Michigan-Ohio State: Protecting JT; Peppers vs. Samuel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The numbers strongly suggest they are two of the four — maybe five — best teams in the country, but after Saturday either No. 3 Michigan or No. 2 Ohio State will be on the outside looking in at the College Football Playoff race.

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

Love, Irving lead Cavaliers to 128-90 rout of Mavericks

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James pulled down a full-court pass from Kevin Love, threw down a dunk and gave the touchdown signal on his way up the court.

Times are good for the defending NBA champions.

  • Written by STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press

No. 8 Ohio State pulls away late, beats FGCU 79-66

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — A sizable contingent of Ohio State fans came to the Gulf Coast Showcase in southwest Florida, where the weather happens to be just a bit nicer than back home.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer