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Sloppy loss leaves Browns at 2-5

BEREA — With a chance to see how they stacked up against the NFL’s best team and its unrivaled coach, the Browns and Freddie Kitchens flopped. Completely. Miserably. Inexplicably. They’re not in the same league with the Patriots right now. Nowhere close. Three turnovers on three ...

Quick comeback

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers stopped beating themselves long enough to keep the Miami Dolphins winless. James Conner ran for 145 yards and a touchdown, and Mason Rudolph overcame a shaky start to throw for 251 yards and two scores as the Steelers pulled away for a 27-14 victory on ...

Pirates finish housecleaning

PITTSBURGH — Neal Huntington, Frank Coonelly and Clint Hurdle sparked a baseball renaissance in Pittsburgh. The general manager, team president and charismatic manager helped a moribund franchise emerge from two decades of losing to briefly become a contender. Beginning in 2016, however, ...

Cleveland trades LB Avery

BEREA — Genard Avery’s second season with the Browns was going nowhere. It will continue elsewhere. Cleveland agreed Monday to trade the linebacker/defensive end to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round 2021 draft pick. A fifth-round selection from Memphis in 2018, Avery played 16 ...

Wesson brothers key to Buckeyes’ success

COLUMBUS — After a disappointing rollercoaster of a season, Ohio State’s gifted big man, Kaleb Wesson, explored the possibility of leaving school early for the NBA. Wesson decided to stay for at least another year and see how far the Buckeyes can go with him and a nationally heralded ...

Runners unite for area marathon

YOUNGSTOWN — The rain disappeared just in time for the start of the Youngstown Marathon on Sunday morning. Although gusty winds and dark clouds prevailed, more than 850 competitors enjoyed the scenery, fun, competition and challenges along the course at Mill Creek Park for the first time in ...

Browns let it slip away

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This one slipped out of Cleveland’s hands. On three plays in a row. The Browns turned the ball over on back-to-back-to-back plays in the first quarter on a rainy New England Sunday, leading to a pair of Patriots touchdowns that changed a three-point lead into a ...

Rested Steelers ready for winless Dolphins

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin chose his words carefully. Partly out of habit. Partly out of respect. Asked why the winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) have taken steps toward competency after a horrific start heading into tonight’s visit to Pittsburgh (2-4) — their last two losses have come by a ...

OSU blasts Badgers

COLUMBUS — What was billed as a battle of the nation’s top defenses turned into another rout for surging Ohio State. The No. 3 Buckeyes’ matchup with No. 13 Wisconsin was supposed to be the biggest challenge of the season for Ohio State, a test of mettle against a Badgers defense that ...

Patriots’ defense a challenge for Browns

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — At one point during the Patriots’ 33-0 shutout over the Jets last week, second-year quarterback Sam Darnold said he felt as if he was “seeing ghosts.” New England’s defenses have had that effect on young quarterbacks during coach Bill Belichick’s tenure. The ...