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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 ...

College Football Picks: Big games, then playoff rankings

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Three days before the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season are released, No. 2 Penn State and No. 6 Ohio State will play a game that could complicate the selection committee's task down the road — if the Buckeyes win. The ...

Browns rookie Garrett has concussion, could miss London trip

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett could miss Cleveland's trip to London because of a concussion. The top overall pick in this year's NFL draft was placed in concussion protocol on Tuesday after arriving at the team's facility with concussion-like symptoms. ...

Cavs’ Dwyane Wade sidelined with bruised knee

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dwyane Wade has a bruised left knee and won't play Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Wade came off the bench and scored 11 points in 19 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Bulls. It was Wade's first game with Cleveland's second unit, and the ...

Traditional Reds opening day parade moved to 4th game

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The traditional Reds opening day parade has been moved to the fourth game of the season because of a conflict with the Easter holidays. A market association announced Wednesday that it will hold the parade on Monday, April 2 against the Chicago ...

Can revenge push Ohio State? ‘Hell, yeah’ says Meyer

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was direct when asked whether his players will be motivated by revenge in the long-awaited showdown with No. 2 Penn State this weekend. If the idea of avenging last year's upset loss at Happy Valley gets his ...

Browns’ Thomas having season-ending surgery, future blurry

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joe Thomas felt the tendon detach from his elbow and roll up in his arm, and before the pain registered, the Browns' seemingly indestructible tackle realized everything had changed. His day was over. His season done. His career in ...

Wade asks to come off bench for Cavs; Smith starting again

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — When he signed with the Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade promised his ego wouldn't get in the way. It wasn't just talk. Struggling through three games in his first season with Cleveland, Wade approached Cavs coach Tyronn Lue and asked to be taken out ...

Familiar outcome: Bengals flattened by Steelers in big game

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals tried to tiptoe around the importance of another season-defining game in Pittsburgh by ignoring the series' history of lopsided outcomes and ugly moments. They wound up with more of both. A 29-14 loss in Pittsburgh on Sunday ...