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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 ...

Yankees interview Wedge, former Indians, Mariners manager

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge has become the second person to interview with the New York Yankees for their dugout opening. Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson interviewed on Wednesday as a possible successor to manager Joe Girardi. Wedge was a "cup of coffee" ...

Harden has triple-double, Rockets hold off Cavs 117-113

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he's playing at as high of a level as he ever has. The follow up question of why wasn't quite as easy for Houston's bearded star. "I don't know," he said before letting out an awkward laugh ...

Love’s 32, LeBron’s 30 push Cavaliers past Bucks 124-119

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love joked that he might swing by the hospital on his way home. On a recent visit, he got a dose of something that made him and the Cavaliers feel better. Love scored a season-high 32 points without attempting a 3-pointer, LeBron ...

Jarnkrok, Rinne power Predators past Blue Jackets 3-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Nashville Predators finished off a successful early-season trip with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Predators won a couple in California before beating Columbus 3-1, with the only loss coming in the first game of the ...

Browns’ Gordon admits drinking, drug use before ‘every game’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Josh Gordon has never played an NFL game sober. That has to change if he plans to play in another one. One day before the Browns wide receiver gets another shot at rebooting his star-crossed career, Gordon revealed in a candid magazine ...

Rangers rally past Blue Jackets 5-3 for 4th straight win

By SCOTT CHARLES, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Given three power-play chances in the third period, the New York Rangers converted them all in a comeback victory over Columbus. Michael Grabner had two goals and the Rangers scored four times in the third to rally past the Blue Jackets 5-3 ...

Browns exec calls failed trade sabotage ‘wholly untrue’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sashi Brown did his best to explain what happened last week to the Browns. Hue Jackson wouldn't talk about it all. On the first day back from their bye, Cleveland's top executive and coach chose different strategies to handle the latest ...

On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Day by day, dribble by dribble , Isaiah Thomas looks a little more like an All-Star point guard — like himself. And just maybe like one who can rescue the reeling Cavaliers. Thomas has been increasing the intensity of his ...

Schroeder, Hawks end 8-game skid, beat Cavaliers 117-115

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Dennis Schroeder scored 28 points and the injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the skidding Cleveland Cavaliers 117-115 on Sunday. The Hawks were missing five players, but still posted their first victory ...

Stanley, Hawkeyes throttle No. 3 Ohio State 55-24

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Big Ten teams with national title hopes should know by now to be wary of Kinnick Stadium in November. The Ohio State Buckeyes weren't — and their playoff aspirations are likely cooked because of it. Nate Stanley threw for 226 ...

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Blue Jackets

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos made the most of his second chance after taking a penalty in overtime. Stamkos had a power-play goal in regulation and the lone goal during the shootout, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 on ...

Dayton’s offensive eruption overcomes Marist in 36-17 win

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Alex Jeske threw for 300 yards and a touchdown and Tucker Yinger ran for 129 yards on 25 carries and Dayton did all its offensive damage in the first half, beating Marist 36-17 on Saturday. Dayton (5-5, 4-3 Pioneer Football League) won for the fourth time in its last five ...