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Singin’ in the rain: Browns step up without Garrett, beat Eagles

CLEVELAND — Kareem Hunt lifted off just inside the 5-yard line, soared over the head of Philadelphia’s Jalen Mills like an Olympic long jumper and landed in the end zone. Without star Myles Garrett, the Browns needed someone to step up. Hunt went above and beyond — and he wasn’t the ...

Bengals QB Joe Burrow tweets ‘See ya next year’ after injury

Joe Burrow was looking forward to 2021 even as his rookie season was apparently ended by a scary knee injury. “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year,” the Cincinnati Bengals franchise quarterback tweeted after he was carted off the field early in the ...

Oak Glen back in the Class AA semifinals

NEW MANCHESTER — When senior running back Paxton Shuman went down with a leg injury on just the second play from scrimmage Saturday, the Oak Glen players looked over at Herbert Hoover’s sideline. None of the Huskies took a knee. Shuman eventually was placed in an ambulance and taken to ...

No. 3 Ohio State beats back comeback bid by No. 9 Indiana

COLUMBUS (AP) — After climbing to its highest AP Top 25 poll ranking in more than a half century, No. 9 Indiana got a chance find out how it measured up with Big Ten behemoth Ohio State, a team the Hoosiers hadn't beaten in 32 years. They came up short but sure made it interesting — and a ...

Big Ten picture should get clearer as unbeatens spar

The Big Ten’s four unbeaten teams square off Saturday in two games that could go a long way toward settling the division races. No. 9 Indiana faces No. 3 Ohio State in a top-10 matchup featuring the conference’s overwhelming favorite against its best early season story. The Hoosiers ...

Steelers look for perfect 10 vs. Jags

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Pittsburgh and Jacksonville have played some real nail-biters. Ten of their past 12 meetings have been one-score games, including several decided on the final drive and a few on the final play. The past two might have been the best between the former AFC Central ...

Big hit: Browns star Garrett on COVID list, out for Eagles

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett has been slowed down just when the Browns need him most. Cleveland’s dynamic star defensive end and the NFL’s leader in sacks will miss Sunday’s game against Philadelphia — and maybe more — after testing positive for COVID-19, dealing the Browns a major ...

Buckeyes respond to adversity

COLUMBUS — Ohio State football coach Ryan Day says he liked how the Buckeyes responded to having last week’s game at Maryland abruptly canceled because of eight positive tests for COVID-19 in the Terrapins football program. But he won’t have a final verdict on that situation until he ...