Looking for an edge: Teams trying to turn data into wins


Data is pored over by coaches and staff of the Orlando Magic on a regular basis. They'll dissect how far a player runs during practice, how quickly that player accelerates and decelerates, how his performance changes as the workout goes along, biometric measurements like his heartbeat or when his workload is particularly heavy.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS , AP Basketball Writer

Browns owners exploring purchase of Columbus Crew


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said Friday they are part of a group trying to buy the Columbus Crew to keep the MLS team in the city.

  • Written by By MITCH STACY , AP Sports Writer

Bengals' Boyd would love to beat hometown Steelers for once

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hines Ward was Tyler Boyd's favorite Steelers player while he grew up in Clairton, Pennsylvania. He loved how No. 86 made the tough catches in the biggest games and helped Pittsburgh win two Super Bowls during his 14 seasons.

  • Written by By JOE KAY , AP Sports Writer

Steelers prepare for another physical battle with Bengals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster just wants to move on from last December's physical primetime meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • Written by By DAN SCIFO , Associated Press