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Conferences continue to add, subtract

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press Major college football is settling into a strange period with lame duck memberships and frayed allegiances that could last another season or even two as conferences sort out the latest shifts and turns of realignment. The American Athletic Conference ...

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Browns hold off Broncos CLEVELAND — Case Keenum stepped in for Baker Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, third-string back D’Ernest Johnson rushed for 146 yards and the busted-up Cleveland Browns beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday night. Keenum didn’t ...

Mayfield injury more serious

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield also is dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder but believes he can play with it, a person familiar with his health told The Associated Press on Thursday night. Mayfield hopes the injury improves ...

AP: Wounded Browns to get win

The Associated Press For those who oppose Thursday night NFL games, be it players, coaches, fans or bettors, this week is a perfect example of why. It’s difficult enough to prepare for a Sunday game when you have key injuries, particularly at quarterback. And when both teams are ...

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Concussion suit settled PHILADELPHIA — The NFL and lawyers for thousands of retired NFL players have reached an agreement to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court. The ...

Valdez goes 8 innings to put Astros up 3-2

BOSTON — Framber Valdez lost his perfect game in the fifth inning and then bounced the next pitch off the batter’s leg. Astros manager Dusty Baker headed for the mound. “It was surprising more than anything,” Valdez said, noting that a visit from the manager usually means his night ...