• University appeals order allowing Ohio man to play football

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday declined a university’s request to stop one of its football players convicted of rape as a teenager from playing on the team.

  • No. 2 Oklahoma turns attention to Tulane after big win

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield emphatically planted an OU flag in the middle of the field at Ohio Stadium after the Sooners knocked off then-No. 2 Ohio State.

  • Texans’ Watson wins 1st start vs historically bad Bengals

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A black tux and bowtie. Deshaun Watson decided to dress in style for his first NFL start, one that came in prime time on his 22nd birthday.

  • Watson runs for TD, leads Texans over Bengals 13-9 in debut

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Deshaun Watson ran 49 yards for a touchdown in his first NFL start and led the Houston Texans’ depleted offense to a late clinching field goal in a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

  • Catch 22: Indians rally, win AL-record 22nd straight game

    CLEVELAND (AP) — On a winning streak that just won’t stop, the Cleveland Indians have posted shutouts, blowouts and routine wins.

  • Peter Uihlein leads Web.com Tour Finals event in Boise

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Peter Uihlein shot a 9-under 62 to take the Albertsons Boise Open lead Thursday, two weeks after wrapping up a PGA Tour card with a victory in the Web.com Tour Finals opener.

  • No ordinary Joe: Thomas nearing 10,000th consecutive snap

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joe Thomas weaved his way through reporters in the locker room, surveying the group before stepping behind a podium.

  • Look who’s back: All-Star Miller returns to red-hot Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have top reliever Andrew Miller, one baseball’s best, back at their disposal.

  • Next challenge for Browns rookie QB Kizer: Ravens defense

    BALTIMORE (AP) — In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born.

  • Student sues Ohio college to play football this season

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of rape as a teen who served nearly a year in a juvenile prison in a highly publicized Ohio case has sued Youngstown State University in federal court after the school allowed him to join the football team and then told him he couldn’t play this season after a female student circulated a petition asking that he be kept off the team.