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Giolito’s 6 scoreless innings leads White Sox past Indians

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched six scoreless innings, Eloy Jiménez had a two-run single and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Sunday. Chicago clinched its first Central title since 2008 by beating the ...

Burrow throws 3 TDs, Bengals drop listless Steelers 24-10

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's not enough to talk about changing the culture, something Zac Taylor started doing the moment he took over as Cincinnati Bengals head coach more than two years ago. At some point, the platitudes need to turn into something far more ...

Garrett, Browns rough up rookie QB Fields, slam Bears 26-6

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Fields had nowhere to run or hide. Passing was strictly prohibited. Myles Garrett and the Browns made the rookie quarterback's first NFL start unforgettable — for all the wrong reasons. Garrett made a franchise-record 4 1/2 sacks ...

No. 10 Buckeyes break loose with 59-7 rout of Akron

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After three tough games -- including an upset by Oregon two weeks ago -- No. 10 Ohio State got a chance to break in another freshman quarterback and restore some confidence before heading into the teeth of the conference schedule. The ...

Reds rout Nationals 9-2 to keep slim playoff hopes alive

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson and Nick Castellanos hit consecutive home runs, Kyle Farmer broke open the game with a grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds kept alive their slim playoff hopes by routing the Washington Nationals 9-2 Sunday. Cincinnati won its third straight and is six games ...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team before she walks away ...

Texans’ QB Taylor back to face Mayfield, Browns in Week 2

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Brash and even a little belligerent, Baker Mayfield waltzed into the NFL thinking he had things figured out. He quickly learned he had a lot to learn. Tyrod Taylor taught him. When Cleveland fans fill FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday for the ...

Oh, snap: Browns punter Gillan ‘devastated’ by fumble in KC

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns punter Jamie Gillan spent the summer catching footballs fired at him from a machine during practice. He snagged thousands. Last Sunday, he couldn't handle one that counted. Gillan failed to catch a snap in the fourth quarter of the ...

Browns look to even record after tough KC loss, host Texans

HOUSTON (1-0) at CLEVELAND (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Browns by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Texans 1-0; Browns 1-0. SERIES RECORD: Texans lead 7-4. LAST MEETING: Browns beat Texans 10-7 on Nov. 15, 2020. LAST WEEK: Texans beat Jaguars ...

Browns LB Walker on IR, signal caller out minimum 3 games

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. will miss at least three games with a hamstring injury, a loss that will have a ripple effect through Cleveland's defense. Walker, who signed as a free agent in March after four seasons with ...

Disheveled No. 9 Buckeyes look to rebound against 0-2 Tulsa

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The upset of Ohio State by two-touchdown underdog Oregon last weekend led to some serious introspection at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Third-year coach Ryan Day, who was dealt his first regular-season loss, said every detail is ...

No. 8 Bearcats sidestep speculation as trip to Indiana looms

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell spent this week preparing his team to hit the road. He talked about the sellout crowd, the hostile environment the eighth-ranked Bearcats expect to face Saturday at Indiana and the potential impact it could have on the game ...

No. 5 Iowa hosts Kent State following wins over ranked foes

No. 5 Hawkeyes face Kent State in matchup of top defenses By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa fans are excited about the Hawkeyes' highest ranking in six years. Coach Kirk Ferentz, predictably, is not. The Hawks (2-0) go into their home game against Kent State ...

After solid opener, Bengals look to keep going against Bears

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — With quarterback Joe Burrow healed, the Cincinnati Bengals came into the season believing they were in position to improve on a dismal 2020. They're off to a good start. The Chicago Bears can't say the same. Burrow and the ...

Browns look to even record after tough KC loss, host Texans

HOUSTON (1-0) at CLEVELAND (0-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Browns by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Texans 1-0; Browns 1-0. SERIES RECORD: Texans lead 7-4. LAST MEETING: Browns beat Texans 10-7 on Nov. 15, 2020. LAST WEEK: Texans beat Jaguars ...

Buckeyes make corrections, look ahead after rare home loss

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Perennial powerhouse Ohio State is not accustomed to losing games during the regular season. The Buckeyes especially aren't used to losing in September to two-touchdown underdogs, which happened last week. So how will the Buckeyes, who dropped from No. 3 to No. ...

Browns handed more tough lessons in another loss to Chiefs

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield lay face down in the grass, slamming his hands in frustration into the Arrowhead Stadium turf after the Browns' final mistake. Revenge against Kansas City slipped away. Unable to put away the Chiefs for the second straight ...

Browns’ Tretter calls for discipline against KC assistant

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center JC Tretter believes Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis should be disciplined by the NFL for his role in a sideline skirmish with Cleveland safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. on Sunday. Harrison was ejected from Cleveland's 33-29 ...

Browns let chance for season-opening win slip away in KC

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It might have been the magnitude of the moment — the Browns, after more than a decade of Week 1 woes, finally appeared to be headed toward a winning start in a season that begins with Super Bowl aspirations. Then again, it might ...

McPherson’s 33-yard kick in OT lifts Bengals over Vikings

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow came to the line on fourth-and-inches on the Bengals 48 and planned to sneak the ball over for a first down late in overtime. Seeing the middle stacked, Burrow checked to the second planned play, a pass to tight end C.J. Uzomah ...