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Red Wings score 3 in 3rd period to surge past Jackets 4-1

By PAUL HARRIS Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Michael Rasmussen broke a tie early in the third period with his first goal of the season and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Sunday. Evgeny Svechnikov, defenseman Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov also ...

Indians trade RHP Plutko to Orioles for player or cash

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians traded right-hander Adam Plutko to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, a move that brings some clarity to their bullpen situation. Cleveland will get a player to be named or cash in return for Plutko, who was out of minor league ...

Kings beat Cavs on Barnes’ 3-pointer at the buzzer

MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer after catching an inbounds pass from the opposite end of the court and the Sacramento Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-98 on Saturday night. Barnes finished with 16 points and 11 ...

LHP Allen makes Cleveland’s roster, role still undecided

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Logan Allen earned a spot on Cleveland's opening day roster, but the left-hander's exact role is still not quite finalized. President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said Sunday that Allen, Triston McKenzie and Cal Quantrill all made ...

Indians send struggling outfielder Óscar Mercado to minors

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Óscar Mercado won't start the season in Cleveland's outfield — or even with the Indians. Struggling in exhibition play, Mercado was optioned to the team's depth camp on Sunday, continuing his slide after a promising rookie season. Mercado ...

Infant son of Browns WR Ryan Switzer back in hospital

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer said his infant son underwent a blood transfusion on Sunday and has more tests ahead to try to determine why he has been bleeding. Switzer's 9-month-old son, Christian, is back in the hospital for ...

Sexton scores 36, Cavs hand Raptors eighth straight loss

BRIAN DULIK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 23 of his 36 points in the second half, Jarrett Allen had 17 points and 15 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto 116-105 on Sunday night, handing the Raptors their eighth straight loss. Dean Wade scored 16 points ...

Reds star Votto back after COVID-19, unsure when he’ll play

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto returned to camp Sunday after sitting out with COVID-19, but when he might be able to play again is still uncertain. The 37-year-old Votto left camp after a positive test on March 10 and has been isolated since. After ...

Overlooked Pac-12 teams making noise in NCAA Tournament

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer After living on the fringes of the rankings during the regular season, Pac-12 teams are making a statement in the NCAA Tournament. All five Pac-12 schools in the bracket advanced to the round of 32, including UCLA winning two games already. The 11th-seeded ...

AP source: Browns signing S Johnson, edge rushers elusive

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Weakened by injuries and lacking experienced depth, the Browns' secondary was a major problem throughout last season. John Johnson III should help fix it. A dependable playmaker for the Los Angeles Rams, Johnson agreed Monday to sign a ...