Bester, Gabbert lead Miami (Ohio) past Buffalo 34-20
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylon Bester ran for 107 yards and a touchdown and Miami scored 31 straight points to race past Buffalo 34-20 on Saturday in the Mid-American Conference opener for both...
NFL 2019: Bengals facing daunting odds, history under Taylor
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown is fully aware of how new head coaches often fare in the NFL. That first season can be a real fiasco.
Bengals practice in Dayton, site of NFL’s inaugural game
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — What's regarded as the NFL's first game didn't involve Lions, Bengals or Bears. Instead, the Triangles and Panhandles went at it on an October afternoon in a triangle-shaped...
Bengals owner Mike Brown opposes 18-game schedule proposal
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown thinks the NFL's current 16-game schedule for the regular season is long enough, and he doubts that the league will be able to shorten the preseason and...
Former Broncos coach Joseph set to interview for Bengals job
CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph will interview for Cincinnati's job this week as the Bengals begin their search for Marvin Lewis' replacement.
Joseph will be in Cincinnati on Thursday and Friday to talk to owner Mike Brown and members of the front office. The Bengals' familiarity with Joseph works in his favor. Joseph was the defensive backs coach under Lewis in 2014-15.
Next Bengals coach inherits roster ready for big change
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown must decide whether to bring in another newcomer to coach his team, or return to his pattern of trusting someone he already knows well.
Whoever gets the job will inherit a roster on the cusp of significant change.
Bengals fire coach Marvin Lewis after 16th season
CINCINNATI (AP) — The surprise isn't that Marvin Lewis is gone, but that it took so long for the Bengals to make the change.
Lewis arrived in 2003 and elevated one of the NFL's most forlorn franchises to respectability, but couldn't take it to the next level. He was fired Monday after his 16th season of failing to win a playoff game.
Now, owner Mike Brown will decide whether to bring in an outsider who will shake things up, or stay the course with someone who is familiar.
Bengals clinch last place, adding intrigue to Lewis’ fate
CINCINNATI (AP) — A lackluster showing in Cleveland consigned the Bengals to last place for only the second time in coach Marvin Lewis' 16 seasons and added another twist to Cincinnati's futile and fan-alienating season.
AP Source: Former Browns coach Jackson returning to Bengals
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson's timeout from coaching didn't last long.
Fired last month after a brutal run with the Browns, Jackson will rejoin Cincinnati's staff under Marvin Lewis, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night.
Arbitrator has denied Eric Reid’s grievance against Bengals
Eric Reid's grievance against the Cincinnati Bengals has been denied by an arbitrator, a decision that has irked the NFL Players Association.
The union said that arbitrator Shyam Das found that the team asking Reid during a free-agent visit if he planned to kneel during the national anthem violated fair hiring practices. The union argues that standing for the anthem is not required in the labor agreement with the league.
Bengals try for different result with same coach & cast
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals celebrated their 50th season last year, finishing 7-9. They're reaching back into history again for a bit of nostalgia, honoring their 1988 Super Bowl team — the last one to do anything noteworthy in the postseason.
Owner Mike Brown remembers those giddy days 30 years ago.
Mike Brown: Trump tweets have inflamed NFL’s anthem issue
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown says President Donald Trump's numerous tweets attacking NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem have prolonged the issue, which he sees as one of the league's biggest distractions.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball has picked its lineup of coaches to assist Gregg Popovich at the men's national team minicamp in Las Vegas this month.
Of the nine picks, seven are NBA assistant coaches: Golden State's Mike Brown, Miami's Dan Craig, Utah's Alex Jensen, Boston's Jay Larranaga, Dallas' Jamahl Mosley, San Antonio's Ime Udoka and Portland's David Vanterpool.
The other two slots went to top college head coaches, Villanova's Jay Wright and Gonzaga's Mark Few.
Bruce Allen named as ‘least-trusted’ executive: Poll
Redskins President Bruce Allen is the least-trusted executive in the NFL, according to a USA Today poll.
The newspaper polled 25 agents. An unnamed agent told the paper, "you never know if he's shooting straight with you."
The Redskins were also named as the third-worst prepared team during contract negotiations, according to the poll.
More of the same: Bengals stick with Marvin Lewis
CINCINNATI (AP) — The assistant head coach is gone, but head coach Marvin Lewis is coming back for a 16th try at a playoff victory.
And so it goes in Cincinnati.
In a what-have-you-done-lately league, the Bengals remain the outlier. Lewis met with the media on Wednesday, a day after getting a two-year extension through 2019, and talked in general terms about how his team needs to change.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is retiring after 15 NFL seasons.
Palmer, who turned 38 last week, made the announcement in an open letter released Tuesday by the Cardinals. Palmer missed the last nine games of what would be his final season with a broken left arm.
He called his long professional career "the most incredible experience of my life."
Bengals give coach Marvin Lewis 2-year extension
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis got a two-year contract extension Tuesday, providing more chances to try to get the Cincinnati Bengals that playoff victory that has eluded him for 15 seasons.
The agreement came after a second straight losing season and two days of discussions with owner Mike Brown. Lewis has the second-longest active coaching tenure in the NFL, behind Bill Belichick's 18 seasons with New England.
Lewis returns but uncertainty still overshadows Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals resolved their biggest offseason question when they gave coach Marvin Lewis a two-year extension through 2019 on Tuesday, providing him yet another chance — a 16th, actually — to try to get a playoff win.
There are a lot of issues to work through before they can even think in those terms.
The contract extension came after two days of discussions between Lewis and owner Mike Brown about how the franchise has to change.
Bengals’ coach Marvin Lewis still unsure of future with team
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Marvin Lewis talked to owner Mike Brown about his future with the Bengals on Monday, but they reached no conclusions and planned more discussions.
The Bengals failed to make the playoffs for the second straight season, and Lewis' contract is finished after his 15th year in Cincinnati. He said Monday that he's not sure he'll be back. He and Brown had a general discussion about the team's future.
Bengals coach Lewis: ‘I want to coach this team’
BALTIMORE (AP) — Marvin Lewis had just snagged a victory well worth celebrating, yet the focus of his postgame session had very little to do with X's and O's.
What everyone really wanted to know after Cincinnati's 31-27 win over Baltimore on Sunday was: Would this be the last game for Lewis as coach of the Bengals?
"I don't know that," Lewis said. "We'll see. There are decisions to be made. First, it would be ownership."
Mike Brown’s contributions to Warriors mean so much
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mike Brown had just finished spending some rare down time on Alameda's Coast Guard Island stuffing care packages for overseas military and veterans when Camille Spaulding approached to introduce herself and tell the Warriors assistant coach about a college student friend scraping by to attend an occasional Golden State game.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis still coy about future after win
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis knew what everybody was wondering: Is this his farewell to Cincinnati?
"I guess everybody's writing me off," Lewis said, after his Bengals rallied for a 26-17 win over Detroit on Sunday.
Bengals’ Marvin Lewis noncommittal about next year
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis went to sit in his customary chair for his Monday media availability and discovered that it had been adjusted to a lower setting.
He laughed after discovering that his seat at the front of the room no longer fit.
The Bengals' coach will finish his 15th season in Cincinnati amid a full-blown discussion about whom the chair will fit in a few weeks. Lewis said Monday that he hasn't talked to owner Mike Brown about his contract, which ends after this season.
Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies at age 74
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pete Brown, who helped form the Bengals franchise and served in the team's personnel department, has died at the age of 74.
The team announced his death on Wednesday without further details. His funeral will be private.
Pete Brown was the son of Paul Brown and the younger brother of Mike Brown. He was part of the team's player personnel department since its founding in the 1960s. He also developed a strength-training business called Hammer Strength.
Coach Marvin Lewis in spotlight as Bengals go younger
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Lewis has been with his team longer than any other NFL head coach besides Bill Belichick at New England.
For the first time in years, his tenure is at risk.
Lewis is finishing his contract as he enters his 15th season with the Bengals. Cincinnati has been through two painful seasons, following a home playoff meltdown against Pittsburgh in 2015 and a 6-9-1 finish last season. Lewis failed to get a contract extension in the offseason.
Veteran coach Mike Brown ready to rebuild Hilltoppers
Shawe Memorial's 28-month search for a new boys head basketball coach came to an end Monday and the Hilltoppers think the coach they hired is well worth the wait. Shawe introduced veteran high school basketball coach Mike Brown, a Madison native with 463 wins in more than 30 years on the sidelines, as the man to grab the struggling Hilltoppers by the seat of their pants and lift them back into contention. After going 20-4 and reaching regional finals under former coach Jerry Bomholt's final...
‘Pacman’ accepts suspension, tears up over owner’s support
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones accepted his one-game suspension for an offseason misdemeanor conviction, and he got emotional Thursday over the unwavering support he's received from Bengals owner Mike Brown.
Mike Brown defends Bengals’ decision to keep Pacman Jones
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown is defending his decision to keep cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones despite another arrest, saying he's been "punished enough" for his latest troubles.
The NFL suspended Jones for the season opener because of his altercation with a hotel security employee and his profane outburst at police following his arrest in January. Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge to settle the case.
Bengals sign 2nd-round pick RB Joe Mixon
CINCINNATI (AP) — Second-round draft pick Joe Mixon has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Oklahoma running back who was suspended for his freshman season after he punched a woman, breaking bones in her face, signed Friday.
Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Golden State Warriors gave another big example why they signed Kevin Durant during the offseason, and why others around the NBA were dismayed with the addition.
Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series.
The Jazz played their best game of the series and kept three All-Stars in relative check, but the former MVP put on a show.
Bengals owner acknowledges drafting Joe Mixon was a risk
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown acknowledged on Friday that drafting running back Joe Mixon from Oklahoma was a risk because of his background.
Brown said in a letter to The Cincinnati Enquirer published on Friday — the day rookie minicamp opened — that Mixon "did a terrible thing" when he punched a woman in the face in 2014. Brown also said it's "unacceptable for a man to strike a woman."
Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown.
Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behind at the team hotel Saturday night while the Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Trail Blazers 119-113 and take a 3-0 series lead.
Warriors’ Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series Saturday night because of an illness.
The reigning NBA Coach of the Year missed the morning shootaround, and the team announced about three hours before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers that Kerr would not be on the sidelines. Top assistant Mike Brown was acting head coach in Kerr's place.
Balance lifts Switzerland to 74-60 win over Knights
Four players scored in double figures as Switzerland County knocked off South Dearborn 74-60 in boys basketball Saturday in Vevay. Dakota Fuller and Justin Green each scored 15 points while Austin South had 13 and Hunter Hayes 12 to lead the Pacers. Switzerland led 16-10 after the first quarter never looked back, although the Pacers had trouble shaking the pesky Knights. Switzerland's lead was 32-25 at the half and 47-35 after three quarters before scoring 27 in a fourth quarter that featured...
Warriors coach Steve Kerr fined $25K for outburst
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr is sorry he swore — more than once — at a referee. He knows how hard that job must be.
Kerr was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday for his outburst directed at official Bill Spooner late in the third quarter of Golden State's three-point overtime loss at Sacramento on Saturday night.
"I knew I was going to get fined. I deserve it," Kerr said Monday.
Mike Brown joins Warriors after surviving May kitchen fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A foot-long dark burn scar going from Mike Brown's right quadriceps down his lower leg reminds him each day of his good fortune.
There are also the dozen or so round burn blotches on his right arm, and a tiny spot on his lip that would go unnoticed except that the new Warriors assistant knows it's there.
Vikings’ Zimmer gets to see defense he built in Cincinnati
A look at Friday's NFL preseason matchups:
BACK IN CINCY
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns to Cincinnati, where he made his reputation as a defensive coordinator before being hired in Minnesota in 2014. Last season, Zimmer led the Vikings to the NFC North title.
"It brings back a lot of good memories," Zimmer says. "We had a good run. Mike Brown was really good to me and, obviously, Marvin (Lewis) and a lot of the players that I coached. It'll be fun. It'll...
Chicago Bears: Fuller needs to continue to progress
Football season is nearly back in Bourbonnais. The Chicago Bears report for training camp at Olivet Nazarene University on July 27; but until then, the Daily Journal is counting down the top 12 players who must turn in a big year for the Bears to compete in 2016.
No. 10: Concern for the defensive secondary is a familiar song at Halas Hall.
Other than team legend Charles Tillman, one would be hard pressed to think of any defensive backs in recent that would fit the...