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Browns relieved Garrett incident with punching fan not worse

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens believes the fan who punched Myles Garrett was lucky. "I was glad the guy ran," Kitchens cracked Monday as Cleveland returned from its bye weekend. As the Browns began their break last week, Garrett was ...

Nyquist’s penalty shot in OT lifts Blue Jackets past Leafs

TORONTO (AP) — Gustav Nyquist couldn't recall getting a penalty shot in overtime before. He scored on his chance 1:57 into the extra period Monday night, giving the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I think that's my first one," Nyquist said. "So it felt ...

AP Top 25: Ohio State jumps Clemson to 3rd; Wisconsin falls

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Ohio State edged past Clemson to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll and Wisconsin dropped to 13th after being upset ahead of its showdown with the Buckeyes. Alabama remained No. 1 on Sunday in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions ...

No running game, no wins: Same sad story for hapless Bengals

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Thirty-three yards rushing, all by the quarterback. Just when the Bengals think their offense can't get any worse, it reaches new depths. And seven weeks into the season, they're still winless with no relief in sight. Andy Dalton threw three ...

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 ...