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Cumberland has 18 points, No. 14 Cincinnati routs USF 78-55

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Down 10 points on the road, No. 14 Cincinnati hardly blinked. "There was no panic. I'm very confident with these guys," coach Mick Cronin said after Jarron Cumberland scored 18 points and the Bearcats shrugged off a slow start to beat ...

Ohio St. beats Rutgers 68-46, improves to 6-0 in Big 10

By MATT SUGAM, Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Ohio State opened up the season without much expectation. So, making the Top 25 and leading the Big Ten surely wasn't anticipated. Now, when the new weekly rankings come out, the Buckeyes will likely have both. "We had talked about it ...

Booth scores 21, No. 1 Villanova routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova turned the anticipated Big East game of the year into a romp by the time some fans were still taking their seats. Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored a career high 21 points while Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead the No. 1 Wildcats to ...

Cavs’ Thomas fined $20K for clothesline on T’Wolves’ Wiggins

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for striking Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins in the throat. The punishment was announced Wednesday by Kiki VanDeWeghe, the league's executive vice president for basketball operations. The ...

Browns add Packers execs Wolf, Highsmith to front office

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns' roster still needs major work. Their front office is starting to shape up. New general manager John Dorsey tapped into his NFL connections to improve the winless Browns, adding former Green Bay executives Eliot Wolf and ...

Wiggins, Butler lead 127-99 Wolves romp past James, Cavs

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves, like so many lesser opponents over the years, have been largely unsuccessful in trying to best LeBron James. This time, they built a lead on Cleveland as big as 41 points before the end of the third quarter. ...

Bengals hire Detroit’s Austin as defensive coordinator

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Teryl Austin as defensive coordinator. Austin spent the past four seasons as Detroit's defensive coordinator, but his future was in doubt after the Lions fired coach Jim Caldwell last week . "I am excited to add Teryl to our coaching staff ...

Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets rally to beat Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) — Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a hard time holding back his smile after a come-from-behind victory over Toronto. Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. Bobrovsky ...

Frosty feelings: Browns fans protest 0-16 season with parade

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Chanting through chattering teeth, Browns fans finally felt victorious. Maybe the winless season wasn't a total loss. Thousands of disgruntled Cleveland fans, some of them calling for owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam to sell the franchise or ...

LeBron James assist short of triple-double in Cavs’ win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James did a little bit of everything in Cleveland's victory over Orlando James had 33 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and six steals, but it was his steady presence on the floor in the final six minutes that made the difference in Cleveland's 131-127 victory ...