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2 of a kind: Chubb, Hunt give Browns powerful backfield

Nov. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens has struggled to make two star wide receivers happy. The Browns coach now has a pair of elite running backs to please as well. One football. Four playmakers. That's not necessarily a bad problem. With Kareem Hunt returning from his eight-game NFL suspension to join Nick...

Browns take step forward in strange, unpredictable season

Nov. 11, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Browns finally reached the end zone after so many embarrassing, empty trips inside the red zone, they also re-discovered Rashard Higgins, their mysteriously lost wide receiver. Perversely perfect. This strange, unpredictable season had another weird moment. Desperate for a win,...

Steelers defense leads way in 17-12 win over Rams

Nov. 10, 2019 10:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The ball fluttered into the air and hung there for a split second. When it came back down to earth, it landed where it always seems to these days for the Pittsburgh Steelers: the seemingly omnipresent arms of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. Pittsburgh's decision to send a 2020 first-round...

Indians Carrasco, Perez honored for strong 2019 seasons

Nov. 10, 2019 9:52 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's courage while fighting cancer and community service earned him another postseason honor. Carrasco won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award, given annually by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, for being accommodating with media...

Hunt returns to field for Browns after NFL suspension

Nov. 10, 2019 7:53 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Kareem Hunt arrived for his first game in nearly a year, an unexpected gift was waiting for him. Sitting on the top shelf of his locker was a rock. Browns general manager John Dorsey left it and delivered Hunt a message. "Always stay solid," Hunt said, holding the large stone in his...

Bills stand up on defense, offense falters in loss to Browns

Nov. 10, 2019 7:12 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Bills built their impressive record by beating mediocre-to-bad teams all season. On Sunday, they looked like one. Buffalo's offense struggled from the start, the Bills defense made several big stops near the goal line but couldn't get the one it needed most and Stephen Hauschka missed...

Season saver: Mayfield, Browns stop slide, beat Bills 19-16

Nov. 10, 2019 6:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Buffalo's game-tying field-goal try with 22 seconds left failed to clear the uprights, the Browns spilled onto the field and celebrated almost from goal line to goal line. They jumped. They hugged. They exhaled. Their season has new life. Baker Mayfield threw a 7-yard touchdown pass...

Penn Jr. leads Cleveland St. over Edinboro 79-54

Nov. 9, 2019 6:03 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Franklyn Penn Jr. had 12 points and eight rebounds as Cleveland State easily defeated Division II Edinboro 79-54 on Saturday. Deante Johnson had 13 points and seven rebounds for Cleveland State (1-1). Tre Gomillion added 11 points. Torrey Patton had 11 points for the hosts. Anthony Coleman...

Front and center: Browns sign C Tretter to 3-year extension

Nov. 8, 2019 9:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — While they wait for quarterback Baker Mayfield to develop, the Browns are confident they have the right guy giving him the ball every play. Cleveland signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension on Friday, locking him up before he considered leaving as...

Parolee is no hometown hero in TV comedy 'Back to Life'

Nov. 8, 2019 1:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who can provoke belly laughs with grunts clearly is gifted. Fans of the show business comedy "Episodes" will fondly recall Daisy Haggard's skill at unleashing a symphony of nasal grumbles, effectively underscored by a sourpuss grimace. A far different Haggard character, funny...