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Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Ohio top court to hear arguments in TV news defamation case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in an appeal involving a defamation lawsuit that alleged a television station falsely labeled three siblings as "robbers." A Columbus family sued WBNS-TV in 2016 after the station reported on a hover board robbery at Fort Rapids...

Wrestling coach accused of ignoring hazing pleads not guilty

Apr. 22, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — Police say a youth wrestling coach in Ohio accused of knowing about hazing among wrestlers but not stopping it has pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment and hazing. Franklin police say 58-year-old Bart Freidenberg turned himself in last week and was released after making...

A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happen

Apr. 22, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — On a spring evening in eastern Pennsylvania, upon a bluff overlooking the Lehigh Valley, a carnival of baseball and pork products is at hand. From loudspeakers, swine-like sounds reverberate. Vendors roam the stands in clothing festooned with outsized strips of bacon. And yes, there...

Trial date set for man in missing child hoax

Apr. 22, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has set a June 24 trial date for the 23-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati scheduled pretrial conferences May 14 and June 13 in the case of Brian Michael Rini (REE'-nee) of Medina (meh-DYE'-nuh),...

Donaldson homers twice, Braves rout Indians 11-5

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Donaldson found his power stroke at Progressive Field. A few months too late for the Cleveland Indians, though. Donaldson had two homers and four RBIs, Freddie Freeman added three hits and the Atlanta Braves pounded Cleveland's pitching for the second straight night, beating the...

Browns enter NFL draft as outsiders without 1st-round pick

Apr. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Dorsey's patience is about to be tested as if never before. After having the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two NFL drafts, the Browns — and their industrious general manager — will begin this year's as spectators. They may not stay that way. Dorsey, who has...

LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Pujols climbs RBI chart

Apr. 21, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: A BENCH FOR THIS JUDGE The New York Yankees are expected to put All-Star slugger Aaron Judge on the injured list, a day after he hurt his left oblique taking a swing against Kansas City. The Yankees already had a dozen players out, including Giancarlo Stanton,...

Acuña's late double rallies Braves, who split with Indians

Apr. 21, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr.'s two-run double highlighted Atlanta's five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Braves stormed back to beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday night and gain a split. The Braves trailed 7-0 after two innings but chipped away late...

Timbers snap 5-game skid, beat Crew 3-1

Apr. 20, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Larrys Mabiala and Jeremy Ebobisse scored in the first half and the Portland Timbers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night. Mabiala headed home Diego Valeri's free kick to open the scoring for the Timbers (1-5-1) in the 31st...