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AP Source: Browns trade DT Shelton to Patriots for pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Shelton always ended his interviews with a smile and saying, "Go Browns!" It was the Browns turn to say, "Go Danny!" New Cleveland general manager John Dorsey agreed to send Shelton, a former first-round draft pick, to the New England ...

Providence rallies from 17 down to stun No. 3 Xavier

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — After spending a season overcoming injuries, disappointments and doubters, Providence made another statement with one of the greatest comebacks in Big East Tournament history. Alpha Diallo hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left in overtime and ...

Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After one difficult season, the Browns threw DeShone Kizer away. Cleveland traded its starting quarterback on Friday to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated ...

AP sources: Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Leading the Bills to their first playoff appearance in 18 years wasn't enough for Tyrod Taylor to secure his long-term future in Buffalo. The Bills are starting over at quarterback after agreeing to trade their three-year starter to the ...

AP sources: Dolphins agree to trade Jarvis Landry to Browns

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one. The Miami Dolphins agreed to trade the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks, two people familiar with the deal said Friday. The people confirmed the agreement to ...

Jones scores twice, surging Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 3-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to look in front of them to see who they can catch. Only a week ago, Columbus was simply aiming at hanging onto the final Eastern Conference wild-card playoff spot and hoping some teams behind in ...

Korpisalo stops 37 shots as Columbus beats Vegas 4-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo had lost three straight starts since his last victory on Jan. 18. He found out Tuesday morning he'd be playing in place of a sick Sergei Bobrovsky against the Pacific Division-leading Vegas Golden ...

Wright State tops Cleveland St 74-57, earns NCAA Tourney bid

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Grant Benzinger grew up watching the NCAA Tournament, looking up old highlights and locking in for "One Shining Moment," with his dad, hoping to play in it someday. His dream is about to come true. Benzinger had 19 points and nine rebounds to ...

Columbus Crew owner, MLS review Ohio suit over possible move

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus Crew say they're reviewing a lawsuit that Ohio's attorney general and the city of Columbus filed to stop the proposed team move to Austin, Texas. The sports entities said Tuesday they're disappointed that litigation was ...

Larry Legend: Nance has career game as Cavs beat Pistons

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — As Larry Nance Sr. waited in the hallway following the best game of his son's career, the former All-Star was approached by a young Cavaliers fan. "I'm not Larry Nance Sr.," he said, reaching down to shake hands with the youngster. "I'm ...

UConn improves to 100-0 in AAC play with rout of Cincinnati

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Top-ranked UConn has become known for that one big run that puts opponents away. Monday night's was bigger than most. The Huskies outscored Cincinnati 38-0 over 15 minutes that stretched from the first quarter into the third and ...

State, city sue over soccer team’s proposed move

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General and the city of Columbus have sued Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus Crew to stop a proposed move to Austin, Texas. The lawsuit cites a law enacted after the original Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996 that prohibits ...

Central Michigan powers past Bowling Green 81-77 in OT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Cecil Williams had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists on Monday night and No. 8 seed Central Michigan dominated overtime for an 81-77 win over ninth-seeded Bowling Green in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. The Chippewas (19-13) ...

Ringo, Miami (Ohio) beat Ohio 68-55 in MAC Tournament

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Darrian Ringo scored 21 on 6-of-10 shooting and Nike Sibande had 13 points and nine rebounds to help Miami (Ohio) beat Ohio 68-55 on Monday night in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament. The seventh-seeded RedHawks will play No. 2 seed Toledo, which ...

Soup-er man: Cavs’ Smith back from soup-throwing suspension

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — J.R. Smith's return from suspension was, ahem, soup-er. For one half. Smith scored all 19 of his points in the second half Saturday, but the struggling Cavaliers couldn't stop Denver's long-range shooting attack in a 126-117 loss to ...

Long distance: Nuggets make 19 3s, roll past LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Tucked inside his locker-room cubicle, LeBron James was getting dressed following another tough loss when a familiar voice grabbed his attention. Richard Jefferson came to visit. James smiled at his former teammate, and in that moment, ...

Crew beat defending champion Toronto FC 2-0 in MLS opener

TORONTO (AP) — Federico Higuain and Gyasi Zardes scored to help the Columbus Crew beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Saturday, spoiling the defending MLS champion Reds' home opener. Zack Steffen made two saves for Columbus. Higuain one-timed Milton Valenzuela' cross past diving goaltender Alex Bono in ...

No. 3 Xavier beats DePaul 65-62, secures top Big East seed

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Now that it's tournament time, No. 3 Xavier appears poised to make a big splash. Trevon Bluiett scored 22 points, and Xavier set a school record for regular-season wins while clinching the top seed in the Big East with a 65-62 victory over ...

No. 13 Buckeye women edge Gophers 90-88 in Big 10 semis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 30 points, Stephanie Mavunga had 26 points, a Big Ten Conference Tournament record 21 rebounds and seven blocks, and No. 13 Ohio State used a late run to edge fourth-seeded Minnesota 90-88 in a semifinal game on Saturday. The top-seeded Buckeyes ...

England women beat France 4-1 in Neville’s coaching debut

By CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Phil Neville answered critics with a win in his first match as England's women's coach. England routed France 4-1 on Thursday in the opener of the SheBelieves Cup with Fran Kirby setting up the first goal for Toni Duggan and then ...