Ohio Sports

Browns remain winless after another QB struggles

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland started a new quarterback on Sunday. The results were the same. Kevin Hogan became the 28th different starter at quarterback for the Browns since 1999 after rookie DeShone Kizer was benched this week. But Hogan's mistakes kept the ...

LeBron tests ankle in practice, status for opener unclear

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it's still not known if he'll play in Cleveland's season opener. James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA ...

Crew win 1-0, spoil Kaka’s final game with Orlando City

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ola Kamara scored his 17th goal of the season on his birthday and the Columbus Crew beat Orlando City 1-0 on Sunday to spoil Kaka's final game with the Lions. Kaka, the 35-year-old Brazilian soccer star, announced on Wednesday he would not re-sign with Orlando City after ...

Akron holds off Western Michigan 14-13 a day after rainout

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Thomas Woodson threw a TD pass, Manny Morgan ran in another score and Akron held off Western Michigan 14-13 on Sunday. The homecoming game was supposed to be played Saturday but was postponed because of heavy rain and lightning. Woodson made it 7-0 with a 13-yard ...

Ohio soccer fields in use after city caps contaminated soil

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Youth soccer fields at a Columbus park are once again in use after the city spent more than $2 million to place a cap over soil contaminated with arsenic and other toxins. The Columbus Dispatch reports teams from the Kids Inner-City Developmental Soccer league returned ...

No. 9 Buckeyes’ tear continues with 56-14 win over Huskers

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett led eight straight touchdown drives against Nebraska before his night ended early in the fourth quarter Saturday night. The wind had kicked up and the temperature had dropped into the 40s as ...

Wennberg scores in OT; Columbus beats Minnesota 5-4

By MIKE COOK, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexander Wennberg was in the perfect spot to get another two points for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Wennberg scored 47 seconds into overtime and Columbus rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday ...

Cavs complete trade with Hawks, Jefferson waived by Atlanta

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Valuable veteran Richard Jefferson has been traded from Cleveland to Atlanta and waived. The Cavaliers and Hawks finalized their trade on Saturday with Jefferson and guard Kay Felder going to Atlanta with a pair of second-round draft picks ...

Ohio runs wild in 48-30 defeat of Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Rourke and A.J. Ouellette each rushed for more than 120 yards and combined for five touchdowns as Ohio galloped past Bowling Green 48-30 on Saturday. Rourke, along with two blockers, sprinted up the left sideline 75 yards to score late in the third quarter, ...

Unbeaten North Dakota St. tops Youngstown St. in OT, 27-24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Cam Pedersen kicked a game-winning 36-yard field goal in overtime to give North Dakota State a 27-24 win over Youngstown State in a battle of top-ranked Football Championship Subdivision teams Saturday. The victory gives the Bison (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) 12 ...

Flowers leads USF over Cincinnati 33-3 for 11th straight win

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quinton Flowers eclipsed 3,000 yards career rushing and scored one touchdown Saturday night to help No. 18 South Florida shrug off a slow start and extend the nation's longest winning streak to 11 games with a 33-3 victory over ...

No. 9 Buckeyes looking to keep rolling on trip to Nebraska

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State-Nebraska matches two of the five programs with the most major college football wins in history, but the teams are in very different places entering Saturday night's game at Memorial Stadium. The ninth-ranked Buckeyes ...

Court clears way for 6-game suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court cleared the way Thursday for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over ...

In a watered down East, Celtics-Cavs is the best thing going

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer As star after star migrated from the Eastern Conference to the West this summer, the lesser of the NBA's divisions got so watered down that some spice was badly needed. Kyrie Irving delivered. The mercurial guard stunned the rest of the league by ...

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert out for season with back injury

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will miss the rest of the season with a back injury that has put his career in jeopardy. The fifth-year veteran missed half of last season with ankle and back injuries. He had surgery on a disc in his back last ...

No. 18 USF looks to remain unbeaten against Cincinnati

The Associated Press Cincinnati (2-4, 0-2 American) at No. 18 South Florida (5-0, 2-0), Saturday 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU) Line: South Florida by 24 ½. Series Record: Cincinnati leads 8-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE South Florida seeks to extend the second-longest winning streak in the nation to 11 games, ...

Cleveland rocked: Indians’ season comes to stunning halt

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The end came quickly, painfully and with little warning. When the final out was made, and Cleveland's season crashed way before it ever imagined with a 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees, the Indians retreated to their clubhouse to try to ...

Kyrie Irving says Boston is ‘a real, live sports city’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston star Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cleveland season opener. Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up with the Celtics this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, says he sees "a ...

High-5: Yankees, Indians set for decisive ALDS finale

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — There were no noticeable signs of panic or pressure. Now is not the time to show any weakness. As the Cleveland Indians got ready for their biggest game this season, a winner-take-all Game 5 against the New York Yankees, everything seemed ...

Browns change QBs again, replace Kizer with Hogan as starter

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Hogan was fourth on the depth chart in training camp. He's now Cleveland's starting quarterback. The Browns are changing QBs. Again. Still. Hogan will replace struggling rookie DeShone Kizer this week and start at Houston, becoming ...