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Bengals’ challenge: Get over yet another prime-time meltdown

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis went to sit in his chair and realized someone had lowered it. The chair didn't cooperate as he struggled to get it to a comfortable level. "I guess that's what happens when you get beat up," the Bengals coach joked. Beat up, and ...

Browns’ Jackson not pointing fingers, will “help” offense

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson only wants to help. Honestly. A day after Cleveland's embattled coach strongly suggested he might take control of his team's sputtering offense following an overtime loss at Tampa Bay, Jackson said he was merely offering ...

Family affair: Rebuilding Reds pick David Bell to lead them

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — David Bell buttoned his Reds jersey with the No. 25, the same one worn by his grandfather and his father. Buddy Bell stood in the back of the room, watching the scene as a proud papa. In the front row was young Gus Bell, named for the ...

OSU’s Haskins racks up big yardage in big loss to Purdue

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins set career highs in completions and passing yards, and he even connected on 67.1 percent of his throws. That Haskins did all that in a 49-20 loss at Purdue was further proof that trying to win by going almost exclusively through ...

Browns lose another close one, this time to Buccaneers

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hue Jackson figured there was no way the Cleveland Browns were going to lose. Not on a 59-yard field goal in overtime. The coach was surprised the Tampa Bay Buccaneers even gave Chandler Catanzaro the opportunity, risking giving his team ...

Bengals struggle to keep up with high-flying Chiefs in loss

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL's highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they'd have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. They barely outscored the Chiefs' ...

Kane, Crawford lead Blackhawks to 4-1 win over Blue Jackets

By NICOLE KRAFT, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In just his second game back after a nearly 10-month absence, Corey Crawford showed he is already in top form. Crawford stopped 37 shots to get his first win since late December, and Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist, as the ...

Russo rallies Temple past No. 20 Cincinnati 24-17 in OT

By JEFF NEIBURG, The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After throwing three interceptions, Temple's Anthony Russo came through down the stretch and the Owls handed one of the most surprising teams in the country its first loss. Russo threw a tying, 20-yard touchdown pass with 49 second ...

Bengals’ Burfict fined $112,000 for 2 hits against Steelers

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has been fined Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict $112,000 for multiple unnecessary roughness penalties in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh last Sunday. The third-quarter plays involved Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back James Conner. Burfict, who ...

Purdue routs No. 2 Ohio State 49-20, shakes up CFP chase

By The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Knox rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and Purdue shook up the College Football Playoff chase with a 49-20 blowout of No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night. The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big ...