Browns in QB dilemma after Watson’s 11-game suspension

BEREA, Ohio — The franchise quarterback who brought Super Bowl baggage and dreams to Cleveland will not play for two months. It’s always something with the Browns. Deshaun Watson’s acceptance of an 11-game suspension and $5 million fine in a settlement with the NFL over alleged sexual misconduct has left the Browns wondering what will … Read more

Browns QB Watson settles for 11 game suspension

Deshaun Watson has reached an agreement with the NFL and will serve an 11-game suspension and pay a $5 million fine rather than risk missing his first season as a Cleveland Browns quarterback, The Associated is told. Press someone familiar with the situation. Watson was accused of sexual misconduct by two dozen women while playing … Read more

Lyon beat Chelsea on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Lyon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Ines Benyahia converted the game-winning penalty and Lyon advanced 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Wednesday night in the Women’s International Champions Cup opener. Lyon will face the winner of the late match between the Portland Thorns and Monterrey in the league on Saturday. Sam Kerr scored from … Read more

Day two of Saints-Packers practice gets more physical

GREEN BAY, Wis. –The early outings of New Orleans Saints wide receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive tackle James Hurst illustrated how the second day of joint practices with the Green Bay Packers became much more physical than the first. Wednesday’s scrimmage featured three scuffles, two between the Saints’ offense and the Packers’ defense plus a … Read more

Talks on possible progress of the Watson settlement

Talks between the NFL and the NFL Players Association over a disciplinary settlement for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson have progressed. However, it is uncertain whether the two sides will reach an agreement, two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke to AP on condition of anonymity due … Read more

Asian stocks rise on optimism about the US and Chinese economies

TOKYO — Asian stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday as regional markets looked to strong economic signs from the United States and China as engines of growth. Benchmarks rose in Japan, China and Australia, although stocks fell in South Korea. Analysts have warned that major risks remain, such as a spike in COVID-19 cases in … Read more

Rangers claim 3rd straight win, best A’s 2-1 after Woodward shot

ARLINGTON, Texas — Marcus Semien homered, rookie Bubba Thompson hit a game-tying RBI single and the Texas Rangers won a game by one run just hours after manager Chris Woodward was fired. With Tony Beasley managing his first major league game, having been appointed interim coach for the final 48 games of the season, Rangers … Read more