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Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at ...

What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season. Bryan Price knows all about ...

Capitals beat Blue Jackets 3-2 in 2OT, pull to 2-1 in series

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lars Eller got the last stick on a puck that bounced off him and Columbus ...

Kyle Korver’s delicate balance: time to grieve, time to play

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Korver is getting daily treatment on his bruised right foot and taking medication to fight off a "nasty little bug" that has made its way through Cleveland's roster. Only time can heal his broken heart. As he begins chasing a ...

Guerra deals, Thames homers to lift Brewers over Reds 2-0

By JIM HOEHN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra settled in after a shaky first inning, and Eric Thames made sure the effort wasn't wasted. Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds ...

Lindor homers in native Puerto Rico as Indians top Twins 6-1

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010. Michael Brantley and ...

Reds cruise past Brewers 10-4 to end eight-game skid

By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A rare offensive burst, solid starting pitching and stellar defense provided the Cincinnati Reds needed relief from their early-season woes. Billy Hamilton drove in three runs and the Reds ended an eight-game losing streak with a 10-4 win ...

‘Bread’ is the man in playoff surge for the Blue Jackets

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin turned out to be everything the Columbus Blue Jackets were looking for when they traded for him last summer: A dead-eye sniper and deft puck distributor who can get game-breaking goals and make everyone around him ...

On Pace: Indiana opens eyes with blowout of LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — They've spent the entire season on the fringe, virtually ignored by all but the most savvy fans and NBA insiders. They don't have any household names or any superstars on their roster, just one All-Star and a role player best known for ...

Victor-y: Oladipo scores 32 as Pacers stun LeBron, Cavs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James figured he had experienced everything in 12 postseasons. Turns out, there was something new. Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and Indiana outplayed Cleveland from the start while pulling off a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in ...

Cardinals sweep 4-game series from Reds with 3-2 victory

CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Martinez's changeup was too much for the reeling Reds. The St. Louis right-hander struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Harrison Bader's two-run home run helped the Cardinals complete their first four-game sweep in Cincinnati since 1949 with a 3-2 ...

Lindor drives in 3 runs, Indians top Tigers 9-3

By BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor sparked Cleveland's slumbering offense with one big swing. Then he kept going. Lindor hit his fourth career leadoff homer, drove in three runs and scored three times, and the Indians beat Detroit 9-3 on Thursday night for ...

Cardinals’ 13-4 win extends Reds’ worst start since 1955

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Martinez had a career night, and he wasn't alone in a Cardinals offense that finally found its stride at the expense of the major leagues' worst team. Martinez drove in six runs Thursday and Yadier Molina homered in his return from a ...

Perez’s homer in 8th leads Indians past Tigers 2-1

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians' pitching is helping its all-or-nothing offense get by in the early part of the season. Roberto Perez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning against reliever Alex Wilson, Josh Tomlin bounced back from a rocky outing and ...

Nola’s 8 innings, Kingery’s slam send Phillies over Reds 6-1

By AARON BRACY, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There was no way Aaron Nola was going to get an early hook this time. Nola pitched eight stellar innings and Scott Kingery hit a grand slam, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday ...

Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the ...

It’s the last day of the NBA season, with much to decide

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The end has arrived. Actually, for Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas and Charlotte, the end came in their season finales Tuesday. There are nine teams who know Wednesday is the last day of their season. Another 15 teams have already clinched playoff ...

Manziel attempts comeback in Spring League

By MARK ROSNER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Johnny Manziel's attempt to restart his football career brought him to a game on Saturday in a high school stadium that was largely empty. Manziel, 25, and two seasons removed from the sport, prefers a return to the NFL, would settle for ...

Gomes powers Indians to 3-1 win over Royals

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes beat everyone with one big swing. The wind, the record-cold temperatures and Kansas City. Gomes hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Brandon Maurer in the ninth inning, lifting the Indians to a 3-1 win over the ...

USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Sam Darnold was quarterback No. 2 on the Browns' visitation list this week. That doesn't mean he might not be their No. 1 choice. Southern Cal's gun-slinging QB visited with Cleveland's coaching staff and executives on Wednesday as the team ...