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Browns 26, Falcons 24: Hoyer sharp on drive for winning FG

Brynn Anderson | Associated Press

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.

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Bengals 22, Texans 13: Dalton wins at site of playoff woes

David J. Phillip | Associated press

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.

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NFL: How former Buckeyes fared

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.

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Ohio State men's basketball: D’Angelo Russell leads rout with 32 points

Kyle Robertson | Dispatch

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.

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Ohio State Football Insider: Jalin Marshall saves laboring offense

Eamon Queeney | Dispatch

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.

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Around college football: Offensive lineman chooses Ohio State

Branden Bowen last night became the second blue-chip offensive line prospect in a week to commit to Ohio State’s 2015 recruiting class.

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Blue Jackets: Troubling trends develop after 20 games

Chris Russell | Dispatch

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.

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Ohio State women's basketball: Alston, Mitchell combine to score 63 in win

ERIC ALBRECHT | Dispatch

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.

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Ohio State roundup: Top-seeded Irish oust Buckeyes in men's soccer

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.

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Around college basketball: Dayton stops Boston College behind Sibert

James Crisp | Associated Press

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.

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