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Browns acquire Pro Bowl DE Smith from Vikings


CLEVELAND (AP) — Za’Darius Smith has put a new edge on Cleveland’s offseason defensive makeover.

Bengals welcome rookies to begin building new foundation


CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have been close.

Ex-Buckeye, Browns rookie Jones defends love of football, commitment to game


CLEVELAND (AP) — Like almost everything in his path, Dawand Jones wanted to flatten the rumor.

2023 NFL season schedule released


Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs will kick off the NFL season against the upstart Detroit Lions in a matchup of high-powered offenses — and will host Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles in a Super Bowl rematch on “Monday Night Football” in Week 11.

Reds shut out Mets, win series


CINCINNATI (AP) — The New York Mets committed to paying nearly half a billion dollars in player contracts this offseason in their pursuit of a World Series title.

D-III football likely to delay new clock rules for 1st downs


The NCAA Football Rules Committee appears headed toward delaying Division III’s implementation of the new game clock rule for first downs for a year.

Blue Jackets to pick 3rd in NHL Draft


SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Connor Bedard is going to the Chicago Blackhawks, thanks to a big win in the NHL draft lottery that could alter the future of the storied Original Six franchise.

Mage rides to Kentucky Derby win


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After seven deaths raised questions about the future of horse racing, Mage earned a surprising Kentucky Derby victory on Saturday, capping a nerve-rattling day that included two more fatalities ahead of the 149th edition of the world’s most famous race.

White Sox score 11 in 2nd, beat Reds 17-4


CINCINNATI (AP) — Hanser Alberto had four hits, a career-high four RBIs, and the Chicago White Sox scored 11 runs in the second inning to rout the Cincinnati Reds 17-4 on Sunday.

Horse racing poised for new antidoping, medication rules


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing’s new antidoping and medication control program has stumbled out of the starting gate, delayed multiple times for nearly a year amid lawsuits by those opposing the new rules and frustration from those eager for national uniform standards in the sport.


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