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Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets to 5-2 win over Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oliver Bjorkstrand led Columbus with a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night that kept the Lightning from clinching the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay has a one-point lead over Boston with one game remaining for ...

Trump drawn to celebrity in weighing midterm endorsements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans hoping to emerge from crowded primaries this year stacked up on operatives with ties to former President Donald Trump, betting those connections would give them a leg up on landing critical endorsements that would help them win. But as Trump wades into some ...

Browns team with gaming giant Bally’s as betting partner

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are going all in on sports betting. The team announced a long-term partnership Tuesday with Bally's Interactive, a division of Bally's Corp., that makes the gaming leader the official sports betting partner of the NFL team. As part of the agreement, ...

Big Ten’s best defenses come out of spring in rebuild mode

Coordinator changes and heavy player personnel losses made it a spring of uncertainty for the top Big Ten defenses. Start with Wisconsin, which has been in the national top five in total defense three straight years and lower than that just twice since 2014. The Badgers must replace eight of ...

14 Big Ten players poised to break out in 2022

A look at football players in the Big Ten this spring who are poised to have standout seasons this fall: EAST DIVISION INDIANA DL JH Tevis, senior. The Hoosiers need to punch up their play after finishing last in the league in sacks. Tevis impressed with his high energy and leadership this ...

Yanks up security, Straw taunted after fans pelt Guardians

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees say they've increased security in the stands a day after fans threw bottles, cans and other debris at Cleveland Guardians outfielders following a walk-off victory. The Bronx's famed Bleacher Creatures greeted Guardians center fielder Myles Straw with ...

Blankenburg gets 1st NHL goal, Blue Jackets beat Oilers 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rookie Nick Blankenburg scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Edmonton 5-2 on Sunday afternoon, breaking a five-game losing streak and keeping the Oilers from clinching second place in the Pacific Division. "It's a dream ...

Reds’ skid reaches 11 games in 5-0 loss to Cardinals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dakota Hudson pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs with a sixth-inning double, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Cincinnati 5-0 on Saturday, the 11th straight loss for the injury-plagued Reds. Hudson (1-1) entered the game with a 7.71 ...

Yanks fans pelt Cleveland outfielders with debris after win

NEW YORK (AP) — The only catch Cleveland right fielder Oscar Mercado was able to make in the ninth inning was a beer can thrown at his face. Some fans in the notoriously rowdy right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium pelted Cleveland outfielders with bottles, cans and debris in a chaotic ...

Late-picking Bengals may look to draft for defensive depth

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals aren't used to this, picking so late in the NFL draft. They had early picks in the past two drafts, and the stakes were huge. Not so much this time. As the Super Bowl runner-up, Cincinnati has the 31st pick. Its first-round selection this time won't ...