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Court clears way for 6-game suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over ...

In a watered down East, Celtics-Cavs is the best thing going

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer As star after star migrated from the Eastern Conference to the West this summer, the lesser of the NBA's divisions got so watered down that some spice was badly needed. Kyrie Irving delivered. The mercurial guard stunned the rest of the league by ...

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert out for season with back injury

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will miss the rest of the season with a back injury that has put his career in jeopardy. The fifth-year veteran missed half of last season with ankle and back injuries. He had surgery on a disc in his back last ...

No. 18 USF looks to remain unbeaten against Cincinnati

The Associated Press Cincinnati (2-4, 0-2 American) at No. 18 South Florida (5-0, 2-0), Saturday 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU) Line: South Florida by 24 ½. Series Record: Cincinnati leads 8-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE South Florida seeks to extend the second-longest winning streak in the nation to 11 games, ...

Cleveland rocked: Indians’ season comes to stunning halt

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The end came quickly, painfully and with little warning. When the final out was made, and Cleveland's season crashed way before it ever imagined with a 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees, the Indians retreated to their clubhouse to try to ...

Kyrie Irving says Boston is ‘a real, live sports city’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston star Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland season opener. Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with the Celtics this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, says he sees "a ...

High-5: Yankees, Indians set for decisive ALDS finale

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness. As the Cleveland Indians got ready for their biggest game this season, a winner-take-all Game 5 against the New York Yankees, everything seemed ...

Browns change QBs again, replace Kizer with Hogan as starter

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Hogan was fourth on the depth chart in training camp. He's now Cleveland's starting quarterback. The Browns are changing QBs. Again. Still. Hogan will replace struggling rookie DeShone Kizer this week and start at Houston, becoming ...

Milano nets 2nd goal in OT, Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes 2-1

By MIKE POTTER, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Blue Jackets left wing Sonny Milano is definitely off on the right skate this season. The 2014 first-round draft pick scored two goals Tuesday night, including the game-winner on a breakaway with 31 seconds left in overtime to give ...

James returns, Cavaliers debut new starting lineup

By KAREEM COPELAND, AP Sports Writer The King has returned. LeBron James made his preseason debut Tuesday night after missing Cleveland's first three games with a sprained left ankle. He scored 17 points, but also had eight turnovers in the 108-94 loss to the Chicago Bulls. It was the first ...

Pro Football Hall of Fame eyes game on NFL’s 100th birthday

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame says he'd like to have a regular-season NFL game at the hall's stadium in Ohio to mark the league's 100th birthday. The Repository newspaper reports hall president David Baker recently talked with NFL officials about ...

High school coach resigns amid improper conduct allegations

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio High School coach has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with a 16-year-old student. Documents released by the Northwest Local School District Monday allege the former Colerain High School coach met the girl at her home Sept. 25. The girl's mother ...

‘Shaken’ Jackson undecided on Browns’ QB situation

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson made a drastic decision on Sunday with DeShone Kizer. Now he's got a bigger one: keep the rookie quarterback on the bench or play Kevin Hogan. And as Jackson weighs the pros and cons on how to best handle Cleveland's latest ...

Huskers guard against losing confidence with Buckeyes coming

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Coming off a three-touchdown loss to Wisconsin, Nebraska will face a top-10 opponent for the second straight week. Next up is No. 9 Ohio State (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten), which beat the Cornhuskers by 59 points in Columbus last year. ...

Wade to start at guard for Cavaliers, Smith coming off bench

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Dwyane Wade signed as a free agent with the Cavaliers without being promised a starting job. He's got one anyway. After toying with other lineup combinations, Cavs coach Tryonn Lue said Monday that Wade will start at shooting guard ...

After 0-3 start, Bengals back in thick of AFC North race

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A Bengals team that lost its first three games is getting rewarded with an extra day off this week. That's how quickly things have changed. Facing elimination from the AFC North only two weeks ago, the Bengals are back in the thick of the race ...

Severino, Judge help Yankees top Indians 7-3 to force Game 5

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees are headed back to Cleveland for a decisive Game 5 — thanks to plenty of help from the Indians. Severino rebounded from his playoff debacle, Judge delivered a big hit and the ...

Indians offense tamed with Encarnacion injured

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Minus injured slugger Edwin Encarnacion, the Cleveland Indians have scored three runs in the past two games. They get one more chance to close out the New York Yankees. Encarnacion remained out of Cleveland's lineup Monday night in ...

Catching up: Judge’s grab, Tanaka, Bird lift Yanks in Game 3

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Good thing for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees that Aaron Judge is 6-foot-7. Judge reached high and prevented a home run to save Tanaka's seven-inning gem, Greg Bird homered off relief ace Andrew Miller, and New York edged the ...

Second-guessed: Jackson’s choices questioned as Browns lose

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Moments after losing for the 20th time in 21 games as Cleveland's coach, Hue Jackson began the long, cruel walk toward the locker room. As he headed for the tunnel, Jackson was already pondering his postgame speech and an explanation on his ...