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Browns hoping for “jolt” from healthy WR Corey Coleman

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Corey Coleman has endured the pain of losing along with his Browns teammates for two months. He gets to do something to stop it this week. The speedy former first-round draft pick whose career has been slowed by twice breaking his right ...

Road trap? Jaguars can’t overlook winless, hungry Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are talking big and thinking bigger. This week, there was discussion about division titles, playoffs, and — get this — even making the Super Bowl. But before they get too far ahead of themselves and before the ...

Kent State doubles up Ohio Christian 90-45

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Adonis de la Rosa finished with a double-double and Jaylin Walker got hot early to propel Kent State to a 90-45 victory over NAIA member Ohio Christian on Thursday night. De la Rosa scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds, including five on offense for ...

Bluiett lifts No. 15 Xavier to 80-70 win over Wisconsin

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Xavier guard J.P. Macura waited nearly two years for a chance to avenge a tough loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament. No way that the 15th-ranked Musketeers' veteran backcourt was going to pass up their shot on Thursday ...

Werenski scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 2-1

MONTREAL (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky made one big save without his stick, then turned away Montreal captain Max Pacioretty three times in a row. As far as Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is concerned, that's why Columbus got two points on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky made 28 saves, Zach Werenski ...

Browns place linebacker Jamie Collins on injured reserve

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns linebacker Jamie Collins has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a season-ending knee injury. Collins tore the MCL in his right knee while returning an interception in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to the Detroit ...

Nelson throws for 4 TDs, Akron beats Ohio 37-34

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Kato Nelson was 22-of-38 passing for 322 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and added 45 yards rushing to help Akron beat Ohio 37-34 on Tuesday night. Kwad Smith had touchdown catches of 71 and 54 yards and Manny Morgan had 55 yards rushing with one score for ...

Bengals sign rookie RB Brian Hill off Falcons practice squad

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals filled their need for a running back by signing Brian Hill off the Falcons practice squad Tuesday. Hill was a fifth-round pick from Wyoming. He started the season on Atlanta's 53-man roster and played one game on special teams ...

Vontaze Burfict latest ejected, Bengals lose 24-20 to Titans

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vontaze Burfict pleaded his case to Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis. Then the linebacker who has been among the NFL's most suspended and penalized players finally headed to the locker room. Burfict talked with some fans, ...

Matthew Stafford helps Lions come back and beat Browns 38-24

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford started slow, getting sacked on his first snap and throwing a pick on his second drive. He bounced back and threw three touchdown passes in the second half to help the Detroit Lions come back and beat the winless Cleveland ...

Bates-Diop leads Ohio State to 82-72 win over Radford

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got a victory and some teaching points from its 82-72 win over Radford on Sunday. The Buckeyes (2-0) faced a strong rebounding team and held a 45-33 advantage on the boards, and also weathered the Radford (1-1) press to an ...

Durr’s 47 points lifts Louisville to 95-90 win over Ohio St

By JACOB MYERS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell said it best. Louisville's Asia Durr couldn't miss. Durr scored a career-high 47 points, including 13 of her team's 15 in overtime, to lead No. 9 Louisville to a 95-90 victory over fifth-ranked Ohio ...

No. 11 Ohio State rebounds, routs No. 13 Michigan St 48-3

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 11 Ohio State put to rest any notion that it wouldn't be motivated to finish strong after a surprising loss last week dropped the Buckeyes out of national championship contention. The Buckeyes came out fast, scoring on five of their ...

Love, Korver lead Cavaliers past Mavericks

By DAVE JACKSON, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Not much has come easy for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. Facing one of the worst teams in the league, the Cavs needed a big fourth quarter to hold off the Dallas Mavericks. Kevin Love had 29 points and 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver ...

Kirk has 16 in debut, Ohio tops Alabama A&M 61-53

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Treyvion Kirk scored 16 points in his debut with Ohio, leading the Bobcats to a 61-53 victory over Alabama A&M in the season opener Saturday. The true freshman hit 6 of 11 from the field and was 4 of 6 from the free throw line while grabbing four rebounds and dishing ...

Johnson, Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 2-1 in shootout

By BOB DUFF, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The last thing Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson expected as their shootout with the Detroit Red Wings dragged on was that he'd hear his name called. When he did get the call, he got the job done. Johnson scored in the ninth round of ...

Big Ten Spotlight: Imbalance puts conference in tough spot

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer The grind of playing in the East Division of the Big Ten has taken a toll on teams over the past four years, and this year the biggest hit may be on the conference itself. The Big Ten may not have a team in the College Football Playoff for the first time since ...

Lions doing their best to talk up winless Browns

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — To hear Ameer Abdullah tell it, the winless Cleveland Browns might as well be Super Bowl contenders. "They're a really good team, statistically. Go look them up defensively," said Abdullah, whose Detroit Lions face the Browns this weekend. ...

Buckeyes host Michigan St with Big Ten East up for grabs

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State couldn't take much time to stew about its bad loss to Iowa last week. The Buckeyes had to get their minds right to play Michigan State with some emotion Saturday because the Big Ten East title is still there for the ...

Titans TE Walker questionable for Sunday’s game with Bengals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker will be questionable due to a bone bruise in his ankle for Sunday's game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Walker was limited Friday after missing the Titans' Wednesday and Thursday practice sessions. Walker followed a similar ...