Ohio Sports

Wright St downs Youngstown St 80-74 behind Smith, Wampler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Malachi Smith and Bill Wampler scored 17 each on Thursday night to help Wright State beat Youngstown State 80-74. The Raiders (9-10, 3-3 Horizon League) pulled away to a 76-69 lead with six straight points capped by Cole Gentry's pair of free throws with 1:19 left. ...

Zoo offers free admission to furloughed federal employees

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio is offering free admission to furloughed federal employees for as long as the partial government shutdown continues. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said in a release Thursday that furloughed federal employees must present their federal ID or badge at the ...

Thousands of students gather for robotics competition

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of students from 10 states are gathering in northern Ohio for a regional robotics competition. The Kalahari Classics VEX Robotics Competition began Thursday and continues through Saturday at Kalahari Resort Conference Center in Sandusky in northern Ohio. The ...

Nurkic has triple-double and Blazers beat Cavaliers 129-112

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic finally got his triple-double. Less than a week of coming up just two assists shy of the feat, Nurkic got his first career first triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in ...

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after 2019

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he'll retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. His career started with a ...

Korpisalo stops 29 shots, Blue Jackets beat Devils 4-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their win streak to four games and stayed in the thick of the battle at the top of the tough Metropolitan Division. The team's productive top line is a big reason why. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Artemi Panarin ...

Cumberland has career-high 34 as Cincinnati beats USF 82-74

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Mick Cronin watched the last 18 minutes of the game from Cincinnati's locker room, hoping his first career ejection didn't result in a loss. Jarron Cumberland made sure it didn't happen. The junior scored a career-high 34 points and hit ...

QB Tate Martell says he is leaving Ohio State for Miami

By The Associated Press Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami. Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: "I'm a Hurricane." Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential ...

Cavs stun Lakers 101-95 to end 12-game losing streak

By DAN GREENSPAN, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wins have been hard to come by for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, so coach Larry Drew has been focused on the incremental signs of progress. Against the Los Angeles Lakers, Drew saw those little things help put the Cavaliers into ...

Harden has triple-double to lead Rockets over Cavs 141-113

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference. But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago. James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 ...

Reds agree with newly acquired Puig on $9.7 million contract

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with Yasiel Puig, agreeing with the newly acquired outfielder on a $9.7 million contract for 2019. The Reds also reached deals Friday with right-handers Tanner Roark ($10 million), Anthony DeSclafani ($2,125,000) and Michael Lorenzen ...

Browns interview coordinator Kitchens for head coaching job

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens got his formal, sit-down interview with the Browns. He aced the on-field one. Kitchens, who in eight weeks rose from unknown assistant to hot coaching commodity, became the seventh candidate to interview for Cleveland's ...

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins declares for NFL draft

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins is NFL bound after one spectacular season as Ohio State's starting quarterback. The third-year sophomore who rewrote the school record book had been expected to enter the draft and is a projected first-round ...

Howard helps No. 16 Marquette past Xavier 70-52

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sacar Anim made the most of Markus Howard's presence for Marquette. Anim scored 14 of his 20 points in the first half, and the No. 16 Golden Eagles remained unbeaten at home with a 70-52 victory over Xavier on Sunday. Anim was 9 for 14 from ...

Struggling Cavs sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The struggling Cavaliers signed guard Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract. To make roster space, the Cavs waived swingman Patrick McCaw, who signed with the club as a free agent on Dec. 28. He played in three games with Cleveland. Payne will ...

AP Source: Browns denying requests to interview OC Kitchens

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are protecting Freddie Kitchens like he was a franchise quarterback, not a coach. While Kitchens waits for his interview to possibly become Cleveland's head coach, the Browns have denied requests by other teams to interview their ...

Cavs’ Love progressing, no timetable for return

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has been cleared to begin "select basketball activities" following left foot surgery. Love played in just four games this season before having surgery on Nov. 2 to repair an injury sustained during ...

No. 8 Spartans take 7-game win streak into No. 14 Ohio St.

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 8 Michigan State at No. 14 Ohio State. The Spartans (12-2, 3-0) have won seven in a row after beating Northwestern on Wednesday night. Coach Tom Izzo has a veteran club and team ...

Williams interviews to coach Browns after strong interim run

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Gregg Williams had his interview with the Browns, who were impressed by his leadership as coach in the second half this season. Williams went 5-3 as Cleveland's interim coach after taking over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29. The ...

Next Bengals coach inherits roster ready for big change

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown must decide whether to bring in another newcomer to coach his team, or return to his pattern of trusting someone he already knows well. Whoever gets the job will inherit a roster on the cusp of significant ...