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Browns-Bengals trade ditched by paperwork mishap at deadline

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Clock management hurt the Browns again. And this time, it cost them a quarterback. Failing to get the necessary paperwork to the NFL offices by Wednesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline, Cleveland's proposed deal to get Cincinnati quarterback AJ ...

Columbus takes advantage of short-handed NYCFC 4-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artur started a three-goal outburst in the second half shortly after New York City FC went down a man and the Columbus Crew won the first leg of the Eastern Conference semifinals 4-1 on Tuesday night. The Crew were clinging to a 1-0 lead when New York defender Alexander ...

Scary start: Cavs dealing with numerous early-season issues

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James dressed up as Pennywise, the devilishly demented clown from the movie "It" for his annual Halloween party. The makeup made him unrecognizable. He was menacing, frightening. Lately, James and his Cavaliers teammates ...

Rouke’s 6 TDs carry Ohio plays Miami 45-28

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Rourke threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more, and Ohio pulled away to defeat rival Miami 45-28 on Tuesday night in the 94th Battle of the Bricks. Rourke completed 21 of 33 passes for 294 yards and ran 10 times for 54 yards as the Bobcats (7-2, 4-1 ...

Xavier has core of Elite 8 team back, including Bluiett

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett came up just short of his biggest goal: Get Xavier to its first Final Four. He wasn't sure whether he'd go to the NBA after last season or return for a final one with a Musketeers team that's loaded with talent. One of the Big ...

Iowa’s defense picks up slacking offense

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — At 5-3 overall and just 2-3 in the Big Ten, Iowa hasn't lived up to its annual expectation of competing for the West division title. Just imagine where the Hawkeyes might be if it wasn't for their defense. Iowa again has made life ...

Dunlap’s freaky play lifts Bengals over fading Colts 24-23

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Dunlap knew he couldn't get to the quarterback, so he threw up his hands. Moments later, the ball settled into them, and the defensive lineman was off for the end zone. A freaky play? Absolutely. It was exactly what the Cincinnati ...

Browns’ Jackson confident of owners’ support after 0-8 start

By ZAC BOYER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Coach Hue Jackson believes he has the backing of the Cleveland Browns' ownership after the team lost its first eight games for the second consecutive year. Jackson, whose Browns lost 33-16 to the Minnesota Vikings at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, ...

Hardaway, Knicks give Cavs 4th loss in 5 games, 114-95

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — After the Cavaliers' fourth loss in five games, LeBron James is turning to the calendar for comfort. "What month is this for me? October? I'm not about to go crazy over it right now. It's too long of a season. I've been a part of this way ...

Buckeyes’ D-line dominates in stunning win over Penn State

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With his team trailing by five points late in the fourth quarter, Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard tore into the Penn State backfield and tackled Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley at the same time in one big group hug. The dazzling ...

Keenum, Forbath help Vikings win 33-16 vs. Browns in London

By ZAC BOYER, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Case Keenum had one of the more miserable performances of his career the last time he played a game at Twickenham Stadium. That was not the case on Sunday. Keenum threw for two touchdowns and Kai Forbath made four field goals as the Minnesota ...

AP Top 25: Georgia rises to No. 2, Ohio State up to No. 3

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer Georgia moved up to No. 2 and took two first-place votes from top-ranked Alabama in a major reshuffling of the top 10 in The Associated Press college football poll. Every team in the top 10 except idle Alabama changed positions in the poll released Sunday ...

No. 2 Penn State rely on receivers to win 1-on-1 matchups

By TRAVIS JOHNSON, Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Long after their teammates had left Penn State's practice field Wednesday night, DaeSean Hamilton, Juwan Johnson and Mike Gesicki trotted to midfield to play catch. For Hamilton and Gesicki, Penn State's all-time receptions ...

Week 9 Preview: Buckeyes seek revenge against Penn State

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer This week's college football action features a Big Ten showdown with major playoff implications as No. 6 Ohio State hosts No. 2 Penn State. In other action, Notre Dame running back Josh Adams tries to maintain his recent momentum when the ninth-ranked ...

Iron (line)man: Browns’ Thomas a symbol of steady excellence

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As Joe Thomas crashed to his knees and grabbed his left arm, instinctively pulling his injured limb tightly to his body while screaming in pain, an audible gasp flowed through the crowd inside FirstEnergy Stadium. This couldn't be happening. ...

In London, Vikings to start Keenum at QB vs Browns

LONDON (AP) — Case Keenum will make his sixth start in eight games at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings when they play Cleveland in London. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed on Friday the decision that he'd been coy about all week regarding Keenum, who has played well in relief of Sam ...

Buckeyes aim for payback when Penn State visits Horseshoe

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State. The Buckeyes have had this one circled on their calendars since Grant Haley — he of the 60-yard blocked field goal return — and an unranked ...

Three-goal second period lifts Columbus over Buffalo, 5-1

By NICOLE KRAFT, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All it took was a little rest for the Columbus Blue Jackets to get back to their winning ways. Seth Jones had a goal and an assist for Columbus to help the Blue Jackets, who had a three-day break between games, beat the Buffalo Sabres ...

Nets overcome James’ triple-double, beat Cavs 112-107

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With injuries on both sides, the point guard matchup came down to LeBron James against Spencer Dinwiddie. James had the bigger numbers. Dinwiddie made the biggest plays. Dinwiddie hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 43 seconds left, and ...

Columbus Crew reverses decision, will issue refunds

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Crew SC says they have changed their position on refunding season ticket holders for 2018 after the team's owner announced a possible move to Austin, Texas. In a statement Wednesday, owner and club CEO Anthony Precourt says those with 2018 season tickets will ...