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Browns feel ‘straight excitement’ in win over Colts, extend win streak in thrilling fashion

The Browns proved Sunday they can find success against some of the best teams in the NFL, but the win didn’t come without adversity.

Cleveland was without top running back RB Nick Chubb and two key defensive players in DT Larry Ogunjobi and S Karl Joseph. The Browns knew they would need to rely on some of their depth to find a winning performance against the Colts, and they needed another big week from their top playmakers, too, to prove that the excitement from their three-game win streak wasn’t going to be short-lived.

Stefanski had found a winning formula with his offense through running the football. The Browns totaled 307 rushing yards last week against the Dallas Cowboys and proved to be a nearly unstoppable team when the run game was at its peak form. The Colts defense, however, had the fourth-best rushing defense in the league, and that meant

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French Open women’s final: Iga Swiatek upsets Sofia Kenin in straight sets

Swiatek, who had never won even a lower-level title on the WTA tour, did so in characteristic fashion, which is to say, she was so calm it was hard to tell she was competing in a Grand Slam final at all.

The teenager didn’t lose more than five games in a single set throughout her seven matches at the French Open, making her the first woman since Justin Henin in 2007 to capture the title without dropping a set. She was the lowest-ranked woman to ever reach a final at Roland Garros.

She is also the tournament’s youngest champion, male or female, since her idol Rafael Nadal won his first French Open crown in 2005.

Swiatek relied on her powerful groundstrokes and preternatural composure throughout the two weeks — both helped her conquer the 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round — and she relied on both again Saturday.

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Aussie women match Ponting-era record with 21 straight wins

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Australian women’s team beat New Zealand by 232 runs Wednesday to record its 21st consecutive win in one-day international cricket and equal a world mark set by Ricky Ponting’s Australian men’s team in 2003.

The Australian women haven’t been beaten in an ODI since losing to England on Oct. 29, 2017. The winning streak started in India in March 2018 and also included series wins over Pakistan, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Regular captain Meg Lanning, who missed Wednesday’s game because of a hamstring injury sustained while scoring an unbeaten century in Australia’s series-clinching win on Monday, said her team wanted to cap off the Rose Bowl series and reach the milestone 21 with an emphatic win.

“It’s nice to finish off with a big win today,” Lanning said as she accepted the trophy. “It’s a really special effort, especially over a

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