Ohio Sports

Indiana, No. 2 Ohio St. savor opening night’s glitz, glamour

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer BLOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — No. 2 Ohio State revels in the glitz and glamour of the big stage. Nationally televised games, hours-long pregame shows and college football's circus-like atmosphere have become the norm. For Indiana, all the pomp and ...

Schebler leads Reds to 14-4 win, ending 14-game skid vs Mets

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds knew it had been a long time since they beat the Mets — nearly three years. Cincinnati busted the slump with a big game all-around. Scott Schebler hit his first career grand slam , and Cincinnati ended its 14-game losing streak ...

Isaiah Thomas says “I am not damaged” in ESPN interview

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes he will fully recover from a right hip injury that has threatened to void his recent trade to Cleveland. Thomas, who was dealt by the Boston Celtics to the Cavaliers last week for star Kyrie ...

Bengals LB Burfict suspended 5 games for egregious hit

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict missed the first three games last season because of his hit to Antonio Brown's head in the playoffs. He'll miss the first five this season thanks to another rattling hit, this time during a preseason game. The NFL ...

Kluber aces Severino; Ramirez powers Indians past Yanks 6-2

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a marquee matchup of All-Stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered twice to power the Cleveland Indians past the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory. Carlos ...

Browns believe Kizer has ‘right stuff’ to end QB futility

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — They've come and gone, some faster than others. Rookies, free agents, recycled veterans and career backups all have had their shot starting at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns over the past 18 seasons. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia ...

Ohio State will rotate 6 in receiver-by-committee system

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six receivers are listed as starters on Ohio State's official depth chart released Monday, a sure indication that all will get plenty of chances to shine in the season opener this week. Paris Campbell and K.J. Hill are listed as ...

Dalton, Bengals look regular-season ready against Redskins

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals' starters shrugged off a rough start to the preseason to finish exactly the way they wanted. Dalton was 8 of 13 for 70 yards and Cincinnati's first-team offense and defense looked sharp against ...

Cavaliers scrap plans for $140M Quicken Loans Arena makeover

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have scrapped plans for a $140 million renovation of Quicken Loans Arena. The team had hoped to upgrade the 22-year-old downtown facility with more dining spaces and a glass exterior. However, following opposition ...

Will Bosa’s pass rush ‘go crazy’ in Buckeyes’ new scheme?

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Bosa lives in the shadow of his superstar older brother Joey, one of the best defensive ends ever to play at Ohio State. That's fine with the younger Bosa, who wears his brother's famous number 97 and looks so much like him on the ...