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LeBron wears 1 black shoe, 1 white shoe, speaks about Trump

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James made a statement during an NBA game with his shoes — one black, one white, with the word "equality" in capital gold letters on the back of each. Then, after the game, James made a statement about President Donald Trump, ...

In special shoes, LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavs past Wiz

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James joked that he changed out of his shoes — one black, one white, with "equality" in gold capital letters — at halftime because he was playing poorly. "If that's a bad game," teammate Kevin Love said, "then sheesh!" James ...

Ravens’ robbing defense forces 4 turnovers to beat Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — There's nothing flashy about these Baltimore Ravens, who have more than a few flaws. But, as has been the case in past years, they've got a larcenous defense capable of wreaking havoc in the playoffs. They've got to get there ...

Calhoun, Mitchell lead No. 12 Ohio State women, 87-76

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sierra Calhoun scored 14 of her 20 points in the third quarter when Kelsey Mitchell had 12 of her 31 and No. 12 Ohio State took over en route to an 87-76 win over cross-state rival Cincinnati on Sunday. Mitchell had 14 points in the first half when the Buckeyes (11-2), who ...

Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies at age 74

By JOE KAY, AP Sport Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Brown, who helped form the Bengals franchise and served in the team's personnel department, has died at the age of 74. The team announced his death on Wednesday without further details. His funeral will be private. Pete Brown was the son ...

Oilers beat Blue Jackets 7-2 behind McDavid, Brassoit

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Edmonton scored the third goal on Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus' exasperated net-minder fell on his back and stared up at the lights while the Oilers celebrated. It was that kind of night for Bobrovsky and for the Blue Jackets, who ...

How low will they go? Bengals move from hopeful to hapless

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — In six days, the Bengals went from hopeful to hapless. A loss to the Steelers crushed their playoff chances. A drubbing by the Bears left them at their lowest point in years and got fans talking about who will be the next head coach. There ...

Browns doomed by critical mistakes in 27-21 OT loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer sat at his locker and spoke privately for several minutes with new general manager John Dorsey, who did his best to encourage the rookie. There was plenty to discuss. The Browns had blown another one. Kizer's interception in ...

Bengals’ loss to Steelers seeps into 33-7 drubbing by Bears

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals showed up with a hangover from their season-crushing loss on Monday night and gave one of their worst performances during coach Marvin Lewis' 15 seasons. In a sense, the Steelers got 'em again. With a defense gutted from their loss ...

Browns coach Jackson dismisses idea job still in jeopardy

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Hue Jackson stopped laughing, he got serious. A day after dropping to 0-13 for the second straight season and 1-28 in his two years coaching the Browns, Jackson said he doesn't believe a report that new Cleveland general manager John ...