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Bengals’ challenge: Get over yet another prime-time meltdown

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis went to sit in his chair and realized someone had lowered it. The chair didn't cooperate as he struggled to get it to a comfortable level. "I guess that's what happens when you get beat up," the Bengals coach joked. Beat up, and ...

Browns’ Jackson not pointing fingers, will “help” offense

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson only wants to help. Honestly. A day after Cleveland's embattled coach strongly suggested he might take control of his team's sputtering offense following an overtime loss at Tampa Bay, Jackson said he was merely offering ...

Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father. Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa. In the front row was young Gus Bell, named for the ...

OSU’s Haskins racks up big yardage in big loss to Purdue

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins set career highs in completions and passing yards, and he even connected on 67.1 percent of his throws. That Haskins did all that in a 49-20 loss at Purdue was further proof that trying to win by going almost exclusively through ...

Browns lose another close one, this time to Buccaneers

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hue Jackson figured there was no way the Cleveland Browns were going to lose. Not on a 59-yard field goal in overtime. The coach was surprised the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even gave Chandler Catanzaro the opportunity, risking giving his team ...

Bengals struggle to keep up with high-flying Chiefs in loss

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL's highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they'd have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. They barely outscored the Chiefs' ...

Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks to 4-1 win over Blue Jackets

By NICOLE KRAFT, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In just his second game back after a nearly 10-month absence, Corey Crawford showed he is already in top form. Crawford stopped 37 shots to get his first win since late December, and Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, as the ...

Russo rallies Temple past No. 20 Cincinnati 24-17 in OT

By JEFF NEIBURG, The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After throwing three interceptions, Temple's Anthony Russo came through down the stretch and the Owls handed one of the most surprising teams in the country its first loss. Russo threw a tying, 20-yard touchdown pass with 49 second ...

Bengals’ Burfict fined $112,000 for 2 hits against Steelers

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday. The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who ...

Purdue routs No. 2 Ohio State 49-20, shakes up CFP chase

By The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Knox rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and Purdue shook up the College Football Playoff chase with a 49-20 blowout of No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night. The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Michigan is B1G’s best; Tide-Tigers IV?

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer There is no more reason to hedge on Jim Harbaugh's team. No. 6 Michigan is the Big Ten's best right now and will enter November as a very real College Football Playoff contender after it smothered No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday and No. 2 Ohio ...

Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday. The junior All-American from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, already had four sacks this season ...

Nance Jr. staying home with Cavs, signs 4-year extension

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. looked out at the crowd gathered in the gym and knew he made the right choice. He's staying home. "I'm one of you guys," he said. "I really am. I'm a Cleveland guy at heart." Nance signed a $44.8 million, four-year contract ...

Chargers romp over Browns on first stop of London trip

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers won't spend their lengthy lay-over for London mulling a loss. Powered by a dominant running game, big plays from quarterback Philip Rivers and a rookie kicker who didn't miss in his NFL debut, the Chargers rolled to ...

Lightning stop scoring drought, beat Blue Jackets 8-2

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning found their offense, and in a big way. Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2 Saturday night. Brayden Point scored in both the ...

No. 3 Ohio State holds off persistent Minnesota 30-14

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All of No. 3 Ohio State's strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over persistent Minnesota. Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State's receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near ...

Bitter finish: Indians’ first-round exit leaves sour taste

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne wafted into the hallway outside the visitor's clubhouse following the final game at Progressive Field. On the Cleveland side, the smell was sour. The Indians were built for ...

Foligno scores twice as Blue Jackets beat Avalanche 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach John Tortorella thought the Columbus Blue Jackets had run out of energy after taking a 2-0 lead in the first period and then allowing Colorado to climb back in the second to tie it. Maybe, but they managed to find some more. The ...

Taider has goal, 2 assists in Impact’s 3-0 win over Crew

MONTREAL (AP) — Saphir Taider scored on a penalty kick and had assists to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday. Alejandro Silva and Ignacio Piatti also scored, and Evan Bush made nine saves for his ninth shutout of the season. The Impact (13-15-4) remained alive in ...

Taider has goal, 2 assists in Impact’s 3-0 win over Crew

MONTREAL (AP) — Saphir Taider scored on a penalty kick and had assists to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday. Alejandro Silva and Ignacio Piatti also scored, and Evan Bush made nine saves for his ninth shutout of the season. The Impact (13-15-4) remained alive in ...