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Stage set for another thriller between Ohio St, Penn St

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State The highest-scoring teams in the nation meet Saturday night in State College, Pennsylvania, and the winner will gain the inside track in the Big Ten ...

Haskins’ profile on the rise with another big game on tap

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins Jr. got a phone call from coach Urban Meyer on Saturday night, hours after the quarterback bullied Tulane in a performance that turned up the volume of talk about his potential Heisman Trophy candidacy. Meyer wanted to ...

Pick(ed) 6: Browns name rookie Baker Mayfield starting QB

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's heard all about the Browns' quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in ...

No LeBron, no spotlight: Cavaliers start anew without star

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As the Cavaliers wandered around posing for silly photographs, reading radio promotions and doing interviews, everything felt different. This media day was nothing like the past four. Cleveland heads into the season with very little ...

Bengals run defense stumbles in 31-21 loss to Panthers

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals had limited their first two opponents to 141 rushing yards. That made what happened in their third game all the more surprising. Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-best 184 yards and the Panthers piled up 230 ...

Brantley single in 11th lifts Indians over Red Sox 5-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley kept his cool and delivered for the Cleveland Indians. Brantley singled in the winning run in the 11th inning, and Cleveland beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to delay Boston's bid for a club-record 106th victory and ...

No. 4 Ohio State routs Tulane in Meyer’s return to sideline

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State gift-wrapped a blowout for Urban Meyer in his return to the sideline, making sure the coach didn't have to get too stressed or too mad at anybody and didn't have to make any monumental decisions. The No. 4 Buckeyes played ...

Galloway hits walk-off double in 10th, Marlins beat Reds 1-0

MIAMI (AP) — After 11 seasons in the minors, Isaac Galloway is cherishing every moment of his young big league career. Galloway smacked an opposite-field double in the 10th inning to score Brian Anderson and give the Miami Marlins a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday ...

Iowa State holds off Akron 26-13

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State finally broke into the win column in 2018, relying on defense and its kicker to carry an underwhelming and, at times, uninspired offense. Zeb Noland threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, David Montgomery had 107 yards rushing ...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. ...

Kluber wins 19th, strikes out 11 as Indians top White Sox

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber isn't letting up as the regular season winds down. Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record his career-high 19th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night. Although the Indians have ...

Jets not taking hungry, still-winless Browns lightly

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamal Adams and the Jets are well aware of the struggles going on in Cleveland. They know the Browns are still looking for their first win since 2016, and New York isn't taking them lightly. If anything, the Jets ...

Ohio State’s Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in ...

Kicked off: Browns release K Zane Gonzalez, sign Greg Joseph

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Zane Gonzalez got kicked straight to the curb. The Browns released the wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday in New Orleans cost Cleveland a possible first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the Saints. Gonzalez has been ...

Jets’ Darnold focused on now, not being passed on by Browns

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold appeared destined to go to Cleveland in the months leading up to the NFL draft. Then, the Browns called an audible along the way and went instead with Baker Mayfield at No. 1 overall. After the Giants took ...

Yelich propels Brewers with 2nd cycle in 3 weeks vs Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday night. Less than three weeks after his cycle in Cincinnati, the streaking ...

Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Wrier CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a ...

Meyer back for No. 4 Ohio State after Day’s nice acting job

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No more acting for Ryan Day after more than a passing performance. Urban Meyer is back full time as Ohio State's coach. Day can return his complete attention to being offensive coordinator and position coach for young quarterback ...

Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason. The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove ...

Gordon decision, Gonzalez misses, add to Browns’ misfortune

By GUERRY SMITH, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after deciding to move on from troubled receiver Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns now have cause to consider cutting loose their kicker, too. The Browns were kicking themselves after yet another missed opportunity Sunday, losing ...