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Extra special: Indians edge Yankees 9-8 in 13, take 2-0 lead

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've won this season in almost every way imaginable: comebacks, walk-offs, blowouts, nail-biters. No. 104 for the Cleveland Indians topped them all. Yan Gomes singled home Austin Jackson from second base with none out in the 13th inning ...

Newcomer Panarin, rookies help Columbus rout Islanders 5-0

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin didn't need to score a goal to have a big impact in his first game for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago Blackhawks and touted as the elite scorer Columbus needs, Panarin had three ...

No. 10 Ohio State expects to keep rolling as Maryland visits

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 10 Ohio State continues to plow through a series of lesser opponents before the next big test comes Oct. 28 against No. 4 Penn State. Maryland, coming off an exhilarating win over Minnesota last week, will try to keep up with the ...

Browns Garrett done practicing, cleared for debut

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Six months after being drafted, Myles Garrett can finally show why he was the No. 1 pick. Garrett missed Cleveland's first four games — all losses — with a high right-ankle sprain. But the 21-year-old rookie made it through a week of ...

Bauer power: Indians baffle Judge, Yanks 4-0 in ALDS opener

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer made Aaron Judge look silly, and made his manager look like a genius. One year after nearly costing the Indians a trip to the World Series, Bauer helped them take the first step back. Named a surprise starter for Game 1, Bauer ...

Panarin, Dubois among newcomers for ambitious Blue Jackets

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will open the new season on Friday night with a new superstar, some impressive rookies and a familiar player — captain Nick Foligno — in a new position. The Blue Jackets hope winger Artemi Panarin, acquired ...

Rush hour: Top pick Garrett to make debut for winless Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett marches to his own drummer. Unconventional and uniquely talented, Cleveland's rookie defensive end is something of a renaissance man with interests in architecture, music, poetry — and smashing quarterbacks. Deprived of ...

Motley crew: Surprising Bills get tested in Cincinnati

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — First place in the AFC East. A record that's tied for second-best in the NFL. A defense that's stingier than any other in Bills history so far. It's been quite a start for Buffalo, which heads to Cincinnati to face a team that can bring the ...

Bowles says Jets ‘not good enough’ to look past 0-4 Browns

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets insisted they weren't listening when all the talk was about how awful they'd be this season. Now that they're one of the NFL's early season surprises at 2-2 and favored by some to beat winless Cleveland, ...

Down to third-string QB, Maryland visits No. 10 Ohio State

The Associated Press Maryland (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) at No. 10 Ohio State (4-1, 2-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (Fox) Line: Ohio State by 30 ½. Series record: Ohio State leads 3-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio State continues to plow through overmatched teams on the way to an Oct. 28 showdown with No. 4 ...

On deck: Bauer _ not Kluber _ starting for Indians in Game 1

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber has been relieved already. The Indians will open the playoffs with their ace on hold. Instead of starting their Cy Young Award favorite in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, the defending league champions will pitch Trevor Bauer ...

Maryland QB Bortenschlager poised for No. 10 Ohio State

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — In the locker room after its surprise win at Minnesota last week, Maryland held a spirited celebration that centered upon a player who started the season as a third-string quarterback. Max Bortenschlager, a drop-back passer ...

Talent management group: Dismiss ex-football star’s lawsuit

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal lawsuit linking a talent management company to alleged improper use of ex-Ohio State athletes' photos should be tossed out because there's no evidence the company did anything wrong, according to a court filing. IMG ...

Dalton back in form as new Bengals coordinator calls plays

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton completed 16 throws in a row, had a hand in four touchdowns, and finished with the second-highest passer rating of his career. The Bengals' decision to change offensive coordinators has made a huge difference in the ...

Browns still looking for answers after falling to 0-4

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer used a metaphor about a toilet. Coach Hue Jackson expressed confidence that the team's owner will not dump him. Both accurately — and colorfully — described the state of the Browns after a 0-4 start. ...

Cavaliers moving Love to center, Thompson to reserve role

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love is being moved after all — from forward to center. Love, who has been the subject of trade speculation for three years in Cleveland, will be the club's new starting center, coach Tyronn Lue announced Monday ...

Cleveland rocked: Browns in shambles after rout by Bengals

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis found his good friend near midfield and gave him a hug. Hue Jackson needed one. The besieged Browns coach could use a lot more than an embrace right now. After Cincinnati got its first win this season, thrashing ...

Barrett, Weber help No. 11 Ohio State rout Rutgers 56-0

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — J.T. Barrett came to Ohio State looking to become the starting quarterback, win some games and be successful. He has more than exceeded expectations. He's now the Buckeyes' career passing leader. Barrett threw three touchdown passes ...

Youngstown State rolls to 19-7 win over South Dakota State

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Tevin McCaster ran for a career-high 183 yards and punched in the go-ahead touchdown to lead Youngstown State to a 19-7 win over South Dakota State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener Saturday night. McCaster finished with 35 carries, also a career best, ...

Playoff-bound Cubs lose 3-1 to Reds in finale

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The cheering slowly increased as the crowd of 40,971 recognized the significance of the Chicago Cubs flag on the videoboard at Wrigley Field. The banner on top of the pole for the NL Central standings rippled in the breeze as the cheering turned ...