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Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night. The Senators captain beat fellow Swede Henrik Lundqvist from just above the goal line. The shot pinged off Rangers center Derek Stepan before going into the net.

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games. Cory Joseph had five points in a 9-0 run in the final 2 minutes, including a 3-pointer with 1:27 left, to help stave off the pesky Bucks.

Chiefs move up to take QB Mahomes 10th overall in draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs boldly moved up in the NFL draft on Thursday night to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick, giving them an heir apparent to veteran Alex Smith. Kansas City sent its first-round picks this year and next year and one of two third-round picks in this year's draft to Buffalo, climbing from the No. 27 pick to take the second QB off the board.

Taliban announce start of spring offensive

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban have announced the start of a spring offensive, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced the launch of the offensive Friday in an email statement. The Taliban dubbed this year's offensive "Operation Mansour," named for the Taliban leader killed last year in a U.S. drone strike.

Saints take cornerback Lattimore 11th overall in NFL draft

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have selected Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore with the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft as they aim to shore up a pass defense that ranked last in the NFL last season. Coach Sean Payton made no secret that improving the Saints' defense was his priority this offseason. It was unavoidable after New Orleans led the league in offense but still finished below .

Tanaka outduels Sale and Yankees beat Red Sox 3-0

BOSTON (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-0 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory over the rival Red Sox. Tanaka (3-1) struck out three and threw only 97 pitches for his fifth career complete game and his 10th win in 11 decisions dating to last season.

Jaguars draft Fournette to 'put the ball in the end zone'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tom Coughlin wanted more playmakers in Jacksonville. So no surprise to see him grab one of the best in college football over the last three years. The Jaguars selected LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, giving Coughlin the bruising back he craves in his return to the floundering franchise.

Lindor's 2-run blast in 7th leads Indians past Astros 4-3

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Francisco Lindor hit a long two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 4-3 Thursday night. Lindor's 456-foot homer off Chris Devenski (1-1) landed in the visitors bullpen about 50 feet beyond the center field wall. Corey Kluber (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed three runs in seven innings as the defending AL champs took two of three from the AL West leaders.

LEADING OFF: Bruising Nats host battered Mets, Cubs-Red Sox

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ WASHINGTON CAPITALIZES Trea Turner and the Nationals clubbed their way through Coors Field this week, scoring 11 or more runs in three straight games for the first time since they were the Montreal Expos in 1986. Turner had a huge four-game series in Colorado, getting seven extra-base hits, driving in 11 runs and scoring 10.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. WHO FACES INTENSIFYING INVESTIGATIONS The Pentagon watchdog has joined lawmakers in probing the legality of payments to Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, from foreign sources, including a Russian state-sponsored TV network. 2.

Facing backlash on killings, Duterte to find solace in ASEAN

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him. Just less than a year in power, he faces a mass murder complaint before the International Criminal Court and an impeachment bid at home as bodies continue to pile up in his war on illegal drugs.

Panthers select RB McCaffrey with 8th pick in NFL draft

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers selected versatile running back Christian McCaffrey from Stanford with the No. 8 pick in the NFL draft, giving former league MVP Cam Newton some needed help on offense. Along with his ability to run the ball, the 5-foot-10, 202-pound McCaffrey has the ability to play slot receiver and return kicks.

NFL Draft: Thumbnail scouting reports of 1st-round picks

A thumbnail scouting report of the players picked in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. 1. Cleveland Myles Garrett, 6-foot--4, 272 pounds, Texas A&M Notable: All-American last season and one of the best pass rushers in the country, despite some nagging injuries. Sum-it-up-in-a-sentence scouting report: Elite speed, quickness and strength add up to a potentially dominant pass rusher with only the need to stay on the field more.

Browns make smart, safe No. 1 pick in Texas A&M's Garrett

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Browns didn't mess around with the No. 1 pick. Myles Garrett was the consensus best player in the NFL draft, and Cleveland made sure he didn't go anywhere else. Although their biggest need remains a franchise quarterback, the Browns selected Texas A&M's defensive standout first overall, a pick that had been projected for weeks.

Baseball Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes limped off with a pulled hamstring, Matt Harvey was chased in the fifth inning as he made an emergency start in place of ailing Noah Syndergaard, and the New York Mets' losing streak reached six with a 7-5 defeat to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

Titans draft Western Michigan receiver Davis with No. 5 pick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have given quarterback Marcus Mariota a playmaking receiver by selecting Western Michigan's Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft. Davis ended his college career as the only Football Bowl Subdivision player with at least 300 catches, 5,000 yards and 50 touchdown receptions. He had an FBS record 5,285 yards receiving and had said before the draft that Mariota is his favorite NFL quarterback.

Off-duty Border Patrol agent may have started Arizona fire

An off-duty Border Patrol agent is being investigated for possibly starting a large wildfire in southern Arizona while target shooting last weekend, authorities said Thursday. Border Patrol officials said in statement that they were aware the investigation about how the fire began Sunday "involves an off-duty Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent" that they did not identify.

Trump tower fated not to rise in Indonesian isle of the gods

TANAH LOT, Indonesia (AP) -- Thousands of people flock daily to the centuries-old, sacred Hindu temple at Tanah Lot, a rock formation that juts into the Indian Ocean. An island at high tide and flanked by sheer cliffs, it's among Bali's most photographed sites, particularly for the mesmerizing sunsets that transform the waters into a shimmering orange vista.

Garrett 1st to Browns, Bears trade up for QB Trubisky

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns. "C'mon, Philly, C'mon," Goodell said Thursday night amid the boos, not even wincing at the reception. Moments later, he was back onstage announcing the Texas A&M defensive end's name. Garrett, a junior and All-American considered the best pass rusher in this crop, is the first Aggie selected No.