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Browns’ Beckham fined by NFL for fighting with Ravens

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. was fined an undisclosed amount by the NFL for fighting Baltimore's Marlon Humphrey. The wide receiver said the penalty would have been harsher if he had retaliated. Beckham wouldn't disclose how much he was ...

Mayfield and Chubb combine to carry Browns past Ravens 40-25

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns lived up to the hype. Even better, the brash quarterback and the long suffering franchise celebrated their coming out party with a lopsided victory over a longtime nemesis. Mayfield threw ...

Nats top Indians 8-2, head to playoffs on 8-game win streak

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been more than a century since a major league team went from 12 games under .500 to as many wins as the Washington Nationals accumulated this season. And the Nationals are surging into the playoffs, running their winning streak to a ...

Fear of ‘slip-ups’ continuing to fuel No. 4 Buckeyes’ roll

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's been pounded into the heads of Ohio State players since the winter, how losses to unranked opponents from the Big Ten West ended bids for the College Football Playoff the last two years. The Buckeyes seem to have received ...

LeBron James’ high school jersey up for auction

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A sweat-stained jersey LeBron James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star's days with the ...

Orlando City eliminated in 1-1 draw with Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Benji Michel scored a minute into extra time to give Orlando City a 1-1 tie with FC Cincinnati on Sunday. The late goal was the 75th conceded by expansion Cincinnati, the most in MLS history. The previous record was established by Orlando City last season. Orlando City was ...

Picked 6: Mayfield taking heat for early season struggles

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield's getting picked off and picked upon. Just three games into this second season, Cleveland's confident-and-cocky quarterback is being surrounded. He hasn't performed up to expectations — including his own — and Mayfield's ...

Surging Brewers clinch playoff berth with 9-2 win over Reds

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A sizzlin' September topped off by a frothy celebration. Nobody does it better down the stretch than these Milwaukee Brewers, who lost MVP Christian Yelich and beat long odds to get back in the postseason for a second straight season. And nobody ...

No. 5 Ohio State will be facing inspired underdog in Huskers

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 5 Ohio State at Nebraska The Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0) look every bit a contender for the College Football Playoff. Their playoff bids the past two years ended because of losses to ...

Indians drop in wild-card race, fall to Chisox; Twins clinch

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians know they have little margin for error this late in the AL wild-card race. They made one too many Wednesday night. Shane Bieber got tagged early and the Indians lost ground in the wild-card chase, falling to the Chicago White Sox 8-3. Their second defeat ...