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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 ...

No. 3 Ohio State faces first road test at No. 18 Penn State

By The Associated Press undefined No. 3 Ohio State (1-0) at No. 18 Penn State (0-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Ohio State by 12. Series record: Ohio State leads 21-14. WHAT'S AT STAKE Ohio State can take a big step toward controlling the Big Ten's East Division with a win. Penn ...

Penn State’s goal: Trying to stop Fields from having a day

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State defensive tackle Antonio Shelton saw something new this week as he watched recent film of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It's an attribute that could make it even tougher for the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions to ...

No. 7 Cincinnati looks to avenge losses to Memphis

By JEFF WALLNER Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati played Memphis twice in a span of eight days last season, in the final regular-season game and again in the American Athletic Conference championship. Both games were close, but both were losses for the Bearcats. "It comes down ...

Opening weekend surprises creates different look for Big Ten

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer The first weekend of Big Ten football was full of surprises. Indiana upset a top-10 foe for the first time in 33 years. Rutgers snapped a 21-game conference skid. Northwestern and Purdue moved to the top of the West Division while Penn State and Michigan ...

Indians decline options on closer Hand, 1B Santana for 2021

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Brad Hand's solid season didn't earn him another one with the Indians. Feeling the financial pinch from a shortened season, Cleveland declined Hand's $10 million contract option on Friday and also chose not to exercise options for either ...

Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield brushed aside all the outside noise about his dismal performance last week. Then, nursing sore ribs, he shut up all the critics. "What criticism? What are you talking about?" Mayfield quipped after throwing five touchdown ...

AP Top 25: Indiana jumps in at 17; Ohio State moves up to 3

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Indiana jumped into The Associated Press college football poll Sunday after pulling off the weekend's most dramatic upset and Ohio State moved up to No. 3 following a dominant season debut. Clemson remained a rock-solid No. 1 and Alabama was No. 2. ...

Hard-luck Bengals keep letting close games slip away

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow keeps putting up big numbers, and the Cincinnati Bengals keep letting the games slip away at the end. The Bengals lost another close one on Sunday to the Cleveland Browns because again they couldn't protect a ...