Ohio Sports

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 ...

Young, Miami (Ohio) beat Akron 41-17

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Young had two rushing touchdowns and one receiving, Brad Koenig intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble, and Miami (Ohio) beat Akron 41-17 on Saturday. The RedHawks forced three straight turnovers in the fourth quarter to secure it. Bart Baratti made an ...

Toback’s 3 TDs lead Toledo past Bowling Green 52-36

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Eli Peters threw for three touchdowns, Bryant Koback ran for three scores and Toledo used the fourth quarter to distance itself from Bowling Green 52-36 on Saturday. It was the Rockets' ninth-straight win in their series against Bowling Green. Leading 31-28 entering the ...

Kennedy’s third FG of night lifts Youngstown to win, 17-14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tevin McCaster rushed for 116 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown and Zak Kennedy kicked three field goals, including a 34-yarder with 26 seconds remaining, as Youngstown State rallied to defeat Southern Illinois 17-14 Saturday night. SIU (2-3, 0-2 Missouri Valley ...

Miller stumbles, Indians fall into 2-0 ALDS hole vs Astros

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Two Octobers after sparking a reliever revolution, Andrew Miller came up empty. Miller failed to get an out in relief of starter Carlos Carrasco, allowing a go-ahead double to Marwin Gonzalez as the Cleveland Indians lost to Houston 3-1 ...

No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week after a gritty win at Penn State, No. 3 Ohio State had to work hard again, this time to put away pesky, unranked Indiana late in the game. In doing so, Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns — ...

Browns’ Peppers dealing with hostile fan backlash

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive back Jabrill Peppers has stopped going out in public by himself after hostile confrontations with Cleveland fans. Peppers said the exchanges "happen a lot" and he knows some of the encounters are due to his lack of ...

Burfict back at practice with Bengals as suspension ends

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis knew that linebacker Vontaze Burfict was back when he felt his feet leave the floor. Burfict, who has been suspended repeatedly in his career, rejoined the team after completing a four-game ban for violating the NFL's ...

Make-up game: Indians stars try to erase October ’17 failure

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — October's immense pressure can breed stars or break them. Last year, it cracked Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez. Dynamic from April until September, Cleveland's All-Star duo was dreadful in the postseason. "It was surprising to me," ...

October hero Davis not assured spot on Indians’ ALDS roster

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Rajai Davis has his name cemented in October baseball lore. But it might not be on Cleveland's playoff roster this year. Indians manager Terry Francona has one spot left on his 25-man roster for the AL Division Series against the Houston ...

A capsule look at the Indians-Astros playoff series

By The Associated Press A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:37 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at Cleveland, TBA; x-Game ...

A look at all 16 potential World Series matchups

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer Familiar faces in the American League, new blood in the National League. That's one way to describe this year's postseason. The two Division Series in the AL will include the same four teams as a year ago. Meanwhile, the NL welcomes the Braves, Brewers and ...

4 rookie QBs starting the same week is NFL rarity

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer Four rookie quarterbacks started in the same week for only the second time in NFL history in Week 4. None of them earned a win. Cleveland's Baker Mayfield and Arizona's Josh Rosen came close. Both of their teams lost by a field goal. Buffalo's Josh Allen ...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Ohio St too low; More love of Kentucky

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The AP Top 25 voters need to start getting more creative when filling out the final spots on their ballots. The top of The Associated Press college football poll is not all that tricky to figure out after a month of the season. Orders may differ, ...

James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer's table, yelled "Yes!" to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers' new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his ...

Raiders steal game from Browns with 45-42 OT win

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As much as the Oakland Raiders felt like they might have let a couple of winnable games slip away to start this season, they might have stolen one away from the Cleveland Browns to spoil Baker Mayfield's first career start. Derek ...

No. 4 Ohio State, No. 9 Penn State to light up Happy Valley

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer When Ohio State plays at Penn State, Happy Valley glows. For the third straight meeting between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, the game will be played at night and Penn State is going into whiteout mode — 107,000 fans, pretty ...

Donaldson powers 10-run inning, Indians beat Royals 14-6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This is the Josh Donaldson the Cleveland Indians were hoping for after rolling the dice in an Aug. 31 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson, a former AL MVP, hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Indians past the Kansas City ...