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21 club: Indians set AL record with 21st straight win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths — short ones, long ones, double-digit ones. Nothing, though, like the one the Cleveland Indians have pieced together. A streak for the ...

Watch Out: Sacks galore likely in Texans at Bengals

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Judging by the performances of their blockers in the opening week of the season, it's fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night's game between the Texans and Bengals. Cincinnati allowed Andy Dalton to be trapped five ...

Mahle, Suarez help Reds to 6-0 win over Cardinals

By NATE LATSCH, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds bounced back from a lopsided loss to the St. Louis Cardinals with some strong pitching performances and timely hitting one night later. Rookie right-hander Tyler Mahle tossed five innings, Eugenio Suarez hit a grand ...

LeBron James congratulates Indians on 21-game winning streak

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has bounced some love toward the Cleveland Indians for their winning streak. Shortly after the Indians set the AL record with their 21st straight win on Wednesday, the NBA star posted a video to congratulate the ...

Browns’ Britt looks to rebound after drop in opener

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Britt was signed by the Browns to be a playmaker and a leader for their young wide receivers. One game into the regular season, his starting spot is in jeopardy. Britt dropped an on-target, downfield throw from DeShone Kizer in the fourth quarter Sunday, stalling ...

Dalton the focus as Bengals, Texans get past awful openers

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton was dreadful in the Bengals' opener, turning over the ball five times and finishing with the second-lowest passer rating of his career. He'll have one thing in his favor Thursday night: He tends not to let bad days linger. The ...

Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians' clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level. As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland's star ...

Big Ten will increase Week 1 conference games in 2020, ’21

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021. There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota ...

Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones back after 1-game NFL suspension

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam "Pacman" Jones watched and winced as the Bengals stumbled through one of their worst season openers. He's back from his NFL suspension trying to help them get beyond it. The cornerback served a one-game suspension for his offseason ...

Tigers DH Martinez, RHP Fulmer have successful surgeries

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez underwent a successful surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, and starter Michael Fulmer had season-ending surgery on his elbow Tuesday. Martinez had a heart ablation on ...

DeJong, Molina power Cardinals to a 13-4 rout of Reds

By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong didn't start the season in the majors. Now he's in the St. Louis Cardinals record book. DeJong homered, Yadier Molina drove in three runs and the streaking Cardinals outslugged the Cincinnati Reds 13-4 on Tuesday night. The ...

Hey 19: Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — One more day. One more game. One more win. The Cleveland Indians are ripping off victories like few teams before them. And, they're not finished. With their latest lopsided win, the Indians extended the majors' longest winning streak ...

Mayfield sorry for planting Oklahoma flag at Ohio State

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Quarterback Baker Mayfield has apologized for planting Oklahoma's flag at midfield of Ohio State's stadium following the Sooners' victory over the Buckeyes. After Saturday night's 31-16 win, Mayfield ran around the field at Ohio ...

Rookie Kizer offers Browns hope with strong debut in loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer didn't deliver a victory in his NFL debut. That would have been asking a bit much. However, the rookie did bring something to the Browns and their browbeaten fans. "This young man gives us hope," coach Hue Jackson said ...

Many issues blend into Bengals’ staggering home loss

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A season honoring some of the Bengals' greatest players has started with one of the worst losses they've ever experienced. And there's no quick fix to the biggest problems. The Bengals honored some of the best players in their history at ...

Kent State coach Paul Haynes returns after cancer surgery

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes has returned to the football program after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. The school announced last month that Haynes was taking a medical leave of absence but did not provide details about his condition. He missed the Golden Flashes' ...

Infield Shift: Indians to try 2B Kipnis in center field

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis is going back to an old stomping ground. Cleveland's two-time All-Star second baseman could get some playing time in center field as the Indians look to add depth in their outfield after rookie Bradley Zimmer broke his left ...

Incredible Indians romp, roll on 17-game winning streak

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Over two hours before the game's first pitch, the mood inside the clubhouse of baseball's hottest team is almost fraternity-house loose. Championship-level chill. In one corner, All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor smiles while peeling ...

No. 8 Michigan looks sluggish in 36-14 win over Cincinnati

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh's emotions are hardened from experiencing it all as a college star, NFL quarterback and coach before coming back to campus to lead Michigan. "I'm dead in here," he said, gesturing toward his stomach. "I'm burnt ...

Blough leads Purdue past Ohio for Brohm’s 1st program win

By JEFF WASHBURN, Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — When Jeff Brohm left Western Kentucky for a struggling Purdue program, he promised to bring an entertaining, high-scoring offense to a Boilermaker team that was 9-39 during the past four seasons. Brohm didn't disappoint Friday ...