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Bottom up: Bengals & Burrow try to dig out of deepest hole

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Bynes knew where Joe Burrow was going with the pass during practice. The new Bengals linebacker stepped in front of the intended receiver for an interception and headed down the sideline. A few moments later, he got a surprise. The rookie ...

Browns realistic after collapsing under expectations in 2019

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Before the 30-point loss in the opener, before first-year Freddie Kitchens revealed he was in over his head or Baker Mayfield's second-year slump or Myles Garrett swung a helmet at Mason Rudolph, the Cleveland Browns collapsed under the weight ...

Reds sweep Brewers as teams resume play following protest

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wade Miley allowed one hit over four scoreless innings to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory and doubleheader sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night, one day after both teams opted not to play to protest racial injustice. The ...

Browns temper expectations, all eyes on QB Mayfield in 2020

By The Associated Press undefined CLEVELAND BROWNS (6-10) New faces: Coach Kevin Stefanski, RT Jack Conklin, rookie LT Jedrick Wills, TE Austin Hooper, LB B.J. Goodson, S Karl Joseph, CB Kevin Johnson, QB Case Keenum, DE Adrian Clayburn, S Andrew Sendejo, WR Jojo Natson, F Andy Janovich, ...

With Burrow, Bengals look to improve on 2019 fiasco

By The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-14) New faces: QB Joe Burrow, WR Tee Higgins, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, CB Trae Waynes, CB Mackensie Alexander, CB LeShaun Sims, S Vonn Bell, LB Josh Bynes, DT D.J. Reader. Key losses: QB Andy Dalton, CB Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Darqueze Dennard, ...

Kim 6 neat innings for 1st MLB win, Cardinals blank Reds 3-0

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kwang Hyun Kim pitched six sharp innings and earned his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Saturday night. Kim gave up three hits, walked none and struck out three. This was his third game for ...

Davidson’s pinch-hit slam sends Reds past Cardinals, 4-2

By JASON L. YOUNG Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Matt Davidson delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the sixth inning and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Friday night. Davidson drove a 2-0 pitch from Tyler Webb to left field and into the Cincinnati ...

Browns CB Johnson released from hospital, RB Chubb back

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson has been released from the hospital after suffering a lacerated liver in practice this week. The team said Saturday that Johnson, who signed as a free agent during the offseason, was discharged from ...

DeSclafani , Suarez pace Reds past Brewers, 4-1

By JIM HOEHN Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani allowed two singles over six scoreless innings and Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Suarez put the Reds up 3-0 in the first with ...

Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break

By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing. "This is God given, thank you very much," the 23-time Grand Slam champion said as she thanked her ...

Plesac, Reyes, Luplow power Indians over White Sox 7-1

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Zach Plesac tossed six strong innings and the Cleveland Indians snapped a scoring drought with a six-run fourth in a 7-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. The Indians had been blanked for 13 innings before Franmil Reyes and ...

Browns’ star receiver Landry activated from injury list

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. That streak has ...

Columbus hopes for Game 5 bounceback after historic collapse

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes. Until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in 3:34 and another in overtime to stun the Blue ...

Browns tight end Njoku not seeking trade, commits to team

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — David Njoku has done an end around with the Browns. After demanding a trade last month, the tight end indicated on Saturday that he has changed his mind. The 2017 first-round draft pick tweeted, "I'm all in Cleveland. Time to ...

Kepler homer, Dobnak pitching lead Twins over Indians 4-1

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit his second leadoff home run of the season, Alex Avila added his first homer for Minnesota, and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night. Randy Dobnak (1-1) pitched five scoreless innings for Minnesota following ...

Tigers, Reds rained out, to play 7-inning twinbill Sunday

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were set to play Major League Baseball's first doubleheader scheduled for seven-inning games on Sunday in order to make up a rainout. The start of Saturday's game was moved up five hours in an attempt to ...

Browns’ Garrett vows to not let ‘one moment’ define him

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett knows his shocking, helmet-swinging assault on Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph last season will always follow him. It's part of his legacy, unwanted or not. He said he won't let it define him. "My life is bigger than one ...

Browns sign Garrett to 5-year, $125 million extension

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's on-field misbehavior last season damaged his public image. It didn't change how the Cleveland Browns feel about him. The team signed Garrett to a five-year, $125 million contract extension on Wednesday, making the talented ...

Big finish for Woods with hopes of making cut at Memorial

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Five months without competition, Tiger Woods was grinding over key shots and big putts Friday at the Memorial, and the 7-foot par putt on his final hole at the Memorial might have been just enough. The goal on this day was simply to avoid ...

Column: The measure of DeChambeau is if anyone copies him

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer He reduced the golf course to a pitch-and-putt with power that got everyone's attention. That was John Daly at Crooked Stick in 1991 when he followed his caddie's instructions — "Kill it!" — on his way to winning the PGA Championship. It was Tiger Woods at ...