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Maryland QB Bortenschlager poised for No. 10 Ohio State

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In the locker room after its surprise win at Minnesota last week, Maryland held a spirited celebration that centered upon a player who started the season as a third-string quarterback. Max Bortenschlager, a drop-back passer ...

Talent management group: Dismiss ex-football star’s lawsuit

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal lawsuit linking a talent management company to alleged improper use of ex-Ohio State athletes' photos should be tossed out because there's no evidence the company did anything wrong, according to a court filing. IMG ...

Dalton back in form as new Bengals coordinator calls plays

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton completed 16 throws in a row, had a hand in four touchdowns, and finished with the second-highest passer rating of his career. The Bengals' decision to change offensive coordinators has made a huge difference in the ...

Browns still looking for answers after falling to 0-4

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer used a metaphor about a toilet. Coach Hue Jackson expressed confidence that the team's owner will not dump him. Both accurately — and colorfully — described the state of the Browns after a 0-4 start. ...

Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is being moved after all — from forward to center. Love, who has been the subject of trade speculation for three years in Cleveland, will be the club's new starting center, coach Tyronn Lue announced Monday ...

Cleveland rocked: Browns in shambles after rout by Bengals

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis found his good friend near midfield and gave him a hug. Hue Jackson needed one. The besieged Browns coach could use a lot more than an embrace right now. After Cincinnati got its first win this season, thrashing ...

Barrett, Weber help No. 11 Ohio State rout Rutgers 56-0

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — J.T. Barrett came to Ohio State looking to become the starting quarterback, win some games and be successful. He has more than exceeded expectations. He's now the Buckeyes' career passing leader. Barrett threw three touchdown passes ...

Youngstown State rolls to 19-7 win over South Dakota State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tevin McCaster ran for a career-high 183 yards and punched in the go-ahead touchdown to lead Youngstown State to a 19-7 win over South Dakota State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener Saturday night. McCaster finished with 35 carries, also a career best, ...

Playoff-bound Cubs lose 3-1 to Reds in finale

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The cheering slowly increased as the crowd of 40,971 recognized the significance of the Chicago Cubs flag on the videoboard at Wrigley Field. The banner on top of the pole for the NL Central standings rippled in the breeze as the cheering turned ...

Indians get AL-best 102nd victory, beat White Sox 3-1

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians had already locked up the best record in the AL, captured the Central Division title and compiled the second-longest winning streak in baseball history. With one last victory, now it's back to the playoffs. Josh Tomlin pitched ...

Cavs owner gets ‘vile’ voicemails after LeBron’s ‘bum’ tweet

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert received "vile, disgusting" voicemails after LeBron James called President Donald Trump a "bum" on Twitter. Gilbert said he was flooded with phone messages when the NBA's most celebrated player ...

Indians rout White Sox 10-1, maintain AL’s best record

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are on the verge of clinching the best record in the American League. They're focused on a much larger prize. "We're motivated to win the World Series. That's been our goal since the start of spring training," Trevor Bauer said. ...

No. 22 Notre Dame, Kelly prepare for familiar face, RedHawks

By JOHN FINERAN, Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — There's now a tunnel for visiting teams to enter and exit thoroughly modern Notre Dame Stadium. Good thing. Otherwise Miami (Ohio) coach Chuck Martin might just follow Brian Kelly, his former boss at Grand Valley State and Notre ...

Perfect pair: Wade, LeBron ‘like peanut butter and jelly’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — They have an unmatched chemistry on the floor, a connection that has led to NBA championships, Olympic gold, worldwide fame and strengthened an unbreakable bond. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren't just friends. More like family ...

Browns’ Garrett ‘questionable’ to make debut Sunday vs Cincy

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's injured ankle is much stronger. His playing status remains shaky. Cleveland's rookie defensive end — and the NFL's top draft pick — practiced for the second straight day Friday, but remained questionable to make his ...

LeBron misses second straight practice with ankle injury

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James missed his second straight practice with a sprained left ankle, an injury that happened on Dwyane Wade's first day with the Cavaliers. James was at the team's Cleveland Clinic Courts facility getting treatment Friday, ...

Happ hits 3-run homer in 8th, Cubs beat Reds 5-4

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Happ connected with a 98-mph fastball. And with one big swing, the Cubs were on their way. Happ hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, and Chicago won for the 14th time in 17 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on ...

Browns still stumbling, winless with rookie QB Kizer

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are 0-3 and their rookie quarterback leads the NFL with seven interceptions. They also have been plagued by dropped passes and have committed double-digit penalties in their past two games, dampening any optimism from ...

Kyrie Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Gordon Hayward was looking forward to playing with Isaiah Thomas, one of the Celtics players who recruited him to Boston during his whirlwind free agency. By the time Hayward steps on the parquet floor, though, there will be another ...

Harbaugh, Meyer say Big Ten needs locker room reform

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer may not see eye-to-eye on much, but they agree on one thing — something needs to be done about locker rooms for visiting football teams in the Big Ten. "It's ...