Ohio Sports

Winless Browns fire VP Brown, coach Hue Jackson keeps job

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — One win in two seasons cost Sashi Brown his job with the Browns. Coach Hue Jackson is keeping his — for now. Winless with four weeks left in another dismal season, the Cleveland Browns fired Brown on Thursday, jettisoning their top ...

LeBron hits big 3, scores 32 as Cavaliers win 13th straight

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The play is called "Chicago," named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls. It worked like a charm again in Cleveland. James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the ...

Bluiett scores 26, No. 13 Xavier beats Kent State 96-70

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Coming off wins over two other highly ranked teams, Xavier had a chance to catch its breath, grind one out, and start getting ready for another payback game. Trevon Bluiett scored 26 points — the seventh time he's had 20 this season — and ...

Buzzer-beater Fletcher sends Toledo past Detroit Mercy 89-86

DETROIT (AP) — Tre'Shaun Fletcher made a fade-away 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Toledo over Detroit Mercy 89-86 on Wednesday night. Fletcher made an unnecessary foul with 2.6 seconds left and Detroit's Josh McFolley tied it 86 with a pair of free throws. Fletcher caught a full-court pass ...

Davis scores 19, Dayton holds off Tennessee Tech 79-66

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Davis scored 19 points, Dayton shot 61 percent after halftime and held off Tennessee Tech 79-66 Wednesday night. Davis scored five of his points in the last 2:41 but a defensive rebound a minute earlier was big. Tennessee Tech had closed to 65-58 on an 18-9 run ...

Bengals try to get over Steelers hangover as Bears visit

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Three cornerbacks injured, a linebacker and a running back in concussion protocol. The Bengals paid a price for their acrimonious, season-dooming loss to the Steelers on Monday night at Paul Brown Stadium. What's left of their roster and their ...

Barrett Named as QB on AP All-Big Ten team

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Penn State's Saquon Barkley is the offensive player of the year for the second straight season and Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell is defensive player of the year on The Associated Press All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Wisconsin took the ...

Schneider stops 41 shots as Devils beat Blue Jackets 4-1

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cory Schneider was terrific in his 100th win with the New Jersey Devils. The veteran goalie got plenty of offensive help, too. Stefan Noesen, Taylor Hall and rookie Jesper Bratt each had a goal and an assist as New Jersey beat the ...

Cleveland Indians extend safety netting at ballpark for 2018

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are expanding the safety netting at Progressive Field for the 2018 season. The club will extend the current vertical netting behind home plate down the first- and third-base lines to the ends of the dugouts in an effort to better ...

Puryear, Barnett lead Missouri to 70-51 win over Miami (OH)

By CHARLIE CLARKE, Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Puryear scored a season-high 20 points and Jordan Barnett tied his career-high with five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as Missouri ran past Miami (Ohio) 70-51 on Tuesday night. Kassius Robertson added ...