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Browns QB Kizer vows off-field changes after video surfaces

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer's on-field mistakes have hurt the winless Browns. He doesn't want to make things worse with his off-field behavior. The rookie quarterback, who has been benched three times in three weeks for interceptions, vowed Monday to ...

Kizer starting again, staying positive as Browns host Titans

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer hasn't lost hope the Browns can turn their season around. Heck, if St. Pius did it, so can Cleveland. The rookie quarterback was once on a team that started 0-11, found its groove and won 11 straight games while making an ...

Sergachev scores twice, Lightning beat Blue Jackets 2-0

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mikhail Sergachev is so unaccustomed to scoring goals that he wasn't even sure how to celebrate after he got one. The 19-year-old rookie defenseman got his first two NHL goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 43 saves for his fifth career ...

Steelers, resurgent Bengals set to renew belligerent rivalry

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bad blood between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals is palpable, built on years of animosity and antagonism, hits that straddled the line between clean and dirty and others that leapfrogged across it all together. The AFC ...

Buckeyes’ progress pleases Meyer as Penn State game looms

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A month ago some Ohio State faithful urged the benching of quarterback J.T. Barrett because of the anemic passing game. Now he's being talked about as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate. It's been all good lately for the fifth-year ...

Upgrade: Browns rookie QB Kizer back after one-week benching

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer went on a weekend retreat to a place he never wants to visit again. The sideline is not the rookie quarterback's spot. Benched for last week's game in Houston by Browns coach Hue Jackson following a rash of turnovers and ...

No. 19 Michigan seeks big upset of No. 2 Penn State

By The Associated Press Some things to watch during Week 8 of Big Ten play, with 12 teams in action: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 19 Michigan (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at No. 2 Penn State (6-0, 3-0). Forget the playoffs. If Michigan wants to remain a factor in the East division race, it'll almost certainly ...

Ouch! Bengals newcomers get crash course in Steelers rivalry

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — One of the NFL's edgiest rivalries is getting passed onto the next generation of Bengals. Nine rookies will see firsthand why so much has been made of these high-stakes games with the Steelers. It won't take them long on Sunday to realize this ...

Tight end usage up in the Big Ten this season

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer Tight ends are back in vogue in the Big Ten. There has been a noticeable rise in the use of players at the end of the line as receivers in 2017. Tight ends in the Big Ten have combined to catch 47 passes a week this season, up from 36 in 2016. Wisconsin ...

Johnson helps Blue Jackets extend win streak to four

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets kept it simple according to their coach John Tortorella. They checked well and were rewarded with their fourth straight win of the young NHL season. "You could tell we had really good energy when the game started," Tortorella said after the ...