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Graham breaks late tie, Hornets beat Cavaliers 109-106

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Devonte Graham hit the biggest shot of the game. And then his coach came up with a clutch timeout. Graham hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to break a tie and cap Charlotte's late rally in the Hornets' 109-106 victory over the Cleveland ...

Ridder, No. 23 Cincinnati romp over Boston College, 38-6

By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Desmond Ridder and No. 23 Cincinnati wrote a much happier ending to their season. Ridder ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to lead No. 23 Cincinnati to a 38-6 victory over Boston College on Thursday in the ...

Ohio faces off with Nevada in Idaho Potato Bowl

By The Associated Press undefined BOISE, Idaho (AP) — IDAHO POTATO BOWL: Ohio (6-6 Mid-American Conference) vs. Nevada (7-5, Mountain West Conference), in Boise, Idaho, Friday, 3:30 p.m. EST. Line: Ohio by 8. Series record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio and Nevada will meet for ...

Browns vow to get coach hire ‘right,’ meet with McCarthy

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam excused himself from a daylong interview with former Packers coach Mike McCarthy to once again explain why his franchise is in disarray. It's a nearly annual event in Cleveland — fire a coach, find a new one, ...

Lowry scores 24 points, Raptors beat Cavaliers 117-97

By IAN HARRISON Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry kept injury-ravaged Toronto rolling along by finishing off 2019 with another 20-point performance. Lowry scored 24 points, Terence Davis matched his career high with 19 and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-97 on Tuesday ...

Werenski’s hat trick lifts Blue Jackets over Panthers 4-1

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Zach Werenski's first career hat trick helped spoil the first Columbus homecoming for Florida goalie Sergei Bobrovski, and the Blue Jackets won again, despite adding another name to their growing list of injured players. Werenski scored ...

GM Dorsey, Browns part ways after disappointing 6-10 season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns "mutually parted ways" with general manager John Dorsey two days after the team fired coach Freddie Kitchens following a disappointing season. Dorsey's stunning departure on Tuesday came after he refused to take a reduced ...

Ohio St. star RB J.K. Dobbins leaving to enter NFL draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Record-breaking Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Dobbins' decision was expected. He announced it in a Twitter post Monday in which he thanked everyone at the university and said "coming to Ohio from Texas has been ...

Toppin’s 31 lead No. 20 Dayton over North Florida 77-59

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin took one shot from beyond the arc and missed it. Dayton's slammin' forward didn't attempt another. The way he and the Flyers were getting to the basket, there was no need. Toppin scored a career-high 31 points, most of them off ...

Gillespie leads No. 10 Nova past Xavier in Big East opener

By AARON BRACY Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright leaned on Collin Gillespie in crunch time, and the sophomore guard delivered. Gillespie scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 68-62 victory over Xavier on Monday ...

No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — West Virginia freshman guard Miles McBride remains an avid Ohio State football fan. The Cincinnati native doesn't share the same love for its basketball team. McBride scored a season-high 21 points, including six in the final 2:22, as No. 22 ...

One, done: Browns fire Kitchens after disappointing season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens made a great first impression. Everything after that was underwhelming. Kitchens, who famously crowed "if you don't wear brown and orange, you don't matter" at his introductory news conference less than a year ago, was ...

Indians, Hernández finalize $6.25 million, 1-year contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second baseman César Hernández and the Cleveland Indians finalized a $6.25 million, one-year contract Sunday. The sides agreed to terms early last week, pending a physical. The 29-year-old Hernández had spent his entire professional career in the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Blackhawks rally to beat Blue Jackets in shootout

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks won in a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets may have lost something more valuable than the game: their starting goalie. Joonas Korpisalo had to leave the game with an injury after unsuccessfully trying to stop ...

No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miles McBride scored six of his season-high 21 points in the final 2:22 and No. 22 West Virginia rallied to beat No. 2 Ohio State 67-59 Sunday. The Mountaineers (11-1) trailed by nine late in the first half but went ahead for good at 55-54 on a ...

Clutch Clemson: No. 3 Tigers beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic "Respect." The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, ...

Fiesta referee explains crucial calls that flipped semifinal

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Fiesta Bowl referee defended two key calls that went Clemson's way after video review in the Tigers' 29-23 victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night. A crew of officials from the Southeastern Conference worked ...

Ohio State’s Wade ejected for targeting in Fiesta Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade has been ejected for targeting, leaving the second-ranked Buckeyes without a key defensive player against No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. Wade was ejected late in the second quarter Saturday night for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Clemson ...

Garland, Sexton each score 18 to lead Cavs over Wolves 94-88

By ANDRES YBARRA Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's young backcourt showed just enough composure to overcome an otherwise rough night taking care of the ball. Rookie Darius Garland and second-year backcourt partner Collin Sexton each scored 18 points, and the Cavaliers overcame ...

Oshie scores in OT, Capitals snap Blue Jackets’ win streak

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Hobbled by injuries and illness, the Columbus Blue Jackets got to overtime against the NHL's best team, but didn't have enough to keep their winning streak going. The Washington Capitals got 27 saves by rookie goaltender Ilya Samsonov and ...