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Bengals' eye-opener: running back Joe Mixon in 2nd round

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is headed to Cincinnati, which added to its reputation for taking chances on players with significant off-field issues. The Bengals traded down in the second round on Friday and took Mixon with the 48th overall pick, putting them back in the spotlight as a place known for giving second and third chances.

Colts keep focus on defense by taking 2 defensive players

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts stayed true to their defensive overhaul on Friday, taking Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson in the second round of the NFL draft and Ohio University defensive end Tarell Basham in the third round. Wilson fills a clear need for the Colts, who have no experienced starter to play opposite two-time Pro Bowler Vontae Davis.

Methodist court ruling a blow for openly lesbian bishop

NEW YORK (AP) -- The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto's civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are "self-avowed practicing homosexuals," the Judicial Council said.

Run on Washington DBs highlights 2nd round of NFL draft

The second round of the NFL draft became a showcase for the talent Chris Petersen is building at Washington. Three defensive backs from the Huskies were taken in the first 11 picks in the second round of the draft on Friday night. Cornerback Kevin King was taken by Green Bay with the first pick of the second round and No. 33 overall; safety Budda Baker was nabbed by Arizona with the No.

Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was crossing a creek on April 15 when he and his step-grandmother, LouAnn Merrell, lost their footing and were swept away.

Venezuela formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its embattled government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter announcing the move in Washington to OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, a strong critic of socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

Blixt, Smith surge ahead in second round of Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith posted a 10-under 62 in Friday's four-ball format to move into the lead at the Zurich Classic, which is in its first year of a new team format. Blixt and Smith have a two-day total of 15-under 129 to lead by one over Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay. The K.J Choi-Charlie Wi and Troy Merritt-Robert Streb pairings are tied for third at 13-under.

Panthers add more offense; draft WR Samuel, OT Moton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers continued to upgrade their offensive team speed, selecting slot receiver Curtis Samuel from Ohio State with the first of two second round draft picks. Carolina used its other pick in the second round on offensive tackle Taylor Moton from Western Michigan. Carolina still has a third-round pick (No. 98) remaining Friday night.

Vikings move up to get running back Dalvin Cook in 2nd round

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- After sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn't want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was sliding down the board, making available the kind of dynamic running back the Vikings drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. Minnesota traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick Friday night and grabbed Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions.

Eagles draft pair of cornerbacks on Day 2 of draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sidney Jones and his new team agree on this: No rush to play this season. The Philadelphia Eagles selected the injured Washington cornerback in the second round of the NFL draft, a month after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon at his pro day. Jones was considered a first-round pick before he got hurt. "We're going to take it slow," Eagles personnel boss Howie Roseman said.

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press that Alhabsy Misaya was slain in a clash with marines late Friday in the jungles between the towns of Indanan and Parang in Sulu province.

Body of man missing 5 months found; death blamed on Matthew

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The body of a North Carolina man missing since November has been identified by police as a victim of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. A statement from the Fayetteville Police Department on Friday said detectives identified the man as 49-year-old Rodney Terrell Williams. His body was found near an apartment complex on April 21. According to police, Williams was last seen during the torrential rains from the hurricane.

Michigan's football team tunes up for final day in Rome

ROME (AP) -- Michigan's football team tuned up for its final day together in Italy with a practice and a chemistry-building event. Jim Harbaugh will allow the public to watch the Wolverines scrimmage on Saturday at Stadio Olimpico. The 72,698-seat stadium hosted the 1960 Olympics, 1990 World Cup and is shared by soccer clubs AS Roma and city rival Lazio.

Packers open 2nd round by taking Washington CB Kevin King

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers made shoring up the secondary their first priority in the NFL draft. They took Washington cornerback Kevin King with the first selection of the second round on Friday to fill a big need on defense. The 6-foot-3 King adds size and speed to a secondary that was burned in the passing game and maligned by injuries.

US military: Ohio soldier killed in raid in Afghanistan

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A soldier from Ohio was among two Army Rangers killed in a raid in Afghanistan who may have died as the result of friendly fire, the U.S military said Friday. The Department of Defense statement said Sgt. Cameron Thomas, 23, of Kettering, in southwest Ohio, was killed in the raid Wednesday on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan.