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Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. Management had presented the union and the 30 teams the ...

NFL to hold 2021 draft in Cleveland from April 29-May 1

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique ...

Browns exercise contract option on star DE Garrett, TE Njoku By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't have a major decision to make on Myles Garrett's near future. Now they can begin working on keeping the star defensive end much longer. Cleveland exercised the ...

Packers reach deal with free-agent LB Christian Kirksey

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Cleveland Browns released him. Kirksey's agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn't disclose terms. NFL ...

Indians’ Lindor has more on mind than contract with outbreak

GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Francisco Lindor didn't want to discuss money or his future. This certainly wasn't the time. Just days after the four-time All-Star shortstop and Gold Glove winner broke off talks with the Cleveland Indians about a long-term contract ...

Ohio players get in one last run after MAC tourney canceled

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting up some pregame shots, Ohio's players excitedly huddled at mid-court just like they have all season. Game time was an hour away, and as they stood on top of the Mid-American Conference's green-and-blue logo, the eighth-seeded ...

Spring practice provides look at Ohio State’s future QBs

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The opening of Ohio State's spring practice Monday began the competition to determine the Buckeyes' likely starting quarterback of the future. Coach Ryan Day got an initial look at Jack Miller and C.J. Stroud in the first of 15 ...

Suárez working to get his shoulder healed after pool mishap

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Eugenio Suárez was playing in a swimming pool with his children at home in Pinecrest, Florida, and decided to dive into the shallow half. The Cincinnati Reds third baseman hit the bottom of the pool and wound up with a shoulder injury ...

Bogdanovic’s 28 leads Jazz past injury-depleted Cavaliers

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, Rudy Gobert added 20 and the Utah Jazz began a four-game trip against Eastern Conference teams with a 126-113 win on Monday night over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers, who dressed only nine players and ...

Kansas unanimous No. 1 in Top 25; Baylor down 2 spots to 4th

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer A string of losses to unranked opponents led to upheaval in the AP Top 25 this week. Kansas kept winning, strengthening its grip on No. 1. The Jayhawks were the unanimous choice for the top spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll ...