AP-OH–Ohio Sports Digest 2 pm, OH

The state at 2:00 p.m. All times EST.

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CINCINNATI — Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict sat out the first game against Pittsburgh, part of his three-game suspension from the NFL for his antics in their playoff game last season. He’s a changed player — so far — for their long-awaited rematch. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


BEREA, Ohio — That giant zero hanging over the Browns right now might as well be a bullseye. Nobody wants to lose to the NFL’s only winless squad, which is why Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus guaranteed the Bills will beat Cleveland on Sunday. By Tom Withers. SENT: 720 words, photos.


— FBN–BROWNS-BAILEY SUSPENDED: Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Alvin Bailey has been suspended without pay for two games by the NFL for a substance violation.