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Life-changing experiences fuel NFL path for Paschal, Garrett

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Paschal and Haskell Garrett count themselves among the lucky ones. They understand only a tiny fraction of football players get a chance to play in the NFL, and even fewer overcome frightening experiences like theirs to become legitimate draft prospects. Yet here ...

Browns unwilling to make Mayfield’s messy situation worse

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Already at odds with Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns are choosing not to get into a public fight with him. No longer part of Cleveland's future, Mayfield is not participating in the team's voluntary offseason program as the team tries to work out a trade to get rid of ...

Haskins apparently ran out of gas before being fatally hit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins called Florida 911 dispatchers shortly after he was fatally struck by a dump truck earlier this month, saying his car had run out of gas and she was worried because he wasn't answering the phone, according ...

Watson embraced by teammates in Browns’ offseason program

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson made a strong impression on his new teammates long ago, scrambling for first downs and rifling touchdown passes while becoming an elite quarterback playing in Houston. Now in Cleveland, the one he makes off the field may matter more. Acquired from the ...

College Football Hall of Famer Bob Babich dies at 74

Bob Babich, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who played linebacker in the NFL for the Chargers and Browns, has died. He was 74. Babich died April 3 at his home in Clairemont, California. His death was reported by the National Football Foundation on Wednesday. A native of ...

NCAA sanctions Ohio State women’s hoops, 2 other programs

Ohio State's athletics department has been given four years probation and hit with other sanctions as a result of self-reported recruiting and policy violations in three women's sports, including basketball. The other violations, as outlined in a report issued Tuesday by the NCAA's Division I ...

Deshaun Watson reports to Browns for first offseason program

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson walked through snow on the way to his first day of work with the Browns. Baker Mayfield was nowhere in sight. Watson reported to Cleveland's offseason program Tuesday to restart his career with the Browns, who mortgaged their short-term future by acquiring the ...

Browns speak to NFL on ‘tanking’ claims made by former coach

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have spoken to an NFL investigator looking into claims by former coach Hue Jackson, who said the team intentionally lost games — tanked — in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Jackson, now coaching at Grambling State, was fired by Browns owners Dee and Jimmy ...

Columbus visits San Jose after Bean’s 2-goal game

Columbus Blue Jackets (35-35-6, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. San Jose Sharks (29-34-12, seventh in the Pacific) San Jose, California; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Columbus visits the San Jose Sharks after Jake Bean scored two goals in the Blue Jackets' 6-4 loss to the Ducks. The ...

AP source: Browns, CB Ward agree on $100M contract extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — Denzel Ward got locked down. Now there's a switch. Cleveland's two-time Pro Bowl cornerback agreed Monday to a five-year, $100.5 million contract extension with the Browns, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Ward's deal includes $71.25 ...