Linebacker Eric Martin lifts Billy Cundiff after Cundiff’s winning field goal.
ATLANTA — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer overcame three interceptions and All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon made a key play in his first game back from suspension in Cleveland’s 26-24 come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons yesterday.
The Bengals’ Andy Dalton passed for 233 yards and a touchdown in his hometown.
HOUSTON — Andy Dalton gave his father, Greg, a special 55th birthday present by finally getting a victory in his hometown. Dalton lost his first three games against the Houston Texans, including twice here in the playoffs, but passed for 233 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to a 22-13 victory yesterday.
Dan Herron, RB, Indianapolis: Led the Colts with 65 yards rushing on 12 carries and added 31 yards on five receptions in a 23-3 victory over Jacksonville. Lost one fumble and made one tackle.
Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell of Ohio State leads a fast break against Sacred Heart. He led the Buckeyes with 32 points.
Two days before the game, freshman D’Angelo Russell could not name Ohio State’s next opponent. “Say … say …,” he stammered. “Sacred Heart,” Sam Thompson interjected from the adjacent chair, providing senior leadership. All Russell knew was that he had a bad game behind him and another one ahead, and he was determined to be better.
Jalin Marshall makes a one-handed grab for a 15-yard touchdown, one of his three touchdown catches in the second half.
25 words or fewer: Redemption tastes best when guzzled — just ask Jalin Marshall. Buckeyes clinched return to Big Ten title game, then took aim at The Game.
Branden Bowen last night became the second blue-chip offensive line prospect in a week to commit to Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class.
Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, stopping a shot against Boston, has a .911 save percentage in 12 games.
The Blue Jackets have reached the quarter point of the season like a runner that hasn’t prepared for the race. Saturday’s 4-2 loss in Philadelphia was like so many others early this season: an emotional engagement was not evident for 60 minutes, the penalty kill faltered and there were ill-timed defensive breakdowns.
Guard Kelsey Mitchell of Ohio State is pressured from behind by Brittani Burgess.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team continued to put up points like a bug zapper puts down light-happy moths on the patio deck yesterday afternoon at Value City Arena.
Notre Dame forward Jon Gallagher scored past Ohio State goalkeeper Alex Ivanov in the 68th minute, and the top-seeded Fighting Irish defeated the Buckeyes 2-1 last night in the second round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament in South Bend, Ind.
Andrew Harrison of Kentucky is fouled by Montana State’s Marcus Colbert during the top-ranked Wildcats’ 86-28 victory in Lexington, Ky.
Dayton 65, Boston College 53: Jordan Sibert, a former Ohio State player, had 20 points and Dyshawn Pierre added 16 points as Dayton held off Boston College yesterday in the third-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan.