CLEVELAND Teams

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Royals have won nine games in a row and barely gained any ground on the Indians -- who have won eight in a row. The last time two teams in the same division had simultaneous winning streaks of at least eight games after the All-Star break was 2004, when the Cardinals and Astros did it.

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Santana hits one into the night (0:20)
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Chaos looms in Cleveland (2:05)
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Kyrie dunks all over his opponent (0:15)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie watch on day two — Rough day for tight end David Njoku. Very rough day. Njoku twice put the ball on the ground after receptions. The first time he was stripped by Briean Boddy-Calhoun, the second time the ball flew out of his hands as he spun after a catch. Hue Jackson's reaction: "Hold on to the freaking ball. That's got to stop."

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Randall Telfer gets in some work on the jugs machine after the second day of training camp.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Best play of day two -- On a day when good plays seemed elusive, a late throw from Brock Osweiler down the field to Corey Coleman caught everyone's eye, including coach Hue Jackson. The throw knifed through a strong wind to Coleman. Aside from that and a few other plays, though, this was a day of checkdowns and too many balls on the ground. The pads go on on Saturday.

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DB Marcus Hooker commits to Buckeyes

Following in his brother Malik's footsteps, three-star recruit Marcus Hooker (@marcushooker23) announced his commitment to Ohio State on Twitter: "First of all I would like to thank God because without him none of this would be possible, I wanna thank everyone who believed in me and helped me throughout my recruiting process and showing me the right way to doing things. I've talked it over with my coaches and family and I've decided I'm going to commit to The Ohio State University!!! Go Buckeyes"

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Several prominent Browns not practicing today, though their sitting out is not injury related. Among them: CB Jason McCourty, WR Kenny Britt, CB Joe Haden, OT Joe Thomas, OG John Greco (coming back from foot surgery), DL Desmond Bryant, S Derrick Kindred.

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Pippen a strong supporter of Irving (1:46)
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LeBron's All-Star workout a sign of things to come? (1:38)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Isaiah Crowell said his agent Drew Rosenhaus is "in heavy communication" with the Browns about a contract extension, but Crowell is not sure where talks stand. "This is where I want to be. I am comfortable with my teammates, love my teammates, love my coaches and just love the city of Cleveland," said Crowell, who can be a free agent after the season.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Roster move: The Browns signed RB Brandon Wilds, a first-year player from South Carolina who was with the Jets for four games in 2016. George Atkinson III was waived.

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Kizer comfortable in whatever role Browns have for him (0:38)
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Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie DeShone Kizer shows he gets it when asked if he'd be disappointed if he's not the opening day starter against Pittsburgh.

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What to make of LeBron's workout with Westbrook (1:18)
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LeBron runs onto AAU court to help fix score (1:00)
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Is Kyrie ignoring Cavs' calls immature? (1:51)
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Summer 2018 features monster free agents (1:07)