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Ohio State quarterback derby to remain unsettled until fall

By STEVE HELWAGEN Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State's quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That's not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. ...

Browns release veteran DT Richardson in salary-cap move

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — This off-season remodeling of the Browns' defense includes a surprising removal. Veteran tackle Sheldon Richardson's contract was terminated on Friday, a head-scratching move that creates more salary-cap space but also a hole in the middle of ...

Votto, Castellanos homer in Reds’ 10-3 rout of Indians

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run homer to cap a seven-run third inning and the Cincinnati Reds cruised to a 10-3 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Jeff Hoffman (2-1) gave the Reds another solid start, surrendering just a run and seven ...

Quick flurry: Cabrera 1st HR of MLB season in snowy Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit the first home run of the new Major League Baseball season, a drive through the snow in Detroit's chilly opener against Cleveland on Thursday. The temperature at game time was 32 degrees, and the snow at Comerica Park was becoming a bit more intense when ...

New to NFL coaching, Urban Meyer scouts Ohio State players

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer likes to go with what he knows and trusts. That may end up benefiting some of his former recruits who worked out at Ohio State's pro day on Tuesday in front of Meyer and other NFL coaches and ...

Akiyama, Gray among hurting Reds who will miss opening day

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Spring training took its toll on the Cincinnati Reds, and some key players who suffered injuries won't be back in time for Thursday's opener. Outfielder Shogo Akiyama (hamstring), and pitchers Sonny Gray (back) and Michael Lorenzen (shoulder strain) will miss ...

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 ...