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GM Dorsey, Browns part ways after disappointing 6-10 season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns "mutually parted ways" with general manager John Dorsey two days after the team fired coach Freddie Kitchens following a disappointing season. Dorsey's stunning departure on Tuesday came after he refused to take a reduced ...

Ohio St. star RB J.K. Dobbins leaving to enter NFL draft

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Record-breaking Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. Dobbins' decision was expected. He announced it in a Twitter post Monday in which he thanked everyone at the university and said "coming to Ohio from Texas has been ...

Toppin’s 31 lead No. 20 Dayton over North Florida 77-59

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin took one shot from beyond the arc and missed it. Dayton's slammin' forward didn't attempt another. The way he and the Flyers were getting to the basket, there was no need. Toppin scored a career-high 31 points, most of them off ...

Gillespie leads No. 10 Nova past Xavier in Big East opener

By AARON BRACY Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright leaned on Collin Gillespie in crunch time, and the sophomore guard delivered. Gillespie scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 68-62 victory over Xavier on Monday ...

No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — West Virginia freshman guard Miles McBride remains an avid Ohio State football fan. The Cincinnati native doesn't share the same love for its basketball team. McBride scored a season-high 21 points, including six in the final 2:22, as No. 22 ...

One, done: Browns fire Kitchens after disappointing season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens made a great first impression. Everything after that was underwhelming. Kitchens, who famously crowed "if you don't wear brown and orange, you don't matter" at his introductory news conference less than a year ago, was ...

Indians, Hernández finalize $6.25 million, 1-year contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Second baseman César Hernández and the Cleveland Indians finalized a $6.25 million, one-year contract Sunday. The sides agreed to terms early last week, pending a physical. The 29-year-old Hernández had spent his entire professional career in the Philadelphia Phillies ...

Blackhawks rally to beat Blue Jackets in shootout

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks won in a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets may have lost something more valuable than the game: their starting goalie. Joonas Korpisalo had to leave the game with an injury after unsuccessfully trying to stop ...

No. 22 West Virginia rallies, upsets No. 2 Ohio State 67-59

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Miles McBride scored six of his season-high 21 points in the final 2:22 and No. 22 West Virginia rallied to beat No. 2 Ohio State 67-59 Sunday. The Mountaineers (11-1) trailed by nine late in the first half but went ahead for good at 55-54 on a ...

Clutch Clemson: No. 3 Tigers beat No. 2 Ohio State 29-23

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Blaring from the Clemson locker room after yet another playoff victory was Aretha Franklin's classic "Respect." The Tigers have won two of the last three national titles and become college football's gold standard program, ...