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Last Update on October 01, 2014 05:35 GMT

BROWNS-TATE

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns starting running back Ben Tate has returned to practice after missing Cleveland's past two games with a sprained right knee.

Wearing a brace, Tate was on the practice field Tuesday for the first time since Sept. 5 as the Browns returned from their bye week. Tate made hard cuts on his knee and looked quick during the portion of practice open to the media. He was injured in the first half of the Sept. 7 opener in Pittsburgh.

Tate was signed as a free agent in March after three seasons with Houston. He could return to the lineup this week when the Browns (1-2) visit Tennessee.

While Tate was out, rookie Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell filled in and performed well. West has rushed for 209 yards and Crowell has scored three touchdowns and is averaging 5.2 yards per carry.

STRUGGLING PATRIOTS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says the 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs is horrible but he still has faith the team will turn its season around.

The Patriots fell to 2-2 on Monday night in only the third game Bill Belichick has lost by at least 27 points in his 336 games as an NFL head coach.

The offense struggled to move the ball and the defense that had been stingy couldn't stop the Chiefs from reeling off long gains.

Now, the Patriots must prepare to face the AFC's only unbeaten team when Cincinnati visits on Sunday night. The Patriots will have one less day than usual to prepare, while the Bengals are coming off a bye.

OHIO ST-FAN SLAM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A student who ran onto the field during an Ohio State football game and was body-slammed by a coach has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor criminal trespassing.

An attorney for 21-year-old Anthony Wunder entered the plea Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Wunder wasn't there. His attorney, Mark Collins, says he entered the plea to allow for thoroughly researching circumstances of the case.

Wunder was stopped and slammed to the ground by an assistant strength and conditioning coach Saturday during Ohio State's home victory over Cincinnati. The coach, Anthony Schlegel, is a former Buckeyes linebacker.

The big hit has been a sensation on social media.

Coach Urban Meyer said Monday he had a somewhat serious conversation with Schlegel about the hit and that the team has had fun with it.

T25-MARYLAND-QUARTERBACKS

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland coach Randy Edsall is keeping quiet about who will start at quarterback against No. 20 Ohio State on Saturday.

No Maryland quarterback has started every game in a season since 2006, a streak that will continue if injured C.J. Brown can't go in the Terrapins' inaugural Big Ten home game.

Brown left Saturday's 37-13 win at Indiana with a sprained left wrist, and it's unclear if he will be recovered by Saturday.

Edsall says, "We'll find out on game day."

If Brown is unable to start, junior Caleb Rowe would assume control of the offense. Rowe came off the bench to complete 12 of 18 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana.

Maryland has won four of five. Ohio State is 3-1 heading into its conference opener.

National Sports News

Last Update on October 01, 2014 14:58 GMT

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