Ohio Sports

As Eagles soar with Wentz, Browns sink without him

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer In their own ways, the Eagles and Browns are setting new standards for their franchises. In Philadelphia, they're embracing it: "Fly Eagles Fly." In Cleveland, they're repulsing it: "Why Browns Why?" Maybe those nicknames of "City of Brotherly Love" ...

Martin’s layup sends Butler to 67-66 OT win over Ohio State

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Butler Bulldogs didn't get rattled by a double-digit deficit against Ohio State, or the presence of their former coach. Kelan Martin hit a layup with 3.8 seconds left and Butler edged the Buckeyes 67-66 in overtime on Sunday ...

Resurrected UAB program to face Ohio in Bahamas Bowl

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The UAB Blazers will cap their first season back on the field in the Bahamas. The Blazers will face Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 22 after the program's best year as an FBS team. "The amount of work our coaches and players have put in over the past two years has ...

Ohio State taking its turn to dominate Michigan in rivalry

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Ohio State has been dominating Michigan in a rivalry with a long history of being lopsided. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) have won five straight and 12 of 13 against the Wolverines (8-3, 5-3) going into their 114th ...

Browns’ Gordon feeling forgiven in return from suspension

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As he builds his body into football shape and develops trust with his teammates, Josh Gordon feels forgiven. Since returning to the Browns following an indefinite drug suspension by the NFL for numerous abuse violations, Gordon doesn't ...

Arizona State beats No. 15 Xavier 102-86

By ASHTON FERGUSON, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona State's Bobby Hurley calls his current Sun Devils "the best offensive team" he's ever coached. Hard to dispute that on Friday. Tra Holder scored a career-high 40 points, and Arizona State continued its offensive juggernaut in a ...

Valpo beats Kent State 77-67 for 6th straight victory

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Tevonn Walker scored 19 points, Bakari Evelyn had 13 points and seven assists, and Valparaiso beat Kent State 77-67 on Friday night for its sixth straight win. Valpo is off to its best start since the 1966-67 squad won seven in a row. The Crusaders play UNC Wilmington on ...

Hodge’s INT in end zone helps Buffalo hold off Ohio 31-24

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyree Jackson threw a pair of touchdown passes and Khalil Hodge had an interception in the end zone with 1:20 left to help Buffalo seal a 31-24 victory over Ohio on Friday. Buffalo (6-6, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) has won three straight to become bowl eligible for just ...

Toledo beats Western Michigan to claim MAC’s West Division

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Logan Woodside threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, and Toledo beat Western Michigan 37-10 on Friday to secure a spot in the Mid-American Conference championship game. The Rockets claimed the West Division crown for a chance to play Akron in the Dec. 2nd title game at ...

Blue Jackets top Sabres 3-2 for 4th straight win

By JONAH BRONSTIEN, Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets keep finding ways to win close games. Sergei Bobrovsky made three of his 30 saves on a power play in the final two minutes, and the Blue Jackets beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Monday night for their fourth ...

As 0-10 Browns flop, coach won’t discuss rebuilding plan

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For two years, the Browns have been following a rebuilding plan that has produced one win. One. Win. "What is this record?" coach Hue Jackson asked Monday. "1-25? Lord, have mercy." Divine intervention might be the only thing that can ...

Michigan looks to extinguish Ohio State’s dim playoff hopes

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State's national championship hopes seemed to dissipate in the cold Iowa evening when the Buckeyes were inexplicably throttled by the unranked Hawkeyes on Nov. 4. A two-loss team has never made the College Football Playoff in ...

Bluiett scores 21, No. 15 Xavier grinds down Hampton 96-60

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett decided to return for his senior season and make it his best. Through four games, he's been better than ever. Bluiett followed his fabulous game against Wisconsin with a 21-point performance on Monday night, and 15th-ranked ...

Cavaliers win 5th straight in 116-88 rout of Pistons

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again. "We haven't had a win like that in a very long time," James said. "That's what happens when we don't let up." James scored 16 ...

Bad break: Browns lose DE Ogbah for season with broken foot

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Emmanuel Ogbah struggled to keep his balance while pushing back a portable scooter supporting his broken foot. "I need some practice," he said, making a tight turn in the locker room. The Browns need him more. Cleveland's best all-around ...

Imperfect 10: Browns battered by Jaguars, fall to 0-10

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After being hit and harassed by Jacksonville's mouth-smashing defense, DeShone Kizer stepped to the podium. Downcast and defeated, the rookie quarterback summed up his day and the Browns' season with just two words. "It hurts," he said. It ...

Rivalries await Buckeyes, Badgers before B1G title game

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There are stakes beyond The Game for No. 8 Ohio State. Keeping Paul Bunyan's Axe is just a side note this year for No. 5 Wisconsin. The final-week rivalry games will impact bragging rights and the College Football Playoff race, but ...

Bengals give themselves hope for a late-season push

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — By pulling off a rare win in Denver, the Cincinnati Bengals gave themselves a chance to do something that's only been done four times since the NFL adopted its current 12-team playoff format in 1990: recover from a 3-6 start to get ...

Ohio outlasts Indiana State 96-94 in 4OT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mike Laster scored 25 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:35 to play in the fourth overtime, and Ohio came back from an 18-point, second-half deficit and eight down in the second OT to defeat Indiana State 96-94 on Sunday for seventh place in the Charleston ...

Haynes’ 25 lift Old Dominion to 75-67 win over Dayton

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Randy Haynes had a career high 25 points to lead Old Dominion to a 75-67 victory over Dayton to take fifth place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday. The Monarchs (4-1), who lost their opening game here to Temple, recovered to win their final two games at the ...