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Ohio State gets rematch with Gonzaga in West Region

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — No. 4 seed Gonzaga (31-4) vs. No. 5 Ohio State (25-8) Second round, West Region; Boise, Idaho, Saturday, approximately 8:15 p.m. ET. BOTTOM LINE: A rematch of a game played in the PK80 Invitational in November. The Zags won in a runaway, shooting 59 percent to beat the ...

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing another suspension

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict is appealing a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances, the third straight season that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is facing punishment from the league. The suspension ...

Cumberland leads Cincinnati over pesky Georgia State 68-53

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin likes using boxing references to describe his team's hard-nosed style. The Bearcats waited until the final few rounds to deliver a knockout punch Friday. Jarron Cumberland set career highs with 27 ...

Browns’ Thomas says decision ‘right around the corner’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star tackle Joe Thomas said his decision on whether to keep playing or retire is "right around the corner." During an onstage interview Tuesday night at an awards show in downtown Cleveland, Thomas remained noncommittal when ...

AP Source: Browns to sign free agent T Hubbard

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As they wait for Joe Thomas' decision, the Cleveland Browns added some offensive line depth. The team reached agreement on Tuesday with former Pittsburgh tackle Chris Hubbard on a five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations ...

James’ triple-double leads Cavaliers past lowly Suns

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — After a couple of tough losses in Los Angeles, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers went to the desert and took care of Phoenix. The Suns offered little resistance. In a performance that seemed almost effortless against an outmatched ...

Julius Randle’s 36 lead Lakers past LeBron’s Cavs, 127-113

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — If this game was a Hollywood audition, the young Los Angeles Lakers certainly did well enough to impress budding entertainment mogul LeBron James. The Lakers will have to wait until summer to find out whether they earned a callback — or ...

Defense lifts No. 8 Cincinnati over Houston in AAC final

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mick Cronin doesn't have a catchy sales pitch for the stingy brand of basketball No. 8 Cincinnati played to claw its way to the top of the American Athletic Conference. Stellar defense was a big part of the team's drive to the league's ...

AP Source: Browns trade DT Shelton to Patriots for pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Shelton always ended his interviews with a smile and saying, "Go Browns!" It was the Browns turn to say, "Go Danny!" New Cleveland general manager John Dorsey agreed to send Shelton, a former first-round draft pick, to the New England ...

Providence rallies from 17 down to stun No. 3 Xavier

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After spending a season overcoming injuries, disappointments and doubters, Providence made another statement with one of the greatest comebacks in Big East Tournament history. Alpha Diallo hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left in overtime and ...

Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After one difficult season, the Browns threw DeShone Kizer away. Cleveland traded its starting quarterback on Friday to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated ...

AP sources: Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Leading the Bills to their first playoff appearance in 18 years wasn't enough for Tyrod Taylor to secure his long-term future in Buffalo. The Bills are starting over at quarterback after agreeing to trade their three-year starter to the ...

AP sources: Dolphins agree to trade Jarvis Landry to Browns

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one. The Miami Dolphins agreed to trade the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks, two people familiar with the deal said Friday. The people confirmed the agreement to ...

Jones scores twice, surging Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 3-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to look in front of them to see who they can catch. Only a week ago, Columbus was simply aiming at hanging onto the final Eastern Conference wild-card playoff spot and hoping some teams behind in ...

Korpisalo stops 37 shots as Columbus beats Vegas 4-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo had lost three straight starts since his last victory on Jan. 18. He found out Tuesday morning he'd be playing in place of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky against the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden ...

Wright State tops Cleveland St 74-57, earns NCAA Tourney bid

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Grant Benzinger grew up watching the NCAA Tournament, looking up old highlights and locking in for "One Shining Moment," with his dad, hoping to play in it someday. His dream is about to come true. Benzinger had 19 points and nine rebounds to ...

Columbus Crew owner, MLS review Ohio suit over possible move

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus Crew say they're reviewing a lawsuit that Ohio's attorney general and the city of Columbus filed to stop the proposed team move to Austin, Texas. The sports entities said Tuesday they're disappointed that litigation was ...

Larry Legend: Nance has career game as Cavs beat Pistons

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As Larry Nance Sr. waited in the hallway following the best game of his son's career, the former All-Star was approached by a young Cavaliers fan. "I'm not Larry Nance Sr.," he said, reaching down to shake hands with the youngster. "I'm ...

UConn improves to 100-0 in AAC play with rout of Cincinnati

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked UConn has become known for that one big run that puts opponents away. Monday night's was bigger than most. The Huskies outscored Cincinnati 38-0 over 15 minutes that stretched from the first quarter into the third and ...

State, city sue over soccer team’s proposed move

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General and the city of Columbus have sued Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus Crew to stop a proposed move to Austin, Texas. The lawsuit cites a law enacted after the original Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996 that prohibits ...