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Dubois, Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 4-3, sweep season series

MONTREAL (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice and added an assist to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Sunday. Vladislav Gavrikov and Gustav Nyquist also scored as Columbus swept the season series. The Blue Jackets have picked up at least a point in eight ...

Davis, Hankerson lead Green Bay past Wright State 92-89

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Amari Davis scored 24 points, Kameron Hankerson scored 22 and sank 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds and Green Bay held off Wright State 92-89 on Sunday. Green Bay (11-13, 6-5 Horizon League) trailed 42-39 at halftime. Cole Gentry had a layup and made 1 of 2 ...

Berry returns to Browns as NFL’s youngest general manager

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have a new general manager, and they don't any need time to get to know him. Andrew Berry was named Cleveland's GM and executive vice president on Tuesday, returning to the team after a one-year stint in the Philadelphia Eagles' ...

Browns’ Hunt tells police he’d fail drug test during stop

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. Hunt was cited for speeding — but no other ...

Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year deal

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing. The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or ...

Morris, Randle lead Knicks past Cavs 106-86

STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

AP source: Browns interview Vikings assistant GM for opening

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a ...

Nicklaus turns 80 and remains a part of golf’s conversations

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jack Nicklaus turns 80 on Tuesday, no closer to retirement than when he was at the peak of his golf career. Never mind that he rarely competes, and when he does play the occasional round of golf, he doesn't always finish the hole. His ...

Scott’s double-double leads Cincinnati over ECU 82-57

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Scott had another double-double, but it was another number in the box score — one on the other side of the ledger — that meant the most to him. Scott played a hand in holding down East Carolina's Jayden Gardner, the key to Cincinnati ...

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

By ALLAN KREDA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to ...

Lewis, Jackson back on sidelines to coach in Collegiate Bowl

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis don't know if they will appear again on an NFL sideline but on Saturday they will be coaching players who hope to get to the next level. The close friends are the head coaches for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. ...

Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland's front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles' vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns' new ...

Crutcher’s 3 in OT lifts No. 13 Dayton over Saint Louis

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Obi Toppin and Trey Landers did all the talking in Dayton's huddle heading into overtime against St. Louis. Jalen Crutcher did the listening. Crutcher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and finished with 21 points, lifting No. 13 ...

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA's longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies ...

Second shot: Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski as next coach

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He's about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland's job last year but ...

Diggins, Ottey help UIC upset Wright State 76-72

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins scored 20 points and Marcus Ottey made two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Illinois-Chicago hold off Wright State 76-72 on Sunday. Diggins sank 7 of 13 shots from the floor for the Flames (7-12, 2-4 Horizon League), who handed the Raiders (15-4, 5-1) ...

Browns’ coaching search nearing end, GM interviews planned

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' two-week-old coaching search has come into focus, and perhaps may soon come to an end. Cleveland appears to have narrowed its list of candidates to three presumed finalists — 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Vikings ...

Ballock, Alexander lead Creighton past Xavier 77-65

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Creighton Bluejays earned an important Big East road win on Saturday, and in doing so helped head coach Greg McDermott achieve a career milestone. Mitch Ballock scored 19 points and went 5 of 9 from 3-point range, and Ty-Shon Alexander ...

Green, Phinisee lead Indiana past No. 11 Ohio State 66-54

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Wirter BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller promised to make changes Saturday. He doubled down with one move: giving Rob Phinisee his first start of the season and bringing Devonte Green off the bench. It worked perfectly. Phinisee gave the ...

Toppin hurts ankle while No. 15 Dayton beats UMass 88-60

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin landed with a loud thud and grabbed his left ankle. The capacity crowd at University of Dayton Arena went silent as the Flyers' top player lay on the court. Dayton's spectacular season had hit a speed bump. Toppin scored 16 points ...