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Jazz run win streak to 6 games with 114-75 win over Cavs

By MATTHEW COLES Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 19 points and Rudy Gobert added 18 points and 17 rebounds to power the Utah Jazz to their sixth straight win, a 114-75 victory over Cleveland on Monday night. "Coach Quin (Snyder) is pushing us every timeout, ...

Infant son of Browns’ Switzer stable after surgery in Boston

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his infant son is recovering after undergoing surgery in a Boston hospital. Switzer tweeted an update Monday following the procedure on his 9-month-old, Christian. "Our sweet baby boy is stable and out ...

Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson says team lied about rebuild

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns coach Hue Jackson said owner Jimmy Haslam gave him a contract extension midway through a winless 2017 season and that he was lied to from the start about the team's rebuilding plans. During a wide-ranging radio interview Monday ...

Lakers add center Andre Drummond for postseason push

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Drummond is joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the playoff push. The Lakers announced the signing of the two-time All-Star center less than an hour before Sunday night's game against the Orlando Magic. Drummond announced his ...

Red Wings score 3 in 3rd period to surge past Jackets 4-1

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michael Rasmussen broke a tie early in the third period with his first goal of the season and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Sunday. Evgeny Svechnikov, defenseman Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov also ...

Indians trade RHP Plutko to Orioles for player or cash

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded right-hander Adam Plutko to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, a move that brings some clarity to their bullpen situation. Cleveland will get a player to be named or cash in return for Plutko, who was out of minor league ...

Kings beat Cavs on Barnes’ 3-pointer at the buzzer

MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer after catching an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court and the Sacramento Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-98 on Saturday night. Barnes finished with 16 points and 11 ...

LHP Allen makes Cleveland’s roster, role still undecided

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Logan Allen earned a spot on Cleveland's opening day roster, but the left-hander's exact role is still not quite finalized. President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said Sunday that Allen, Triston McKenzie and Cal Quantrill all made ...

Indians send struggling outfielder Óscar Mercado to minors

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Óscar Mercado won't start the season in Cleveland's outfield — or even with the Indians. Struggling in exhibition play, Mercado was optioned to the team's depth camp on Sunday, continuing his slide after a promising rookie season. Mercado ...

Infant son of Browns WR Ryan Switzer back in hospital

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his infant son underwent a blood transfusion on Sunday and has more tests ahead to try to determine why he has been bleeding. Switzer's 9-month-old son, Christian, is back in the hospital for ...

Sexton scores 36, Cavs hand Raptors eighth straight loss

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 23 of his 36 points in the second half, Jarrett Allen had 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto 116-105 on Sunday night, handing the Raptors their eighth straight loss. Dean Wade scored 16 points ...

Reds star Votto back after COVID-19, unsure when he’ll play

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto returned to camp Sunday after sitting out with COVID-19, but when he might be able to play again is still uncertain. The 37-year-old Votto left camp after a positive test on March 10 and has been isolated since. After ...

Overlooked Pac-12 teams making noise in NCAA Tournament

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer After living on the fringes of the rankings during the regular season, Pac-12 teams are making a statement in the NCAA Tournament. All five Pac-12 schools in the bracket advanced to the round of 32, including UCLA winning two games already. The 11th-seeded ...

AP source: Browns signing S Johnson, edge rushers elusive

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Weakened by injuries and lacking experienced depth, the Browns' secondary was a major problem throughout last season. John Johnson III should help fix it. A dependable playmaker for the Los Angeles Rams, Johnson agreed Monday to sign a ...

AP source: QB Fitzpatrick agrees to sign with Washington

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer Washington has agreed to sign veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the move. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal cannot be official until the new league ...

Collins, Gallinari lead streaking Hawks past Cavs, 100-82

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins scored 22 points, Danilo Gallinari had 20, including a 3-pointer that helped Atlanta extend its lead in the fourth quarter, and the Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-82 on Sunday night for their fifth consecutive win under ...

No. 3 Illinois beats No. 9 Ohio State to take Big Ten title

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No. 3 Illinois accomplished one major goal. The next one will be even more difficult. As the Fighting Illini celebrated their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2005 with a 91-88 overtime victory over No. 9 Ohio State on Sunday, they ...

No. 7 Houston takes AAC tourney with 91-54 win over Cincy

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kelvin Sampson and No. 7 Houston are going to their third consecutive NCAA Tournament, this time with an American Athletic Conference tournament title after finally getting past Cincinnati in the championship game. The Cougars ...

Radulov’s SO goal lifts Stars to 2-1 win over Blue Jackets

By NICOLE KRAFT Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alexander Radulov returned after missing 15 games and scored in the third round of the shootout to lift the Dallas Stars over the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Sunday night. The victory, which snapped a two-game skid, came a day after ...

Ohio beats Buffalo for first MAC title since 2012, NCAA bid

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Last March, the Ohio Bobcats were on the floor warming up for their quarterfinal opener when they were told the tournament was cancelled. Nothing stopped them this year. Jason Preston scored 22 points and Ohio dominated from the start to win ...