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April 29, 2016 - 7:35pm
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April 29, 2016 - 7:32pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have selected Clemson linebacker Kevin Dodd with the 33rd pick overall, giving coordinator Dick LeBeau another piece for his improving defense.

The Titans made the selection Friday night with their first of three picks in the second round.

Tennessee improved as a defense last season with LeBeau working with then-coordinator Ray Horton. The Titans ranked 12th in yards allowed but just 27th in points given...

April 29, 2016 - 7:27pm
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — After considering another trade, the Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah with the No. 32 overall pick in the NFL draft.

The first selection in the second round brought offers from other teams, but the Browns, who twice traded down in the first round, stayed put and grabbed Ogbah, an edge rusher who had 13 sacks last season and 24 in the past two years.

The 6-foot-4, 273-pound Ogbah should improve...

April 29, 2016 - 7:27pm
12 hours 50 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have selected Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft.

Cleveland traded out of the No. 8 spot in the first round, but opted to stay in place for the opening pick on Friday. The 6-foot-4 Ogbah, who is from Nigeria, had 28 sacks during his time with the Cowboys.

With the No. 33 overall pick, the Titans selected Clemson defensive end Kevin Dodd. He had three...

April 29, 2016 - 7:12pm
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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Gerina Piller made herself right at home Friday in the LPGA Tour's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, shooting a 6-under 65 to take the lead in the suspended second round.

The long-hitting U.S. Solheim Cup player lives in Plano, about 20 miles from Las Colinas Country Club. She birdied three of the final five holes in her bogey-free round to reach 10-under 132.

Play was suspended because of rain just after 4 p.m. and called...

April 29, 2016 - 7:08pm
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Iditarod banning a musher facing domestic violence charges from next year's race (all times local):

2:50 p.m.

The top officer for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race said the board intended to let the legal process play out before addressing a musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case.

Travis Beals of Seward, Alaska, had his case sent April 14 to a therapeutic court, where he...

April 29, 2016 - 6:59pm
13 hours 8 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers are scrapping plans for an IndyCar race on the streets of Boston.

John Casey, president of the Grand Prix of Boston, told The Boston Globe on Friday that the relationship between promoters and the city isn't working.

The race was scheduled for the Labor Day weekend in the city's Seaport District. Organizers had hoped to construct a temporary street course around the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center....

April 29, 2016 - 6:56pm
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish has a simple goal in his first rehab start on Sunday after last year's Tommy John surgery.

"To get the first guy out," Darvish said through an interpreter Friday before the Rangers' scheduled game against the Los Angeles Angels. "It's going to be my first outing, so that's all I'm focusing on."

The three-time All-Star, who led the American League in strikeouts in 2013, is scheduled to...

April 29, 2016 - 6:51pm
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HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have acquired veteran center back Aurelien Collin from Orlando City SC in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

The Red Bulls announced the deal for the 30-year-old Collin on Friday.

Collin, who is from France, was acquired by Orlando City ahead of its inaugural MLS campaign last season. Before that, he spent four years with Sporting Kansas City, where he won the 2013 MLS...

April 29, 2016 - 6:51pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have called up top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer to start Friday night against the Minnesota Twins.

The Tigers made the move before the game. They got the 23-year-old righty last summer in the trade that sent slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets.

In three starts this month with Triple-A Toledo, Fulmer was 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 15 1-3 innings. His fastball reaches the mid-90s mph and...

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