CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped the Denver Nuggets' seven-game winning streak with a 98-88 victory last night. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points and Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for the Cavaliers, who won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Andrew Whitworth doesn't mind moving. The Pro Bowl left tackle got shifted inside the Bengals line when left guard Clint Boling tore a knee ligament during a 17-10 win in San Diego on Sunday. Whitworth might just stay at the guard spot when the Bengals host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has four quarterbacks. He just doesn't know which one of them will start Sunday at New England. Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell are both recovering from concussions and have not yet been cleared to practice. The Browns signed Caleb Hanie on Tuesday and brought in Alex Tanney last week after Campbell sustained a head injury.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant will undergo a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat and miss the remainder of the season. Bryant reported symptoms Monday. He was taken out of an October 3rd game against Buffalo and was briefly hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat. Bryant signed a five-year, $34 million contract in March.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds have added Jay Bell as their bench coach and Don Long as their hitting coach. Bell was the Pittsburgh Pirates' hitting coach last season, when they beat the Reds in a one-game wild card playoff. Long spent the past three seasons with Atlanta as a minor league hitting coordinator.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - LaQuinton Ross scored 20 points to lead Number 5 Ohio State to a 76-60 victory over Maryland last night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Sam Thompson added 14 points, including four rim-rattling dunks, and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 12.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Number 25 Dayton shook off Delaware State 56-46 last night. Matt Kavanaugh scored 11 points. Dayton played its first game as a ranked team since 2009 and looked jet-lagged from its trip to the Maui Invitational last week.
KENT, Ohio (AP) - Brian Fitzpatrick scored 16 as Bucknell overcame Kent State 66-59 and snapped its 13-game home winning streak last night. Cameron Ayers made a 3-pointer with 4:53 to give Bucknell the lead for good and hit another one on the next possession to extend the lead to 59-55. Darren Goodson had 18 points to lead Kent State.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Rian Pearson poured in 30 points to lead Toledo past Detroit 91-75 last night. The Rockets used an early 17-0 run ignited by a jumper and a three-point play from Nathan Boothe, and Pearson netted four 3-pointers in the first half to help Toledo coast to a 56-39 advantage at the break. They shot 52.7 percent for the game and made 12 of their 21 3-point attempts.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Number 8 Maryland overcame a shaky first half to beat Ohio State 67-55 last night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Alyssa Thomas had 25 points and 12 rebounds. Ameryst Alston scored 18, and Cait Craft and Matina Ellerbe had 11 apiece for the Buckeyes, who were coming off a 21-point loss to top-ranked Connecticut.
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