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No. 2 UConn routs Ohio State 85-53 in Huskies’ season opener

By PAT EATON-ROBB, AP Sports Writer STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma knows he can rely on UConn's three returning starters to play well this season. He's looking for sophomore Megan Walker to bring her game to that level and help the Huskies make a run at a 12th national ...

Win over Michigan St a step forward for Buckeyes’ defense

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The ball was loose in the end zone only briefly before Dre'Mont Jones recovered it, giving Ohio State a touchdown that turned the game in the Buckeyes' favor for good. Ohio State beat Michigan State 26-6 on Saturday with the type ...

Foligno scores 2 goals, Blue Jackets top Sharks 4-1

By GIDEON RUBIN, Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — There are easier ways to start a West Coast road trip than against the perennial Pacific Division power San Jose Sharks in their notoriously loud arena. That assignment was just fine with Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick ...

Nebraska’s confidence high for No. 8 Ohio State

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The bye week has been quite unpleasant for Ohio State. After a collapse against unranked Purdue on Oct. 20 that further exposed weaknesses in the defense and running game, the Buckeyes spent the off week stewing in the loss and trying ...

Mayfield ready to lead Browns through midseason turbulence

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's baptism with the Browns is complete. Some coaching chaos made it official. Cleveland's rookie quarterback admitted Wednesday he was stunned by the firings of coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, who ...

Coach Urban Meyer says he’ll be back at Ohio State next year

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addressed speculation that he could step down at the end of the season, saying Monday he felt fine and definitely would be back next year. Meyer, who was suspended for three games to start the season and has ...

Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites ‘internal discord’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach. That didn't work either. Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and ...

Bengals have 5 wins at midpoint despite worst defense

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A four-interception, six-sack game usually leaves defensive coordinators thrilled. Not this one. Cincinnati let an 18-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter before rallying for a 37-34 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. It was among the worst ...

Cavaliers fire coach Tyronn Lue after 0-6 start

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their coach on Sunday and named assistant Larry Drew interim head coach. The Cavaliers are off to a 0-6 start without James, who left Cleveland this ...

Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs 119-107

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers didn't have to worry about LeBron James on this trip to Cleveland. Oladipo scored 24 points, Bojan Bogdanovic led the way with 25 points and Indiana kept the Cavaliers winless on the season with a ...