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Browns get defensive, draft Garrett at No. 1 and pass on QB

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns didn't mess around with the No. 1 pick. They didn't find their franchise quarterback either. Convinced that Myles Garrett was too good to pass up, Cleveland wasted no time in taking the consensus best player in the NFL draft ...

Lindor’s 2-run blast in 7th leads Indians past Astros 4-3

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor has added game-changing power to his long list of skills. Lindor's two-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 4-3 Thursday night. The 456-foot blast off Chris Devenski (1-1) ...

Different Deron: Williams turns it on for Cavs in playoffs

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — For nearly two months, Deron Williams appeared lost with his new teammates — an outsider among the Cavaliers. Well, he found the perfect time to fit in. The former All-Star guard came up big for Cleveland during its first-round sweep of ...

NFL prospect to meet with police Monday on rape accusation

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for former Ohio State star Gareon Conley says the NFL prospect plans to meet with detectives and give a DNA sample after the NFL draft to counter accusations that he raped a woman earlier this month. The cornerback projected as a first-round pick in the NFL draft ...

Thames has 1 of Brewers’ 14 hits, hurt in win over Reds

by JOE TOTORAITIS, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames put a brief scare into the Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball's biggest surprise so far this season says he will be fine. Thames scored twice before leaving with an injury, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 on Wednesday ...

Comeback Kid: Brantley drives in 3; Indians beat Astros 7-6

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley missed Cleveland's run to the World Series. So it's understandable why he's enjoying his comeback from shoulder problems that forced him to miss most of last season. Brantley drove in three runs and the Indians defeated ...

NFL prospect: Rape report ‘completely false,’ skipping draft

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says he plans to skip attending the NFL draft in person on Thursday and decried allegations that he raped a woman as "completely false." No charges have been filed as police investigate claims made by a 23-year-old woman that he ...

Astros’ Keuchel wins again; Altuve OK after scary collision

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Dallas Keuchel pitched another masterpiece and the Houston Astros endured a frightening collision in a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season, even ...

Eric Thames hits 11th homer in Brewers’ 9-1 rout of Reds

By ANDREW GRUMAN, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — There's little doubt Eric Thames can rip apart the Cincinnati Reds at this point. He got plenty of help from his teammates Tuesday night. The slugger hit his major league-leading 11th home run — his eighth against Cincinnati this season ...

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says the player denies an accusation made in a police report that he sexually assaulted a woman. No charges have been filed. Spokeswoman Kathleen Caffrey of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office says the April 9 ...

NFL draft: Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Finding Bigfoot has been more productive than the Cleveland Browns' search for a franchise quarterback. This flawed football quest drags on. For nearly two decades, the Browns, once a standard of NFL excellence and now a league punching ...

Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11-7

By JOE TOTORAITIS, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bryan Price knew exactly what Eric Thames did to carry the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the ...

Bengals set to hold onto McCarron for at least 1 more year

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron is looking at another year of barely getting on the field, and maybe longer. With the draft a few days away, Cincinnati has given no indication it's willing to trade him to a team that would give him a ...

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break. After struggling through the final weeks of the regular season and losing the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the defending champs assured themselves of getting a little more rest. ...

Cabrera, Holland lead White Sox to 6-2 win over Indians

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Although the Chicago White Sox have gotten off to a rough start offensively, Tim Anderson is confident the lineup will produce. Sunday was a step in that direction. Melky Cabrera drove in a pair of runs, Derek Holland tossed six strong ...

Bronson Arroyo goes 6 innings, leads Reds over Cubs 7-5

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — With his high leg kick and below-the-radar breaking balls, Bronson Arroyo showed the Cubs a little old-style pitching. Who needs to throw 90 mph to beat the World Series champions? The 40-year-old righty gave his best performance yet in his ...

Pretrial hearing set for Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing is planned in the case of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, in Hamilton County. Municipal Court Judge Dwayne Mallory set a Monday morning hearing in the case. A felony charge of ...

Carrasco dominates, Indians blank White Sox again

By MATT SCHOCH, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco can't help but wonder what could have been last year. Healthy and back in the Cleveland Indians rotation, at least he's picking up where he left off. Carrasco, who missed Cleveland's run to the World Series last season with an ...

Robles has 4th shutout as Red Bulls top Crew 2-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Luis Robles had two saves to earn his fourth shutout and Alex Muyl scored early to spark the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, leaving the teams tied atop the Eastern Conference standings. The Red Bulls (4-3-1) are unbeaten in ...

Contreras’ slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After a sputtering start, the Cubs' offense is finally rolling. And it's no surprise that they're breaking out at Great American Ball Park, a place that's just their style. Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and ...