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Browns’ Tretter happy to call Cleveland home

CLEVELAND — 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 ...

Cavs handles Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tristan Thompson had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Kevin Love added 16 points and 12 boards, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards 113-100 Friday night to end a three-game skid. Seven Cavaliers scored at least 10 points, and Cleveland improved to 3-5 with ...

DE Young sidelined; OSU looks into ‘possible issue’

COLUMBUS — No. 3 Ohio State announced Friday it will not play star defensive end Chase Young against Maryland today amid concerns he violated NCAA rules by taking a loan last year from someone he describes as a “family friend.” The surprising move was disclosed in the team’s status ...

Hunt says he is humbled by suspension

BEREA — Kareem Hunt learned humility during his time away from football for two violent, off-field altercations, the lengthy layoff forcing him to grow up. It was a tough lesson. A needed one. While serving his eight-game NFL suspension for losing control of his emotions and being ...

Rams’ Donald returns home

PITTSBURGH — The trappings of success have not changed Aaron Donald. Not the millions he’s made. Not the honors he’s won. Not the endless Southern California sunshine or the potentially intoxicating celebrity that comes with making it big in Los Angeles. Through it all — from his ...

Penguins rally from 3-0 deficit

NEW YORK — Bryan Rust scored his second goal of the game in overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied past the Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night in Brooklyn to end New York’s 10-game winning streak. Pittsburgh erased a three-goal deficit in the third period and snapped its three-game ...

Mayfield pushes work as solution for Browns

BEREA — Baker Mayfield completed his media session without incident and even sported the same mustache he woke up wearing. At this point, those two things are considered progress for the Browns’ struggling second-year quarterback. With Cleveland mired in a four-game losing streak inside ...

Dupree playing up to his potential as pass rusher

PITTSBURGH — For years, Bud Dupree and Cam Heyward would talk about getting together to train during the offseason. The discussion was always vague. No specifics or firm commitments. Then the months would pass, January would become April would become June and the chance for the longtime ...

Ohio State beats Cincy

COLUMBUS — Kyle Young had a career-high 14 points and 13 rebounds and No. 18 Ohio State beat Cincinnati 64-56 in the opener for both teams Wednesday night. Young, a junior forward, made 6 of 7 shots from the floor and the Buckeyes rallied in the second half to spoil John Brannen’s ...

Whitehead offers apology

CLEVELAND — Safety Jermaine Whitehead apologized Tuesday for his alarming postgame social media rant, a tirade that led to his release by the Browns. Whitehead was cut Monday after he posted several threatening and profane messages on Twitter following Cleveland’s 24-19 loss in Denver on ...