CLEVELAND -- Times up for the Browns, who look as if they could use another preseason game -- or two -- this summer.With the season opener against Philadelphia 10 days away, Cleveland played its offensive starters the entire first quarter, but only managed a short touchdown drive against Chicagos backups in a 21-7 loss to the Bears on Thursday night.Quarterback Robert Griffin III led Cleveland to its TD following a fumbled punt as the Browns starting offense ended the preseason on a positive note before getting ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept 11.The preseason is over, said first-year coach Hue Jackson, who decided to play his starters after a dismal game in Tampa last week. The season is here. Obviously, we would like to finish a little better.KaDeem Carey scored on a 1-yard run in the first half, rookie Jordan Howard had a 16-yard TD run and Robbie Gould kicked three field goals as the Bears (1-3) avoided a winless preseason.Not the Browns, who ended a tumultuous few days with a performance that did little to excite their fans or provide much hope this season wont be like so many previous ones.In the closing minutes, Jackson pulled Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas and star cornerback Joe Haden close on the sideline and told them what he expected going forward.Because its time, Jackson said, explaining the meeting. The grind starts now, what its truly all about starts next Sunday in Philadelphia. I want them to understand its going to take work. Its going to take their leadership, their ability to rally their teammates to do what we need to do. Were going to Philadelphia and we expect to win the game.Isaiah Crowell had a 4-yard TD for the Browns (0-4), who left Griffin and the other offensive starters on the field for three series. RG3, attempting to revive his career in Cleveland after an ugly departure from Washington, went 4 of 8 for 31 yards.Griffins night would have been over after the second possession, but the Bears fumbled a punt, giving Cleveland the ball at the Chicago 18. He threw two incompletions in the end zone before Crowell squirted in on third down to give the Browns a 7-3 lead.Now were able to focus on what we do best, Griffin said. Its real. Its about wins and losses now.Unlike Jackson, Bears coach John Fox rested his starters, allowing him to get a longer look at some of the players fighting for roster spots.Brian Hoyer seems to have nailed down Chicagos No. 2 QB job behind Jay Cutler. The former Browns starter finished his preseason by going 12 of 16 for 112 yards. He only had one starter with him on offense -- wide receiver Kevin White, who had four catches for 57 yards.It was a major step for White, who missed his rookie season with a broken leg.We felt like we needed another good outing and felt like he delivered, Fox said This game is about confidence and experiences. He hasnt had a lot of them. Hes shown flashes, but he needed some more playing time and I thought he did well.GORDONS FINALEBrowns WR Josh Gordon had three catches for 29 yards in his final game before beginning a four-game drug suspension.ROOKIE WATCHBears: OLB Leonard Floyd, the No. 9 overall pick, was one of three rookies to start. Floyd appeared to get poked in the eye during the second quarter.Browns: WR Corey Coleman made his first catch of the preseason, but the No. 15 pick also dropped a pass on a crossing route that had the potential to be a big play.POSITION BATTLESBears: WR Cameron Meredith caught six passes for 46 yards and may have secured a backup spot behind White and Alshon Jeffery.Browns: WR Taylor Gabriel helped his chances of making the roster with a 37-yard punt return in the third quarter. He and Andrew Hawkins could be in trouble after the Browns drafted four wide receivers.INJURY UPDATEBears: DE Cornelius Washington and LB Danny Mason sustained knee injuries in the first half and didnt return.Browns: RB Rajion Neal was carted off in the fourth quarter after appearing to suffer a serious leg injury.---AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFLNike Vapormax Destockage . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. Fausse Vapormax 2019 . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. http://www.vapormaxpascher.be/ .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. Vapormax Flyknit 2 Femme Pas Cher . The Americans, skipped by John Shuster, seized the advantage in the eighth end by scoring five points for a 7-3 lead. The Czechs pulled two back in the ninth, but Shusters team of third Jeff Isaacson, second Jared Zezel and lead John Landsteiner ended with another point to secure the last Olympic berth on offer. Vapormax Flyknit 3 Femme .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kevin Hervey hit four 3-pointers and had 16 points, Nathan Hawkins added 15 points and UT Arlington snapped a three-game skid Monday night with an 88-67 win over NAIA member St. Francis (IL).Jorge Bilbao contributed 11 points, while Faith Pope and Kaelon Wilson had 10 apiece for UT Arlington (2-3), which hit 53 percent of its 60 shots from the field. Pope also hauled in eight rebounds.The Mavericks broke away with a 17-2 run fueled with three of Herveys 3-ppointers to make it 32-15 with seven minutes left in the first half and protected the double digit advantage the rest of the way.ddddddddddddSt. Francis got a tip-in from Landus Anderson 45 seconds into the game to take its only lead, 2-1.Jo Jo Ballestero led the Fighting Saints with 15 points, Jorden Thornton added 12 and Anderson finished with 10. ' ' '
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