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Fields to start against Browns

CLEVELAND — There was going to be a point, maybe later this season or early next, when Justin Fields was going to become Chicago’s starting quarterback. The day arrived quickly. With veteran Andy Dalton sidelined for the time being by a knee injury, Fields will make his first NFL start ...

Tribe splits doubleheader, White Sox clinch AL Central

CLEVELAND — Tony La Russa stood in the dugout, soaking in the moment as the Chicago White Sox celebrated winning their first AL Central title since 2008. The Hall of Fame manager came out of retirement for moments like this, but it was still hard for him to believe it was real. The White ...

Phillies erase 6-run deficit, top Bucs, 12-6

PHILADELPHIA — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in four, Ronald Torreyes hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies erased a six-run deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-6 Thursday night and pick up ground in the NL East. Didi Gregorius also ...

Tackle nearly costs Mayfield: Browns coaches urging star QB to be careful

BEREA — After surviving a scary situation in Sunday’s win, Baker Mayfield delivered a positive medical update on his sore left shoulder. “Attached, still,” the Browns quarterback joked. It’s safe to laugh about now, but Mayfield risked personal safety — and even Cleveland’s ...

YSU Scouting Report: Week 4

YOUNGSTOWN — After a week off to lick their wounds from a 42-14 defeat at Michigan State, the Youngstown State Penguins now focus their attention to their league slate in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. YSU’s MVFC schedule begins with Western Illinois, who enters at 0-3. In ...