No. 21 Xavier sends No. 16 Baylor to its 1st loss, 76-63

CINCINNATI (AP) — After giving up 102 points in its first loss of the season, No. 21 Xavier spent all of its practice time working on defense. It showed the next time out.


  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

Ex-Ohio State great widens lawsuit over commercial image use

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State and NFL star is asking a judge to let him expand a class-action lawsuit over allegations that marketing campaigns for dozens of big-time colleges and universities improperly used the images of thousands of current and former football players.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin are playoff top 4

Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will enter championship weekend positioned to earn a playoff spot with just one more victory.

But a potential Alabama-Ohio State controversy looms.

  • Written by By RALPH D. RUSSO , AP College Football Writer

Sochi investigator says Russian denials risk tougher penalty

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian sports officials risk talking themselves into a tougher punishment for the country's Olympic team, according to the investigator who detailed an orchestrated doping program.

  • Written by By GRAHAM DUNBAR , AP Sports Writer