Ohio Sports

Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for US

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, ...

Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints rocked Paul Brown Stadium from the opening drive, scoring every time they got the ball except for the last one. Then they cranked up the music in the locker room until the cinderblock walls were vibrating, too. For ...

Second-half burst helps Buckeyes rout Purdue Fort Wayne

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State got coach Chris Holtmann a blowout win for his birthday, accompanied by a big bouquet of 3-pointers. C.J. Jackson scored a career-high 25 points and the Buckeyes scored 45 points off 3-point shots on the way to a 107-61 rout ...

Mayfield throws 3 TDs, Chubb has record run in Browns’ win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection. More than a hunch. "When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous," the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. "I ...

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 ...