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Cowan has 19 points, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In a second half defined by three pivotal runs, No. 24 Maryland forged the first and final foray to squeeze out a feel-good victory. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points, Bruno Fernando had 14 points and 10 rebounds and the ...

Cleveland St. snaps N. Kentucky’s 20-game home win streak

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Jaalam Hill had his first career double-double to help last-place Cleveland State beat Northern Kentucky 83-77 Saturday night to knock the Norse out of first in the Horizon League and snap their 20-game home win streak. NKU (21-8, 11-5) is now a game behind ...

Blue Jackets acquire Dzingel from Senators

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets continued to load up ahead of the NHL trade deadline by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Columbus sent winger Anthony Duclair and 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Ottawa ...

No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan ...

Panarin powers Blue Jackets past Blackhawks 5-2

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a big night against his former team, making the most of a little luck. Panarin had two goals and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six ...

Browns give Hunt second chance, hope he stays inbounds

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt's second NFL season wasn't him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she ...

Cavs send Knicks to franchise-record 17th straight loss

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks' franchise-record 17th straight loss might have been the toughest one to take. The Knicks erased a 17-point deficit in the second half and had several chances to take the lead or tie the game in the final minute before ...

Bengals hire 3 assistant coaches, continue youth movement

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals hired Jemal Singleton from the Raiders on Monday to serve as their running backs coach, part of their latest moves to fill out Zac Taylor's staff. They also added Joey Boese as strength and conditioning coach, and hired ...

Cavs sign well-traveled Stauskas for rest of season

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Nik Stauskas has been in Cleveland for a week. He's finally getting a chance to wear a Cavaliers uniform. The Cavaliers have signed the well-traveled guard, who was traded three times and released last week, for the rest of the ...

LH reliever Zach Duke signs 1-year deal with Reds

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Zach Duke has signed a $2 million, one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, who wanted a left-hander for the bullpen. Duke agreed to the deal last week. It was completed Monday after he passed a physical. Cincinnati overhauled its rotation and starting lineup in the ...

Atkinson scores twice, Blue Jackets beat Golden Knights 4-3

By W.G. RAMIREZ, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets opened a three-game Western Conference trip with victories in Colorado and Arizona, yet didn't feel as though they put forth their best effort. Columbus closed out the trip with one of their most complete games of ...

Browns’ Mayfield will use NFL rookie runner-up as motivator

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield stepped onto the stage and took a handoff from former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar. At least he got one postseason trophy. Mayfield, who finished second to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL ...

Michigan lands Big Ten’s top class for first time since 2007; Ohio State 3rd

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Michigan finished the football recruiting cycle with the top class in the Big Ten, and four other conference programs were ranked in the top 25 in the nation Wednesday. Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh added one player on the second letter-of-intent ...

Blue Jackets snap 5-game skid with 6-3 win over Avalanche

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed. The goal he scored, ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed. Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, ...

With wait over, Bengals hire Zac Taylor as coach

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After 16 years without a playoff win under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals decided to try something different. But they had to wait more than a month before hiring Zac Taylor as their next coach in hopes of ending a long streak of futility. Taylor's ...

Indians acquire RHP Wittgren in trade with Marlins

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to reconstruct their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins. The three-time defending AL Central champions sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to the Marlins for Wittgren, who made 32 ...

Cincinnati rallies for 7th straight win, 73-68 over SMU

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Against their wishes, the Bearcats have gotten a lot of practice at pulling them out in the end. Jarron Cumberland scored 24 points Saturday night, and Cincinnati let a 12-point lead slip away before rallying for a 73-68 victory over ...

Rookie Doncic scores 35 as Mavericks top Cavaliers 111-98

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — During his 21-year NBA career, Dirk Nowitzki has seen plenty of talented young offensive players. Never one like Luka Doncic. The Dallas rookie sensation matched his season high with 35 points and did a little bit of everything, and ...

Wesson scores 27 in Ohio State’s 76-62 win over Rutgers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The month of January had been unkind for Ohio State and its sophomore center Kaleb Wesson. The Buckeyes were a woeful 1-6 in January with the typically reliable Wesson averaging just over 11 points and six rebounds in those games. But Wesson and the Buckeyes got ...

Toppin, Crutcher rally Dayton past Duquesne

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin scored a career-high 26 points, Jalen Crutcher added 16 and Dayton turned back Duquesne 68-64 in a showdown for third place in the Atlantic 10 Conference on Saturday. Crutcher hit three 3-pointers and combined with Toppin to go 10 of 16 from the field as the ...