Passing grade: Browns rookie QB Kizer making progress

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — His head is swimming with new terms, plays and formations. He's got endless film to watch, notes to take and there's a playbook nearly as thick as any finance text he carried around at Notre Dame.

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  • Written by By TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer

With other vets moving on, Bengals are Dalton's team to lead

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton got thrown into an uncomfortable role as a rookie in 2011, handed a starting job in a position that calls for leadership. How do you lead a team when you're not yet sure what to do?

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

Hernandez hits home run off Miller, Dodgers beat Indians 6-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller wore a shocked expression after giving up a tiebreaking home run to Los Angeles pinch-hitter Kike Hernandez in the eighth inning Wednesday night.

  • Written by By STEVE HERRICK , Associated Press

Padres finish 3-game sweep of Reds, 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franchy Cordero and Hunter Renfroe, teammates in the Pacific Coast League last season, combined to drive in all of the San Diego Padres' runs in a 4-2, sweep-clinching victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

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