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Browns hurt themselves, fall flat after fast start in loss

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns' start was exhilarating. The rest was mostly excruciating. Baker Mayfield and Co. aren't living up to expectations — theirs or anyone else's. Mayfield threw three more interceptions, Nick Chubb had a costly fumble and Cleveland ...

Bengals must wait longer for ‘rewarding’ first win

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals can't stop the run, score touchdowns when they reach the red zone or catch one of those timely breaks that can turn the tide on the most frustrating of seasons. First-year coach Zac Taylor is simultaneously trying to ...

AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 2; Ohio State at 4

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers behind No. 1 Alabama less than a month before the ...

Blue Jackets edge previously unbeaten Hurricanes 3-2

By KEN TYSIAC Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A focused defensive performance and balanced offense helped the Columbus Blue Jackets end the best start to a season in Carolina Hurricanes' franchise history. Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Pierre-Luc Dubios scored and Columbus ...

Day impressed with toughness of Buckeyes at halfway point

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At the halfway point of the season, coach Ryan Day isn't assessing the performance of his Ohio State team purely by statistics, which, by the way, are pretty good across the board. The Buckeyes are 6-0, dominating opponents, showing few ...

Shaken: Mayfield, Browns bruised after blasting by 49ers

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield apparently offended Richard Sherman and paid for it. Mayfield got hunted, bear-hugged, sacked and mocked by Nick Bosa in front of a national TV audience. On a trip out west, the Browns went south. The 49ers utterly beat them ...

Texier scores in OT, Blue Jackets beat Sabres 4-3

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the game tied 3-3 in overtime, Nick Foligno stole the puck from Buffalo's Jack Eichel at the back boards and passed out to Alexandre Texier skating free through the right circle. The rookie sealed the first win of the season for the ...

Not much goes right in Browns’ 31-3 loss to 49ers

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns punted on their first series. It was one of the few things that Freddie Kitchens' team did right all night. In a game where Kitchens and offensive coordinator Todd Monken pulled out all the stops, trying ...

Fields, Dobbins lead No. 4 Ohio St over No. 25 Michigan St

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields looked less like Superman and more like a mere mortal at times against No. 25 Michigan State on Saturday night. But that was bound to happen to the Ohio State sophomore quarterback at some point this season. The Georgia ...

Book throws 5 TDs as No. 9 Notre Dame routs Bowling Green

By JOHN FINERAN Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — With Southern California on the horizon for No. 9 Notre Dame, Brian Kelly wanted his team to show explosiveness against Bowling Green on Saturday. The Fighting Irish did, and plenty of it. Ian Book threw a career-high five touchdown ...