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Watson has solid start in Browns’ preseason game


CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson feels like he’s finally back to being himself.

NCAA fails to approve deal with Michigan, leaving Harbaugh’s status uncertain


It is unclear if the NCAA Committee on Infractions will accept Michigan’s proposal of a four-game suspension for coach Jim Harbaugh to settle a case involving recruiting violations.

ACC leaders mull adding Stanford, Cal, SMU


Atlantic Coast Conference presidents and chancellors held a conference call on Tuesday, but took no action on West Coast expansion with California and Stanford, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

Bengals, Packers scuffle during joint practice ahead of preseason opener


CINCINNATI (AP) — Punches were thrown and players tossed to the ground during scuffles that interrupted a joint practice on Wednesday between the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals ahead of their preseason opener.

Browns signing DT Harris to 1-year deal


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are signing veteran free agent defensive tackle Shelby Harris, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Marlins rally past reeling Reds


CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Bell homered twice — once left-handed and once right-handed — and drove in four runs, Bryan De La Cruz hit the go-ahead shot in the ninth, and the Miami Marlins rallied late for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

OSU AD Smith to retire summer ‘24


COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, who has spent the past 18 years at Ohio State leading one of the largest and most successful athletic programs in the country, announced on Wednesday he will retire at the end of June next year.

Browns DEs Wright, Thomas undergo knee surgeries


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will start the season missing a pair of defensive ends.

Reds beat Marlins to stop 6-game slide


CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Encarnacion-Strand and Joey Votto homered on consecutive pitches by Eury Pérez in the fourth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds stopped a six-game slide by holding off the Miami Marlins for a 5-2 victory on Monday night.

Browns DEs Wright, Thomas could miss time with injuries


BEREA (AP) — Cleveland’s rebuilt defensive line depth suddenly has some weak spots.


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