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NBA asks Raptors to tell rapper Drake to tone it down

TORONTO (AP) – The NBA has asked the Toronto Raptors to tell rapper Drake to avoid a repeat of his verbal exchanges with Cleveland’s Kendrick Perkins during Game 1 of Toronto’s second-round series against the Cavaliers. Drake, who has been Toronto’s global ambassador since 2013, occasionally sits in a courtside …

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Blue Jackets star Werenski has shoulder surgery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen Zach Werenski had surgery on a shoulder injury that has bothered him since early last season. The team says full recovery is expected to take five to six months. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen says Werenski will be ready “by the start of …

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Blue Jays activate 3B Donaldson from disabled list

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson has been activated after nearly one month on the disabled list because of a shoulder injury. The 2015 AL MVP had been out with a sore right shoulder since April 13. He’s in the lineup and batting …

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Yelich homers, Miley wins debut, Brewers sweep Reds 3-1

CINCINNATI (AP) – Christian Yelich homered, Wade Miley pitched six effective innings in his Milwaukee debut and the Brewers swept the sloppy Cincinnati Reds with a 3-1 win on Wednesday night. Yelich hit a tiebreaking drive to right off Luis Castillo (1-4) in the fifth. It was his first homer …

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Browns trade TE Telfer to Chiefs for DE Nicolas

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Browns traded tight end Randall Telfer to the Kansas City Chiefs for defensive end Dadi Nicolas. A sixth-round pick in 2015, Telfer is the sixth veteran dealt by new Browns general manager John Dorsey, who continues to remold a team …

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Encarnacion, Kluber lead Indians past Rangers 12-4

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion homered three times and drove in six runs, helping Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 12-4 on Wednesday. Encarnacion hit a three-homer in the first, a two-run shot in the second and a solo drive in the …

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James has triple-double, Cavs beat Raptors in OT in Game 1

By IAN HARRISONAssociated Press TORONTO (AP) – LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, J.R. Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Kyle Korver scored 19 points, …

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Braun snaps tie with double, Brewers beat Reds again 7-6

By JOE KAYAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking double and Travis Shaw ended his deep slump with a two-run homer Tuesday night, powering Milwaukee to a 7-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in another resurgent night for the Brewers’ struggling offense. Milwaukee came into a …

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Gallo, Kiner-Falefa homer in 12th, Rangers beat Indians 8-6

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa homered on consecutive pitches off Nick Goody in the 12th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-6 on Tuesday night. Michael Brantley tied the game in the ninth with a two-out grand slam off Keone …

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Arena Football League

By The Associated Press All Times EDT W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 177 135 Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 162 159 Albany 0 2 0 .000 84 108 Washington 0 2 0 .000 107 128 Saturday’s Games Baltimore 52, Albany 49 Philadelphia 67, Washington …

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