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Coombs returning to Ohio State as defensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2020 5:11 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kerry Coombs is returning to the Ohio State coaching staff, this time as defensive coordinator. Coombs spent 2012-2017 on the Ohio State staff as cornerbacks coach and has spent the past two seasons in the NFL as cornerbacks coach for the Tennessee Titans. Coombs moves into the slot...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. A misdemeanor simple battery warrant has been issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr., police in New Orleans said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The warrant comes as video posted on social media appears to show Beckham swatting a security officer's buttocks during LSU's locker room victory celebration after Monday night's college national championship game in the Superdome. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns WR Beckham recovering from surgery on core muscle

Jan. 21, 2020 12:49 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to make a full recovery following surgery on a core muscle injury that limited the star wide receiver during his first season with the Browns. Beckham had the operation Tuesday to repair a sports hernia that curtailed his speed and production with Cleveland....

This undated photo provided by Casey Weinstein, an Ohio state representative, shows part of memes he found in his mailbox in Hudson, Ohio. The memes were mostly anti-Democrat and some were threatening, according to Weinstein. He said he thinks they were a response to his support for gun reform. (Casey Weinstein via AP)

Legislator proposes gun restrictions, gets threatening memes

Jan. 21, 2020 11:42 AM EST

HUDSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio state representative who has proposed gun restrictions said he found memes that he considers threatening printed out and placed in his mailbox. Rep. Casey Weinstein, a Democrat from Hudson, said he returned to his home last week after a few days away to find in his mailbox a...

New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Cleveland. New York won 106-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Morris, Randle lead Knicks past Cavs 106-86

Jan. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The New York Knicks came out on top in a matchup between teams at the bottom of the standings Monday night. Marcus Morris Sr. and Julius Randle each scored 19 points and New York used a strong second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-86. Both teams are 12-32 and lead only Atlanta in...

Cleveland Browns new NFL football head coach Kevin Stefanski answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

AP source: Browns interview Vikings assistant GM for opening

Jan. 20, 2020 8:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a person familiar with the team's itinerary told...

Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor jumps Zags to give AP poll record-tying seventh No. 1

Jan. 20, 2020 2:23 PM EST

Baylor and Gonzaga were the only two teams in the top five that took care of business last week. That doesn't mean they didn't move around, too. The Bears (15-1) leaped over the Bulldogs and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, using wins over Iowa State and...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) congratulates Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) after Bjorkstrand scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in New York. Bjorkstrom scored both goals as the Blue Jackets defeated the Rangers 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

Jan. 19, 2020 11:04 PM EST

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 lift the Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers...

East Carolina's Jayden Gardner (1) looks to pass around Cincinnati's Tre Scott (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Scott's double-double leads Cincinnati over ECU 82-57

Jan. 19, 2020 8:47 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Scott had another double-double, but it was another number in the box score — one on the other side of the ledger — that meant the most to him. Scott played a hand in holding down East Carolina's Jayden Gardner, the key to Cincinnati coasting to an 82-57 victory...

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, left, of Latvia, stops a shot in front of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during the third period an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Merzlikins leads Blue Jackets' rout of New Jersey

Jan. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elvis Merzlikins felt he was pretty lucky, especially near the end. The Columbus Blue Jackets feel pretty fortunate every time he steps on the ice. Merzlikins made a career-high 41 saves in his third shutout in his last four starts, and the Blue Jackets beat the New Jersey Devils 5-0...

Love lifts Wright St. past Youngstown St. 79-72

Jan. 18, 2020 9:54 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Loudon Love scored 21 points and had nine rebounds, two blocks and a steal and Wright State beat Youngstown State 79-72 on Saturday night for its sixth straight home victory. Bill Wampler scored 16 points, Cole Gentry had 11 and Tanner Holden grabbed 13 rebounds for the Raiders (17-4,...