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Bengals Bernard questionable for Giants game

The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after dealing with a concussion. Bernard has been starting for the Bengals (2-7-1) since Joe Mixon went out with an injured foot on ...

Browns’ defense thinned by virus, injuries to face Jaguars

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Olivier Vernon's dominating, three-sack performance last week resulted in an award for the Browns defensive end — and a plea from one of his coaches. For an encore. With star Myles Garrett sidelined again for Sunday's game at Jacksonville ...

Dosunmu scores 24 as No. 8 Illinois holds off Ohio 77-75

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 Illinois rallied to beat Ohio 77-75 on Friday. It was Cockburn's 15th double-double in 35 games for Illinois (3-0). Jason Preston scored 31 points for Ohio (2-1). Ben Vander Plas added ...

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs. Illinois

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes if they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week. The game ...

No. 23 Ohio State still piecing together lineup, schedule

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transfers and other factors led to a lot of recent comings and goings in the Ohio State basketball program. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting preparation for the season, coach Chris Holtmann is still trying to figure out where all the ...

Stefanski steady in first season, has Browns in playoff hunt

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski came to Cleveland armed with a coaching plan drawn up over 14 seasons cutting his teeth as an assistant with Minnesota. With the Browns, he's barely been able to follow it. Forced to adjust, adapt and in his words "pivot" ...

Inter Miami seals MLS playoff bid, beats FC Cincinnati 2-1

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mikey Ambrose and Leandro González Pirez scored four minutes apart and Inter Miami clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 over FC Cincinnati on Sunday. Inter Miami (7-13-3) earned the No. 10 seed in the MLS Eastern Conference playoffs. It entered the day with a ...

Bengals confident despite 2-5-1 record at halfway point

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals might be the most optimistic two-win team in the NFL right now. The confidence around the Bengals certainly belies the 2-5-1 record at the halfway point of the 2020 season, a result that looks even worse stacked on ...

Mayfield out, Browns welcome Chubb back from knee injury

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — There was a buzz on the practice field Monday as the Browns returned from their bye with several starters, including star running back Nick Chubb, returning from injuries. However, there was a noticeable absence: the quarterback. Baker ...

Fields, No. 3 Ohio State expect No. 18 Penn State’s best

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Fields looked eager to make up for lost time during Ohio State's season-opening blowout of Nebraska, operating the Buckeyes' offense with such efficiency pollsters vaulted his team to No. 3 in the polls after four quarters ...

No. 3 Ohio State faces first road test at No. 18 Penn State

By The Associated Press undefined No. 3 Ohio State (1-0) at No. 18 Penn State (0-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Ohio State by 12. Series record: Ohio State leads 21-14. WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio State can take a big step toward controlling the Big Ten's East Division with a win. Penn ...

Penn State’s goal: Trying to stop Fields from having a day

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton saw something new this week as he watched recent film of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It's an attribute that could make it even tougher for the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions to ...

No. 7 Cincinnati looks to avenge losses to Memphis

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati played Memphis twice in a span of eight days last season, in the final regular-season game and again in the American Athletic Conference championship. Both games were close, but both were losses for the Bearcats. "It comes down ...

Opening weekend surprises creates different look for Big Ten

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer The first weekend of Big Ten football was full of surprises. Indiana upset a top-10 foe for the first time in 33 years. Rutgers snapped a 21-game conference skid. Northwestern and Purdue moved to the top of the West Division while Penn State and Michigan ...

Indians decline options on closer Hand, 1B Santana for 2021

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand's solid season didn't earn him another one with the Indians. Feeling the financial pinch from a shortened season, Cleveland declined Hand's $10 million contract option on Friday and also chose not to exercise options for either ...

Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield brushed aside all the outside noise about his dismal performance last week. Then, nursing sore ribs, he shut up all the critics. "What criticism? What are you talking about?" Mayfield quipped after throwing five touchdown ...

AP Top 25: Indiana jumps in at 17; Ohio State moves up to 3

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after pulling off the weekend's most dramatic upset and Ohio State moved up to No. 3 following a dominant season debut. Clemson remained a rock-solid No. 1 and Alabama was No. 2. ...

Hard-luck Bengals keep letting close games slip away

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow keeps putting up big numbers, and the Cincinnati Bengals keep letting the games slip away at the end. The Bengals lost another close one on Sunday to the Cleveland Browns because again they couldn't protect a ...

Mayfield feeling outside pressure after brutal day at Pitt

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield spent much of Sunday afternoon running from the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Monday, the critics were after him. Mayfield's poor performance — and coach Kevin Stefanski's decision to pull him early to protect him from further ...

Front office veteran Krall will run Reds baseball operations

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds general manager Nick Krall has been named director of baseball operations for the team. The Reds announced Monday that Krall was being promoted to replace Dick Williams, who resigned Oct. 7 to assume a larger role in his family's development business. Krall ...