Ohio Sports

He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the ...

Ravens get what they wanted: Beat Browns to earn playoffs

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens couldn't have asked for a better scenario heading into Sunday's AFC North matchup with the Cleveland Browns. "At the beginning of the season, if we say we control our destiny going into the last game, we can win the ...

Buckeyes’ Meyer to teach, be assistant AD after he retires

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will teach a class in the university's business school and become an assistant athletic director after he retires following the Rose Bowl. Meyer will co-teach "Leadership and Character" during the spring semester and be available to up to ...

Top to bottom, 1st-round QBs impacted NFL along with others

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts. And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between. The ...

Brooks leads Cincinnati over South Carolina State 77-56

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bearcats were coming off their most impressive win. One overmatched opponent was left before the holiday break. They ground out a win so ragged that they felt a need to apologize afterward. Nysier Brooks had a career-high 17 points and ...

Atkinson, Panarin lead Blue Jackets past Flyers, 4-3

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Although he's diminutive in size, Cam Atkinson plays big in front of the net. Atkinson scored two more goals as part of an eight-point game for Columbus' top line to lead the Blue Jackets to their third straight victory, 4-3 over the ...

Dayton uses hot start to defeat Presbyterian 81-69

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Crutcher scored 19 points, Jordan Davis added 18 and Trey Landers had a double-double as Dayton used a dominating first half to defeat Presbyterian 81-69 on Saturday. Landers had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Flyers (7-5). Three other players had eight and ...

Martin scores 19, hits late 3 as No. 6 Nevada beats Akron

By EMERSON MARCUS, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ought to have plenty to celebrate this Christmas, but coach Eric Musselman is bringing a sour mood into the holiday. Caleb Martin and Jordan Caroline scored 19 points apiece, and Martin hit a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left to help ...

Ohio State gets first big W for new coach on signing day

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State. Yet not until Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, did the 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end commit to ...

‘Terrifying’ twosome: Pro Bowlers Garrett, Ward lead Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett interrupted linebacker Joe Schobert's interview session and then took his place at the podium — shirtless. Pro Bowlers can do whatever they want. The former No. 1 overall pick earned his first — and probably not his last ...