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Ohio Sports

Mayfield feeling outside pressure after brutal day at Pitt

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield spent much of Sunday afternoon running from the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Monday, the critics were after him. Mayfield's poor performance — and coach Kevin Stefanski's decision to pull him early to protect him from further ...

Front office veteran Krall will run Reds baseball operations

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds general manager Nick Krall has been named director of baseball operations for the team. The Reds announced Monday that Krall was being promoted to replace Dick Williams, who resigned Oct. 7 to assume a larger role in his family's development business. Krall ...

Despite blowing 21-0 lead, Bengals hope turnaround is near

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals say they're playing well enough to win most of the time, especially with the dynamic playmaking and big numbers put up by rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. But the finish has been a problem for Burrow and the ...

Same old Browns? Cleveland can quiet critics in Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — The trappings of a rivalry between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have lingered even as the results have grown remarkably one-sided. Bad blood. Trash talk. Emotionally charged games. The only thing the long-running series has ...

Pitt-iful: Browns try to end 16-game losing streak at Heinz

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer The Browns have been pitiful in Pittsburgh — for half a century. Whether playing in old Three Rivers Stadium or at Heinz Field, with its tricky winds and rowdy, towel-twirling fans, most of Cleveland's trips down the Turnpike and across the Pennsylvania state ...

Claypool’s climb: Steelers rookie WR drawing raves

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger predicted Chase Claypool's breakout. Now the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is gearing the rookie wide receiver for what comes next. Score four touchdowns in a game, as Claypool did in a 38-29 win over Philadelphia last ...

Cincinnati-Tulsa postponed due to Bearcats’ COVID-19 issues

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 8 Cincinnati's game at Tulsa on Saturday has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among Bearcats players. The American Athletic Conference announced Thursday the game is being rescheduled for Dec. 5. The number of players who ...

Indians’ Francona underwent several surgeries during season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona revealed he underwent several surgeries in a four-day span and required an extended stay in intensive care while dealing with major health issues that sidelined him for most of the 2020 season. Francona missed ...

Columbus, Montreal make only player trade on Day 1 of draft

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens completed a deal, and that was about it. Not much at all when it comes to trades on the first day of the virtual NHL draft. The Blue Jackets getting center Max Domi and a third-round pick from the Canadiens ...

Dick Williams resigns as Cincinnati Reds president

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds president Dick Williams has resigned to pursue other interests with his family's property development business, the team said Wednesday. The 50-year-old Williams worked in Reds baseball operations for 15 years and has been president since 2016. The Reds said ...