Browns don’t know if Manziel made trip to Vegas

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are searching for a new coach, general manager — and Johnny Manziel. His weekend itinerary remains a mystery. The team doesn’t seem to know whether their polarizing second-year quarterback, who sustained a concussion last week in...

Carolina and Denver wrap up No. 1 seeds for playoffs

Carolina closed out its remarkable season by wrapping up home-field advantage in the NFC. Denver turned to Peyton Manning to take advantage of New England’s slip-up in the AFC. And Rex Ryan made certain to continue the New York Jets’ playoff drought. Carolina and...

Browns clean house, fire coach Mike Pettine, GM Ray Farmer

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns changed uniforms to start the season and their coach and general manager to end it. Hours after a 28-12 loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale, owner Jimmy Haslam fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer...

Video shows IS fighters killing 5 ‘spies’ for Britain

BEIRUT (AP) — A video circulated online Sunday purported to show the Islamic State group killing five men accused of spying for Britain in Syria. The high-quality footage bore the markings of the IS media wing, and shows five men “confessing” to filming and...

Scoreboard

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL Saturday’s Results Putnam County League Miller City 63, Continental 33 Columbus Grove 56, Ottoville 34 Firelands Conference Ashland Crestview 64, Monroeville 46 Mapleton 54, Norwalk St. Paul 48 New London 68, Plymouth 37 Western Reserve 50, South...

Boys Basketball: Solether’s 15 points key Elmwood’s 63-39 win

ARCADIA — Trevor Solether led three Elmwood players in double figures with 15 points as the Royals beat Arcadia 63-39 Saturday in nonconference boys basketball play. Philip Buckingham added 13 points and six rebounds and Tayte Lentz had 11 points for Elmwood which improved...

Girls Basketball: Arcadia triumphs, 56-44

ARCADIA — Mariah Monday led three Arcadia players in double figures with 17 points as the Redskins topped Gibsonburg 56-44 in nonleague girls basketball action Saturday. Arcadia’s Haley Kieffer added 13 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Kennedy Pratt tallied...

Prep Swimming: Costello shines for Redmen

LIMA — Fostoria’s Tony Costello was in on three victories to lead the Redmen swim team at Saturday’s Lima Senior 8 Invitational. Fostoria’s boys netted a pair of wins in the dual-meet scoring format. The Redmen scored wins over Lima Senior (30-27) and St....

49ers fire first-year coach Jim Tomsula after losing year

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Tomsula was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after one disappointing season, with an announcement just more than two hours after the season finale. Elevated from his defensive line coaching duties...

Manning leads Broncos past Chargers 27-20

DENVER (AP) — The top seed in the AFC playoffs belongs to Denver, along with a quarterback quandary. Peyton Manning’s stint as a backup didn’t last very long. He replaced Brock Osweiler in the third quarter Sunday and led the Broncos to a 27-20 win over San...