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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 ...