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Mayfield carries Browns to first win since 2016

Rookie Baker Mayfield brought the Browns back from a 14-0 deficit to prevail 21-17, snapping a 19-game winless streak dating back to Dec. 24, 2016 -- a span of 635 days.

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Cleveland conquers an epic drought: Here's the club

Following the Browns' first victory since late in the 2016 season, we look at other notable teams to end slides.

Browns' win unlocks free beer across Ohio bars

The Cleveland Browns' long-awaited win against the New York Jets unlocked fridges of free beer in at least 10 Ohio bars Thursday night, allowing fans there to celebrate a little extra.

Hyde pounds it in to give Browns the lead

Carlos Hyde takes the handoff and finds the end zone for the second time to give the Browns the lead over the Jets.


Mayfield: 'Gotta handle business next week' in Oakland

Baker Mayfield is going to enjoy the win with his teammates, but isn't losing focus on the big picture.


Mayfield: Cleveland 'deserves' to win

Baker Mayfield is looking toward the future after winning the Browns' first game in 635 days.


Browns are better than expected

Darren Woodson explains why the Browns are no longer the laughing stock of the league.


Mayfield pulls out tricks from Rose Bowl

Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.


Darnold's INT seals Browns' first win in 635 days

Sam Darnold's pass gets picked off by Joe Schobert in the fourth quarter, which seals the Browns' victory over the Jets.


Mayfield catches 2-point conversion after Hyde's TD

Carlos Hyde muscles in for a touchdown, and the Browns get tricky on a two-point try with Jarvis Landry finding Baker Mayfield in the end zone.


Baker completes first NFL pass

Making his NFL debut, Baker Mayfield takes the field and completes a 14-yard pass to Jarvis Landry on his first throw.


Crowell uses obscene gesture on TD celebration

Isaiah Crowell powers into the end zone on a two-yard rush for the score and celebrates with an obscene gesture.


Crowell finds the end zone twice in first half

Isaiah Crowell is powering the Jets in the first half as he scores two touchdowns in the second quarter.


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NBArank top 10: Predicting the absolute best players this season

Giannis or KD? Steph or LeBron? Here's our forecast for the 10 best players in the NBA this season. Illustration

LeBron wins NBArank again, but a youth movement is coming

Our annual NBArank forecast of the 100 best players is in the books. What stood out from our list after Year 8 of the countdown?


UFC 229, October 6, Las Vegas

Conor pokes, prods stoic Khabib at UFC presser

Thursday's UFC 229 news conference saw the return of a vintage Conor McGregor, who brashly taunted and insulted his stonefaced opponent, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, in advance of their Oct. 6 title bout.

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Chael: Khabib 'in way over his head' during UFC 229 presser

Chael Sonnen applauds Conor McGregor for making Khabib Nurmagomedov 'look like a doofus.'


Khabib says he'll send McGregor 'back to boxing'

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Conor McGregor's wrestling skills and says McGregor is more concerned with money than his legacy.


McGregor needles Khabib over Putin question

Conor McGregor pounces after Khabib Nurmagomedov responds that he doesn't want to take pictures with anyone, including presidents.


McGregor calls out Khabib over bus incident

Conor McGregor interrupts Khabib Nurmagomedov's response to criticize his behavior during the New York confrontation that landed McGregor in court.


UEFA Europa League

Arsenal cruise to victory vs. Vorskla

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice, while Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil also found the net, as Arsenal began their Europa League campaign with a comfortable win.

Wasteful Morata 5/10 but Chelsea still edge PAOK

Squad players Andreas Christensen and Ross Barkley took full advantage of Chelsea's trip to PAOK but Alvaro Morata's wastefulness remains a concern.

Willian gives Chelsea victory

A seventh-minute goal from Willian earned a win for Chelsea in their Europa League Group L clash against PAOK in Greece. However, Alvaro Morata had another difficult night.

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Transfer Talk: United enter race for Ajax's Frenkie de Jong

And they reckon they have a secret weapon in talks in the form of former goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Transfer Rater: Rakitic to Chelsea, Maier to United

Arnie Maier to Manchester United and Ivan Rakitic to Chelsea are some of today's hot rumours, according to Football Whispers.


Champions League

Ronaldo must change his game to succeed at Juve

Mark Ogden: Cristiano Ronaldo is still a game-changer and a ruthless finisher, but he can't do what he did at 25. He must accept that and remodel his game.

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Ronaldo red card: Will he miss Manchester United game?

Cristiano Ronaldo left the pitch in tears after being sent off on his Champions League debut for Juventus. But how long is his suspension?

Will Ronaldo's red card against Valencia be rescinded?

The FC guys explain why it's unlikely Cristiano Ronaldo's red card against Valencia will be overturned, even though they strongly disagree with the sending off.



Champions League

Martial must build on his fine display vs. Young Boys

He scored his first goal of the season and was serenaded by fans at full-time. Can Anthony Martial now find consistent form to match his ability?

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Champions League XI: Pogba, Messi and Bale in

The Champions League is back with a bang, but who were the stars? Here's the best XI from Matchday 1.

Extra Time: Best & worst UCL performers, Arteta not ready to manage?

The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on the best and worst performers from UCL matchday one, if Arsenal were wise to pass on Mikel Arteta and more.


Burley: Manchester United were excellent in UCL opener

Craig Burley sings Paul Pogba and Man United's praises after their win over Young Boys, but isn't convinced they'll advance from their group just yet.


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