Ohio Sports

Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs 119-107

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers didn't have to worry about LeBron James on this trip to Cleveland. Oladipo scored 24 points, Bojan Bogdanovic led the way with 25 points and Indiana kept the Cavaliers winless on the season with a ...

Panarin’s overtime tally powers Blue Jackets over Sabres 5-4

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella had trouble explaining how his team could blow a two-goal lead in the third period Saturday night only to come back and win 31 seconds into overtime. Finally, he resorted to quoting Forrest Gump. "It's a ...

Boyle’s 3 TDs lead Indiana State past Youngstown State 43-17

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Boyle threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns and Indiana State posted a 43-17 Missouri Valley Football Conference victory over Youngstown State on Saturday. The Sycamores won for just the sixth time in the 28-game history of the series that dates back to 1988. ...

Mayfield says ‘no words’ for ref’s explanation of helmet hit

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The explanation didn't make any sense at the time. Days later, Baker Mayfield remains baffled. After the Browns rookie quarterback was blasted in the helmet on Sunday by Tampa Bay safety Jordan Whitehead, who lowered his head to deliver ...

Bearcats finally back home, looking to build on big season

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A new era in Bearcats basketball started when they moved into an on-campus arena in 1989. Bob Huggins turned them into a national powerhouse that was ranked No. 1. After he was forced out, the program fell off and Mick Cronin was brought in to ...

Russell, Harris lead Nets past winless Cavaliers 102-86

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Life without LeBron James has been harder so far than the Cleveland Cavaliers hoped. Cleveland fell to 0-4 after a 102-86 loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday night. D'Angelo Russell scored 18 points, Joe Harris added 16 and the Nets outscored ...

LeBron James gets 1st win as a Laker in romp over Suns

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — In his fourth game, LeBron James finally got his first victory as a Los Angeles Laker. James flirted with what would have been his 74th career triple-double, finishing with 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds before sitting out the fourth ...

Bengals’ challenge: Get over yet another prime-time meltdown

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis went to sit in his chair and realized someone had lowered it. The chair didn't cooperate as he struggled to get it to a comfortable level. "I guess that's what happens when you get beat up," the Bengals coach joked. Beat up, and ...

Browns’ Jackson not pointing fingers, will “help” offense

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson only wants to help. Honestly. A day after Cleveland's embattled coach strongly suggested he might take control of his team's sputtering offense following an overtime loss at Tampa Bay, Jackson said he was merely offering ...

Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father. Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa. In the front row was young Gus Bell, named for the ...