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Bradley hits last-second shot, Celtics stun Cavs 111-108

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real. Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star ...

Fagundez scores 2 goals; Revolution rally, beat Crew 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday. Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back ...

Freeland hits 1 of Rockies’ 4 HRs in 6-4 win over Reds

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Freeland hadn't rounded the bases since 2011, back when he was a senior in high school. He remembered the way on Sunday. The rookie pitcher hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory ...

Gomes has 5 RBIs to helps Indians sweep Astros with 8-6 win

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — In an up-and-down season, the American League champion Cleveland Indians left Houston feeling pretty good after sweeping the Astros. Yan Gomes homered and tied a career high with five RBIs to lead the Indians over the Astros 8-6 on ...

Encarnacion’s 2-run homer helps Indians beat Astros 5-3

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona enjoys facing the top teams in baseball. He likes it even more when his team gets the best of one of them. Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and Jason Kipnis and Lonnie Chisenhall had solo shots to help ...

Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — After Boston was beaten up in the Eastern Conference finals opener, Isaiah Thomas was confident the Celtics could bounce back in Game 2. "We're not scared of Cleveland," he said. "They're not the Monstars. They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, ...

Top dollar: Browns sign Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's first sack as a pro is filled with money. The No. 1 overall pick in last month's NFL draft, Garrett signed his four-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, who gave the speedy defensive end an estimated $30.4 million ...

Chicago Cubs hold off sliding Cincinnati Reds for 7-5 win

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Long after Kyle Hendricks looked like Kyle Hendricks again and the Chicago Cubs got big hits from Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price was still upset about the end of the game. The Cubs wrapped up a 7-5 victory ...

LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — So much for the Cavaliers being rusty. LeBron James embarrassed every defender Boston threw at him and Cleveland picked up where it left off following a long layoff, rolling to a 117-104 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern ...

Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer INDEPENDECE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is a meticulous dresser on and off the court, so his fashion choice on Tuesday was no accident. He had worn the sleeveless T-shirt before in practice, but the black cutoff with the picture of a gold-and-green leprechaun ...

Dickerson hits 2 of Rays’ 5 homers in 6-4 win over Indians

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays went to the home run ball in Tuesday night's 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Corey Dickerson hit two of Tampa Bay's season-high five homers, including a 449-foot blast that landed in the trees beyond the center ...

Schwarber, Rizzo HR, Cubs top Reds 9-5; Maddon’s 1,000th win

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon paired his 1,000th win with a glass of red wine made by Big Smooth wines out of Lodi, California. A nod to his past on a very sweet night. Slumping sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber homered to help the Cubs beat ...

Cincinnati Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones pleads guilty to 1 charge

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single misdemeanor charge from an altercation earlier this year, the latest in a history of off-the-field legal issues for the NFL veteran. Municipal Court Judge ...

Belt HR, Giants beat Reds 8-3 for 1st 3-game win streak

By RICK EYMER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt thinks the San Francisco Giants poor start is over. Putting up offensive numbers and getting on a winning streak can do wonders for self-assurance. Belt homered again and the Giants posted their first three-game winning ...

Kipnis homers twice in leadoff spot, Indians beat Twins 8-3

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis batting at the top of the order seems like a good fit for the Cleveland Indians. Kipnis, hitting leadoff for the first time this season, was 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs, and the Indians woke up from an offensive ...

Indians place Brandon Guyer on DL with left wrist injury

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Brandon Guyer on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist. Guyer underwent an MRI on Sunday that revealed the sprain. Playing primarily against left-handed pitchers, Guyer is batting .182 with one homer and five RBIs in ...

Browns rookie Peppers defends reputation after diluted test

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers only defended his reputation on the first day of the Cleveland Browns' rookie mini-camp Covering wide receivers will happen soon enough. Under scrutiny after being placed in the NFL's drug program for a diluted urine ...

Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano lead Twins over Indians 1-0

By STEVE HERRICK, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Ervin Santana has a simple explanation for his early season success. "I'm just trying to be me, trying to make it simple and have fun," the Twins right-hander said after allowing two hits in seven innings as the Minnesota beat Cleveland ...

Posey’s homer in 17th leads Giants past Reds 3-2

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After catching for 269 pitches and watching his beleaguered bullpen escape jam after jam in extra innings, Buster Posey took matters into his own hands. Posey homered with one out in the 17th inning for the latest walkoff homer in San ...

Toronto FC sets club record with 5th straight win

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tosaint Ricketts scored two late goals to help Toronto FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Wednesday night for its club-record fifth straight victory. Toronto (6-1-4) won its second straight road match and avenged its only loss of the season. Columbus (5-5-1) had won six ...