Ohio Sports

Bitter finish: Indians’ first-round exit leaves sour taste

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For the third year in a row, the unmistakable aroma of champagne wafted into the hallway outside the visitor's clubhouse following the final game at Progressive Field. On the Cleveland side, the smell was sour. The Indians were built for ...

Foligno scores twice as Blue Jackets beat Avalanche 5-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach John Tortorella thought the Columbus Blue Jackets had run out of energy after taking a 2-0 lead in the first period and then allowing Colorado to climb back in the second to tie it. Maybe, but they managed to find some more. The ...

Taider has goal, 2 assists in Impact’s 3-0 win over Crew

MONTREAL (AP) — Saphir Taider scored on a penalty kick and had assists to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday. Alejandro Silva and Ignacio Piatti also scored, and Evan Bush made nine saves for his ninth shutout of the season. The Impact (13-15-4) remained alive in ...

Taider has goal, 2 assists in Impact’s 3-0 win over Crew

MONTREAL (AP) — Saphir Taider scored on a penalty kick and had assists to help the Montreal Impact beat the Columbus Crew 3-0 on Saturday. Alejandro Silva and Ignacio Piatti also scored, and Evan Bush made nine saves for his ninth shutout of the season. The Impact (13-15-4) remained alive in ...

Young, Miami (Ohio) beat Akron 41-17

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Young had two rushing touchdowns and one receiving, Brad Koenig intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble, and Miami (Ohio) beat Akron 41-17 on Saturday. The RedHawks forced three straight turnovers in the fourth quarter to secure it. Bart Baratti made an ...

Toback’s 3 TDs lead Toledo past Bowling Green 52-36

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Eli Peters threw for three touchdowns, Bryant Koback ran for three scores and Toledo used the fourth quarter to distance itself from Bowling Green 52-36 on Saturday. It was the Rockets' ninth-straight win in their series against Bowling Green. Leading 31-28 entering the ...

Kennedy’s third FG of night lifts Youngstown to win, 17-14

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tevin McCaster rushed for 116 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown and Zak Kennedy kicked three field goals, including a 34-yarder with 26 seconds remaining, as Youngstown State rallied to defeat Southern Illinois 17-14 Saturday night. SIU (2-3, 0-2 Missouri Valley ...

Miller stumbles, Indians fall into 2-0 ALDS hole vs Astros

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Two Octobers after sparking a reliever revolution, Andrew Miller came up empty. Miller failed to get an out in relief of starter Carlos Carrasco, allowing a go-ahead double to Marwin Gonzalez as the Cleveland Indians lost to Houston 3-1 ...

No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A week after a gritty win at Penn State, No. 3 Ohio State had to work hard again, this time to put away pesky, unranked Indiana late in the game. In doing so, Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns — ...

Browns’ Peppers dealing with hostile fan backlash

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive back Jabrill Peppers has stopped going out in public by himself after hostile confrontations with Cleveland fans. Peppers said the exchanges "happen a lot" and he knows some of the encounters are due to his lack of ...