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NBA players want change, and now must decide how to proceed

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — NBA teams are going to do something. What, no one is exactly sure yet. The first practice of the year awaits most NBA teams Tuesday — and as if the task of getting ready for a regular season that starts in three weeks wasn't daunting ...

Browns’ late rally falls short again in 31-28 loss at Indy

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is tired of answering the same old questions. Quarterback DeShone Kizer thinks it's time for a change-up, too. After another slow start Sunday and another late charge, the Browns endured yet another ...

Banged-up Packers beat winless Bengals 27-24 in overtime

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers looked around the locker room before Green Bay's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and noticed all the Packers starters sidelined with injuries. Defensive lineman Mike Daniels, receiver Randall Cobb and left tackle ...

Corey Kluber gets 18th win as Indians beat Mariners 4-2

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — At this point, there is not much Corey Kluber can do to strengthen his case for the American League Cy Young Award. Another win, another quality start, another 10 strikeouts has become what is expected from Cleveland's ace. "He's the Cy Young. I ...

NBA media days certain to have plenty of Trump talk

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer The most retweeted post ever sent by LeBron James before this weekend was one in 2013 in response to the incessant who's-better debate about him and Michael Jordan. "I'm not MJ, I'm LJ," he wrote . It was retweeted nearly 112,000 times. And then LJ took ...

No. 10 Ohio State takes care of business, swamps UNLV 54-21

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For all the criticism he has endured, J.T. Barrett keeps making his mark on the Ohio State record books. The Ohio State quarterback threw touchdown passes to five different receivers in the first half before giving way to the mop-crew ...

Red Sox beat Reds 5-4, reduce AL East magic number to 3

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Mookie Betts wasn't about to stop. Neither are the Red Sox, who are heading home with a chance to win another division title. Betts doubled with the bases loaded to tie it in the eighth inning and dashed home from second base on an infield ...

Browns, Colts head into Week 3 with plenty of similarities

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson sees the Indianapolis Colts as a perfect match. They, like the Browns, will start a young quarterback who is still getting acclimated to a new system. They, like the Browns, are still trying to work ...

Bengals at early crossroads with visit to banged-up Packers

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Just three weeks into the season and the Cincinnati Bengals are already at a crossroads. About the last thing that the struggling team needed was a trip to Lambeau Field on Sunday to face the Green Bay Packers. Injuries that could ...

BIG TEN SPOTLIGHT: First-year coaches create positive vibes

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Purdue football is showing new signs of life on the field and on the airwaves, too. Jake Query, who co-hosts an afternoon radio show on Fox Sports 975 in Indianapolis, said the Boilermakers didn't stimulate much, if any, audience participation the ...

No. 14 Miami ends its storm break, takes on unbeaten Toledo

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — No. 14 Miami's official stance is that the team wasn't able to practice for more than a week because of Hurricane Irma. That's technically true. The full team wasn't together. But in actuality, quarterback Malik Rosier and some ...

Fowler delivers again as Martinez, Cardinals beat Reds 8-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals rinsed the bad taste of being swept by the Chicago Cubs the best way they could — sweeping the Cincinnati Reds. Dexter Fowler delivered again, hitting two doubles and a single as St. Louis overcame Scott Schebler's two home runs to beat the Reds ...

Lindor hits another homer, Indians get 27th win in 28 games

By STEVE DILBECK, Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — It's time for the 2017 Cleveland Indians to be introduced to the one and only . 1884 Providence Grays. They share some unlikely history, the two teams, which played a mere 141 years apart, are the only two clubs to have ever won 27 ...

Kent State athlete’s death ruled exertional heat stroke

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner has ruled exertional heat stroke caused the death of a Kent State University football player after an offseason morning workout. The Portage County coroner's office released the findings of an autopsy of Tyler Heintz on Monday. Heintz died June 13 after ...

Browns QB Kizer said headache affected play in Sunday’s loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer said his vision was affected by a severe migraine headache in Sunday's loss at Baltimore. Kizer was removed from the game in the first quarter after coach Hue Jackson noticed something ...

Browns WR Corey Coleman breaks hand, having surgery

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Corey Coleman's second NFL season is off to an eerily similar start to his first. Cleveland's top wide receiver broke his right hand again during Sunday's loss in Baltimore, and Browns coach Hue Jackson said the 2016 first-round pick is ...

Indians overcome injuries to win Central, eye Series title

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They raised a flag and then raised some hell. After only partying on the road in the postseason last year, the Cleveland Indians finally got a chance to throw a bash in their own home. For an hour or so, they sprayed each other with ...

Ohio college football player dies at hospital after game

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a football player at the College of Wooster has died after being hospitalized after a game Saturday when he complained he didn't feel well. A college spokesman says 21-year-old Clayton Gelb died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Wooster. He was a senior ...

Irving: No cares about LeBron’s feelings when leaving Cavs

BOSTON (AP) — New Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving says he doesn't care if anyone took it personally that he left Cleveland, even Cavaliers star LeBron James. Appearing Monday on ESPN's "First Take," Irving said he doesn't feel like he owed James an explanation for asking for a ...

Bengals return with 0-2 mark, new offensive coordinator

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton thought there might be some changes after two horrid games on offense. He was surprised that they started at the top. A few hours after its 13-9 loss to Houston on Thursday night, Cincinnati fired offensive coordinator Ken ...