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Injured Bosa leaves Ohio State to prep for pro career

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday. The junior All-American from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, already had four sacks this season ...

Nance Jr. staying home with Cavs, signs 4-year extension

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. looked out at the crowd gathered in the gym and knew he made the right choice. He's staying home. "I'm one of you guys," he said. "I really am. I'm a Cleveland guy at heart." Nance signed a $44.8 million, four-year contract ...

Chargers romp over Browns on first stop of London trip

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers won't spend their lengthy lay-over for London mulling a loss. Powered by a dominant running game, big plays from quarterback Philip Rivers and a rookie kicker who didn't miss in his NFL debut, the Chargers rolled to ...

Lightning stop scoring drought, beat Blue Jackets 8-2

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning found their offense, and in a big way. Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2 Saturday night. Brayden Point scored in both the ...

No. 3 Ohio State holds off persistent Minnesota 30-14

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — All of No. 3 Ohio State's strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over persistent Minnesota. Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State's receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near ...

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 ...

Burfict back at practice with Bengals as suspension ends

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis knew that linebacker Vontaze Burfict was back when he felt his feet leave the floor. Burfict, who has been suspended repeatedly in his career, rejoined the team after completing a four-game ban for violating the NFL's ...

Make-up game: Indians stars try to erase October ’17 failure

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — October's immense pressure can breed stars or break them. Last year, it cracked Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez. Dynamic from April until September, Cleveland's All-Star duo was dreadful in the postseason. "It was surprising to me," ...

October hero Davis not assured spot on Indians’ ALDS roster

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Rajai Davis has his name cemented in October baseball lore. But it might not be on Cleveland's playoff roster this year. Indians manager Terry Francona has one spot left on his 25-man roster for the AL Division Series against the Houston ...

A capsule look at the Indians-Astros playoff series

By The Associated Press A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Houston, 2:05 p.m.; Game 2, Saturday, at Houston, 4:37 p.m.; Game 3, Monday, Oct. 8, at Cleveland, TBA; x-Game ...

A look at all 16 potential World Series matchups

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer Familiar faces in the American League, new blood in the National League. That's one way to describe this year's postseason. The two Division Series in the AL will include the same four teams as a year ago. Meanwhile, the NL welcomes the Braves, Brewers and ...