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Browns, Mayfield Expecting to Build Upon 2020 Success

CLEVELAND — On their wild ride of an unforgettable, almost unimaginable 2020 season when Zoom calls, masks and contact tracing were daily fixtures, the Browns discovered two things that point to a bright future for an awakened franchise. They’ve got the right coach and the right ...

Padres Acquiring Musgrove From Bucs

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Joe Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of ...

Marshall OKs Contract For Football Coach Huff

HUNTINGTON (AP) — Marshall’s Board of Governors on Monday approved a four-year contract for new coach Charles Huff that will pay him $755,500 annually, plus incentives. Under the terms of the contract, Huff will be paid an annual salary of $350,000. He also will received $205,500 each ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Union Local Girls Get Win Against Shadyside

MORRISTOWN — Union Local bounced back from a tough loss on Saturday with a big, repeat victory over Shadyside, 81-57 on Monday. Reagan Vinskovich continued to score points in bunches. She led all scorers with 27 points. Classmate Torre Kildow added 22 and junior Hannah Merritt finished ...

Nets Edge Bucks, 125-123

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, James Harden had 34 points and 12 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets edged the Milwaukee Bucks 125-123 on Monday night. Durant finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists to give the Nets their fourth ...

Columbus Defeats Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Alexandre Texier and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 1:16 apart early in the third period to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a two-goal lead and they held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Monday. Oliver Bjorkstrand scored late in the second period and Joonas Korpisalo finished ...

Kansas City Holds Off Cleveland, 22-17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. Then their defense and Chad Henne — their defense and Chad Henne?! — kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding off the Cleveland Browns 22-17 on Sunday ...

Pens Defeat Capitals

PITTSBURGH — Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup. Starting ...

Buccaneers End Playoffs for Saints

NEW ORLEANS — Tom Brady’s best game in three tries against New Orleans kept the Buccaneers moving on in the NFL playoffs, and has Saints quarterback Drew Brees headed home — perhaps for good. Brady and the Bucs’ offense turned three of four Saints turnovers into touchdowns and Tampa ...

Marshall Hires Charles Huff As Football Coach

CHARLESTON — Marshall has given Alabama’s Charles Huff his first head coaching job. Marshall announced Huff’s hiring Sunday. Huff spent the past two seasons as the Crimson Tide’s associate head coach and running backs coach and is widely known as a top recruiter. The 37-year-old ...

72 Tennis Players in Lockdown After Virus Cases on Flights

The number of players in hard quarantine swelled to 72 ahead of the Australian Open after a fifth positive coronavirus test was returned from the charter flights bringing players, coaches, officials and media to Melbourne for the season-opening tennis major. That means they won’t be allowed ...

No. 4 West Liberty Sprints Past Bobcats

WEST LIBERTY — Frostburg State scored the first two points but unbeaten and No. 4-ranked West Liberty reeled off the next 19 points in a 3-minute blitz and kept right on rolling to a 134-72 blowout victory Saturday afternoon inside the ASRC. It was the fourth double-digit win in as many ...

Bills, Packers Advance To Conference Title Games

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Taron Johnson could’ve kept running into next week on a 101-yard interception that carried the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game appearance in 26 years. Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter ...

WLU Wrestling Secures Another Sweep Saturday

FAIRMONT — The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University wrestling team remained unbeaten on the young season Saturday, pulling off another triangular sweep in a Mountain East Conference event hosted by Fairmont State University. Coach Danny Irwin’s short-handed Hilltoppers (4-0) defeated ...

Na Captures Sony Open

HONOLULU — Three shots behind with six holes to play, Kevin Na birdied three straight holes and finished with an up-and-down birdie from behind the 18th green for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot victory in the Sony Open. Na won for the fifth time in his PGA Tour career, and this one looked ...

New York Downs Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Julius Randle had 20 points with 12 rebounds, and RJ Barrett added 19 points and 11 rebounds and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 105-75 on Sunday to end a five-game losing streak. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points for Boston. The Celtics had the best record in the ...

No. 21 Ohio State Tops Illinois, 87-81

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — E.J. Liddell scored 26 points and No. 21 Ohio State beat No. 14 Illinois 87-81 in a brutal Big Ten matchup on Saturday. The game was especially physical in the second half. One technical was called, on Ohio State’s Duane Washington Jr., and the officials had to step ...

Green Bay Tops LA Rams, 32-18

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and also ran for a score as the top-seeded Green Bay Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams 32-18 in an NFC divisional playoff game Saturday. He will play a conference championship game at home for the first time in his Hall of ...

Bills Headed to Title Game, Beat Ravens 17-3

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Taron Johnson could’ve kept running into next week on a 101-yard interception that carried the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game appearance in 26 years. Johnson’s pick-6 of Lamar Jackson’s pass with 41 seconds remaining in the third quarter ...

UN Could Make Olympics Decision

SYDNEY (AP) — Kevan Gosper, a former International Olympic Committee vice president, is suggesting the United Nations might be the place to decide the fate of the postponed Tokyo Olympic. The Olympics are to open on July 23 but face mounting opposition at home as COVID-19 cases surge in ...