Bengals running back Giovani Bernard dives into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run in the first half. He rushed for 47 yards and two TDs on 14 carries.
CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton, pass catcher? Why not? The way things are going for the Bengals, even the most risky play turns out right.
CLEVELAND — For a brief moment, Johnny Manziel was “Johnny Receiver,” and the rookie reserve quarterback’s 39-yard reception on a gadget-play pass from Brian Hoyer had the crowd of 67,407 Cleveland Browns fans rocking on the lakefront.
The Redskins’ Chris Baker, left, and the Eagles’ Jason Peters brawl late in the game. The fracas between the teams started after a blindside hit on Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles.
Steelers 37, Panthers 19: Ben Roethlisberger threw two 7-yard touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell ran for 147 yards, and visiting Pittsburgh routed Carolina last night.
James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis: Had eight tackles and one assist in a 34-31 loss to Dallas.
Andy Dalton eludes Titans cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson on his way to an 18-yard touchdown reception.
CINCINNATI — For the second week in a row, receiver Mohamed Sanu completed a pass. For the first time ever, a Bengals quarterback caught one for a touchdown. Fate rarely looks this way with anything besides disdain, but these are signs that something has changed. The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-0 for the first time since 2006, and they look like a team that has more than talent.
Prospect Kerby Rychel scored the Blue Jackets’ first goal in the opening period.
The Blue Jackets have had the same contract offer on the table for center Ryan Johansen since June: two years, $6 million, take it or leave it.
Blue Jackets goaltender Anton Forsberg makes one of his 29 saves against the Hurricanes’ Andrej Sekera.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Surprising as it seems, the Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno, Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson had never played on a line together before they ganged up on the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena yesterday afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 14 hitters for the second straight start and the Cleveland Indians didn’t lose any ground in the playoff chase yesterday with a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
ST. LOUIS — The Reds are not going anywhere but home when the season ends. But winning a few games down the stretch would do wonders for the club’s collective psyche.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced quarterback Jameis Winston was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles beat Clemson 23-17 in overtime.
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Jackson Township has finally released the accident report from Devin Smith’s crash on June 29.
(See the report here.)
According to the report, the Buckeye wide receiver was driving his father’s Pontiac Grand AM, when he drove off the right side of a curving road. He then struck a utility pole. His car overturned. He hit a mailbox. The car was totaled.
This happened around 8:30 in the morning.
Smith was being treated in the back of an ambulance when police began to question him. He said he was adhering to the 45 mile-an-hour speed limit when he drove off the road. He also told police he had not been drinking, but had been “standing by someone who was.” When pressed, he then admitted he had drunk a couple of beers. However, he maintained he stopped drinking around 1:00 a.m.
Throughout this, police describe Smith’s demeanor as emotional and respectful.
Smith was given a field sobriety test. Based on the results of this, police advised Smith that he would be placed under arrest for OVI. Smith requested he be taken to the hospital for cuts on his right arm, and there he changed his mind and allowed officers to draw his blood.
The blood test found no evidence of drugs in Smith’s system. In addition, his blood-alcohol level was under the legal limit, so Smith was issued a citation for failure to control. No other charges were filed.