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Draft Day 3: Kickers and running backs take NFL spotlight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In Las Vegas, which bills itself as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," an NFL draft bereft of star quarterback prospects wouldn't seem a fit. It didn't matter, though, because as personnel people throughout the league predicted, the 2022 crop was so deep that even in ...

Browns trade down, select cornerback as Mayfield deal looms

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns finally joined the fun and made a trade in this chaotic, changing-by-the-minute NFL draft. Just not the deal everyone's awaiting. Cleveland made another offseason swap with Houston — this one much less significant — and dropped to the third round to take ...

Malkin, Letang help Penguins defeat Blue Jackets, 5-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The reeling Pittsburgh Penguins had one last chance to put together a complete game and gain some confidence before the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins, losers of eight of their previous 12 games coming in, responded with a first-period blitz that carried ...

Bengals add more defense, get Florida DT Carter in 3rd round

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals continued to add defensive depth, taking Florida defensive tackle Zachary Carter in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night. The Bengals had traded up three spots to get Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt in the second after taking safety ...

Browns trade down, select CB Emerson in third round of draft

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns made another offseason trade with Houston — this one much less significant — and dropped to the third round to take Mississippi State cornerback Martin Emerson in the NFL draft on Friday night. Following the blockbuster deal to acquire quarterback ...

Ward, Detmers propel Angels to 4-1 win, sweep of Guardians

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels haven't won a playoff game in over 12 years, and they haven't finished with a winning record since 2015. With a five-game winning streak and a wealth of confident players across their roster, the Halos are starting to believe this year will be ...

Browns don’t move up in NFL draft, still stuck with Mayfield

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield didn't go anywhere during the NFL draft on Thursday night. The Browns didn't budge, either. Cleveland closed the first night of a three-day event that started with a bevy of trades across the league still stuck with a quarterback looking for a fresh start ...

Bengals get Michigan DB Daxton Hill with 31st pick

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals needed help at cornerback and passed on some enticing prospects to snag Michigan safety Daxton Hill with the 31st pick. Bengals coach Zac Taylor said the team couldn't pass on Hill, who is expected to contribute right away in the secondary as a safety ...

Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets to 5-2 win over Lightning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oliver Bjorkstrand led Columbus with a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night that kept the Lightning from clinching the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay has a one-point lead over Boston with one game remaining for ...

Trump drawn to celebrity in weighing midterm endorsements

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republicans hoping to emerge from crowded primaries this year stacked up on operatives with ties to former President Donald Trump, betting those connections would give them a leg up on landing critical endorsements that would help them win. But as Trump wades into some ...