Ohio Sports

Antonio Brown, AJ Green bring gracefulness to edgy rivalry

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green's tiptoe catch along the sideline was so remarkable that his former offensive coordinator couldn't believe he'd done it. Browns coach Hue Jackson threw the challenge flag after the Bengals receiver somehow came down with the ball for ...

Browns WR Josh Gordon shows speed in return from suspension

By DAN GREENSPAN, Associated Press CARSON, Calif. (AP) — It felt like just another game for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. "It was real familiar, man," Gordon said. "Football is something I have been doing my whole life. New stadium, that's about it, you know?" However, ...

Chargers surge into share of 1st, keep Browns winless, 19-10

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — After Adrian Phillips' late interception sealed the Los Angeles Chargers' third straight victory, they left their new home field as a first-place team. Their miserable 0-4 start to the season seemed as if it happened years ago. The ...

Left out of playoff, Ohio State gets USC in Cotton Bowl

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Left out of the title race, Ohio State is instead returning to the stadium where the Buckeyes won the first national championship in the four-team College Football Playoff system. The Big Ten champion Buckeyes will play in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 ...

Buckeyes claim Big Ten title over Badgers, seek playoff spot

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett felt and played like his old self Saturday. The only thing that would make the Ohio State quarterback feel better would be making the playoffs. Six days after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Barrett started the game, ...

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 ...