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Eight teams left to play after wild-card weekend

The Associated Press After the completion of wild-card weekend, which included Sunday night’s stunning Cleveland Browns win at Pittsburgh, the NFL divisional round is now set to begin this Saturday, with four games over two days. First up n Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay, 4:35 p.m., Fox. ...

Pens, in the east, part of unfriendly group

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers WHEN: at Philadelphia; Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. TV: NBC Sports Network BOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Flyers face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home in the season opener. ... Philadelphia went 16-4-4 in division action and 25-6-4 at home in ...

Steelers standing in way of Browns’ rebuilding

Wild card weekend Sunday: Cleveland at Pittsburgh Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. TV: NBC Records: Browns (11-5); Steelers (12-4) Line: Steelers favored by 6 points By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Browns waited nearly two decades to return to the playoffs. To ...

Steelers’ Sutton set for playoff test

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Cam Sutton isn’t picky. He can’t afford to be. The Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back has spent too much time during his four seasons in the league bouncing around from spot to spot. Nickelback. Dime back. Safety. Cornerback. Special ...

Browns have first practice of week … on Friday

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — They won’t have their coach. They’ve barely practiced, and when they make their first playoff appearance in nearly 20 years — at Pittsburgh, where they’ve lost 17 straight games — on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns will have backups ...

Virus keeps wreaking havoc on Cleveland’s Browns

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown a football in four days. The Browns haven’t practiced this week. Cleveland’s return to the NFL playoffs feels cursed. For the second straight day, the team’s headquarters and training facility stayed ...