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May 5, 2016 - 9:22pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed four more draft picks Thursday, one day before rookie minicamp opens.

Terms were not disclosed, but players drafted after the first round normally agree to three-year deals. Top draft pick center Ryan Kelly signed his contract Wednesday night.

Kelly, defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway, offensive linemen Joe Haeg and Austin Blythe, and linebacker Trevor Bates are all signed heading into this weekend's...

May 5, 2016 - 9:14pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers for the sixth straight time this season, 9-4 on Thursday night.

Brantley, who missed most of April after offseason surgery on his right shoulder, came into the game batting .167. He had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the eighth, raising his average to .276.

Brantley also ended a...

May 5, 2016 - 9:05pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — New Saint Louis coach Travis Ford signed his first recruit, 6-foot-7 forward Jalen Johnson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Johnson helped University Laboratory School win the Class 3A title last season, averaging 21.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. He was the MVP of the state title game after scoring 28 points on 9-for-12 shooting.

Ford was hired in late March, not long after getting fired at Oklahoma State. Saint Louis is 22-42 the last two...

May 5, 2016 - 8:38pm
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State Abuse case (all times local):

8:35 p.m.

A judge says insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky. ( ) reported Thursday that the order by Philadelphia Judge Gary Glazer also cites reports by unnamed assistant coaches they...

May 5, 2016 - 8:15pm
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PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Laetitia Beck took the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, dodging some of the wind Thursday morning in a bogey-free 7-under 65.

The 24-year-old Beck, the first Israeli player to qualify for the LPGA Tour, was in the first group of the day off 10th tee. She birdied four of the final five holes on her opening nine in calmer conditions, and had three more — two on par 5s — on the windier second nine.

Annie Park...

May 5, 2016 - 8:09pm
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — One day after becoming the first team to agree to terms with its first-round draft pick, the Atlanta Falcons have become the first team to sign all their selections.

The Falcons on Wednesday signed safety Keanu Neal to a four-year, $10.7 million deal with a signing bonus of about $6 million.

The team signed its other five picks on Thursday: linebacker Deion Jones, tight end Austin Hooper, linebacker De'Vondre Campbell,...

May 5, 2016 - 8:08pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — World Cup champions Brandi Chastain and Shannon MacMillan, and MLS Commissioner Don Garber have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Chastain, who scored the winning goal in the 1999 World Cup final shootout against China, was selected on the player ballot. MacMillan, her teammate on that squad, was voted in on the veteran ballot. Garber was chosen on the builder ballot.

Chastain played 12 seasons of international soccer,...

May 5, 2016 - 7:51pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Washington's Barry Trotz, Dallas' Lindy Ruff and Florida's Gerard Gallant are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success."

Members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association voted at the end regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Thursday. The winner will be announced June 22 during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Trotz guided the Capitals (56-18-8, 120 points...

May 5, 2016 - 7:44pm
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed punter Lachlan Edwards, their seventh-round draft pick, and waived wide receiver Joe Anderson, who made headlines by standing outside Houston's stadium with a sign looking for an NFL job last season.

Edwards, from Sam Houston State, is the first of the Jets' seven picks to sign. He will compete with fellow Australian Tom Hackett, who signed as an undrafted free agent.

Anderson was signed to the...

May 5, 2016 - 7:37pm
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — New UNLV men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies has filled out his staff with three assistant coaches.

The school announced on Thursday the hiring of Andre LaFleur, Rob Jeter and Eric Brown.

Jeter was the head coach at Milwaukee for 11 seasons, winning 20 or more games five times. His record of 185-170 leaves him one short of the school record for most victories.

La Fleur spent the past five seasons as associate...

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