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Ohio Sports News

Last Update on November 23, 2014 06:35 GMT


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors turned an 18-point deficit into a convincing 110-93 win over Cleveland on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss.

The Raptors, who have won four in a row and are off to their best start in franchise history, trailed 26-8 less than 4 minutes into the game, but showed why they have the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto led 56-54 at halftime and took control midway in the third quarter. The Raptors up by as many as 19 points in the fourth.

Kevin Love scored 23 points to lead Cleveland. LeBron James, who spent the final 6:20 on the bench, finished with 15 points with 10 assists.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brayden Schenn, Mark Streit, Wayne Simmonds and Braydon Coburn all scored for the Philadelphia Flyers, who broke a season-worst, four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux both had two assists, and Voracek improved his NHL-leading points total to 29. Giroux notched his 400th NHL point with his first assist. Steve Mason made 20 saves.

Boone Jenner and Matt Calvert scored for the Blue Jackets, who have lost three games in a row. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 shots against his former team. He got the start despite playing through a seven-round shootout loss at Boston on Friday.

During its skid, Philadelphia had allowed the first goal. The Flyers reversed that trend against Columbus.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns activated star wide receiver Josh Gordon, clearing the way for him to make his season debut on Sunday in Atlanta.

Cleveland officially activated the All-Pro from the exempt/commissioner permission list Saturday and waived backup outside linebacker Keith Pough.

The roster move with Gordon was a formality after he was reinstated earlier in the week after serving a 10-game league suspension for violating the drug policy. He'll be on the field at the Georgia Dome when the Browns take on the Falcons.

Gordon, who led the NFL with 1,646 yards receiving in just 14 games last season, looked good in practice this week and will likely be in the starting lineup. After serving a two-game suspension last season, Gordon caught 10 passes for 146 yards in a win over Minnesota.

Pough spent the first 10 weeks on the Browns' practice squad.


FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Carson Wentz threw for two scores and ran for another to lead North Dakota State to a 38-14 win over Youngstown State on Saturday.

Wentz connected with Zach Vraa for 18 yards, added a 17-yard rushing TD and hit Andrew Bonnet for a 9-yarder to give North Dakota State a 28-0 halftime lead.

John Crockett carried it 28 times for 168 yards and had a 4-yard TD for North Dakota State. King Frazier rushed for 45 yards and added a 10-yard score in the fourth quarter.

Hunter Wells threw for 135 yards and two scores for Youngstown State, but was hurt by three interceptions.

Christian Dudzik had two picks, Nick DeLuca had the other, Derek Rivers recovered a fumble and the Bison defense held the Penguins to 216 total yards.


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Connor Kacsor ran in 16 yards for a go-ahead touchdown to give Dayton a 19-14 victory over Campbell in the season finale for both teams on Saturday.

The Flyers trailed 14-13 in the fourth when Kacsor's TD run put Dayton ahead with 4:48 to go. The two-point conversion failed.

Campbell got the ball back and drove down 68 yards, but on fourth and 5 at the Dayton 7, Dakota Wolf's pass was broken up by Danny Leach with 2:19 remaining.

Kacsor broke Dayton's all-time career rushing record by three yards, now with 2,943 yards total. He finished the day with 90 yards on 24 carries. Will Bardo threw for 239 yards and a touchdown.

Wolf was 10-of-22 passing for 93 yards, and had 83 yards on the ground. Jabri Ridenhour scored on runs of 9 and 6 yards for both of the Fighting Camels' touchdowns.


SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Javaris Jenkins finished with 33 points, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range, and seven rebounds to lead Savannah State to an 87-83 come from behind win in overtime over Cleveland State on Saturday night.

Jenkins scored 10 of the final 11 points in regulation for the Tigers, including a game tying 3 that knotted the score at 79 with one second left. The shot capped off a 13-point second half comeback for Savannah State, which trailed 60-47 midway through the half.

Alante Fenner added 16 points and six boards off the bench for the Tigers, while Khaleen Pinkett finished with 10 points.

Trey Lewis scored 27 points to pace the Vikings, who were held scoreless over the final two minutes of the overtime period. Marlin Mason added 16 points for Cleveland State and Anton Grady had 13.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- JT Yoho scored 25 points, Joe Thomasson added 16 with nine rebounds and five assists, and Wright State defeated Charleston Southern 86-79 on Saturday night.

The Raiders shot 57.7 percent from the field and hit 10 3-pointers. Chrishawn Hopkins scored 14 points, Reggie Arceneaux had 11 and Steven Davis chipped in 10.

Wright State pushed out to a 13-point lead in the first half with a 15-4 run sparked by two jumpers and a 3-pointer by Thomasson.

Charleston Southern climbed back within three at the midway mark in the second half, but Yoho answered with a three-point play and two layups to put the Raiders up 75-68 with 3:30 left. Wright State sank 11 free throws in the final 2 1/2 minutes to seal it.

Arlon Harper led the Buccaneers with 24 points while Saah Nimley and Will Saunders each chipped in 15.

National Sports News

Last Update on November 23, 2014 20:12 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- On paper the top game of the early afternoon portion of the schedule in the NFL is being played in Foxborough, Massachusetts, as the New England Patriots are entertaining the Detroit Lions. As it turns out the Pats dominated the first half, going to the locker room with a 24-6 lead. New England started the day in first place in the AFC East with a record of 8-2 while the Lions share first place in the NFC North with Green Bay at 7-3.

The game features a classic matchup of offense against defense as New England averages 32.2 points a game while the Lions give up just 15.6.

The Packers, who share the NFC North lead with the Lions, are at Minnesota this afternoon.

Defending Super Bowl champion Seattle finds itself tied for second place in the NFC West with San Francisco at 6-4. The Arizona Cardinals top the division, and all of the NFL, with a record of 9-1. Today the Seahawks are looking to cut into that lead as they play host to the Cards.

The rest of the day's schedule has the Bengals playing the Texans in Houston, Tampa Bay at Chicago, the Falcons home to the Browns, Jacksonville at Indianapolis, the Chargers hosting the Rams, Washington at San Francisco, Miami at Denver and Tennessee at Philadelphia. The Eagles start the day tied with Dallas for first in the NFC East. Tonight the Cowboys are visiting New Jersey to face the Giants.


UNDATED (AP) -- The new Associated Press Top-25 football poll has been released with no change at the top from last week's poll. Florida State remains No. 1 with Alabama No. 2, Oregon third and Mississippi State fourth. Baylor and TCU flipped positions with Baylor now ranked fifth and TCU sixth. The rest of the top-10 teams features Ohio State, Georgia, UCLA and Michigan State.

As far as first-place votes are concerned FSU got 37 with Alabama 21 and Oregon 2.


UNDATED (AP) -- The red-hot Memphis Grizzlies look for another home-court win this evening as they face the Clippers. Memphis leads the NBA with a record of 11-2 with seven of the wins coming on the home floor against no defeats. The Clippers have won two in a row and are 7-4.

Portland has won six straight overall and tonight the Blazers are on the road for a game with the Celtics.

The Golden State Warriors are off to a good start with a record of 9-2. They are riding a four-game winning streak and tonight are in Oklahoma City to face the Thunder, who have dropped five straight.

The remaining games tonight feature Charlotte at Miami and the Lakers home to the Nuggets.


UNDATED (AP) -- In the lone day game in the NHL the St. Louis Blues end a four-game road trip with a game at Winnipeg. The Blues stopped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Senators in Ottawa yesterday. Today's game brings to an end a three-game homestand for the Jets.

The Rangers are back on the ice for the first time since last Wednesday as they entertain the Canadiens tonight. New York's game on Friday was snowed out in Buffalo so the team has had a relatively long break between games. The 16-5-1 Canadiens lead the NHL with 33 points and have won eight of their last nine games.

Anaheim and Arizona are meeting for the second time this month tonight on the Ducks' ice. Back on Nov. 7 the Coyotes rallied to beat the Ducks 3-2 in a shootout.

And in Vancouver this evening the Canucks are hosting the Blackhawks. This is the first of three meetings for these clubs this season.


UNDATED (AP) -- Kentucky, the top team in The Associated Press men's Top-15 basketball poll, enters today's game against Montana State 4-0. In other action today involving ranked schools, 11th-ranked Wichita State is playing Newman while No. 17 Connecticut goes against West Virginia, 18th-ranked Oklahoma is facing Northwestern State and 20th-ranked Ohio State is meeting Sacred Heart.


LILLE, France (AP) -- Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet (ree-SHARD' gas-KAY') 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match to give Switzerland the Davis Cup final against France. The win put the Swiss on top 3-1 in the best of five competition.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection.


ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A dream season for British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has ended with a victory in the final race of the season and the World Championship. Despite not sleeping the night before the Abu Dhabi (AH'-boo DAH'-bee) Grand Prix, Hamilton finished first in a race he only needed to finish first or second in to clinch the title, his second. Hamilton also won the F1 title in 2008. Mercedes teammate Nico (NEE'-koh) Rosberg started the day on the pole and just 17 points back of Hamilton but he never recovered from a poor start.

Overall, Hamilton finished the season with 384 points, with Rosberg notching 317 and Daniel Ricciardo (rih-KAR'-doh) 238 to finish third.


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