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Browns believe Kizer has ‘right stuff’ to end QB futility

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — They've come and gone, some faster than others. Rookies, free agents, recycled veterans and career backups all have had their shot starting at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns over the past 18 seasons. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia ...

Ohio State will rotate 6 in receiver-by-committee system

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Six receivers are listed as starters on Ohio State's official depth chart released Monday, a sure indication that all will get plenty of chances to shine in the season opener this week. Paris Campbell and K.J. Hill are listed as ...

Dalton, Bengals look regular-season ready against Redskins

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals' starters shrugged off a rough start to the preseason to finish exactly the way they wanted. Dalton was 8 of 13 for 70 yards and Cincinnati's first-team offense and defense looked sharp against ...

Cavaliers scrap plans for $140M Quicken Loans Arena makeover

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have scrapped plans for a $140 million renovation of Quicken Loans Arena. The team had hoped to upgrade the 22-year-old downtown facility with more dining spaces and a glass exterior. However, following opposition ...

Will Bosa’s pass rush ‘go crazy’ in Buckeyes’ new scheme?

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Bosa lives in the shadow of his superstar older brother Joey, one of the best defensive ends ever to play at Ohio State. That's fine with the younger Bosa, who wears his brother's famous number 97 and looks so much like him on the ...

Indians batter Sale, Red Sox 13-6 as 1st-place teams meet

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Sale pitching against Cleveland's injury-riddled lineup looked like a mismatch Thursday night. Mismatch, indeed. Boston's ace was battered while matching the shortest start of his career, and rookie Yandy Diaz got four hits as ...

Jerry Kramer, Robert Brazile senior Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Robert Brazile and Jerry Kramer have been picked as the senior finalists for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class. The seniors committee selected Brazile and Kramer on Thursday. A senior nominee must have completed his career at least 25 years ago and will need at ...

Big Ten’s new coaches chasing breakthrough seasons

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Tom Allen and Jeff Brohm remember watching the Big Ten at its rugged best. P.J. Fleck just heard the stories about the emotional sideline antics of Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler being as entertaining as the games. Back then, ...

Peraza’s pinch-hit double in 8th rallies Reds over Cubs 4-2

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Center fielder Ian Happ ran a long way and thought he had a chance to catch Jose Peraza's fly ball. He stretched his glove and just missed. "Close," Happ said. "Centimeters." Peraza's long fly ball landed for a bases-loaded double in the ...

Strong armed: Browns rookie quarterback Kizer named starter

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer has strong-armed his way into a starting job. The rookie quarterback will start Cleveland's exhibition at Tampa Bay on Saturday, and unless he flops or gets hurt, Kizer will start the Browns' Sept. 10 season opener against ...

Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James. Now he has to figure out how to beat him. Cleveland's All-Star guard, who asked owner Dan Gilbert to trade him earlier this summer, was dealt Tuesday night to the Boston Celtics ...

Ohio State backup QB Burrow sidelined with broken hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State backup quarterback Joe Burrow will be sidelined indefinitely after breaking his throwing hand in practice. An Ohio State spokesman says Burrow, a redshirt sophomore, had surgery after breaking a bone in his right hand during practice on Monday. Burrow backed ...

Ohio college basketball player gets probation for jail fight

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — A University of Dayton basketball player says he's remorseful after a judge sentenced him to probation for a jailhouse fight after his arrest for underage drinking. Twenty-year-old Sam Miller, of Arlington, Virginia, pleaded guilty Tuesday in southwest Ohio's Greene ...

Bryant nicked, lefty Rizzo plays 3B, Cubs beat Reds 13-9

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Cubs comfortably ahead, Joe Maddon added to his lore as a manager who's not afraid to go against tradition and have some fun, too. Maddon had left-handed Anthony Rizzo play third base in the ninth inning — filling in while Kris ...

1-hit wonder: Fister allows only leadoff homer as BoSox romp

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Three pitches into his start, Doug Fister had a one-hitter. Nearly three hours later, nothing changed. Fister gave up a leadoff homer in the first inning to Francisco Lindor and then nothing else, finishing with a career-best one-hitter, ...

Muguruza, Dimitrov get their 1st Cincinnati titles

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer MASON, Ohio (AP) — Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer — this one at the expense of a player who can't quite get to No. ...

Flowers’ grand slam helps Newcomb, Braves top Reds 8-1

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Braves rookie Sean Newcomb relied on some clutch defense — including his own creative play — to frustrate the Cincinnati Reds. Tyler Flowers' grand slam broke open a close game in Atlanta's six-run fifth inning, Newcomb earned his first ...

Cuthbert, Escobar lead Royals to 7-4 victory over Indians

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took the bottom of a makeshift lineup filled with mostly with backups for the Kansas City Royals to finally put some runs on the board against the Cleveland Indians. Jorge Bonifacio had three hits to start rallies, fill-in third ...

3 Chiefs throw TD passes in 30-12 win over Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Kansas City ...

Bauer wins 12th as Indians blank Royals 5-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched well, but he credits his defense for this victory. Bauer threw 6 1/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Saturday night. Bauer (12-8) won his fifth straight decision - the longest winning streak of his career that ...