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Armed, dangerous: Browns’ Mayfield flexing rocket arm

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Baker Mayfield threw long passes to his wide receivers and short ones to backs before Sunday's game against Carolina, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams knew his rookie quarterback was going to have a good game. It wasn't any ...

Canucks rally in the third period to beat Blue Jackets 3-2

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — None of Vancouver's three goals on Tuesday night were particularly pretty. Two bounced in off skates, and the other caromed into the net off the backside of Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo. The Canucks will take them. After trailing ...

Royals, Hamilton finalize $5.25M contract

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020. The Royals hope that spacious Kauffman Stadium ...

FC Cincinnati roster takes shape in MLS expansion draft

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer Cincinnati acquired striker Kei Kamara from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS expansion draft and then immediately dealt him to the Colorado Rapids for a 2019 international slot. Cincinnati selected four other players in the expansion draft Tuesday: ...

Columbus Crew’s Steffen to join Manchester City next summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American goalkeeper Zack Steffen will transfer to Manchester City from the Columbus Crew in July. The Crew said Tuesday that Steffen will join City when the summer transfer window opens July 9. The 23-year-old played two seasons at the University of Maryland and joined ...

Cavaliers’ Thompson could miss month with sprained left foot

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's strong season has stalled. Cleveland's starting center could miss a month after spraining his left foot in Monday night's 108-92 loss at Milwaukee. Thompson has been playing at an All-Star level and has been one of the few ...

Cumberland has 19 as Cincinnati beats rival Xavier 62-47

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — After getting drubbed on Xavier's home court last season, the Bearcats had extra motivation in a crosstown rivalry already packed with emotions. From start to finish, Cincinnati's defense dominated. Jarron Cumberland scored 19 points, and ...

Holtby, Capitals shut out Blue Jackets 4-0

By MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals seemed a step faster than the discombobulated Columbus Blue Jackets all night long and took full advantage of some early opportunities. The result was a 4-0 win by the Capitals over the Blue Jackets on Saturday ...

Brown’s 34 points leads No. 8 Auburn past Dayton 82-72

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Brown didn't want to take all the credit for his flurry of 3-pointers to end the first half. Brown scored a career-high 34 points and made six 3s to lead No. 8 Auburn to an 82-72 victory over Dayton on Saturday night. He got into a ...

Cavaliers’ Thompson fined $15,000 for gesture to Nets fan

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson has been fined $15,000 for making an "inappropriate gesture" to a spectator. The NBA announced the punishment Thursday. Thompson's action came at the end of the Cavaliers' 99-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday at the Barclays ...