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Cavs’ Love progressing, no timetable for return

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has been cleared to begin "select basketball activities" following left foot surgery. Love played in just four games this season before having surgery on Nov. 2 to repair an injury sustained during ...

No. 8 Spartans take 7-game win streak into No. 14 Ohio St.

By ERIC OLSON, AP Sports Writer A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 8 Michigan State at No. 14 Ohio State. The Spartans (12-2, 3-0) have won seven in a row after beating Northwestern on Wednesday night. Coach Tom Izzo has a veteran club and team ...

Williams interviews to coach Browns after strong interim run

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Gregg Williams had his interview with the Browns, who were impressed by his leadership as coach in the second half this season. Williams went 5-3 as Cleveland's interim coach after taking over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29. The ...

Next Bengals coach inherits roster ready for big change

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown must decide whether to bring in another newcomer to coach his team, or return to his pattern of trusting someone he already knows well. Whoever gets the job will inherit a roster on the cusp of significant ...

He promised: LeBron James is the AP’s male athlete of 2018

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the ...

Ravens get what they wanted: Beat Browns to earn playoffs

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens couldn't have asked for a better scenario heading into Sunday's AFC North matchup with the Cleveland Browns. "At the beginning of the season, if we say we control our destiny going into the last game, we can win the ...

Buckeyes’ Meyer to teach, be assistant AD after he retires

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will teach a class in the university's business school and become an assistant athletic director after he retires following the Rose Bowl. Meyer will co-teach "Leadership and Character" during the spring semester and be available to up to ...

Top to bottom, 1st-round QBs impacted NFL along with others

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts. And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between. The ...

Brooks leads Cincinnati over South Carolina State 77-56

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bearcats were coming off their most impressive win. One overmatched opponent was left before the holiday break. They ground out a win so ragged that they felt a need to apologize afterward. Nysier Brooks had a career-high 17 points and ...

Atkinson, Panarin lead Blue Jackets past Flyers, 4-3

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Although he's diminutive in size, Cam Atkinson plays big in front of the net. Atkinson scored two more goals as part of an eight-point game for Columbus' top line to lead the Blue Jackets to their third straight victory, 4-3 over the ...