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NHL: Jackets fall in overtime

COLUMBUS — Brayden Point scored 1:56 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 for their third straight win to begin the season. Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy and Joonas Korpisalo traded great saves in extra time before Point tapped in a pass from ...

Steelers pick up former OSU QB Haskins

PITTSBURGH — Dwayne Haskins will attempt to kick-start his career in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed the former Washington quarterback to a futures contract on Thursday, giving the 23-year-old a second chance after he flamed out in the nation’s capital in less than two seasons. Haskins ...

Sexton scores 42 as Cavs beat Nets and Irving

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving needed some time. The new-look Nets will require some as well. Irving returned from his personal “pause” and scored 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but Brooklyn’s “Big 3” couldn’t keep up with Cleveland’s Collin Sexton, ...

Browns consider Mayfield decisions

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield checked every box for the Browns this season: he matured as a player, took them back to the playoffs, solidified himself as a leader. Cleveland’s long search for a franchise quarterback appears to be over. “We’re very, very pleased with him,” general ...

Latest trade is part of process

PITTSBURGH — Ben Cherington is tearing it all down. All of it. It’s the only way the Pittsburgh Pirates general manager sees a way forward. The process Cherington began when he took over 15 months ago is picking up speed after the Pirates sent starting pitcher Joe Musgrove to the San ...

Crosby pulls out overtime win over Capitals

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins spent the better part of 30 minutes skating in slush. They surrendered a three-on-none break. Twice, they fell behind by two goals. They played the third period with just four defensemen after injuries to a pair of regulars. And still, they found a way. Having ...

Blue Jackets fall 15 seconds into OT

DETROIT — Tyler Bertuzzi scored 15 seconds into overtime and Bobby Ryan became the first player to score four times in his first three games with Detroit, leading the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Bertuzzi was credited with the winning goal after ...

Ohio State lets one get away against Purdue

COLUMBUS — With the clock ticking down to the single digits, the score tied and the ball in his hands, Jaden Ivey had no doubt what would happen next. “I’m hitting this shot,” Ivey said. “I knew I was in a slump, but I knew it was going in.” Ivey’s step-back 3-pointer from ...

Browns foresee bright future

CLEVELAND — On their wild ride of an unforgettable, almost unimaginable 2020 season when Zoom calls, masks and contact tracing were daily fixtures, the Browns discovered two things that point to a bright future for an awakened franchise. They’ve got the right coach and the right ...

Fields to enter draft; Olave stays

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said in his lengthy ...