Ohio Sports

Browns give Hunt second chance, hope he stays inbounds

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt's second NFL season wasn't him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she ...

Cavs send Knicks to franchise-record 17th straight loss

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before ...

Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor's staff. They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired ...

Cavs sign well-traveled Stauskas for rest of season

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nik Stauskas has been in Cleveland for a week. He's finally getting a chance to wear a Cavaliers uniform. The Cavaliers have signed the well-traveled guard, who was traded three times and released last week, for the rest of the ...

LH reliever Zach Duke signs 1-year deal with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Duke has signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, who wanted a left-hander for the bullpen. Duke agreed to the deal last week. It was completed Monday after he passed a physical. Cincinnati overhauled its rotation and starting lineup in the ...

Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Golden Knights 4-3

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets opened a three-game Western Conference trip with victories in Colorado and Arizona, yet didn't feel as though they put forth their best effort. Columbus closed out the trip with one of their most complete games of ...

Browns’ Mayfield will use NFL rookie runner-up as motivator

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield stepped onto the stage and took a handoff from former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar. At least he got one postseason trophy. Mayfield, who finished second to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL ...

Michigan lands Big Ten’s top class for first time since 2007; Ohio State 3rd

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent ...

Blue Jackets snap 5-game skid with 6-3 win over Avalanche

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed. The goal he scored, ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed. Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, ...

With wait over, Bengals hire Zac Taylor as coach

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor as their next coach in hopes of ending a long streak of futility. Taylor's ...