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Rams stop Mayfield late, Goff throws 2 TDs passes in win

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Backed up to their own goal line, the Rams buckled down. Safety John Johnson III intercepted Baker Mayfield's fourth-down pass with 27 seconds left as Los Angeles escaped with a 20-13 win Sunday night over the short-handed Cleveland Browns, ...

Indians move into tie for 2nd wild card, beat Phillies 10-1

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have overcome injuries and setbacks throughout season and remained in the playoff race. The outcome will be decided in the final week. Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a 10-1 win over the ...

Bills stay unbeaten by rallying back to beat Bengals 21-17

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The mere sight of rookie tight end Dawson Knox bowling over one Bengals defender and shoving off another breathed life into a sputtering and sloppy Buffalo offense. Knox's fearless and physical catch and rumble up the left sideline ...

Conforto hits 3-run homer, Mets top Reds 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Conforto didn't see how deep his first inning drive sailed into the right field seats. He knew all he needed to know. Conforto homered to cap a four-run first inning and the New York Mets kept pace in their wild-card chase with a 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on ...

AP Top 25: Wisconsin into top 10; Cal makes big move to 15

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Wisconsin moved into the top 10 for the first time this season, landing at No. 8 in The Associated Press college football poll after a weekend during which seven ranked teams lost. The top of the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank remained mostly ...

Fields shines as No. 6 Ohio State trounces Miami (Ohio) 76-5

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day says he's still trying to determine just how good the Buckeyes are after a fourth straight blowout win. He might start to find out more next week. The sixth-ranked Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) trounced Miami ...

Mets stumble in their playoff push with 3-2 loss to Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier called it a "bonehead mistake." He should know. He made it. The third baseman hesitated on what he thought might be a foul ball, allowing Aristides Aquino to beat out a bases-loaded infield hit that drove in the Cincinnati Reds' first run in the New York Mets' ...

Louisiana-Lafayette gets 3rd win, beats Ohio 45-25

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Elijah Mitchell rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns as Louisiana-Lafayette won its third straight game, holding on to get past Ohio 45-25 on Saturday afternoon. The Ragin' Cajuns held a 10-6 lead at the half and extended that to 31-12 early in the fourth before Ohio ...

Browns place LB Christian Kirksey on injured reserve

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Christian Kirksey's season is already looking a lot like his 2018. The Browns placed their linebacker and defensive captain on injured reserve Saturday, a move that will sideline him for at least eight games. Kirksey missed the final seven ...

Kent State rolls on offense in 62-20 win over Bowling Green

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Crum passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns and Joachim Bangda and Jo-El Shaw combined for 223 yards and three touchdowns and Kent State defeated Bowling Green 62-20 on Saturday. Bangda had 114 yards on seven carries, Shaw 109 on 15 with two touchdowns. Kent ...

Iglesias’ double in 10th leads Reds past Cubs 3-2

By JOHN JACKSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The improving Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff cooled off the previously surging Chicago Cubs' offense. José Iglesias had an RBI double in the 10th inning and five Cincinnati pitchers combined for a four-hitter as the Reds recorded their ...

Puig’s single in 10th lifts Indians over Tigers 2-1

By BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig rounded first base, happily waiting for Francisco Lindor to jump into his arms. It was a moment he had been waiting for since joining the Indians on July 31. Puig delivered a bases-loaded single off the top of the right field wall ...

Martinez scores twice, Atlanta shuts out Cincinnati 2-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Josef Martinez scored two goals six-minutes apart in the second half to help Atlanta United FC secure a 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati Wednesday night. Martinez gave Atlanta (16-11-3) the lead in the 59th minute on a shot 12 yards out from the center of the box, assisted by ...

No. 11 Michigan’s offense faces tough task vs No. 13 Badgers

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin Both teams are coming off open dates heading into a matchup that should provide some clarity about how good each is. Michigan's new spread offense has ...

Ohio State picking up steam on the way to Big Ten slate

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 6 Ohio State knows the games are going to get harder eventually, but so far everything has just seemed, well, so easy. They haven't played mistake-free football but avoided any big ones in overwhelming FAU, Cincinnati and Indiana by ...

Indians win 15th straight over Tigers with 7-2 victory

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' dominance of Detroit is reaching a historic level. Cleveland beat the Tigers for the 15th straight time, a 7-2 victory Tuesday night that improved the Indians to 16-1 in the season series — with a loss at Comerica Park With ...

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff ...

Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels. With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his return to MetLife Stadium, the Browns wide receiver ...

Reality check: Home opener brings Bengals back to earth

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Call it a reality check. Buoyed by their strong showing in a close, season-opening loss at Seattle, the Bengals looked forward to winning back fans and stamping themselves as a turnaround team at Paul Brown Stadium under new head coach Zac ...

Browns place backup QB Drew Stanton on injured reserve

By The Associated Press undefined EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Browns backup quarterback Drew Stanton has been placed on injured reserve. Stanton, who has been listed as No. 2 on Cleveland's depth chart behind Baker Mayfield, injured his knee during practice last week. He first appeared on ...