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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 ...

Verdell, No. 12 Oregon stun No. 3 Ohio State 35-28

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Verdell watched on TV last week as Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim shredded Ohio State's disheveled defense early. The Oregon running back thought he could take advantage in the same fashion. Verdell, who has struggled with injuries the ...

Lauer takes no-no into 6th; Brewers hit 5 HRs in 11-1 rout

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Eric Lauer no-hit Cleveland into the sixth inning a day after Milwaukee threw a history-making no-no, his teammates belted five homers and the Brewers beat the Indians 11-1 on Sunday. Just hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined ...

No. 7 Cincinnati starts slow, then routs Murray State 42-7

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs, and No. 7 Cincinnati beat Murray State 42-7 on Saturday. The Bearcats were heavy favorites coming in, but the Racers outgained them ...

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 have ...

Verdell, No. 12 Oregon stun No. 3 Ohio State 35-28

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Verdell watched on TV last week as Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim shredded Ohio State's disheveled defense early. The Oregon running back thought he could take advantage in the same fashion. Verdell, who has struggled with injuries the ...

No. 7 Cincinnati starts slow, then routs Murray State 42-7

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns, Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs, and No. 7 Cincinnati beat Murray State 42-7 on Saturday. The Bearcats were heavy favorites coming in, but the Racers outgained them ...

Flowe, Oregon’s defense face big challenge in Ohio State

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Oregon freshman linebacker Justin Flowe is so pumped to play for the Ducks that sometimes he has to remind himself to slow down a bit. Flowe had 14 tackles and a forced fumble in his first career start and was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week ...

Return trip: Browns going back to rowdy KC for ’21 opener

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield spent his Labor Day weekend in Montana bonding and relaxing with teammates Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper and their families in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. This week's destination ...

Cavs sign veteran point guard Kevin Pangos to 2-year deal

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers signed point guard Kevin Pangos to a two-year deal, his agency announced Wednesday on Twitter. The 28-year-old Canadian spent the past six years playing in Europe. "Hard work pays off," Priority Sports tweeted after Pangos ...

Rookie Ryan shines as Twins hold Indians to 1 hit in 3-0 win

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Ryan carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his second big league appearance, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 on Wednesday night. Ryan, who was acquired in a July trade with Tampa Bay for slugger ...

Heyward’s walk-off HR in 10th gives Cubs 4-1 win over Reds

By CASEY DROTTAR Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night for their eighth victory in nine games. Ian Happ homered for the third straight game, ...