensity of his ...

Schroeder, Hawks end 8-game skid, beat Cavaliers 117-115

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Dennis Schroeder scored 28 points and the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the skidding Cleveland Cavaliers 117-115 on Sunday. The Hawks were missing five players, but still posted their first victory ...

Stanley, Hawkeyes throttle No. 3 Ohio State 55-24

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Big Ten teams with national title hopes should know by now to be wary of Kinnick Stadium in November. The Ohio State Buckeyes weren't — and their playoff aspirations are likely cooked because of it. Nate Stanley threw for 226 ...

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Blue Jackets

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos made the most of his second chance after taking a penalty in overtime. Stamkos had a power-play goal in regulation and the lone goal during the shootout, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on ...

Dayton’s offensive eruption overcomes Marist in 36-17 win

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Alex Jeske threw for 300 yards and a touchdown and Tucker Yinger ran for 129 yards on 25 carries and Dayton did all its offensive damage in the first half, beating Marist 36-17 on Saturday. Dayton (5-5, 4-3 Pioneer Football League) won for the fourth time in its last five ...

Davis has career day, Youngstown St belts Indiana St, 66-24

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Ricky Davis ran for two touchdowns and threw for four more as Youngstown State snapped its four-game losing streak by crushing winless Indiana State, 66-24, in a Missouri Valley Football Conference game Saturday. Coming off being shutout for the first time since 2008 ...

Browns give Pro Bowler Joe Thomas $3 million raise

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Injured Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas has received a $3 million raise from the Cleveland Browns. Thomas recently had surgery for a season-ending triceps injury. A team spokesman said Saturday that the Browns had agreed to the pay bump before ...

Cincinnati survives tense game 17-16 against Tulane

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mike Boone's third-quarter touchdown run held up, barely, as Cincinnati survived for a 17-16 win after Tulane missed a field goal try in the last 80 seconds on Saturday. Boone, who gained 20 yards on six carries, capped the game-winning 10-play drive after powering ...

Talked out: Cavs drop 4th straight day after team meeting

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — There's not much more for the Cleveland Cavaliers to talk about. A day after a clear-the-air team meeting, LeBron James and his teammates didn't get any better. Thaddeus Young scored 26 points, Darren Collison had 25 and the Indiana ...

Clean slate: Browns’ Gordon reinstated by NFL on conditions

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's personal journey, from star to suspended outcast to sobriety, has reached a new dawning. He's getting yet another chance to resurrect his football career and life. Cleveland's gifted wide receiver has been conditionally ...

Jaguars hoping to snap out of hometown funk against Bengals

By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Maybe coach Doug Marrone should put his team on a plane Saturday, fly in circles for a few hours, land back in Jacksonville and head to a hotel. Switch it up. Treat the Jaguars' home game against Cincinnati (3-4) on Sunday like it's ...

Browns-Bengals trade ditched by paperwork mishap at deadline

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Clock management hurt the Browns again. And this time, it cost them a quarterback. Failing to get the necessary paperwork to the NFL offices by Wednesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline, Cleveland's proposed deal to get Cincinnati quarterback AJ ...

Columbus takes advantage of short-handed NYCFC 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artur started a three-goal outburst in the second half shortly after New York City FC went down a man and the Columbus Crew won the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals 4-1 on Tuesday night. The Crew were clinging to a 1-0 lead when New York defender Alexander ...

Scary start: Cavs dealing with numerous early-season issues

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James dressed up as Pennywise, the devilishly demented clown from the movie "It" for his annual Halloween party. The makeup made him unrecognizable. He was menacing, frightening. Lately, James and his Cavaliers teammates ...

Rouke’s 6 TDs carry Ohio plays Miami 45-28

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Rourke threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more, and Ohio pulled away to defeat rival Miami 45-28 on Tuesday night in the 94th Battle of the Bricks. Rourke completed 21 of 33 passes for 294 yards and ran 10 times for 54 yards as the Bobcats (7-2, 4-1 ...

Xavier has core of Elite 8 team back, including Bluiett

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett came up just short of his biggest goal: Get Xavier to its first Final Four. He wasn't sure whether he'd go to the NBA after last season or return for a final one with a Musketeers team that's loaded with talent. One of the Big ...

Iowa’s defense picks up slacking offense

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At 5-3 overall and just 2-3 in the Big Ten, Iowa hasn't lived up to its annual expectation of competing for the West division title. Just imagine where the Hawkeyes might be if it wasn't for their defense. Iowa again has made life ...

Dunlap’s freaky play lifts Bengals over fading Colts 24-23

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Dunlap knew he couldn't get to the quarterback, so he threw up his hands. Moments later, the ball settled into them, and the defensive lineman was off for the end zone. A freaky play? Absolutely. It was exactly what the Cincinnati ...

Browns’ Jackson confident of owners’ support after 0-8 start

By ZAC BOYER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Coach Hue Jackson believes he has the backing of the Cleveland Browns' ownership after the team lost its first eight games for the second consecutive year. Jackson, whose Browns lost 33-16 to the Minnesota Vikings at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, ...