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Jury selection begins in opioid trial despite delay request

Oct. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jury selection began Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic despite a last-minute request from lawyers to delay it because of news reports on a settlement offer. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed and sold prescription painkillers engaged...

The Latest: Jury selection begins in landmark opioid trial

Oct. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on jury selection in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Jury selection has begun in a landmark opioid trial in Cleveland after a judge brushed aside last-minute requests to delay the case. Multiple defendants had asked for the start of the...

Browns trade C Austin Corbett to Rams for fifth-round pick

Oct. 15, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Austin Corbett moved around on Cleveland's offensive line. His next stop is Los Angeles. The Browns traded Corbett, who failed to live up to high expectations after being selected with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2018 draft, to the Rams on Tuesday for a fifth-round draft pick in 2021....

New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years

Oct. 15, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year — and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period is unrealized lifetime earnings of those who died from the...

Browns' Mayfield slowed by hip injury, but should face Pats

Oct. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it. Cleveland's quarterback was limited during Tuesday's practice with a hip injury sustained on a scramble in the second half on Sunday against Seattle. Mayfield was hurt when he made a spin move and got...

New school: Beilein leaves college to teach young Cavs

Oct. 15, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Beilein stood at midcourt with his arms folded and watched as the Cavaliers pushed through practice drills that the former Michigan coach developed and perfected during 37 years at the college level. With each bounce of the ball, every pass and shot, Beilein's head bobbed ever so...

Baffling Browns reach bye at 'crossroads' after home loss

Oct. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry jumped up and down on the sideline, flapping his arms while madly urging Browns coach Freddie Kitchens to throw his red challenge flag. Kitchens finally did. For naught. Nothing is going Cleveland's way. Picked prematurely to be a Super Bowl contender, the Browns reached...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Road crew: Wilson's 3 TDs rally Seahawks past sloppy Browns

Oct. 13, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As rap music thumped from the large sound-system speakers sitting atop lockers at one end of the room, several Seattle players stood on their chairs and danced. This was their party. On the road, the Seahawks make themselves at home. Russell Wilson threw two TD passes and ran for one,...

Browns hurt themselves, fall flat after fast start in loss

Oct. 13, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

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 had a punt blocked Sunday during a 32-28...