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Roaring 20: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor skipped through the doorway and into the Indians' clubhouse, where the pulsating music was at an ear-splitting level. As many of his teammates dressed quickly with another game just 14 hours away, Cleveland's star ...

Big Ten will increase Week 1 conference games in 2020, ’21

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer The Big Ten will increase its number of conference football games in the opening weeks of the season in 2020 and 2021. There also is a change in rivalry week in schedules announced Tuesday. Iowa will meet Wisconsin and Nebraska will play Minnesota ...

Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones back after 1-game NFL suspension

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam "Pacman" Jones watched and winced as the Bengals stumbled through one of their worst season openers. He's back from his NFL suspension trying to help them get beyond it. The cornerback served a one-game suspension for his offseason ...

Tigers DH Martinez, RHP Fulmer have successful surgeries

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez underwent a successful surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, and starter Michael Fulmer had season-ending surgery on his elbow Tuesday. Martinez had a heart ablation on ...

DeJong, Molina power Cardinals to a 13-4 rout of Reds

By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong didn't start the season in the majors. Now he's in the St. Louis Cardinals record book. DeJong homered, Yadier Molina drove in three runs and the streaking Cardinals outslugged the Cincinnati Reds 13-4 on Tuesday night. The ...

Hey 19: Blazing Indians extend win streak to 19 straight

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — One more day. One more game. One more win. The Cleveland Indians are ripping off victories like few teams before them. And, they're not finished. With their latest lopsided win, the Indians extended the majors' longest winning streak ...

Mayfield sorry for planting Oklahoma flag at Ohio State

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Quarterback Baker Mayfield has apologized for planting Oklahoma's flag at midfield of Ohio State's stadium following the Sooners' victory over the Buckeyes. After Saturday night's 31-16 win, Mayfield ran around the field at Ohio ...

Rookie Kizer offers Browns hope with strong debut in loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — DeShone Kizer didn't deliver a victory in his NFL debut. That would have been asking a bit much. However, the rookie did bring something to the Browns and their browbeaten fans. "This young man gives us hope," coach Hue Jackson said ...

Many issues blend into Bengals’ staggering home loss

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A season honoring some of the Bengals' greatest players has started with one of the worst losses they've ever experienced. And there's no quick fix to the biggest problems. The Bengals honored some of the best players in their history at ...

Kent State coach Paul Haynes returns after cancer surgery

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes has returned to the football program after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. The school announced last month that Haynes was taking a medical leave of absence but did not provide details about his condition. He missed the Golden Flashes' ...

Infield Shift: Indians to try 2B Kipnis in center field

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis is going back to an old stomping ground. Cleveland's two-time All-Star second baseman could get some playing time in center field as the Indians look to add depth in their outfield after rookie Bradley Zimmer broke his left ...

Incredible Indians romp, roll on 17-game winning streak

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Over two hours before the game's first pitch, the mood inside the clubhouse of baseball's hottest team is almost fraternity-house loose. Championship-level chill. In one corner, All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor smiles while peeling ...

No. 8 Michigan looks sluggish in 36-14 win over Cincinnati

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh's emotions are hardened from experiencing it all as a college star, NFL quarterback and coach before coming back to campus to lead Michigan. "I'm dead in here," he said, gesturing toward his stomach. "I'm burnt ...

Blough leads Purdue past Ohio for Brohm’s 1st program win

By JEFF WASHBURN, Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — When Jeff Brohm left Western Kentucky for a struggling Purdue program, he promised to bring an entertaining, high-scoring offense to a Boilermaker team that was 9-39 during the past four seasons. Brohm didn't disappoint Friday ...

Mays directs Youngstown State over Robert Morris 30-0

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Mays ran for a touchdown, threw for another and Youngstown State rolled over Robert Morris 30-0 on Saturday. Mays went 13 of 17 for 149 yards passing and carried seven times for 63 yards. It was Youngstown State's 19th straight home win in September, dating ...

Barrett, Buckeyes out to build resume against Sooners again

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Some things to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Oklahoma at Ohio State. The second-ranked Buckeyes host No. 5 Oklahoma for the first time in 40 years in a matchup of two of the all-time winningest programs and 2017 College Football ...

Carrasco throws complete game as Indians win 14th straight

By MATT SCHOCH, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — In a season where the Cleveland Indians hope to get one more win than last year, the team has a chance to take its best stretch of baseball farther than a year ago. Carlos Carrasco was the latest Indians starter to shine with a complete game ...

Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cavaliers: “It still hurts.”

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' two sons had different reactions to his trade from the Celtics to the Cavaliers. His older son, James, is excited that his dad will get to play alongside LeBron James. Thomas' younger son, Jaiden, had fallen in love with Boston and was afraid that Cleveland ...

Browns rookies Garrett, Kizer set for first Steelers matchup

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As he prepares for his NFL debut, Browns rookie Myles Garrett says he's viewing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as "just another guy." The top overall pick isn't backing down from his comment after the draft that he plans to sack ...

Oklahoma coach Riley, 34, gets first big test at Ohio State

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Texas Tech walk-on quarterback Lincoln Riley wasn't quite good enough to play, but coach Mike Leach saw something special in him. Leach liked Riley's humility, intelligence, inquisitive nature, determination and people skills, so he ...