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Colts spend final day of draft adding skill players for Luck

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts finally gave Andrew Luck some new options on the final day of the NFL draft. They selected two receivers and two running backs with their first four picks before taking two linebackers. Indy got the fastest running back in …

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Retired NASCAR driver James Hylton killed in car wreck

CARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, has been killed in a traffic accident in Georgia. He was 83. The Georgia State Patrol says Hylton and his son, 61-year-old James Hylton Jr., died at the scene of the crash Saturday morning in …

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Irsay: Indianapolis turned down trade offers to get Luck

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Jim Irsay says the Indianapolis Colts turned down trade offers to acquire quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts owner made the comments on the third and final day of draft weekend. While Irsay declined to say what team or teams actually made an …

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Colts may turn to RB, WR needs on draft’s final day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts enter the final day of the NFL draft with four picks left and a number of key needs on offense. The Colts have a fourth-round pick, two in the fifth and one in the seventh round as the draft comes to a close on …

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Pacers even series, force Game 7 by blowing out Cavs 121-87

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and posted the first postseason triple-double of his career Friday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-87 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series at three. Game 7 will be played Sunday in Cleveland. …

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Colts take LB Leonard, OG Smith to open 2nd night of draft

By PHILLIP B. WILSONAssociated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts selected South Carolina State linebacker Darius Leonard and then chose Auburn guard Braden Smith with the very next pick in the NFL draft Friday night, eager to add more protection for quarterback Andrew Luck. Leonard, taken with the 36th …

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George Hill to miss 3rd straight game in Cavs-Pacers series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill will miss his third straight game against Indiana. The starting point guard is inactive for Game 6 of the first-round series. Hill not has played since reinjuring his back in a Game 3 loss, and the Cavs have responded by winning …

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49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

By MICHAEL WAGAMANAssociated Press SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) – Even before speaking with his new boss after being selected by San Francisco with the ninth overall pick, Mike McGlinchey had a pretty good idea of what to expect from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan. McGlinchey’s cousin, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, …

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Colts seeking more help after reinforcing offensive line

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Now the Indianapolis Colts can reap the rewards of last month’s trade with the New York Jets. They have four picks on the second day of the NFL draft, including three in the second round Friday night. Indy moved back three spots in the Jets deal and …

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Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm gets 2-year extension

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has received a two-year contract extension through 2024. The school’s board of trustees approved the deal Thursday. Brohm was hired in December 2016 and turned the program around in his first season. The Boilermakers went 7-6, won the Old Oaken …

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