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Browns’ Garrett still not all the way back after COVID

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett still hasn't completely recovered from being sacked by COVID-19. Cleveland's star defensive end has played two games since missing two with the virus and said Friday that he's not all the way back. "I'm trying. Still doing ...

Calvin, Holden lift Wright St. over Detroit 93-70

DETROIT (AP) — Trey Calvin and Tanner Holden scored 19 points apiece as Wright St. easily beat Detroit 93-70 on Saturday in a Horizon League opener for both teams. Grant Basile added 18 points and Loudon Love had 14 points and nine rebounds for Wright State (3-1). Holden also had six ...

Atlanta United returns to CONCACAF Champions League in 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite a disappointing season, Atlanta United will play in the CONCACAF Champions League for a third straight year in 2021. The CONCACAF Council has approved a request by the the United States Soccer Federation to award Atlanta a spot in the 16-team continental championship ...

No. 3 Ohio St. runs past No. 15 Wildcats for Big Ten crown

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State running back Trey Sermon got the message Saturday. He'd heard coach Ryan Day preach about everything the Buckeyes overcame to reach this season's Big Ten championship game. He also heard Day urging players to overcome more ...

Bengals Bernard questionable for Giants game

The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after dealing with a concussion. Bernard has been starting for the Bengals (2-7-1) since Joe Mixon went out with an injured foot on ...

Browns’ defense thinned by virus, injuries to face Jaguars

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Olivier Vernon's dominating, three-sack performance last week resulted in an award for the Browns defensive end — and a plea from one of his coaches. For an encore. With star Myles Garrett sidelined again for Sunday's game at Jacksonville ...

Dosunmu scores 24 as No. 8 Illinois holds off Ohio 77-75

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 Illinois rallied to beat Ohio 77-75 on Friday. It was Cockburn's 15th double-double in 35 games for Illinois (3-0). Jason Preston scored 31 points for Ohio (2-1). Ben Vander Plas added ...

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs. Illinois

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes if they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week. The game ...

No. 23 Ohio State still piecing together lineup, schedule

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transfers and other factors led to a lot of recent comings and goings in the Ohio State basketball program. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting preparation for the season, coach Chris Holtmann is still trying to figure out where all the ...

Stefanski steady in first season, has Browns in playoff hunt

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski came to Cleveland armed with a coaching plan drawn up over 14 seasons cutting his teeth as an assistant with Minnesota. With the Browns, he's barely been able to follow it. Forced to adjust, adapt and in his words "pivot" ...