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Mistakes doom Browns in season-opening dud against Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. watched the ball hit his hands, then the ground. The Browns fell just as easily and quickly. In a season opener filled with mistakes and looking like so many in previous Cleveland seasons, Beckham's dropped pass on a crucial third-down play late in the ...

Burrow runs for TD but Chargers rally 16-13 over Bengals

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow ran 23 yards for a touchdown in his NFL debut and put the Bengals in range for a dramatic, last-minute win. Instead, he ended up like so many Cincinnati quarterbacks before him, wondering what the heck just happened. They lost a game ...

Cruz, Twins power up again in 7-5 win against Indians

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to complete a sweep of their weekend series. Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected, helping Minnesota win for the 10th ...

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Big Ten presidents were presented a comprehensive plan Sunday to conduct a fall football season, but a final decision is still to come. A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the full Council of ...

Miller hit batter, walk, wild pitch lifts Reds over Cards

By DAVID SOLOMON Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Miller loaded the bases with a hit batter, followed with a tying four-pitch walk, then threw a wild pitch that put Cincinnati ahead in a three-run seventh inning as the Reds kept up their slim playoff hopes with a 10-5 win over the ...

Reds take advantage of wild Kimbrel, beat Cubs for DH split

CINCINNATI (AP) — Nick Castellanos raced home on Craig Kimbrel's third wild pitch of the seventh inning, and the Cincinnati Reds avoided a doubleheader sweep by topping the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Saturday night. Cincinnati took advantage of another rough performance by Kimbrel (0-1), who got ...

Wainwright throws CG on 39th birthday, Cards top Indians 7-2

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright turned back the clock with a complete game on his 39th birthday as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 Sunday. Wainwright threw a four-hitter for his 23rd career complete game and first in four years. The ...

Browns speak out about social justice at stadium practice

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski waited years to conduct his first full practice as a head coach in an NFL stadium. Some things, however, are more important to him than football. Stefanski gathered his players, staff and Browns owner Jimmy Haslam near the ...

Bottom up: Bengals & Burrow try to dig out of deepest hole

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Bynes knew where Joe Burrow was going with the pass during practice. The new Bengals linebacker stepped in front of the intended receiver for an interception and headed down the sideline. A few moments later, he got a surprise. The rookie ...

Browns realistic after collapsing under expectations in 2019

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the 30-point loss in the opener, before first-year Freddie Kitchens revealed he was in over his head or Baker Mayfield's second-year slump or Myles Garrett swung a helmet at Mason Rudolph, the Cleveland Browns collapsed under the weight ...