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Cunningham has 20 points as Dayton holds off Richmond 87-81

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Josh Cunningham scored 20 points on an almost perfect night shooting as Dayton picked up its first road win of the season, knocking off Richmond 87-81 on Tuesday night. Cunningham hit all eight field goal attempts and was 4 of 5 from the line. Trey Landers …

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Wiggins, Butler lead 127-99 Wolves romp past James, Cavs

By DAVE CAMPBELLAP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night that stopped a 12-game home losing streak to …

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Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets rally to beat Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) – Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Columbus Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night. Panarin took a pass off his skate and kicked it to his stick for the winner. Nick Foligno and Pierre-Luc Dubois …

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Bengals hire Detroit’s Austin as defensive coordinator

CINCINNATI (AP) – The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Teryl Austin as defensive coordinator. Austin spent the past four seasons as Detroit’s defensive coordinator, but his future was in doubt after the Lions fired coach Jim Caldwell last week. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis calls Austin a “bright and aggressive coach with …

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Longtime NFL assistants to coach East-West Shrine Game

By The Associated Press Longtime NFL assistant coaches Jonathan Hayes and Bobby Johnson will be the head coaches of the East-West Shrine college all-star game. The game will be played Saturday, Jan. 20, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Hayes has spent the past 15 seasons with the Cincinnati …

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Assault case for NC State’s Johnson resumes next week

CLEVELAND (AP) – The felony assault case involving suspended North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson will resume next week in his home state of Ohio. According to the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Common Pleas Court, a pretrial hearing was held Monday and another is set for Jan. 16. A court document …

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NHL fines Blue Jackets defenseman Savard $5K for slashing

By MITCH STACYAP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for slashing. The league’s department of player safety announced Monday that Savard was fined the maximum amount allowed for slashing Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck in the third …

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Anderson lifts Blue Jackets past Panthers in shootout

By ROBERT DENHARDAssociated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Josh Anderson scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Jared McCann’s attempt to secure the win …

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Winchester provides OT spark as Wright St tops Oakland 86-81

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) – Loudon Love and Grant Benzinger posted double-doubles and Everett Winchester scored seven of his eight points in overtime to spark Wright State to an 86-81 victory over Oakland on Sunday afternoon. Love totaled 25 points and 17 rebounds and Benzinger added 14 points and 10 boards …

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CFL team buys more time to negotiate with Johnny Manziel

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) – The Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats have bought themselves more time to negotiate with former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. The CFL team issued a statement Sunday confirming that an offer was made to the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. By doing so, the Tiger-Cats maintained his rights …

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