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Nothing wrong with Green as Bengals rally to beat Bills

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — One pass slipped off A.J. Green's wet hands, and another deflected off his chest. Then he got stripped of the ball after a catch. The usually sure-handed receiver was having such a tough time that his head coach wondered if he was hurt. "I ...

McCown, surprising Jets soar past winless Browns 17-14

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — On his first trip back to Cleveland, Josh McCown experienced something new — and something unexpected. "It took me three years and two teams," New York's quarterback said. "But dang gummit, I got me a win at FirstEnergy Stadium." As a ...

Drop-back: Browns rookie QB Kizer benched in second half

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Swapping his helmet for a baseball cap, DeShone Kizer stood on the sideline and watched. There was nothing else to do. Benched by coach Hue Jackson for being ineffective, Kizer sat out the second half of Cleveland's 17-14 loss on Sunday to ...

Indians’ Encarnacion “much better,” eyeing postseason return

By JAKE SEINER, AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Even on their days off, things keep going right for the Cleveland Indians. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion is hoping to play again this postseason after spraining his right ankle during a frightening moment in Game 2 of the AL Division Series ...

No. 10 Ohio State keeps rolling, routs Maryland 62-14

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland tried to mix things up right from the start Saturday, trying a flea-flicker on its first offensive play. Ohio State linebacker Dante Booker wasn't fooled. He sacked Max Bortenschlager for a 4-yard loss. Matter of fact, the ...

Saad, Kane, Toews lead Blackhawks past Blue Jackets

By MATT CARLSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Blackhawks and their marquee players are starting the season in high gear. Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and assist to lead Chicago over the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night. Richard Panik also ...

Weese FG gives S Dakota first win over Youngstown St, 31-28

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Ryan Weese kicked a 29-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining and South Dakota beat Youngstown State for the first time 31-28 on Saturday. The winning drive for the Coyotes (5-0, 2-0 Missouri Valley Conference) was set up when Taylor Lambert sacked Youngstown ...

No. 25 UCF routs Cincinnati 51-23 in rain-shortened game

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The only thing that could stop UCF was a storm. McKenzie Milton threw a career-high five touchdown passes — four in the first half. Tre'Quan Smith caught three touchdown passes and ran for another score . And No. 25 UCF scored every time it ...

Woodson guides Akron over Ball State 31-3

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Thomas Woodson tossed two touchdown passes and John Lako returned an interception 35 yards for a score as Akron cruised past Ball State 31-3 on Saturday. Woodson opened the scoring for the Zips (3-3, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) with a 24-yard strike to Austin Wolf on an ...

Extra special: Indians edge Yankees 9-8 in 13, take 2-0 lead

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've won this season in almost every way imaginable: comebacks, walk-offs, blowouts, nail-biters. No. 104 for the Cleveland Indians topped them all. Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning ...

Newcomer Panarin, rookies help Columbus rout Islanders 5-0

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin didn't need to score a goal to have a big impact in his first game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago Blackhawks and touted as the elite scorer Columbus needs, Panarin had three ...

No. 10 Ohio State expects to keep rolling as Maryland visits

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 10 Ohio State continues to plow through a series of lesser opponents before the next big test comes Oct. 28 against No. 4 Penn State. Maryland, coming off an exhilarating win over Minnesota last week, will try to keep up with the ...

Browns Garrett done practicing, cleared for debut

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Six months after being drafted, Myles Garrett can finally show why he was the No. 1 pick. Garrett missed Cleveland's first four games — all losses — with a high right-ankle sprain. But the 21-year-old rookie made it through a week of ...

Bauer power: Indians baffle Judge, Yanks 4-0 in ALDS opener

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer made Aaron Judge look silly, and made his manager look like a genius. One year after nearly costing the Indians a trip to the World Series, Bauer helped them take the first step back. Named a surprise starter for Game 1, Bauer ...

Panarin, Dubois among newcomers for ambitious Blue Jackets

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will open the new season on Friday night with a new superstar, some impressive rookies and a familiar player — captain Nick Foligno — in a new position. The Blue Jackets hope winger Artemi Panarin, acquired ...

Rush hour: Top pick Garrett to make debut for winless Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett marches to his own drummer. Unconventional and uniquely talented, Cleveland's rookie defensive end is something of a renaissance man with interests in architecture, music, poetry — and smashing quarterbacks. Deprived of ...

Motley crew: Surprising Bills get tested in Cincinnati

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — First place in the AFC East. A record that's tied for second-best in the NFL. A defense that's stingier than any other in Bills history so far. It's been quite a start for Buffalo, which heads to Cincinnati to face a team that can bring the ...

Bowles says Jets ‘not good enough’ to look past 0-4 Browns

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets insisted they weren't listening when all the talk was about how awful they'd be this season. Now that they're one of the NFL's early season surprises at 2-2 and favored by some to beat winless Cleveland, ...

Down to third-string QB, Maryland visits No. 10 Ohio State

The Associated Press Maryland (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 10 Ohio State (4-1, 2-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Fox) Line: Ohio State by 30 ½. Series record: Ohio State leads 3-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio State continues to plow through overmatched teams on the way to an Oct. 28 showdown with No. 4 ...

On deck: Bauer _ not Kluber _ starting for Indians in Game 1

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber has been relieved already. The Indians will open the playoffs with their ace on hold. Instead of starting their Cy Young Award favorite in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, the defending league champions will pitch Trevor Bauer ...