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Ohio State’s Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in ...

Kicked off: Browns release K Zane Gonzalez, sign Greg Joseph

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Zane Gonzalez got kicked straight to the curb. The Browns released the wayward kicker on Monday after his four misses on Sunday in New Orleans cost Cleveland a possible first win since 2016 with a 21-18 loss to the Saints. Gonzalez has been ...

Jets’ Darnold focused on now, not being passed on by Browns

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold appeared destined to go to Cleveland in the months leading up to the NFL draft. Then, the Browns called an audible along the way and went instead with Baker Mayfield at No. 1 overall. After the Giants took ...

Yelich propels Brewers with 2nd cycle in 3 weeks vs Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich became the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle twice in one season against the same team, driving in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 on Monday night. Less than three weeks after his cycle in Cincinnati, the streaking ...

Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Wrier CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy. The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a ...

Meyer back for No. 4 Ohio State after Day’s nice acting job

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No more acting for Ryan Day after more than a passing performance. Urban Meyer is back full time as Ohio State's coach. Day can return his complete attention to being offensive coordinator and position coach for young quarterback ...

Indians rest several regulars after clinch, Tigers win 6-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is already thinking about the postseason. The Indians rested several of their regulars a day after clinching the AL Central and lost to the Detroit Tigers 6-4 Sunday as Jim Adduci homered and drove ...

Gordon decision, Gonzalez misses, add to Browns’ misfortune

By GUERRY SMITH, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after deciding to move on from troubled receiver Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns now have cause to consider cutting loose their kicker, too. The Browns were kicking themselves after yet another missed opportunity Sunday, losing ...

Cubs lose to Reds 2-1, NL Central lead stays at 2½ games

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The run-deficient Chicago Cubs were in a deficit from the start. Scott Schebler homered on the first pitch of the game and the Cincinnati Reds went on to beat the NL Central leaders 2-1 Sunday. Despite the defeat and the Cubs' recent ...

Browns feisty even as winless streak continues vs. Saints

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Browns were just a kick away. Well, maybe a few kicks, not to mention a defensive penalty that revived a New Orleans touchdown drive, as well as an interception that set up another Saints score in the waning minutes. Even with all ...

Browns feisty even as winless streak continues vs. Saints

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Browns were just a kick away. Well, maybe a few kicks, not to mention a defensive penalty that revived a New Orleans touchdown drive, as well as an interception that set up another Saints score in the waning minutes. Even with all ...

Indians blank Tigers, clinch 3rd straight AL Central title

By The Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Unchallenged for months, the Cleveland Indians clinched their third straight AL Central title with a 15-0 blowout on Saturday of the Detroit Tigers, who made four errors and managed only two hits. Francisco Lindor and Michael Brantley connected for ...

Browns releasing troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team isn't going to help him any longer. He let them down for the final time. The Browns announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: First major upset shakes Big Ten

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The fun in a college football season does not really start until there is big upset, a Top Ten team losing to an unranked team. BYU provided the season's first shocker, one that could reset the College Football Playoff race and have long-term ...

No. 4 Ohio State holds off No. 15 TCU 40-28 after quick TDs

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fourth-ranked Ohio State overcame the adversity of Urban Meyer's absence and its toughest test so far — and is still undefeated for the return of the suspended coach. Trailing No. 15 TCU and with star defender Nick Bosa in the ...

No 15 TCU gets another chance for Big 12 vs No 4 Ohio State

By The Associated Press Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 3 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 TCU (2-0) vs. No. 4 Ohio State (2-0), at Arlington, Texas. Ohio State got into the inaugural College Football Playoff four seasons ago ahead of Big 12 co-champions TCU ...

Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1

By MARK DIDTLER, Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays' longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award. Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the ...

Ohio State’s hot offense faces tough test against TCU

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Ohio State vs. TCU at Arlington, Texas The fourth-ranked Buckeyes are rolling on offense, averaging 650 yards and 64.5 points through two games, and they're 33-5 in road or neutral-site ...

No. 4 Ohio State routs Rutgers, looks ahead to bigger test

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 4 Ohio State rolled over toothless Rutgers in a final tune-up game before the season's first real challenge — a prime-time clash with No. 16 TCU next week in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes flashed their cache of riches at ...

Cincinnati shuts out its oldest rival 21-0

By GARY SCHATZ, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Warren rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns to help Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio 21-0 on Saturday night. Cincinnati (2-0) won its 13th straight game in oldest rivalry west of the Allegheny Mountains using a stout defense that ...