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Browns’ Stefanski admits he’s “sick” about late play-calling

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — There were numerous bumps and bruises absorbed by the Browns in a high-scoring shootout loss on Sunday in Los Angeles. One won't show up on the team's lengthy injury report. Coach Kevin Stefanski's sterling reputation took a hit. The NFL's ...

Herbert’s 398 yards, Ekeler 3 TDs lead Chargers over Browns

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers showed early in the season they can rally to win close games on the road. On Sunday, they won a wild shootout in front of their home fans. Herbert had his record 11th 300-yard game with 398 ...

Browns left searching for answers after squandering lead

By JILL PAINTER LOPEZ Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have twice built double-digit leads on the road against quality teams this season. And twice, they squandered those leads and lost. Sunday was the latest disappointment for the Browns as they were up 14 ...

Packers’ Crosby caps bad day for kickers with game-winner

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Talk about difficult decisions. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur had a huge one to make late in overtime of Sunday's game against the Bengals. He could have gone on fourth-and-inches to extend the drive, or allow Mason Crosby — who had ...

AP Top 25: Georgia is No. 1, Big Ten grabs half of top 10

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Georgia was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot during the regular season for the first time since November 1982. The Bulldogs (62 first-place votes) moved up one spot in the ...

Stroud throws 5 TDs, No. 7 Buckeyes bury Maryland 66-17

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Stroud, who didn't throw a pass in a college football game until five weeks ago, says he's getting better at relaxing amid the chaos. With his sore shoulder feeling better and some early wobbles behind him, Stroud is beginning to ...

Ridder, Ford help No. 5 Cincinnati rout Temple 52-3

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Cincinnati routed Temple 52-3 on Friday night for its 23rd straight home victory. Jerome Ford ran for a career-high 149 yards and two scores to help the Bearcats (5-0, 1-0 ...

Browns starting LT Wills out versus Chargers, LB Walker back

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's blind side — and damaged left shoulder — will be protected by a backup this week. Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. will not play Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a nagging ankle injury he ...

Herbert, Chargers set to test Browns’ surging defense

By The Associated Press undefined CLEVELAND (3-1) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Browns by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Cleveland 3-1; Los Angeles 3-1. SERIES RECORD: Chargers lead 17-9-1. LAST MEETING: Chargers beat ...

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 ...