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Last Update on October 09, 2015 05:36 GMT


COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland says Randy Edsall will coach the Terrapins at top-ranked Ohio State amid reports that he will be fired.

"Randy Edsall is our head football coach and he'll be on the sidelines Saturday against Ohio State," the school said Thursday in a statement.

Maryland is 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten this season, the 57-year-old Edsall's fifth at the school. He's 22-33 overall at Maryland after going 74-70 in 12 seasons at Connecticut.

After the game at Ohio State, the Terrapins have a week off before playing Penn State at home October 24th.


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns are still a little jumpy over an offside call late in last week's loss at San Diego.

Cornerback Tramon Williams was penalized when he appeared to beat the snap before Chargers rookie kicker Josh Lambo pushed his 39-yard field-goal attempt to the right. The ball was moved 5 yards closer and Lambo drilled a 34-yarder after time expired for a 30-27 win.

Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said Thursday that he believes Williams timed the snap perfectly and did not commit a penalty. Browns coach Mike Pettine would not divulge what the NFL told the team regarding its review of the contentious play.

League spokesman Michael Signora said it did not have the right angle of the play and its video is inconclusive.

Williams said discussing the matter now is irrelevant since the Browns lost.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- An investment bank hired by Indians owner Paul Dolan has identified a potential minority partner for the franchise and may be near a deal.

Steve Greenberg, managing director of Allen & Company, a New York-based financial boutique that has brokered sports acquisitions in the past, said Thursday the search has narrowed on a "small group." Greenberg said the hope is the deal would be finished by the end of the year.

Greenberg said a minority owner will ease the financial burden on Dolan and help bring stability to the Indians, who finished 81-80 this season and missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

The Dolan family has owned the Indians since 1999.

National Sports News

Last Update on October 09, 2015 22:43 GMT


UNDATED (AP) -- A busy day of play in the baseball playoffs has started with the Texas Rangers gaining a fast 2-0 lead over Toronto in their best-of-five series by outlasting the Blue Jays 6-4 in 14 innings. Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning of the game that was just three minutes shy of five hours.

The underdog Rangers will try to sweep the Blue Jays in Game 3 Sunday in Texas. Colby Lewis will start for Texas against Marco Estrada.

The second game of the Houston at Kansas City series is under way in KC. The Royals lost the opener, but have rallied to take a 5-4 lead over the Astros late in the game at Kauffman Stadium. Ben Zobrist drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single.

Later in the day, play begins in the NLDS with the Cardinals hosting the Cubs in the first contest. A pair of former Boston pitchers are squaring off in this one as Jon Lester goes for the Cubs against John Lackey. The Cubs advanced by eliminating Pittsburgh in the National League wild-card game.

And this evening in Los Angeles, the Dodgers and Mets open their best-of-five series in what looks to be a good pitching matchup. Reigning Cy Young and league MVP Clayton Kershaw gets the ball for the home team against 2014 Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom. Despite his great regular season success, Kershaw hasn't done much in the post season as he is 1-5 with a 5.12 ERA in six playoff series since 2008.

In a non-playing note from this game, veteran Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully will not be behind the mic for any of this year's playoff games for the Dodgers. The 87-year-old underwent an undetermined medical procedure and his doctors have recommend rest.


SEATTLE (AP) -- Lloyd McClendon is out after two years of being manager of the Seattle Mariners. New general manager Jerry Dipoto has made the decision so he can bring in his own field boss to take over Seattle's on-field operations.

The Mariners were 76-86 this season.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he could miss another three games because of a pulled left hamstring. That's the timetable McCoy says he was provided by the team's medical staff after he aggravated the injury in a 41-14 win at Miami on Sept. 27.

He called the new injury a "grade-two pull" and acknowledged he might have come back from the injury too soon.

McCoy was hurt on Aug. 18, and returned for Buffalo's season opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 13.


HOUSTON (AP) -- Brian Hoyer has his job back as Houston's starting quarterback. Hoyer won the job out of camp but was pulled in the fourth quarter of a season-opening loss to the Chiefs after committing two turnovers. Ryan Mallett has started since then, but he has struggled and Hoyer took over in both of the last two games as the Texans fell to 1-4.

The Texans have 10 days before they'll try to get back on track when they travel to Jacksonville on Oct. 18.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Buffalo Bills defensive Jerry Hughes has been fined more than $30,000 by the NFL for incidents in last weekend's loss to the New York Giants. Hughes, who has a history of verbally admonishing game officials, was fined $23,152 for abusive language toward an official. He also was docked $8,681 for unnecessary roughness for head-butting.


UNDATED (AP) -- Mike Babcock returns to Joe Louis Arena tonight, but as the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He left the Red Wings in the off season to take over the Toronto franchise. The Toronto at Detroit game is one of six on the schedule tonight.

In Columbus, the Blue Jackets and Rangers play the first-half of a home and home. A year ago, New York won three of the four games between the two clubs.

New Jersey is home to Winnipeg while the defending champion Blackhawks are facing the Islanders on New York's ice and the Kings are hosting the Coyotes. The game marks the professional debut of Max Domi (DOH'-mee) with Arizona. He is the son of former NHL player Tie Domi. The younger Domi was the first round pick of the Coyotes in 2013.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Defenseman Simon Despres (see-MOHN' duh-PRAY') has agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks open their season on Saturday with a game against San Jose. The 24-year-old was a first-round pick by the Penguins in 2009, and rose through Pittsburgh's minor-league system before the club traded him to Anaheim for defenseman Ben Lovejoy.

In other hockey news:

-- Center Mike Richards and the Los Angeles Kings have settled their dispute over the termination of Richards' contract after his arrest in June in Canada for possession of a controlled substance. He becomes a free agent.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks' player Thabo Sefolosha (tah-BO' sehf-ah-LOH'-shuh) missed the playoffs earlier this year with a broken leg he says he suffered during a fracas with New York City police. A Manhattan jury has now found Sefolosha not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The incident took place outside a trendy New York City nightclub.

Prosecutors say he disobeyed police orders to clear the street after another NBA player was stabbed outside the club on April 8.

The Swiss national says he was moving up the block and trying to give a beggar money when officers grabbed him.


INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The International team won the second day fourball competition at the Presidents Cup in South Korea, leaving the U.S. with a 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 point lead. Next up is a double session Saturday of eight matches that will shape the final round.

A mistake by Phil Mickelson cost the U.S. one of the matches as he and Zach Johnson were assessed a one-hole penalty at No. 7 when Mickelson used a different model golf ball, ultimately costing the Americans the match.


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