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4 rookie QBs starting the same week is NFL rarity

By ROB MAADDI, AP Pro Football Writer Four rookie quarterbacks started in the same week for only the second time in NFL history in Week 4. None of them earned a win. Cleveland's Baker Mayfield and Arizona's Josh Rosen came close. Both of their teams lost by a field goal. Buffalo's Josh Allen ...

AP Top 25 Heat Check: Ohio St too low; More love of Kentucky

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer The AP Top 25 voters need to start getting more creative when filling out the final spots on their ballots. The top of The Associated Press college football poll is not all that tricky to figure out after a month of the season. Orders may differ, ...

James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer's table, yelled "Yes!" to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers' new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his ...

Raiders steal game from Browns with 45-42 OT win

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As much as the Oakland Raiders felt like they might have let a couple of winnable games slip away to start this season, they might have stolen one away from the Cleveland Browns to spoil Baker Mayfield's first career start. Derek ...

No. 4 Ohio State, No. 9 Penn State to light up Happy Valley

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer When Ohio State plays at Penn State, Happy Valley glows. For the third straight meeting between the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, the game will be played at night and Penn State is going into whiteout mode — 107,000 fans, pretty ...

Donaldson powers 10-run inning, Indians beat Royals 14-6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This is the Josh Donaldson the Cleveland Indians were hoping for after rolling the dice in an Aug. 31 trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. Donaldson, a former AL MVP, hit a grand slam and double during a 10-run seventh inning, powering the Indians past the Kansas City ...

Bieber perfect on the road as Indians beat White Sox 10-2

By PATRICK ROSE, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber is going to be an asset in the postseason one way or the other. Bieber remained perfect on the road with six scoreless innings, Francisco Lindor led off the game with a home run and the Cleveland Indians beat up the Chicago White ...

Mayfield brings brash ‘walk it, talk it’ edge to Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield dragged more than a Heisman Trophy with him into the NFL. There was other baggage, including a well-earned reputation as being cocky, fiery, brash and over-the-top. He hasn't changed much. And that's what the Browns love ...

Fillmyer masterful on mound in Royals’ 6-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Talk about finishing with a flourish. Rookie Heath Fillmyer struck out a career-high nine, collected his first major league hit and run batted in, and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up their road schedule with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. The ...

Stage set for another thriller between Ohio St, Penn St

By ERIC OLSON, AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 4 Ohio State at No. 9 Penn State The highest-scoring teams in the nation meet Saturday night in State College, Pennsylvania, and the winner will gain the inside track in the Big Ten ...

Haskins’ profile on the rise with another big game on tap

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins Jr. got a phone call from coach Urban Meyer on Saturday night, hours after the quarterback bullied Tulane in a performance that turned up the volume of talk about his potential Heisman Trophy candidacy. Meyer wanted to ...

Pick(ed) 6: Browns name rookie Baker Mayfield starting QB

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's heard all about the Browns' quarterback misery, the horrid history of failures and flops since 1999. From Tim Couch to Jeff Garcia to Derek Anderson to Johnny Manziel and so many others, 29 quarterbacks have started in ...

No LeBron, no spotlight: Cavaliers start anew without star

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As the Cavaliers wandered around posing for silly photographs, reading radio promotions and doing interviews, everything felt different. This media day was nothing like the past four. Cleveland heads into the season with very little ...

Bengals run defense stumbles in 31-21 loss to Panthers

By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals had limited their first two opponents to 141 rushing yards. That made what happened in their third game all the more surprising. Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-best 184 yards and the Panthers piled up 230 ...

Brantley single in 11th lifts Indians over Red Sox 5-4

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley kept his cool and delivered for the Cleveland Indians. Brantley singled in the winning run in the 11th inning, and Cleveland beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Saturday night to delay Boston's bid for a club-record 106th victory and ...

No. 4 Ohio State routs Tulane in Meyer’s return to sideline

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State gift-wrapped a blowout for Urban Meyer in his return to the sideline, making sure the coach didn't have to get too stressed or too mad at anybody and didn't have to make any monumental decisions. The No. 4 Buckeyes played ...

Galloway hits walk-off double in 10th, Marlins beat Reds 1-0

MIAMI (AP) — After 11 seasons in the minors, Isaac Galloway is cherishing every moment of his young big league career. Galloway smacked an opposite-field double in the 10th inning to score Brian Anderson and give the Miami Marlins a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday ...

Iowa State holds off Akron 26-13

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State finally broke into the win column in 2018, relying on defense and its kicker to carry an underwhelming and, at times, uninspired offense. Zeb Noland threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, David Montgomery had 107 yards rushing ...

Cullen powers Penguins past Blue Jackets

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Cullen scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7-3 preseason win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Zach Trotman, Garrett Wilson, Adam Johnson, Juuso Riikola and Kris Letang also scored for Pittsburgh. ...

Kluber wins 19th, strikes out 11 as Indians top White Sox

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber isn't letting up as the regular season winds down. Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record his career-high 19th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Tuesday night. Although the Indians have ...