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Browns not clowns, maybe title contenders

Cleveland Browns quarterback Garrett Gilbert scrambles during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

SPORTS digest

YSU volleyball tops St. Francis in opener Youngstown The Youngstown State volleyball team beat

Pitt’s championship hopes hinge on Pickett’s arm, Whipple’s playbook

Kenny Pickett doesn’t linger on the past.

SPORTS digest

State College bats beat up Scrappers NILES The State College Spikes sprinkled in three doubles

Tribe blanks Tigers to finish sweep

Cleveland has won 50 of its last 75 games after starting the season 29-30.

Browns rookie Seibert gets his kicks against Lions

Once Austin Seibert straightened himself out, the Browns’ kicking competition got on target.

Gauff savors US Open wild ride

Osaka will be her next opponent

AROUND THE NFL Thursday’s other preseason games

Bills 27, Vikings 23 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. Undrafted rookie Tyree Jackson hit David Sills for an


No. 1 Clemson 52, Georgia Tech 14 CLEMSON, S.C. Travis Etienne ran for a career-high 205

Steelers’ Rudolph outperforms Dobbs

Mason Rudolph continued to outperform Josh Dobbs in the battle for Pittsburgh’s No. 2 quarterback spot

SPORTS digest

Eastern Gateway adds women’s volleyball YOUNGSTOWN Eastern Gateway Community College will field

New Day: Different coach, same goal at Ohio State

New Buckeyes coach comfortable with few changes

Calm Civale tops Tigers

Rookie pitcher leads Indians to another win over Detroit

Federer rallies again; Svitolina beats Venus

Roger Federer looked up at the Arthur Ashe Stadium scoreboard and for the second time in three days saw it lit up with a strange sight

Hunt won’t be with Browns during ban

Cleveland had requested troubled back stay close