Ohio Sports

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 ...

Indians acquire RHP Wittgren in trade with Marlins

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to reconstruct their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins. The three-time defending AL Central champions sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to the Marlins for Wittgren, who made 32 ...

Cincinnati rallies for 7th straight win, 73-68 over SMU

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Against their wishes, the Bearcats have gotten a lot of practice at pulling them out in the end. Jarron Cumberland scored 24 points Saturday night, and Cincinnati let a 12-point lead slip away before rallying for a 73-68 victory over ...

Rookie Doncic scores 35 as Mavericks top Cavaliers 111-98

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — During his 21-year NBA career, Dirk Nowitzki has seen plenty of talented young offensive players. Never one like Luka Doncic. The Dallas rookie sensation matched his season high with 35 points and did a little bit of everything, and ...

Wesson scores 27 in Ohio State’s 76-62 win over Rutgers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The month of January had been unkind for Ohio State and its sophomore center Kaleb Wesson. The Buckeyes were a woeful 1-6 in January with the typically reliable Wesson averaging just over 11 points and six rebounds in those games. But Wesson and the Buckeyes got ...

Toppin, Crutcher rally Dayton past Duquesne

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin scored a career-high 26 points, Jalen Crutcher added 16 and Dayton turned back Duquesne 68-64 in a showdown for third place in the Atlantic 10 Conference on Saturday. Crutcher hit three 3-pointers and combined with Toppin to go 10 of 16 from the field as the ...

Brechting scores 32 in Oakland’s win over Cleveland State

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — Brad Brechting scored 24 of his a career-high 32 points in the first half and Oakland never trailed in beating Cleveland State 83-68 on Saturday for the Vikings' 10th loss in 11 games. Brechting made all 11 of his first-half shots, was 13-for-13 when he scored his ...

Cavs rally past Bulls 104-101, snap 6-game skid

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew looked at a rare victory as a learning experience. Jordan Clarkson and Alec Burks each scored 18 points, Cedi Osman added 17 and the Cavaliers ended a six-game losing streak, rallying to beat the Chicago ...

Blue Jackets winning despite drama surrounding biggest stars

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Drama stemming from the uncertain future of two of the team's biggest stars has simmered in the background for half a season, but the Columbus Blue Jackets don't seem all that bothered. With a bye week bumping up against the All-Star ...