Jim Brown gets game ball from Cleveland Browns

Angela Sun
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Jim Brown gets game ball from Cleveland Browns
Jim Brown gets game ball from Cleveland Browns

Thursday was a big night for the Cleveland Browns organization. First and foremost, the team beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24 (led by once-benched quarterback Brandon Weeden) to push its record to 3-2 on the season, the first time the squad has been over .500 since 2011. But it was also a momentous night for the most well-known player in franchise history, Jim Brown. The team honored Brown by wearing brown pants and jerseys together for the first time ever. The Hall of Famer was also given a proper ceremony at halftime recognizing his inclusion in the Ring of Honor at FirstEnergy Stadium. But possibly the coolest praise for the man considered by many to be the greatest player in NFL history came in the winning locker room. That's where first-year head coach Rob Chudzinski gave the game ball to a guy that didn't play a down in the game. Check out the moment in full here.

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Moving to baseball's postseason, Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 Atlanta Braves as the Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 1 of the National League Division Series 6-1. Meanwhile, Carlos Beltran got the big hit for the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Beltran's 3-run home run was all the Cards needed to beat the Buccos 9-1.

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