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Browns relieved Garrett incident with punching fan not worse

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens believes the fan who punched Myles Garrett was lucky. “I was glad the guy ran,” Kitchens cracked Monday as Cleveland returned from its bye weekend. As the Browns began their break last week, Garrett was driving in downtown Cleveland when a fan pulled alongside him and asked for a photograph. Garrett told ...

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Astros bats outside Altuve scuffling going into World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Take out pennant-clinching home run hitter Jose Altuve, and the Houston Astros‘ bats are really scuffling this postseason. After leading the majors with a .274 team batting average during the regular season, the Astros hit only .208 in their two American League playoffs series while making it to their second World Series in three seasons. That drops ...

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Backlund propels Flames to 2-1 victory over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cam Talbot and Michael Stone haven’t played much through the first three weeks of the Calgary Flames‘ season. They made the most of their opportunities Sunday night. Talbot made 29 saves and Stone scored the Flames’ first goal as they rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Mikael Backlund broke a tie with 11:03 ...

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Texans bemoan penalties, mistakes in loss to Colts

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans lost the AFC South lead this weekend thanks in large part to penalties and mistakes. “I think these games come down to penalties,” coach Bill O’Brien said. “We have too many self-inflicted penalties. We’ve got to fix that. I think that anytime you lose yardage, that hurts you.” The Texans had 10 penalties for ...

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World Series throw-down: Astros, Nats relying on rotations

Now this is a serious World Series throw-down. Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke vs. Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin — all of them All-Star starters, still pitching at their peak. It’s a mound meeting that every fan can enjoy, the Houston Astros against the Washington Nationals. Capital hill, indeed. “We’ve got the best pitcher in the ...

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Goal-line woes cost Chargers again in 23-20 loss to Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers thought they scored the go-ahead touchdown not once, but twice inside the final minute against the Tennessee Titans. Yet again, the Chargers found a way to stop themselves near the goal line in a 23-20 loss Sunday. After the replay official ruled Austin Ekeler had been stopped a yard ...

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MLB umpire Eric Cooper dies at 52; did playoffs 2 weeks ago

Eric Cooper, the Major League Baseball umpire who worked the AL Division Series two weeks ago, has died. He was 52. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Cooper’s death Sunday. Cooper died after having a blood clot. He had knee surgery earlier in the week and was recuperating at his father’s home in Iowa. Popular with his fellow umps, he was talking ...

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