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Tall task: Browns have hands full with Chargers, Herbert

Oct. 06, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Big arm. Big plays. Big future. It's easy to be impressed with Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert's attributes and potential. So forgive Browns safety John Johnson III for stretching the truth a bit when sizing him up. “Look at him...

Reds look for bright spots after frustrating 100-loss season

Oct. 06, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — In the midst of another heavy rebuilding process, the Cincinnati Reds were almost historically bad in 2022. The 15-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs in Wednesday's finale was Cincinnati's 100th, making it the worst season for the Reds since they lost 101 in 1982. ...

Ohio elections chief announces new public integrity unit

Oct. 06, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican elections chief on Wednesday announced a new public integrity unit in response to what he called Americans' “crisis of confidence” in the electoral process even while acknowledging the state's reputation for secure voting. The unit,...

Ready or not: Guardians' kids set for playoff debut vs Rays

Oct. 06, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No stranger to October's postseason pageantry and peril, Terry Francona feels the same heading into his 72nd playoff game as he did before his first 18 years ago. “I’ll be scared to death,” Cleveland's manager said Thursday, only half-joking. “That’ll...

Mayfield, NFL's worst offense meet top-ranked 49ers defense

Oct. 06, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No NFL quarterback has struggled quite as much this season as Carolina’s Baker Mayfield. The bumpy road isn’t expected to get any smoother on Sunday for the 2018 No. 1 overall draft pick. Mayfield, who is last in the NFL in ESPN’s total...

No. 3 Ohio State heavy favorite at Michigan State

Oct. 06, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

No. 3 Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at Michigan State (2-3, 0-2), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (ABC) Line: Ohio State by 26 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook Series record: Ohio State leads 35-15. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Ohio State hopes to keep...

Chargers bring NFL's top-rated passing attack to Cleveland

Oct. 06, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-2) at CLEVELAND (2-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Chargers by 3 according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Chargers 3-1, Browns 2-2. SERIES RECORD: Chargers lead 18-9-1. LAST...

Michigan State hopes to slow down Stroud, No. 3 Ohio State

Oct. 06, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mel Tucker is well aware of the pain that Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud can inflict on his struggling Spartans. “They have arguably the best quarterback in the country,” Tucker said of the No. 3 Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten),...

No. 24 Cincinnati seeks 30th straight home win versus USF

Oct. 06, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Stopping the run has been an emphasis this season for No. 24 Cincinnati, which allowed only 36 yards on the ground in last week's victory at Tulsa. The Bearcats (4-1, 1-0 American Athletic Conference) allowed 149 rushing yards per game last season. After giving up...

Falsehoods, harassment stress local election offices in US

Oct. 06, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — With early voting less than three weeks away, Nicole Mickley was staring down a daunting to-do list: voting machines to test, poll workers to recruit, an onslaught of public records requests to examine. And then, over a weekend, came word that the long-time...