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No. 2 Ohio State dominating in way not seen since 1940s

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer James Laurinaitis and the Big Ten network crew were meeting with Nebraska coach Scott Frost prior to the Cornhuskers’ game against Indiana late last month when the conversation turned to No. 2 Ohio State. The Buckeyes (9-0, 6-0) are dominating in a way ...

Raiders seek to avoid letdown vs. winless Bengals

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knows full well what the Cincinnati Bengals are enduring this season: nine straight losses to open the year. Carr began his rookie season as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders with 10 consecutive defeats before ...

Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not even Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann saw this coming. His 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on Wednesday night ...

No. 2 Ohio State looks to stay undefeated, faces Rutgers

By The Associated Press undefined No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) at Rutgers (2-7, 0-6), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (BTN). Line: Ohio State by 51 Series record: Ohio State leads 5-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The 51-point spread is the largest for a Big Ten Conference game, according ...

NFL helmet safety challenge kicks-off with symposium in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The National Football League’s efforts to address concerns over brain injuries and other player safety issues continue with a symposium in Ohio aimed at developing a safer helmet for NFL players. NFL safety officials, scientists, engineers and helmet manufacturers ...

Drouin scores shootout winner, Montreal tops Columbus 3-2

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens never feel out of a game, regardless of the score. Jonathan Drouin scored the shootout winner and the Canadiens rallied to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday night. Brendan Gallagher and Tomas Tatar scored third-period goals for the ...

No. 21 Xavier rallies past Missouri 63-58 in overtime

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier had made only two 3-pointers all game, none in the second half. Down by three in the closing seconds, the 21st-ranked Musketeers desperately needed somebody to finally hit from long range. Naji Marshall swished one from the top of the key ...

Embiid scores 27, leads 76ers past Cavaliers 98-97

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The shots weren't falling for the Philadelphia 76ers, so they clamped down on defense. Joel Embiid scored 27 points, including the go-ahead dunk with 13.2 seconds remaining, and Philadelphia held Cleveland without a point for the final 3 ...

Cook leads Missouri State past Cleveland St. 73-53

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Keandre Cook registered 19 points and nine rebounds as Missouri State romped past Cleveland State 73-53 on Tuesday night. Tulio Da Silva had 13 points and seven rebounds for Missouri State (2-1). Lamont West added 10 points. Kabir Mohammed had 11 rebounds for the ...

Wright State beats Tennessee Tech 85-80 in OT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Wampler scored 20 points and his go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime sparked a 10-5 run that lifted Wright State over Tennessee Tech 85-80 on Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles closed to 81-80 with 1:50 left in OT on Keishawn Davidson's layup, but Wright State's Jaylon ...