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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 ...

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 ...