Bruce Arena returns as US coach, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arena was a decade removed from the U.S. national team when he received a telephone call from U.S. Soccer Federation Secretary General Dan Flynn on Sunday asking him to meet with USSF President Sunil Gulati the following day.

  • Written by RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

Ohio State swamps overmatched Western Carolina 66-38

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — JaQuan Lyle scored 17 and Jae'Sean Tate added 14 and 11 rebounds as Ohio State routed Western Carolina 66-38 in another tuneup game on Monday night.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

Michigan-Ohio State tradition has playoff implications again

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Never mind that No. 2 Ohio State's clash with No. 3 Michigan this week is the most meaningful contest between the bitter rivals in a decade. In Columbus, the game against "The Team Up North" doesn't need any additional hype.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

Big plays, disputed calls, lasers highlight return to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Derek Carr made more big plays for Oakland, questionable calls by the officials peeved the Texans and an unexpected laser show from the stands took both teams off guard.

  • Written by JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer