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NFL expands program for overseas practice squad players

NEW YORK (AP) – Eight NFL teams will carry on their practice squads a player who came from an expanded program for overseas players. The International Player Pathway was instituted last year. It aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level. Alex Gray (Atlanta Falcons), …

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Indians rally for 7-5 win over Rangers

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – Jose Ramirez’s RBI double broke an eighth-inning tie and the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Texas scored twice in the top of the eighth to go ahead 4-3, but the Indians quickly regained the …

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Brewers break out of slump, rally for 6-5 win over Reds

By JOE KAYAP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – Homers by Manny Pina and Lorenzo Cain ended the Milwaukee Brewers’ historically bad slump, and Domingo Santana doubled home the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning Monday night for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Brewers managed only two runs …

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Arena Football League

By The Associated Press All Times EDT W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 2 0 0 1.000 104 77 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 103 104 Albany 0 1 0 .000 35 56 Washington 0 1 0 .000 56 61 Saturday’s Game Philadelphia 48, Baltimore 42 Saturday, April 28 …

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DL Dylan Thompson transfers from Ohio State to Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia says defensive lineman Dylan Thompson has transferred from Ohio State to the Cavaliers. The school announced the move Monday. It says Thompson will graduate from Ohio State this summer and enroll at Virginia. He will be eligible to play immediately. Thompson has played in only …

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Browns exercise fifth-year option on S Damarious Randall

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on defensive back Damarious Randall, acquired during the offseason from Green Bay. Cleveland traded quarterback DeShone Kizer and swapped draft picks on March 14 with the Packers for Randall. The 25-year-old is expected to play free …

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Healy hits 2 homers in Mariners’ 10-4 win over Indians

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated Press CLEVELAND (AP) – No one would blame Seattle’s hitters for being sorry to leave Progressive Field. Ryon Healy hit two home runs and had four RBIs, Robinson Cano and Mitch Haniger also homered, and the Mariners defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Sunday. Seattle hit 10 …

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Reds, Mahle mow down Twins 8-2

By PATRICK DONNELLYAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Tyler Mahle pitched into the seventh inning in another impressive start, Jose Peraza had three hits and Adam Duvall homered, leading the Cincinnati Reds past the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Sunday. Mahle (2-3) cruised through the Twins’ lineup in his second straight solid …

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7th heaven: LeBron carries Cavaliers past Pacers in Game 7

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 45 points and got some needed help in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the NBA playoffs, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-101 win over the Indiana Pacers, who pushed the game’s best player …

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Cavaliers G George Hill returns for Game 7 against Pacers

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – Cavaliers guard George Hill is back for Game 7 against Indiana after missing three games with back spasms. Coach Tyronn Lue says Hill is available to play Sunday, but he wouldn’t say if the veteran is starting. Lue did not reveal any …

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