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Backups struggle as starters rest in Eagles-Browns preseason tie


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts and Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson watched in street clothes on the sidelines as their potential backups struggled in a preseason game marred by injuries.

Bengals RB Mixon found not guilty


CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was found not guilty on Thursday of aggravated menacing in a January traffic dispute.

Reds finally beat Guardians’ Syndergaard for series split


CINCINNATI (AP) — Stuart Fairchild and Matt McLain hit two-run homers in the fourth inning, and Cincinnati handed Cleveland’s Noah Syndergaard his first loss in 10 career starts against the Reds — with a 7-2 victory over the visiting Guardians on Wednesday night.

UK, Stoops seek rebound from ‘22 falloff


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Mark Stoops is intent on getting Kentucky back on track after falling short of last year’s lofty expectations.

Browns star Garrett leaves practice early with foot injury


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett was one of three Cleveland starters forced to leave the field early with injuries on Monday — during the first of two joint practices against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Georgia begins quest for 3rd straight title as No. 1 in AP Top 25


Georgia will begin its drive for an unprecedented college football championship three-peat as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25.

OSU hungers for Michigan win and return to CFP


COLUMBUS (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State’s yet-to-be-named starting quarterback could hardly be in a better position to become a college football star.

Fairchild’s late RBIs help Reds beat Pirates to gain DH split


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stuart Fairchild drove in the tying run in the eighth inning and the go-ahead run in the 10th, helping the Cincinnati Reds to overcome a two-run deficit and split a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-5 victory on Sunday night.

Burrow watches as Packers roll past Bengals in preseason opener


CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordan Love and Sean Clifford showed they can both move the Green Bay Packers’ offense, at least in an early test against a leaky Cincinnati Bengals’ defense with few starters on the field.

Browns insist they believe in kicker York


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns’ confidence in Cade York could be fluttering — like one of his recent kicks.


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