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Browns’ Garrett awaits COVID-19 test result

CLEVELAND — NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett remained isolated from his teammates for the second straight day, but the Browns expect him to return Friday and play this weekend against Philadelphia. Garrett, who has 9 1/2 sacks, has stayed at home the past two days after not feeling well. As ...

All that, and grit

PITTSBURGH — Don’t get it twisted. Life is still very much “lit” for JuJu Smith-Schuster. A quick scan of the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver’s hyperactive social media accounts offers all the proof required. There’s the soon-to-be 24-year-old hawking pizza. There he is ...

Lakeview coach to speak

Lakeview High School football coach Tom Pavlansky, past president of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association, will be the guest speaker at Monday’s luncheon meeting of The Curbstone Coaches at the Avion Banquet Center on Western Reserve Road in Beaver Township. The event begins at ...

Cavaliers choose forward from Auburn

The Cavaliers haven’t gotten consistent production at small forward since LeBron James left in free agency for the Lakers two years ago. Cleveland also hasn’t made the playoffs without James on its roster since 1998. Auburn small forward Isaac Okoro is eager to change that after being ...

Browns’ DE ‘feeling sick’; 3 more to COVID-19 list

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield joked about sending a care package to Myles Garrett’s house. “Some soup and maybe some poems he can read up on,” the quarterback cracked. As they try to stay one step ahead of the coronavirus, the Browns practiced Wednesday without their defensive star and ...

Deer gun seasons get started this week

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s hunters are eagerly anticipating the chance to take to the woods and fields when gun seasons begin this weekend for white-tailed deer. Youth hunters younger than 18 years old have their own weekend to hunt Ohio’s favorite big-game animal on Saturday and Sunday. All ...

Tomlin voices ground game concerns

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin said minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers improved to 9-0 after a victory over Cincinnati on Sunday that he wasn’t worried about his team’s scuffling running game because “we can give it to you however you want it.” Upon second glance, maybe not. While ...

Chubb’s decision was the right call

It was during the Green Bay Packers’ resurgence under Brett Favre and Reggie White that the late defensive guru Fritz Shurmur dropped one of his most enduring maxims. Growing tired of all the nitpicking over a closer-than-expected victory, Shurmur interrupted the interrogation at Lambeau ...

Ground & pound style fueling Browns

CLEVELAND — The hurricane-like gusts, thunder, lightning, sheets of rain and hail struck first. The Nick Chubb-Kareem Hunt storm followed. In their first game back from the bye on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns may have found the formula to carry them into the NFL playoffs. Hand the ball to ...

Big Ben enters MVP talks

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s resume is stacked. Two Super Bowl rings. Six Pro Bowls. Two passing titles. A spot likely awaiting in the Hall of Fame five years or so after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback retires. There is one accolade Roethlisberger hasn’t achieved in 17 ...