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And the meek Bengals, Dolphins, Redskins shall win

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer And the meek shall inherit the NFL fields. At least in Week 13, that is. It's unlikely that anyone in Las Vegas or wherever sports betting is allowed these days put money on a parlay of the Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins winning Sunday. They were a ...

“Miracle” workers? Browns need one after loss to Steelers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baker Mayfield has no problem with Freddie Kitchens' fashion sense. The fact the Cleveland Browns head coach decided to wear a T-shirt that read "Pittsburgh started it" in the run-up to a rematch with the Steelers was no big deal to ...

Buckeyes expects tougher game the 2nd time against Badgers

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day expects to see a much better Wisconsin team in the Big Ten championship game than the one routed by the Buckeyes five weeks ago. In that Oct. 26 game, the Badgers stayed with Ohio State through halftime and ...

Dalton returns and leads Bengals to 1st win, 22-6 over Jets

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton returned from his three-week exile Sunday and got a long-awaited win for the coach who benched him, throwing a touchdown pass during a 22-6 victory over the New York Jets that ended the longest losing streak in Cincinnati Bengals ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Tide out; Harbaugh’s Ohio St problem

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Sometimes it is just not your year. Even if you are the greatest dynasty in college football history. The playoff will be played without Alabama for the first time after No. 16 Auburn won a wild Iron Bowl on Saturday. So that's it. No debates ...

AP Top 25: Alabama out of top 5 for first time in 4 years

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Alabama dropped to No. 9 in The Associated Press college football poll, snapping the Crimson Tide's record streak of 68 appearances in the top five. The top four teams in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank were unchanged, with LSU at No. 1, ...

Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski out with shoulder injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss four weeks with a shoulder injury. The team said the 22-year-old Werenski was hurt in the first period of Saturday night's 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders. Werenski has been bothered by shoulder ...

Duck’s Dynasty? Backup Hodges leads Steelers by Browns 20-13

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns kept things civil in their highly anticipated rematch, which ended the way they always seem to end at Heinz Field: the Steelers walking ...

Duke, West Virginia, Ohio State headline 2020 Battle 4 Atlantis field

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Duke and West Virginia headline the 2020 field for the Battle 4 Atlantis men's college basketball tournament. The eight-team field was announced Friday on the final day of this year's Thanksgiving-week event at the Atlantis resort. The Blue Devils won the ...

Winless Bengals bench rookie Finley, go back to Andy Dalton

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the season slipping away and still no win to show for it, the Bengals are going back to Andy Dalton at quarterback. Coach Zac Taylor announced Monday that Dalton would finish the season, ending a three-week experiment with rookie Ryan ...