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Kent State athlete’s death ruled exertional heat stroke

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner has ruled exertional heat stroke caused the death of a Kent State University football player after an offseason morning workout. The Portage County coroner's office released the findings of an autopsy of Tyler Heintz on Monday. Heintz died June 13 after ...

Browns QB Kizer said headache affected play in Sunday’s loss

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer said his vision was affected by a severe migraine headache in Sunday's loss at Baltimore. Kizer was removed from the game in the first quarter after coach Hue Jackson noticed something ...

Browns WR Corey Coleman breaks hand, having surgery

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Corey Coleman's second NFL season is off to an eerily similar start to his first. Cleveland's top wide receiver broke his right hand again during Sunday's loss in Baltimore, and Browns coach Hue Jackson said the 2016 first-round pick is ...

Indians overcome injuries to win Central, eye Series title

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They raised a flag and then raised some hell. After only partying on the road in the postseason last year, the Cleveland Indians finally got a chance to throw a bash in their own home. For an hour or so, they sprayed each other with ...

Ohio college football player dies at hospital after game

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Officials say a football player at the College of Wooster has died after being hospitalized after a game Saturday when he complained he didn't feel well. A college spokesman says 21-year-old Clayton Gelb died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Wooster. He was a senior ...

Irving: No cares about LeBron’s feelings when leaving Cavs

BOSTON (AP) — New Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving says he doesn't care if anyone took it personally that he left Cleveland, even Cavaliers star LeBron James. Appearing Monday on ESPN's "First Take," Irving said he doesn't feel like he owed James an explanation for asking for a ...

Bengals return with 0-2 mark, new offensive coordinator

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton thought there might be some changes after two horrid games on offense. He was surprised that they started at the top. A few hours after its 13-9 loss to Houston on Thursday night, Cincinnati fired offensive coordinator Ken ...

No ordinary Joe: Thomas nearing 10,000th consecutive snap

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joe Thomas weaved his way through reporters in the locker room, surveying the group before stepping behind a podium. "I'm not sure what all the commotion is about," the 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle said Thursday. "I'm just a guy that ...

Catch 22: Indians rally, win AL-record 22nd straight game

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — On a winning streak that just won't stop, the Cleveland Indians have posted shutouts, blowouts and routine wins. All that was missing were a walk-off victory and extra innings. "Check those two off," closer Cody Allen said. "We're ...

Texans’ Watson wins 1st start vs historically bad Bengals

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — A black tux and bowtie. Deshaun Watson decided to dress in style for his first NFL start, one that came in prime time on his 22nd birthday. The clothes and the moment were a perfect fit for the national champ. Watson scrambled 49 yards for ...

No. 8 Ohio State tries to move on against improved Army

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State players likely will be a little cranky when Army visits for the first time on Saturday afternoon. The No. 8 Buckeyes were smoked by Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma at Ohio Stadium last week and will be looking for an outlet for ...

Next challenge for Browns rookie QB Kizer: Ravens defense

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — In his NFL debut, Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer went up against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose reputation for playing rugged defense began long before the Browns rookie was born. Having survived that test, Kizer on Sunday will ...

Bengals 1st team since 1939 to fail to get in end zone

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — No Bengals team has been so bad on offense to start a season. Not many in the history of the NFL, either. Cincinnati failed to get into the end zone again — make it 25 possessions and counting — during a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans on ...

Northwestern hopes to start turnaround against Bowling Green

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Just like last year, Northwestern is struggling in the early going. Don't think coach Pat Fitzgerald is buying the comparisons, though. The Wildcats come into Saturday's game against Bowling Green trying to shake off a blowout ...

21 club: Indians set AL record with 21st straight win

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths — short ones, long ones, double-digit ones. Nothing, though, like the one the Cleveland Indians have pieced together. A streak for the ...

Watch Out: Sacks galore likely in Texans at Bengals

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer Judging by the performances of their blockers in the opening week of the season, it's fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night's game between the Texans and Bengals. Cincinnati allowed Andy Dalton to be trapped five ...

Mahle, Suarez help Reds to 6-0 win over Cardinals

By NATE LATSCH, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds bounced back from a lopsided loss to the St. Louis Cardinals with some strong pitching performances and timely hitting one night later. Rookie right-hander Tyler Mahle tossed five innings, Eugenio Suarez hit a grand ...

LeBron James congratulates Indians on 21-game winning streak

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has bounced some love toward the Cleveland Indians for their winning streak. Shortly after the Indians set the AL record with their 21st straight win on Wednesday, the NBA star posted a video to congratulate the ...

Browns’ Britt looks to rebound after drop in opener

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Britt was signed by the Browns to be a playmaker and a leader for their young wide receivers. One game into the regular season, his starting spot is in jeopardy. Britt dropped an on-target, downfield throw from DeShone Kizer in the fourth quarter Sunday, stalling ...

Dalton the focus as Bengals, Texans get past awful openers

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton was dreadful in the Bengals' opener, turning over the ball five times and finishing with the second-lowest passer rating of his career. He'll have one thing in his favor Thursday night: He tends not to let bad days linger. The ...