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Cardinals' Murray, Browns' Mayfield renew friendly rivalry

Oct. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — They were once college teammates, two ultra-competitive, trash-talking alpha males pushing each other each day on the practice field, in meeting rooms and while playing video games to be better. Back-to-back Heisman Trophies at Oklahoma followed, then...

Herbert's 398 yards, Ekeler 3 TDs lead Chargers over Browns

Oct. 10, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers showed early in the season they can rally to win close games on the road. On Sunday, they won a wild shootout in front of their home fans. Herbert had his record 11th 300-yard game...

Herbert's Chargers host Mayfield's Browns in key AFC battle

Oct. 07, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Herbert and Baker Mayfield are at the helm of 3-1 teams as the Los Angeles Chargers host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The quarterbacks come into the matchup on different trajectories. Herbert is second in the league with 113 completions and...

Rams working to stem defensive regression from 2020 heights

Oct. 05, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams had the NFL's top defense in 2020, and a certain amount of regression was almost inevitable this year. Losing a brilliant coordinator, four starters and a couple of key backups will do that. Four...

Browns' defense dominating, surprising after sluggish start

Oct. 04, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There figured to be an adjustment period for Cleveland's rebuilt defense, necessary time for so many new players to mesh — a work in progress. Well, it may be over. For the second straight week, the Browns' defense dominated...

6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt

Sep. 21, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Six Native American tribes sued Wisconsin on Tuesday to try to stop its planned gray wolf hunt in November, asserting that the hunt violates their treaty rights and endangers an animal they consider sacred. The Chippewa tribes say treaties give them rights to half of the...

Browns LB Walker on IR, LT Wills questionable for Texans

Sep. 17, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns will be down a key defensive player for Sunday's home opener and maybe an offensive starter as well. Starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. was placed on injured reserve Friday and will miss at least three games with a hamstring injury, a...

Oh, snap: Browns punter Gillan 'devastated' by fumble in KC

Sep. 16, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns punter Jamie Gillan spent the summer catching footballs fired at him from a machine during practice. He snagged thousands. Last Sunday, he couldn't handle one that counted. Gillan failed to catch a snap in the fourth...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 13, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: This is not a drill. Abortion rights are in dire danger, and Iowans will have to fight to preserve them Arguments about abortion rights in America are cacophonous, often redundant and sometimes...

Browns' new-look defense faces tough first test with Chiefs

Sep. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Other than those familiar orange helmets, and the impossible-to-ignore Myles Garrett, the Browns might be unrecognizable to Patrick Mahomes. When Kansas City's quarterback lines up behind center in Sunday's opener, Mahomes will be looking at a...