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Next challenge for Browns rookie QB Kizer: Ravens defense

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born. Having survived that test, Kizer on Sunday will ...

Bengals 1st team since 1939 to fail to get in end zone

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — No Bengals team has been so bad on offense to start a season. Not many in the history of the NFL, either. Cincinnati failed to get into the end zone again — make it 25 possessions and counting — during a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans on ...

Northwestern hopes to start turnaround against Bowling Green

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Just like last year, Northwestern is struggling in the early going. Don't think coach Pat Fitzgerald is buying the comparisons, though. The Wildcats come into Saturday's game against Bowling Green trying to shake off a blowout ...

21 club: Indians set AL record with 21st straight win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths — short ones, long ones, double-digit ones. Nothing, though, like the one the Cleveland Indians have pieced together. A streak for the ...

Watch Out: Sacks galore likely in Texans at Bengals

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Judging by the performances of their blockers in the opening week of the season, it's fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night's game between the Texans and Bengals. Cincinnati allowed Andy Dalton to be trapped five ...

Mahle, Suarez help Reds to 6-0 win over Cardinals

By NATE LATSCH, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds bounced back from a lopsided loss to the St. Louis Cardinals with some strong pitching performances and timely hitting one night later. Rookie right-hander Tyler Mahle tossed five innings, Eugenio Suarez hit a grand ...

LeBron James congratulates Indians on 21-game winning streak

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has bounced some love toward the Cleveland Indians for their winning streak. Shortly after the Indians set the AL record with their 21st straight win on Wednesday, the NBA star posted a video to congratulate the ...

Browns’ Britt looks to rebound after drop in opener

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Britt was signed by the Browns to be a playmaker and a leader for their young wide receivers. One game into the regular season, his starting spot is in jeopardy. Britt dropped an on-target, downfield throw from DeShone Kizer in the fourth quarter Sunday, stalling ...

Dalton the focus as Bengals, Texans get past awful openers

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton was dreadful in the Bengals' opener, turning over the ball five times and finishing with the second-lowest passer rating of his career. He'll have one thing in his favor Thursday night: He tends not to let bad days linger. The ...

Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians' clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level. As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland's star ...