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Carrasco fans 14, goes distance as Indians down Brewers 6-2

By RICH ROVITO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Carrasco said he didn't feel confident in his command. The results said otherwise. "For the first three innings, I didn't find myself," Carrasco said. Carrasco struck out 14 while pitching his second complete game of the season as ...

The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer The franchise with the most titles. The best player of this generation. The reigning champions. The probable MVP. The NBA has its Final Four. It certainly does not disappoint. Boston's win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night brought down the curtain on ...

Captain crunch: LeBron shines brightest when closing games

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James breaks hearts, shatters dreams and delivers joy all in one breath. He carries one city, crushes the other. With mind-blowing ease, James can take over a quarter, a game, a series, a season and make it his own. His terms. After ...

Raptors president fined $25K for walking on court to yell

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri $25,000 for walking onto the court at halftime of Game 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers to verbally confront officials for reversing a call. The league announced the fine Sunday. It stems from an incident that occurred ...

Torres HR in 9th, Yanks top Indians 7-4; 15 wins in 16 games

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Move over, Mickey Mantle. Gleyber Torres is the latest Yankees phenom earning his pinstripes right off the bat. On a day when hits were hard to come by in the Bronx, the rookie second baseman became the youngest Yankees player to hit ...

Marlins beat Reds 8-5 for fourth straight series win

By MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Don Mattingly isn't expecting his Miami Marlins to put together a startling streak of wins. He's happy with the patient approach they've adopted. Starlin Castro drove in three runs for the second straight game, Cameron Maybin added two ...

Mayfield confident QB competition won’t divide Browns

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield intends to conquer, not divide. Although drafted by the win-starved Cleveland Browns with the No. 1 overall pick to be their quarterback of the future, Mayfield said Friday he plans to be a leader from the outset even if he ...

Andujar, Torres and streaking Yankees top Indians 7-6

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — By the time his teammates tracked him down for a postgame dousing, Miguel Andujar was standing close to where his winning hit landed. Andujar flared an RBI single to right field with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees, ...

Suarez extends streak with homer, Reds beat Marlins 4-1

By JOE KAY, AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez surprised everyone by missing only 16 games because of a broken right thumb. His hitting spree since his return has been just as impressive. Suarez hit a three-run homer that extended his surge, and Sal Romano made another ...

Called shot: LeBron’s fadeaway has Raptors endangered

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has perfected a signature, soul-crushing shot that also seems to describe what's happening again to the Toronto Raptors. The fadeaway. With cold-blooded precision, James worked the 24-second shot clock down to single digits ...