Ohio Sports

Cleveland Indians extend safety netting at ballpark for 2018

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are expanding the safety netting at Progressive Field for the 2018 season. The club will extend the current vertical netting behind home plate down the first- and third-base lines to the ends of the dugouts in an effort to better ...

Puryear, Barnett lead Missouri to 70-51 win over Miami (OH)

By CHARLIE CLARKE, Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Puryear scored a season-high 20 points and Jordan Barnett tied his career-high with five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as Missouri ran past Miami (Ohio) 70-51 on Tuesday night. Kassius Robertson added ...

Smith has career-high 25, Evansville beats Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Dru Smith had a career-high 25 points, seven assists and four steals to lead Evansville to a 91-76 win over Bowling Green on Tuesday night. Smith was 11 of 13 from the floor, hitting three from long range, as Evansville (7-2) drilled 12 of 15 from distance, making ...

Furious rally powers Ohio State to 71-62 win over Michigan

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Down by 20 just before halftime Monday night, Ohio State stormed back and dominated Michigan in the second half on the way to a 71-62 victory. The Buckeyes (7-3, 2-0 Big Ten) sprinted out on a blistering 19-3 run to begin the second ...

Steelers’ Smith-Schuster, Bengals’ Iloka each banned 1 game

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback George Iloka have been suspended one game each by the NFL for violating league safety rules. Smith-Schuster was flagged for unnecessary roughness and taunting after a blindside hit ...

Wade, Love, James lead surging Cavaliers over Bulls 113-91

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James could sense the Cleveland Cavaliers were starting to click the last time they lost. But a streak like this? He wasn't about to say he saw that coming. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Love each scored 24 points, James had 23 and the ...

Otero agrees to $2.5 million, 2-year contract with Indians

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians reliever Dan Otero has agreed to a $2.5 million, two-year contract with Cleveland that includes a 2020 team option and could be worth $3.9 million plus bonuses over three seasons. Otero agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year deal on ...

Discipline starts fallout for cringe-worthy Steelers-Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time, forcing fans to avert their eyes. What's to be done about this long-running animosity between the Steelers ...

Antonio Brown, AJ Green bring gracefulness to edgy rivalry

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green's tiptoe catch along the sideline was so remarkable that his former offensive coordinator couldn't believe he'd done it. Browns coach Hue Jackson threw the challenge flag after the Bengals receiver somehow came down with the ball for ...

Browns WR Josh Gordon shows speed in return from suspension

By DAN GREENSPAN, Associated Press CARSON, Calif. (AP) — It felt like just another game for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. "It was real familiar, man," Gordon said. "Football is something I have been doing my whole life. New stadium, that's about it, you know?" However, ...

Chargers surge into share of 1st, keep Browns winless, 19-10

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. (AP) — After Adrian Phillips' late interception sealed the Los Angeles Chargers' third straight victory, they left their new home field as a first-place team. Their miserable 0-4 start to the season seemed as if it happened years ago. The ...

Left out of playoff, Ohio State gets USC in Cotton Bowl

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer Left out of the title race, Ohio State is instead returning to the stadium where the Buckeyes won the first national championship in the four-team College Football Playoff system. The Big Ten champion Buckeyes will play in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29 ...

Buckeyes claim Big Ten title over Badgers, seek playoff spot

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — J.T. Barrett felt and played like his old self Saturday. The only thing that would make the Ohio State quarterback feel better would be making the playoffs. Six days after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Barrett started the game, ...

Mississippi State edges past Dayton for 61-59 win

By PAUL JONES, Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Quinndary Weatherspoon scored with eight seconds left to lift Mississippi State to a 61-59 victory over Dayton on Sunday. Dayton (3-3) tied the game at 59-all thanks to a free throw from Darrell Davis with 1:08 left in regulation. The ...

Clemson rallies to beat Ohio State 79-65

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell was especially proud of how his team reacted after falling behind to Ohio State on Wednesday night. The Tigers clawed their way back in the second half and beat the Buckeyes 79-65 in a Big Ten-ACC Challenge ...

Altidore scores, Toronto beats Crew to reach MLS Cup final

TORONTO (AP) — Jozy Altidore scored in the 60th minute and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final for the second straight year with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Wednesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final. Toronto will host the Seattle Sounders or Houston Dynamo in ...

LeBron ejected, Love scores 38 as Cavs beat Heat 108-97

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James lost his cool. Kevin Love and Cavaliers stayed just as hot. Incensed at not getting a foul called on a drive to the basket, James was ejected for the first time in his illustrious career on Tuesday night, tossed in the third ...

Blue Jackets score twice in shootout to top Hurricanes 3-2

By ROBERT DENHARD, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joonas Korpisalo doesn't get many starts as the backup to the league's top goalie, Sergei Bobrovsky. On the ice for the Blue Jackets for the first time in three weeks, he made it count. Korpisalo made 29 saves in regulation and ...

No. 21 Xavier sends No. 16 Baylor to its 1st loss, 76-63

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After giving up 102 points in its first loss of the season, No. 21 Xavier spent all of its practice time working on defense. It showed the next time out. J.P. Macura scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half as Xavier surged ahead to stay, ...

Price makes 37 saves, Canadiens end Jackets’ streak at 6

MONTREAL (AP) — With Carey Price in net, Brendan Gallagher figures other teams must find a two-goal cushion insurmountable. Price made 37 saves, Gallagher got his 10th goal and the Montreal Canadiens ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Monday ...