Ohio Sports

Providence upsets No. 5 Xavier 81-72

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another layup bounced off the rim, Providence forward Rodney Bullock grabbed the defensive rebound with about 20 seconds left and Xavier coach Chris Mack stood in front of his bench with both hands in the air. It was time to ...

Western Michigan rallies to beat Miami (OH) 67-62

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Bryce Moore scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 67-62 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory. Thomas Wilder added 13 points and Josh Davis scored 10 and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Broncos (10-5, 2-0 Mid-American ...

Rozier scores 20, leads Celtics to 102-88 win over Cavaliers

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas. The next time they see their former teammate, he probably won't be in a hoodie after watching the game from the bench. And it won't be so easy. Terry Rozier scored 20 points in ...

More of the same: Bengals stick with Marvin Lewis

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The assistant head coach is gone, but head coach Marvin Lewis is coming back for a 16th try at a playoff victory. And so it goes in Cincinnati. In a what-have-you-done-lately league, the Bengals remain the outlier. Lewis met with the media on ...

Davis scores 28 points; Dayton beats St. Bonaventure 82-72

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Davis scored 28 points and Trey Landers added 17— career highs for both — as Dayton beat St. Bonaventure 82-72 on Wednesday night. Jaylen Adams and Izaiah Brockington hit back-to-back 3-pointers as part of a 9-2 spurt to pull St. Bonaventure (11-3, 1-1 ...

For Isaiah Thomas, no hard feelings in his return to Boston

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas wanted to make thing one perfectly clear during his return to Boston: He isn't holding onto any hard feelings about the way he left. Thomas returned to TD Garden on Wednesday night for the first time since he was dealt to the ...

Browns coach Jackson apologizes after dismal 0-16 season

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson apologized. There was nothing else to do after making unwelcome history. One day after an inconceivable season ended without a win, Cleveland's coach was grateful to still have his job and Jackson took steps to sooth an angry ...

Bengals’ coach Marvin Lewis still unsure of future with team

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis talked to owner Mike Brown about his future with the Bengals on Monday, but they reached no conclusions and planned more discussions. The Bengals failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season, and Lewis' contract ...

Bengals oust Ravens from playoff hunt with 31-27 victory

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The crowd was yelling as the clock was winding down. The Baltimore Ravens and their fans were poised for a New Year's Eve celebration, long before the clock struck midnight. And then, an instant later, silence. There would be no football ...

Woe and 16: Browns go winless after 28-24 loss to Steelers

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a lost season distilled to one play, filled with hope and achingly familiar anguish for a franchise that's known little else over the last two decades. Fourth down. Trailing by four. One last shot at avoiding NFL infamy. Cleveland ...