Mayfield sparks Browns to win in debut

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CLEVELAND (AP) For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns won.

Baker Mayfield showed them how.

The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two 1-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for their first win since Dec. 24, 2016.

Red Sox clinch third straight East title

NEW YORK (AP) Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him.

After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx. (MORE)

Brown: Not seeking trade from Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) The chorus of "The Storm Is Over" by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding his superstar teammate.

Brown heard the song and laughed. Then the All-Pro wide receiver stepped in front of his stall and turned to face the cameras. The music stopped. The smile faded. In its place? A mix of frustration, defiance and - he insists - remorse. (MORE)

WR Jones says he's 'good' to face Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he's "good" to play against New Orleans on Sunday despite missing his second day of practice with tightness in his calf.

Jones says his absence from practice on Thursday was "just precaution." He says he "felt some tightness" in last week's 31-24 win over Carolina. (MORE)

Semien powers A's in 21-3 rout of Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) With a postseason berth within their sights, the Oakland Athletics are leaving nothing to chance.

Marcus Semien had three hits and a career-high five RBIs, Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in four runs and the Oakland Athletics hammered the Los Angeles Angels 21-3 on Thursday. (MORE)

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