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Bengals Bernard questionable for Giants game

The Associated Press undefined CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after dealing with a concussion. Bernard has been starting for the Bengals (2-7-1) since Joe Mixon went out with an injured foot on ...

Browns’ defense thinned by virus, injuries to face Jaguars

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Olivier Vernon's dominating, three-sack performance last week resulted in an award for the Browns defensive end — and a plea from one of his coaches. For an encore. With star Myles Garrett sidelined again for Sunday's game at Jacksonville ...

Dosunmu scores 24 as No. 8 Illinois holds off Ohio 77-75

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, Kofi Cockburn had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 8 Illinois rallied to beat Ohio 77-75 on Friday. It was Cockburn's 15th double-double in 35 games for Illinois (3-0). Jason Preston scored 31 points for Ohio (2-1). Ben Vander Plas added ...

Ohio State’s Day tests positive, won’t coach vs. Illinois

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Ohio State coach Ryan Day has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be with the Buckeyes if they play at Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State said Friday it had an increased number of positive COVID-19 tests in the program this week. The game ...

No. 23 Ohio State still piecing together lineup, schedule

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transfers and other factors led to a lot of recent comings and goings in the Ohio State basketball program. With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting preparation for the season, coach Chris Holtmann is still trying to figure out where all the ...

Stefanski steady in first season, has Browns in playoff hunt

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski came to Cleveland armed with a coaching plan drawn up over 14 seasons cutting his teeth as an assistant with Minnesota. With the Browns, he's barely been able to follow it. Forced to adjust, adapt and in his words "pivot" ...

Inter Miami seals MLS playoff bid, beats FC Cincinnati 2-1

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mikey Ambrose and Leandro González Pirez scored four minutes apart and Inter Miami clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 over FC Cincinnati on Sunday. Inter Miami (7-13-3) earned the No. 10 seed in the MLS Eastern Conference playoffs. It entered the day with a ...

Bengals confident despite 2-5-1 record at halfway point

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals might be the most optimistic two-win team in the NFL right now. The confidence around the Bengals certainly belies the 2-5-1 record at the halfway point of the 2020 season, a result that looks even worse stacked on ...

Mayfield out, Browns welcome Chubb back from knee injury

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — There was a buzz on the practice field Monday as the Browns returned from their bye with several starters, including star running back Nick Chubb, returning from injuries. However, there was a noticeable absence: the quarterback. Baker ...

Fields, No. 3 Ohio State expect No. 18 Penn State’s best

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Fields looked eager to make up for lost time during Ohio State's season-opening blowout of Nebraska, operating the Buckeyes' offense with such efficiency pollsters vaulted his team to No. 3 in the polls after four quarters ...