PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 last night. Evgeni Malkin scored in his return from a lower-body injury and Sidney Crosby added his 16th goal. Matt Calvert scored with less than a minute left for Columbus. Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves, but the Blue Jackets struggled again in Pittsburgh.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Browns coach Rob Chudzinski refuses to play the blame game after Cleveland collapsed in a loss at New England. The Browns blew a 12-point lead in the final 2:39 as Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the last 61 seconds, rallying New England to a 27-26 victory. The Browns were hurt by two questionable penalties.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup. One intriguing option is the speedy youngster Billy Hamilton, a base-stealing star in the minors. However, Price isn't so sure the 23 year old is up to a regular role yet.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have signed free agent first baseman David Cooper to a major league contract. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The 26-year-old finished last season with Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate in Columbus after signing with the Indians in August.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus Crew have re-signed leading scorer Dominic Oduro. The 28-year-old had a career-high 13 goals last season in his first season with the club. Oduro will be playing his ninth season in Major League Soccer.
(AP) - A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Wake Forest has hired Dave Clawson from Bowling Green as its next football coach. The person says a news conference to introduce Clawson is expected today in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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