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Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

By ALLAN KREDA Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to ...

Lewis, Jackson back on sidelines to coach in Collegiate Bowl

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis don't know if they will appear again on an NFL sideline but on Saturday they will be coaching players who hope to get to the next level. The close friends are the head coaches for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. ...

Berry back to interview with Browns about GM opening

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry may still have his parking spot with the Browns. After spending three seasons in Cleveland's front office, Berry, who is currently the Eagles' vice president of football operations, interviewed Friday to be the Browns' new ...

Crutcher’s 3 in OT lifts No. 13 Dayton over Saint Louis

By STEVE OVERBEY Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Obi Toppin and Trey Landers did all the talking in Dayton's huddle heading into overtime against St. Louis. Jalen Crutcher did the listening. Crutcher hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and finished with 21 points, lifting No. 13 ...

Brooks has 26 points as Grizzlies defeat Cavaliers 113-109

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies kept the NBA's longest winning streak alive with a fourth-quarter burst and defensive stops in the final seconds. Dillon Brooks scored 26 points, Ja Morant added 16 points and eight assists and the Grizzlies ...

Second shot: Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski as next coach

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He's about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns. The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland's job last year but ...

Diggins, Ottey help UIC upset Wright State 76-72

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins scored 20 points and Marcus Ottey made two free throws with 11 seconds left to help Illinois-Chicago hold off Wright State 76-72 on Sunday. Diggins sank 7 of 13 shots from the floor for the Flames (7-12, 2-4 Horizon League), who handed the Raiders (15-4, 5-1) ...

Browns’ coaching search nearing end, GM interviews planned

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' two-week-old coaching search has come into focus, and perhaps may soon come to an end. Cleveland appears to have narrowed its list of candidates to three presumed finalists — 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Vikings ...

Ballock, Alexander lead Creighton past Xavier 77-65

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The Creighton Bluejays earned an important Big East road win on Saturday, and in doing so helped head coach Greg McDermott achieve a career milestone. Mitch Ballock scored 19 points and went 5 of 9 from 3-point range, and Ty-Shon Alexander ...

Green, Phinisee lead Indiana past No. 11 Ohio State 66-54

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Wirter BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller promised to make changes Saturday. He doubled down with one move: giving Rob Phinisee his first start of the season and bringing Devonte Green off the bench. It worked perfectly. Phinisee gave the ...