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As 0-10 Browns flop, coach won’t discuss rebuilding plan

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For two years, the Browns have been following a rebuilding plan that has produced one win. One. Win. "What is this record?" coach Hue Jackson asked Monday. "1-25? Lord, have mercy." Divine intervention might be the only thing that can ...

Michigan looks to extinguish Ohio State’s dim playoff hopes

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 8 Ohio State's national championship hopes seemed to dissipate in the cold Iowa evening when the Buckeyes were inexplicably throttled by the unranked Hawkeyes on Nov. 4. A two-loss team has never made the College Football Playoff in ...

Bluiett scores 21, No. 15 Xavier grinds down Hampton 96-60

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Bluiett decided to return for his senior season and make it his best. Through four games, he's been better than ever. Bluiett followed his fabulous game against Wisconsin with a 21-point performance on Monday night, and 15th-ranked ...

Cavaliers win 5th straight in 116-88 rout of Pistons

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again. "We haven't had a win like that in a very long time," James said. "That's what happens when we don't let up." James scored 16 ...

Bad break: Browns lose DE Ogbah for season with broken foot

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Emmanuel Ogbah struggled to keep his balance while pushing back a portable scooter supporting his broken foot. "I need some practice," he said, making a tight turn in the locker room. The Browns need him more. Cleveland's best all-around ...

Imperfect 10: Browns battered by Jaguars, fall to 0-10

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After being hit and harassed by Jacksonville's mouth-smashing defense, DeShone Kizer stepped to the podium. Downcast and defeated, the rookie quarterback summed up his day and the Browns' season with just two words. "It hurts," he said. It ...

Rivalries await Buckeyes, Badgers before B1G title game

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There are stakes beyond The Game for No. 8 Ohio State. Keeping Paul Bunyan's Axe is just a side note this year for No. 5 Wisconsin. The final-week rivalry games will impact bragging rights and the College Football Playoff race, but ...

Bengals give themselves hope for a late-season push

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer DENVER (AP) — By pulling off a rare win in Denver, the Cincinnati Bengals gave themselves a chance to do something that's only been done four times since the NFL adopted its current 12-team playoff format in 1990: recover from a 3-6 start to get ...

Ohio outlasts Indiana State 96-94 in 4OT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mike Laster scored 25 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:35 to play in the fourth overtime, and Ohio came back from an 18-point, second-half deficit and eight down in the second OT to defeat Indiana State 96-94 on Sunday for seventh place in the Charleston ...

Haynes’ 25 lift Old Dominion to 75-67 win over Dayton

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Randy Haynes had a career high 25 points to lead Old Dominion to a 75-67 victory over Dayton to take fifth place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday. The Monarchs (4-1), who lost their opening game here to Temple, recovered to win their final two games at the ...