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Mississippi State edges past Dayton for 61-59 win

By PAUL JONES, Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon scored with eight seconds left to lift Mississippi State to a 61-59 victory over Dayton on Sunday. Dayton (3-3) tied the game at 59-all thanks to a free throw from Darrell Davis with 1:08 left in regulation. The ...

Clemson rallies to beat Ohio State 79-65

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell was especially proud of how his team reacted after falling behind to Ohio State on Wednesday night. The Tigers clawed their way back in the second half and beat the Buckeyes 79-65 in a Big Ten-ACC Challenge ...

Altidore scores, Toronto beats Crew to reach MLS Cup final

TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored in the 60th minute and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final for the second straight year with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. Toronto will host the Seattle Sounders or Houston Dynamo in ...

LeBron ejected, Love scores 38 as Cavs beat Heat 108-97

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James lost his cool. Kevin Love and Cavaliers stayed just as hot. Incensed at not getting a foul called on a drive to the basket, James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night, tossed in the third ...

Blue Jackets score twice in shootout to top Hurricanes 3-2

By ROBERT DENHARD, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo doesn't get many starts as the backup to the league's top goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky. On the ice for the Blue Jackets for the first time in three weeks, he made it count. Korpisalo made 29 saves in regulation and ...

No. 21 Xavier sends No. 16 Baylor to its 1st loss, 76-63

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After giving up 102 points in its first loss of the season, No. 21 Xavier spent all of its practice time working on defense. It showed the next time out. J.P. Macura scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half as Xavier surged ahead to stay, ...

Price makes 37 saves, Canadiens end Jackets’ streak at 6

MONTREAL (AP) — With Carey Price in net, Brendan Gallagher figures other teams must find a two-goal cushion insurmountable. Price made 37 saves, Gallagher got his 10th goal and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday ...

James has 30 points to lead Cavs in 113-91 rout of 76ers

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeBron James showed the up-and-coming Philadelphia 76ers just how high the bar is to compete with the Eastern Conference's best. James had 30 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the 76ers 113-91 on ...

No. 11 Cincinnati beats Alabama State 83-51, Xavier up next

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — The stretch of games against overmatched teams is finished. No. 11 Cincinnati gets to start measuring its worth, starting with its crosstown rival. The Bearcats finally have a game that everyone in Cincinnati is awaiting. Gary Clark ...

Wisconsin can stop schedule skepticism by beating Ohio State

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer Wisconsin has been to the Big Ten championship game four times before over the first six editions of the event. Never have the Badgers been in a position like this when they arrive in Indianapolis. If they beat Ohio State, well, that strength-of-schedule ...

Mixon runs for 114, Bengals beat winless Browns 30-16

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon got frustrated as the subpar games piled up. At times, the rookie running back who picked up 100 yards so easily at Oklahoma couldn't even get to the line of scrimmage. Against the Browns, he got his long-awaited breakout game. Mixon ...

Tennessee no longer pursuing Schiano after protests

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is no longer pursuing Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano to be the school's new head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity ...

As Eagles soar with Wentz, Browns sink without him

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer In their own ways, the Eagles and Browns are setting new standards for their franchises. In Philadelphia, they're embracing it: "Fly Eagles Fly." In Cleveland, they're repulsing it: "Why Browns Why?" Maybe those nicknames of "City of Brotherly Love" ...

Martin’s layup sends Butler to 67-66 OT win over Ohio State

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Butler Bulldogs didn't get rattled by a double-digit deficit against Ohio State, or the presence of their former coach. Kelan Martin hit a layup with 3.8 seconds left and Butler edged the Buckeyes 67-66 in overtime on Sunday ...

Resurrected UAB program to face Ohio in Bahamas Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The UAB Blazers will cap their first season back on the field in the Bahamas. The Blazers will face Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 22 after the program's best year as an FBS team. "The amount of work our coaches and players have put in over the past two years has ...

Ohio State taking its turn to dominate Michigan in rivalry

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has been dominating Michigan in a rivalry with a long history of being lopsided. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won five straight and 12 of 13 against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3) going into their 114th ...

Browns’ Gordon feeling forgiven in return from suspension

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As he builds his body into football shape and develops trust with his teammates, Josh Gordon feels forgiven. Since returning to the Browns following an indefinite drug suspension by the NFL for numerous abuse violations, Gordon doesn't ...

Arizona State beats No. 15 Xavier 102-86

By ASHTON FERGUSON, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona State's Bobby Hurley calls his current Sun Devils "the best offensive team" he's ever coached. Hard to dispute that on Friday. Tra Holder scored a career-high 40 points, and Arizona State continued its offensive juggernaut in a ...

Valpo beats Kent State 77-67 for 6th straight victory

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 19 points, Bakari Evelyn had 13 points and seven assists, and Valparaiso beat Kent State 77-67 on Friday night for its sixth straight win. Valpo is off to its best start since the 1966-67 squad won seven in a row. The Crusaders play UNC Wilmington on ...

Hodge’s INT in end zone helps Buffalo hold off Ohio 31-24

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyree Jackson threw a pair of touchdown passes and Khalil Hodge had an interception in the end zone with 1:20 left to help Buffalo seal a 31-24 victory over Ohio on Friday. Buffalo (6-6, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) has won three straight to become bowl eligible for just ...