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Love, Cavs rally by Spurs 117-109 in OT to snap 8-game skid

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Cleveland veteran Kevin Love has struggled to find a bright spot during a gloomy season for the Cavaliers, so he created his own. Love hit a tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and finished with 30 points and 17 rebounds ...

Rust scores OT winner, leads Penguins past Blue Jackets 1-0

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins, already without captain Sidney Crosby, learned early Thursday they would be without star forward Evgeni Malkin against the Columbus Blue Jackets. No problem. The injury-riddled Penguins pressed on for another ...

Landry says best friend OBJ not looking to bolt Browns

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — If Odell Beckham is making plans to bolt the Browns, the flashy wide receiver hasn't told his best friend. Jarvis Landry thinks he would know, and he doesn't believe Beckham is going anywhere. Landry said Thursday that Beckham has given ...

Deja vu: Bengals’ Zac Taylor tries to solve Patriots D again

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Zac Taylor watched helplessly on the Rams' sideline as Bill Belichick's defense thwarted everything they tried to do in the Super Bowl. The first-year Bengals coach has even fewer options at hand when they go head-to-head again. The Patriots can ...

Browns try to stay in playoff hunt with win vs. Cardinals

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland's Baker Mayfield might be headed for some relief in his up-and-down second season in the NFL. Arizona's defense has made a lot of opposing quarterbacks look pretty good. The Browns (6-7) will try to keep their playoff hopes ...

Griffin, Pistons pound Cavs 127-94 for 1st winning streak

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are suddenly on a roll. Blake Griffin scored 24 points, Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Pistons routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season. The Pistons thumped San ...

Kuemper, Coyotes hold off Blue Jackets 4-2

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes got another great game from the NHL's top-ranked goalie. Darcy Kuemper, who entered Tuesday night leading the league with a 1.97 goals-against average, had 33 saves in Arizona's 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue ...

Return to ranks: No. 19 Dayton beats Houston Baptist 99-68

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin soared to corral a rebound with his left hand and slammed the ball down, his emphatic dunk the signature moment of Dayton's return to the rankings. Toppin scored 17 points and had that dunk off one of his 10 rebounds Tuesday night, ...

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee's rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the great debate ...

Browns release defensive end Chris Smith

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday released defensive end Chris Smith, whose girlfriend was killed in a roadside accident earlier this season. Smith spent the past two seasons with Cleveland. He did not play in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh ...