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Deshaun Watson is interviewed at a 2019 Pro Bowl practice

Deshaun Watson settles 20 of 24 sexual misconduct lawsuits against him

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HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has reached an agreement to settle 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits that had been filed by women who accused him of sexual assault and harassment, an attorney for the women said Tuesday. Watson, who has been accused by massage therapists of harassing, assaulting or touching them during appointments… Read More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference for Super Bowl LIV

The NFL is requiring teams to hire women or minorities as coaches for 2022 season

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The National Football League set forth new diversity and inclusion efforts for the 2022 season at its annual owners meeting, such as requiring its 32 teams to employ a “female or a member of an ethnic or racial minority” as an offensive assistant, the league said in a statement. Candidates must… Read More

Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige and Snoop Dogg perform during the Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif.

The Super Bowl’s biggest moments, beyond the touchdowns

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LOS ANGELES (NPR) — The Los Angeles Rams weren’t the only big winners in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Cincinnati Bengals. Other standouts including a halftime show by rap royalty and a slew of star-studded advertisements. Here are some of those memorable moments. How the Rams won The Rams beat the Bengals 23-20, ending the… Read More

The Rams' Cooper Kupp makes a touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The touchdown put Los Angeles back on top over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Joe Burrow and the Bengals fall short in Super Bowl LVI loss to Los Angeles Rams

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Updated February 13, 2022 at 10:27 PM ET LOS ANGELES (NPR) — The Los Angeles Rams won’t have to travel far to enjoy a celebratory Super Bowl victory parade. The Rams rallied for a late touchdown to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, 23-20, marking the second straight year a team won the Super Bowl… Read More

The Super Bowl LVI logo sit in front of a screen that has the Rams logo on the left and the Bengals logo on the right

Athens County’s own Joe Burrow, the Bengals and the city of Cincinnati gear up for Super Bowl LVI

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 WOUB Digital · Joe Burrow, the Bengals and the city of Cincinnati gear up for the Super Bowl ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It’s been a long, weary road for fans of the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl after 33 years. But whether they can believe it or not, they are just days away… Read More

Burrow Oak State Park sign in honor of Joe Burrow

Ohio parks get temporary new names to honor Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl

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COLUMUBS, Ohio (WVXU) — The governor and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources are having a little fun leading up to the Super Bowl. They’re renaming three state parks in honor of the Cincinnati Bengals. The names are just temporary, of course. Gov. Mike DeWine says it’s a fun way to honor the orange and… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Bengals hope a Burrow-Chase connection produces a Super Bowl win

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Joe Burrow and receiver Ja’Marr Chase made history together at LSU, now they’re trying to win the Super Bowl for the Cincinnati Bengals. Since the two became teammates in 2018 at LSU, they have played in seven postseason games and won every one, breaking NCAA and NFL records along the way…. Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scrambles with the ball during an NFL football team scrimmage in Cincinnati, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.

Joe Burrow and the Bengals are heading to the Super Bowl after OT win over Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years ago, the Cincinnati Bengals were the NFL’s worst team. Now they’re heading to the Super Bowl. The Bengals rallied from an 18-point hole to stun Kansas City 27-24 in overtime for their first trip to the big game since the 1988 season. Their rally matched the biggest comeback… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

McPherson FG as time expires lifts Burrow and the Bengals past Titans 19-16

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals just keep ending postseason droughts. Their latest victory has them in their first AFC championship game in 33 years. Rookie Evan McPherson kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired as the fourth-seeded Bengals beat the top-seeded Tennessee Titans 19-16 Saturday to end the NFL’s longest active road… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during an NFL football practice

‘Joey Franchise’ is the toast of Cincinnati as Bengals advance

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Regardless of whether Cincinnati wins and advances in the playoffs this weekend, it’s difficult to overstate quarterback Joe Burrow’s value to the Bengals. He turned out to be the combination of confidence, work ethic, unpretentious leadership and intangibles the downtrodden organization sought when they drafted him first overall in 2020. He led… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and the Bengals hold on to finally win in playoffs, 26-19 over Raiders

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow led an efficient offense that scored on six drives, including two of his touchdown passes, and rookie Evan McPherson made four field goals as the Cincinnati Bengals finally advanced in the playoffs with a 26-19 win over Las Vegas in Saturday’s wild-card game. It was a victory three decades in… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow throws a pass during an NFL football practice

AFC North champ Bengals will rest Burrow in regular season finale

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals won’t play quarterback Joe Burrow this week to make sure he is healthy for the first round of the playoffs. Burrow is nursing aches and pains, including his right knee and sore pinky finger but said he could have played Sunday at Cleveland had it been… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and the Bengals clinch the AFC North title after rallying past the Chiefs 34-31

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Evan McPherson kicked a 20-yard field goal as time ran out, and the Cincinnati Bengals earned their first AFC North title and postseason appearance in six years with a wild 34-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Rookie Ja’Marr Chase had a franchise-record and NFL rookie record 266 yards receiving and three… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow and Bengals back in the win column after defensive effort in 15-10 win at Denver

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DENVER (AP) — Khalid Kareem snatched the ball from backup quarterback Drew Lock on second-and-goal and the Cincinnati Bengals seized a first-place tie with the Baltimore Ravens atop the AFC North with a 15-10 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Another football was waiting for Kareem in the visitor’s locker room after his fourth-quarter heroics with… Read More

Fans look on as a security guard on the field wears a mask during the game between the Washington Football Team and the Los Angeles Chargers at FedExField

As COVID cases surge, pro sports leagues reevaluate their safety protocols

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The next few Calgary Flames games are on hold after 27 players and staff were sidelined due to COVID exposure. The Brooklyn Nets had only eight players available for Tuesday night’s game after nearly half the team had to enter the league’s COVID protocols – two of them just an hour… Read More

The Cincinnati Bengals stadium

Missed opportunities plague Burrow and the Bengals’ playoff chase

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals let another opportunity slip past. After two straight defeats, including Sunday’s error-filled 26-23 overtime loss to San Francisco, Joe Burrow and the Bengals remain a game behind Baltimore atop the AFC North. That’s even though the Ravens have dropped two in a row as well. Sunday’s loss was especially… Read More

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs through a hole during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh.

Cleveland Drills Steelers 48-37 For First Playoff Win Since 1994

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are bottom feeders no more. Baker Mayfield threw for three touchdowns and the Browns collected their first playoff victory in 26 years with a 48-37 romp over Pittsburgh. Kareem Hunt added two touchdown runs for the Browns. Cleveland was playing without several high-profile players and head coach Kevin Stefanski… Read More

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field following a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

Burrow Picks Up First NFL Win As Bengals Beat Jaguars 33-25

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and caught Joe Burrow’s pass for another score as the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-25. The Bengals rolled up 505 yards in getting their first win of the season. The Bengals (1-2-1) worked around their recent offensive line problems and Mixon… Read More