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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 guard Bitiono back for playoffs after COVID-19

Jan. 15, 2021 1:17 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joel Bitonio's long playoff wait with the Browns is over. The Pro Bowl left guard was activated from the COVID-19 list Friday after missing last week’s wild-card win over Pittsburgh. Cleveland’s longest-tenured player, Bitonio had to isolate at home and missed his first...

FILE - Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington, in this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo. Villanova coach Jay Wright was set to return to practice Tuesday following his bout with COVID-19. Those plans are on hold after two players tested positive Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, and the Wildcats were forced to postpone their next three games. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

The Latest: South Carolina coach Martin to miss game at LSU

Jan. 14, 2021 8:05 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin and two other staffers will not travel with the Gamecocks for a game Saturday night at LSU. The school said Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin and Doug Edwards, who’s in...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) reacts after a touchdown by Alvin Kamara in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Saints' Brees sees playoff clash with Brady's Bucs as fate

Jan. 14, 2021 6:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees periodically discusses his long, extraordinary NFL journey in terms of fate and destiny. The Saints quarterback says, for example, that his career-threatening throwing shoulder injury at the end of the 2005 season was meant to be. It precipitated his departure from the...

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...

En foto del del domingo 27 de diciembre de 2020 Patrick Mahomes, quarterback de los Chiefs de Kansas City, lanza un pase durante el partido ante los Falcons de Atlanta. El miércoles 13 de enero del 2020 la brecha de edades entre los quarterbacks de ambas conferencias en la ronda división será la más amplia desde 1970(AP Foto/Charlie Riedel)

Bucs, Browns, Bills out to follow footsteps of champ Chiefs

Jan. 14, 2021 2:53 AM EST

Aside from winning the final Super Bowl before the merger in 1970, the Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest claim to fame for over half a century was team founder Lamar Hunt coining the phrase Super Bowl. Patrick Mahomes changed all of that a year ago when he led a furious fourth-quarter rally that sent the Chiefs...

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, right, talks with quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) on the sideline during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

AFC's young QB quartet, old NFC guard create huge age gap

Jan. 13, 2021 7:45 PM EST

Andy Reid has been here before, with a young franchise quarterback on a team contending for the Super Bowl year after year. The Kansas City coach is at it again with Patrick Mahomes, and thrilled to see similarly youthful leaders among the AFC playoff teams in what is the biggest QB age discrepancy between...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) greets Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) after defeating them in an NFL wild-card playoff football game, late Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Buttoned-down Baker: Mayfield showing maturity for Browns

Jan. 13, 2021 6:32 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield answered every question with thoughtful responses, carefully choosing each word while knowing a wrong one could spark controversy. Cleveland's quarterback has matured: buttoned-down Baker. Days before the biggest game of his NFL career and another matchup against Patrick...

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey walks on the field after an NFL preseason football game between the Detroit Lions, in Cleveland. It doesn’t take Andy Reid long when he pops on film of the Browns for the head coach of the Chiefs to see the unmistakable thumbprint of former general manager John Dorsey in their style and personnel. Probably because Reid still sees it on his own team, too. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns, Chiefs bear unmistakable thumbprint of their ex-GM

Jan. 13, 2021 4:14 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It doesn't take Andy Reid long when he pops on film of the Cleveland Browns for the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs to see the unmistakable thumbprint of former general manager John Dorsey in their style and personnel. Probably because Reid still sees it on his own team, too....

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...