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Jimmy, left, and Dee Haslam owners of the NFL Cleveland Browns stands with new head coach Kevin Stefanski after a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

Berry returns to Browns as NFL's youngest general manager

Jan. 28, 2020 11:09 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have a new general manager, and they don't any need time to get to know him. Andrew Berry was named Cleveland's GM and executive vice president on Tuesday, returning to the team after a one-year stint in the Philadelphia Eagles' front office. Berry was the Browns' vice president...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt walks on the field at halftime of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Cleveland. Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Rocky River, Ohio and during the stop police officers found marijuana in his vehicle. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Hunt tells police he'd fail drug test during stop

Jan. 27, 2020 7:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns running back Kareem Hunt told a police officer he would have failed a drug test if he had been checked during a stop when he was ticketed for speeding and marijuana was found in his car. Hunt was cited for speeding — but no other charges — last week when he was pulled...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo Detroit Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos bats in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Detroit. Castellanos agreed to a $64 million, four-year deal Monday in the Cincinnati Reds' latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Reds get OF Nick Castellanos on $64 million, 4-year deal

Jan. 27, 2020 6:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal Monday with the Reds, Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing. The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. He gets salaries of $16...

FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo Steven Snyder-Hill, right, who claims that a former team doctor for The Ohio State University, Dr. Richard Strauss, now dead, abused him while he was a student sits beside his attorney Scott Elliot Smith, left, during interviews in Columbus, Ohio. Snyder-Hill says he has filed two related complaints with the State Medical Board of Ohio. He says one complaint alleges university President Michael Drake, an ophthalmologist, violated professional ethics and that his school broke laws about sharing public records. He says his other complaint alleges that former student health director Ted Grace mishandled a complaint about misbehavior by Strauss in 1995. Messages seeking comment were left Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 for Ohio State and Grace. Because of confidentiality rules, the medical board won't confirm or comment on complaints unless they result in disciplinary action. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, file)

Medical board complaint filed against Ohio State president

Jan. 27, 2020 5:31 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Complaints against Ohio State University's president and one of its former student health directors were filed Monday with the State Medical Board of Ohio in relation to alleged sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, one of his lead accusers said. Because of legal...

Portland, Phoenix among finalists for 2025-26 Final Four

Jan. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA could potentially be headed out West again for the women's Final Four with Portland and Phoenix as two of the finalists for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the organization announced Monday. The national semifinals haven't been out West since Denver hosted in 2012. The Final Four...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski announces the 2019 professional athlete of the year during the 2020 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards in Cleveland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday. (Joshua Gunter/ via AP)

AP Source: Browns agree to bring back Andrew Berry as new GM

Jan. 27, 2020 1:41 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry is coming back to the Browns. This time as the boss. Berry, who left Cleveland's front office last year to work in Philadelphia, agreed Monday to become the Browns' new general manager and executive vice president, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press....

Blue Jackets sign forward Robinson for 2 more years

Jan. 27, 2020 12:16 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Eric Robinson to a two-year contract extension on Monday. The 24-year-old Robinson was pressed into action at the NHL level this season because of rash of injuries to regulars. He has responded with five goals and four assists and a +10...

Ohio State guard D.J. Carton, front left, shoots against Northwestern forward A.J. Turner during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Evanston, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Carton leads Ohio State past Northwestern 71-59

Jan. 26, 2020 9:56 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — D.J. Carton was disappointed with his play. He wanted to deliver for his teammates on slumping Ohio State. He felt much better after one impressive stretch on Sunday. Carton scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, helping the Buckeyes hold off lowly Northwestern for a sorely...

Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine (8) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Zach LaVine scores 44 as Bulls beat Cavaliers 118-106

Jan. 26, 2020 12:26 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach LaVine fell just short of a perfect night Saturday. LaVine scored 44 points and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-106. The 6-foot-5 guard also finished with 10 rebounds and eight assists, barely missing his first career triple-double. "I haven't had one before, so...

Richmond guard Jacob Gilyard (0) drives around Dayton defender Jalen Crutcher (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.(AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Toppin, Crutcher lead No. 7 Flyers past Richmond, 87-79

Jan. 25, 2020 11:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Back-to-back 3-pointers by Jacob Gilyard gave Richmond a four-point lead over No. 7 Dayton in the first half, bringing the crowd at the Robins Center to its feet. It was just the kind of situation the Flyers have come to relish. Over 5 1/2 minutes, they outscored the Spiders 16-2, then...