Ohio Sports

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 ...

Providence upsets No. 5 Xavier 81-72

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Another layup bounced off the rim, Providence forward Rodney Bullock grabbed the defensive rebound with about 20 seconds left and Xavier coach Chris Mack stood in front of his bench with both hands in the air. It was time to ...

Western Michigan rallies to beat Miami (OH) 67-62

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Bryce Moore scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 67-62 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory. Thomas Wilder added 13 points and Josh Davis scored 10 and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Broncos (10-5, 2-0 Mid-American ...

Rozier scores 20, leads Celtics to 102-88 win over Cavaliers

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas. The next time they see their former teammate, he probably won't be in a hoodie after watching the game from the bench. And it won't be so easy. Terry Rozier scored 20 points in ...

More of the same: Bengals stick with Marvin Lewis

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The assistant head coach is gone, but head coach Marvin Lewis is coming back for a 16th try at a playoff victory. And so it goes in Cincinnati. In a what-have-you-done-lately league, the Bengals remain the outlier. Lewis met with the media on ...

Davis scores 28 points; Dayton beats St. Bonaventure 82-72

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Darrell Davis scored 28 points and Trey Landers added 17— career highs for both — as Dayton beat St. Bonaventure 82-72 on Wednesday night. Jaylen Adams and Izaiah Brockington hit back-to-back 3-pointers as part of a 9-2 spurt to pull St. Bonaventure (11-3, 1-1 ...