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FILE - Cleveland Browns offensive guard Joel Bitonio (75) blocks in the third quarter an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, file photo. Browns Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio will be activated from the COVID-19 list Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, after missing last week’s playoff win over Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns' Bitonio 'pumped' for playoff debut after COVID-19

Jan. 15, 2021 7:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Bitonio's neighbors set off fireworks late Sunday night after the Browns stunned the Steelers in the wild-card game. The loud bangs signified something more for the Pro Bowl guard — a second chance. Cleveland's longest-tenured player, Bitonio was activated from the COVID-19...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) defends a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) during the second half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Top cornerbacks standing out on NFL's Super Bowl hopefuls

Jan. 15, 2021 4:36 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — When Brandon Staley looks at the defenses on the remaining eight teams in the NFL playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams' defensive coordinator sees several top-notch groups with several qualities in common. Yet one element stands apart — quite literally at times. Nearly every...

Browns aim to keep late-season surge going in Kansas City

Jan. 15, 2021 11:32 AM EST

CLEVELAND (12-5) at KANSAS CITY (14-2) Sunday, 3:05 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Browns 7-10; Chiefs 7-9 SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 13-11-2 LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Browns 37-21 on Nov. 4, 2018, in Cleveland LAST WEEK — Browns beat Steelers...

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates on the sideline during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Browns' Hunt set for emotional, playoff reunion with Chiefs

Jan. 14, 2021 5:57 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt's about to face the team that drafted and developed him before deciding to push the running back away. The Kansas City Chiefs won a Super Bowl without Hunt. He wants to stop them from getting another one. Hunt, whose career briefly derailed in Kansas City before being renewed...

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Positive COVID-19 tests have knocked Stefanski out of Cleveland's wild-card game at Pittsburgh on Sunday night — the Browns' first playoff appearance since the 2002 season. (AP Photo/Justin Berl, File)

Stefanski out of basement, back with Browns after COVID-19

Jan. 14, 2021 4:59 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns coach Kevin Stefanski doesn't plan a trip downstairs to his basement any time soon. “Those walls were closing in on me,” he said. Stefanski returned to the team's facility Thursday, 10 days after the first-year coach tested positive for COVID-19 and he was forced to...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) sits on the bench next to center Maurkice Pouncey (53) following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers part ways with Randy Fichtner, 2 assistants

Jan. 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff flameout cost offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and two assistants their jobs. The team announced Thursday it would not renew the contracts of Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and secondary coach Tom Bradley following a 48-37 loss to...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates as he walks off the field following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Similarities abound for Browns, Chiefs in first playoff game

Jan. 14, 2021 2:08 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later, the two franchises have rarely met — and never in the playoffs. They are certainly familiar with each...

Virginia Tech's Aisha Sheppard, bottom, falls after colliding with Louisville's Mykasa Robinson (5) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

The Latest: MLS's Canadian teams to face challenges again

Jan. 13, 2021 6:40 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says delaying the start of the 2021 season would be the “best solution” for Canadian teams given the pandemic-related border issues. Toronto, Montreal and...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Tomlin: a lot of work ahead after Steelers' playoff flameout

Jan. 13, 2021 2:43 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin understands change is inevitable, though the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers head coach also knows his organization has avoided it more than most. Probably not this time. A blowout playoff loss at home to Cleveland still fresh, Tomlin allowed on Wednesday that the upheaval could...

FILE - Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh celebrates after beating the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football game  in Los Angeles, in this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo. Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. Last week's 20-13 victory in Tennessee was Harbaugh's eighth on the road in the playoffs, the most by any coach in NFL history, breaking a tie with Tom Landry and Tom Coughlin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FIle)

Harbaugh, Ravens happily travel road to success in playoffs

Jan. 13, 2021 1:24 PM EST

Home-field advantage in the playoffs is overrated for Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who has found that the road to success in the postseason usually involves packing his bags and getting the heck out of Baltimore. Last week's 20-13 victory in Tennessee was Harbaugh's eighth on the road in the playoffs, the most by...