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Browns’ Mayfield slowed by knee bruise, QB’s latest injury

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Banged-up Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is day to day after bruising his right knee in Sunday's blowout loss at New England — his latest injury. Mayfield, who has been playing with a damaged left shoulder for several weeks, had to leave ...

Jones tosses 3 TDs, Mayfield hurt as Pats beat Browns 45-7

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A month ago, the New England Patriots were 2-4 and appeared headed for a second straight season of irrelevance. Four games later, they are back in a familiar spot as a playoff contender in the AFC. Mac Jones threw three touchdown ...

Stroud throws 5 TD passes, No. 6 Ohio State routs Purdue

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After two weeks of some uneven offensive play, the No. 6 Buckeyes were understandably anxious this week with giant-killer Purdue coming to town. Ohio State had reason to be wary of the Boilermakers, who had already upset two top-five ...

Garland, Cavs erase 19-point deficit to beat Celtics 91-89

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Darius Garland made two free throws with 9.4 seconds left and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter to stun the Boston Celtics 91-89 on Saturday night in the opener of a two-game set. Dennis Schroder had an ...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Strange time for Bama to pass Cincy

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Timing is everything in life and this week was a strange-looking time for Alabama to pass Cincinnati in The Associated Press college football poll. The Crimson Tide moved up Sunday to No. 2 behind top-ranked Georgia in the AP Top 25 presented by ...

Bean scores 2nd goal in OT, Blue Jackets beat Avs 5-4

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer DENVER (AP) — Jake Bean can't quite believe it. Not that he found himself so wide open in overtime, but what Cole Sillinger is accomplishing at such a young age. "He's incredible," Bean said. "I can't believe he's 18 years old. It's special." Bean scored ...

Allen, Mobley power Cavaliers to 107-104 win over Portland

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarrett Allen had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and rookie Evan Mobley added 11 points and 11 rebounds in his fourth double-double as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 107-104 on Wednesday night. Damian Lillard missed a ...

Beckham’s time with Browns in doubt after video firestorm

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s father is upset with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for not throwing the ball to his wide-open son. Well, OBJ's all alone again. Beckham was excused from practice on Wednesday by the Browns, who are now deciding ...

Kent State scores 31 points in 2nd quarter, beats NIU 52-47

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Crum passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two scores, and Kent State used a 31-point second quarter to beat Northern Illinois 52-47 on Wednesday night. Kent State ended a 10-game losing streak in the series, getting its first win against Northern Illinois since ...

Big Ten Preview: No. 5 Spartans’ visit to Purdue tops slate

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Things to watch during Week 10 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 5 Michigan State at Purdue The Spartans (8-0, 5-0, No. 3 CFP) have won eight straight against Purdue and three in a row in West Lafayette since 2007. But this is a ...

Bengals’ momentum halted ahead of matchup with Browns

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Maybe the Cincinnati Bengals spent a little too much time patting themselves on the back after blowing out the Ravens. Maybe they were looking ahead to the important division matchup with the Browns. Maybe they thought the New York Jets ...

Browns struggling, searching with offense stuck in neutral

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's fractured left shoulder is only one of many things currently broken for the Browns. They're in pieces at the moment. Hobbled by injuries, hindered by a lack of offensive explosiveness and unable to put away games with the ...

Browns’ Mayfield tests shoulder, hopes to play vs Steelers

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — One game on the sideline was too much for Baker Mayfield. The Browns' starting quarterback has no plans to repeat it. Mayfield tested his injured left shoulder by practicing Wednesday, and if all goes well, he intends to play Sunday against ...

Cavs win 92-79, 1st road victory over Clippers since 2016

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 26 points, Darius Garland added 16 and the Cleveland Cavaliers led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 92-79 on Wednesday night. It was the Cavs' first road win against the Clippers since March 13, ...

Big Ten Preview: A showdown in Michigan tops loaded slate

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Things to watch during Week 9 of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 6 Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State It's the first time since 1964 that these teams have met when both are in the top 10. Both are 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big ...

Zelarayán has goal and 2 assists, Crew beat Orlando City 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lucas Zelarayán had a goal and two assists and Columbus beat Orlando City 3-1 on Wednesday night to keep the defending champion Crew's slim playoff hopes alive. Columbus (11-13-8) has 41 points, three behind seventh-place D.C. United for the final playoff spot in the ...

Nashville secures playoff spot with 6-3 win over Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — C.J. Sapong and Randall Leal each scored two goals and Nashville beat Cincinnati 6-3 on Wednesday night to clinch a playoff spot. Nashville (12-4-16) scored four straight goals in the second half to hand Cincinnati (4-20-8) its 10th straight loss. Nashville scored three ...

Browns activate WR Landry from IR to face Broncos

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been activated from injured reserve to possibly help Cleveland's injury-decimated offense Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. One of the league's most consistent pass catchers, Landry has been out ...

No. 2 Cincinnati travels to Navy with highest ranking ever

By The Associated Press undefined No. 2 Cincinnati (6-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) at Navy (1-5, 1-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Cincinnati by 27 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Navy leads 3-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Cincinnati has its highest AP ranking ...

Ravens try for first 6-1 start when they host Bengals

By The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI (4-2) at BALTIMORE (5-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Ravens by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Bengals 3-3, Ravens 3-3. SERIES RECORD: Ravens lead series 27-23. LAST MEETING: Ravens beat Bengals 38-3 on ...