Ohio Sports

Blue Jackets extend streak to 9 with 5-3 win over Rangers

By SIMMI BUTTAR, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky have the surging Columbus Blue Jackets in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Panarin had three goals and an assist, Bobrovsky made 29 saves and the Blue Jackets extended their winning streak ...

With new coach, Ohio State creates season to remember

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All indications were that this would be another forgettable year for Ohio State basketball. Coming off two disappointing seasons, the Buckeyes had the same core of players but a new coach in Chris Holtmann , who did his best in the ...

Gonzaga beats Ohio State 90-84 for Sweet 16 return

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. pulled up for 3-pointers, drove fearlessly to the rim and bulled his way into the trees to snare rebounds. A spectator during Gonzaga's Final Four run a year ago, the confident, extroverted freshman could be the ...

Crew, Philadelphia Union play to scoreless draw

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Columbus played the Philadelphia Union to a scoreless draw on Saturday to extend the Crew's unbeaten regular-season streak to 13 matches. Most of the scoring opportunities for Columbus (2-0-1) came from Gyasi Zardes. He ran to Federico Higuain's back-heel pass in the 27th ...

Xavier suspects Florida State wants revenge in NCAA rematch

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dwayne Bacon, Jonathan Isaac and Xavier Rathan-Mayes all are gone, the first two drafted into the NBA. Florida State has only one starter back from a year ago when the Seminoles' expected run through the NCAA Tournament came to a ...

Ohio State blows by George Washington to advance in regional

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff isn't worried about his All-American guard Kelsey Mitchell, who scored just 11 points in the No. 3 seed Buckeyes' rout of George Washington in a women's NCAA Tournament opener on Saturday. He knows ...

Ohio State gets rematch with Gonzaga in West Region

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — No. 4 seed Gonzaga (31-4) vs. No. 5 Ohio State (25-8) Second round, West Region; Boise, Idaho, Saturday, approximately 8:15 p.m. ET. BOTTOM LINE: A rematch of a game played in the PK80 Invitational in November. The Zags won in a runaway, shooting 59 percent to beat the ...

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing another suspension

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Vontaze Burfict is appealing a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances, the third straight season that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is facing punishment from the league. The suspension ...

Cumberland leads Cincinnati over pesky Georgia State 68-53

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin likes using boxing references to describe his team's hard-nosed style. The Bearcats waited until the final few rounds to deliver a knockout punch Friday. Jarron Cumberland set career highs with 27 ...

Browns’ Thomas says decision ‘right around the corner’

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns star tackle Joe Thomas said his decision on whether to keep playing or retire is "right around the corner." During an onstage interview Tuesday night at an awards show in downtown Cleveland, Thomas remained noncommittal when ...