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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. Hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. Yet three went in the first dozen Thursday night, with two whopping trades putting the Bears and Chiefs in position to grab QBs.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): 10:07 p.m. The Baltimore Ravens have selected Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey with the 16th pick in the NFL draft. Baltimore was eager to get depth at cornerback. Jimmy Smith played the position well, but he's missed time with injuries in two of the last three years.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- For nearly two months, Deron Williams appeared lost with his new teammates -- an outsider among the Cavaliers. Well, he found the perfect time to fit in. The former All-Star guard came up big for Cleveland during its first-round sweep of Indiana, providing scoring and another option for LeBron James on the Cavs' second unit. Williams averaged 8.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Except for his backpedaling hairline, LeBron James shows no visible signs of age. At 32, still in his prime, and still at the top of his game, he's defying time. "Benjamin Button," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue called him, referring to the fictional character who ages backward. LeBenjamin? Following a regular season in which he averaged more minutes per game (37.8) than any player, James logged 43.
They are young and old: a high school student who can't yet vote, a Vietnam vet who did so proudly. They hail from all corners of the United States and very different walks of life: a "downhome boy" from Kentucky, a third-generation Mexican-American from Texas, a stay-at-home mom in Pennsylvania, an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles. Some oppose Donald Trump and all that he stands for, while others voted enthusiastically for him.
NBA PLAYOFFS Celtics beat Bulls, take 3-2 lead in series; Wizards lead Hawks 3-2 in their series BOSTON (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn't hosted the induction ceremony since 2015. The event instead has been held in New York. The hall said last year that it would have the ceremony in Cleveland every two years starting in 2018.
NBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE Rockets take out Westbrook, Thunder UNDATED (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have found a way to stop Russell Westbrook from getting triple-doubles - by ending the Oklahoma City Thunder's season. The Rockets have advanced to the NBA's Western Conference semifinals by knocking off the Thunder, 105-99 in Game 5. James Harden had 34 points and Lou Williams added 22 to help Houston reach Round 2 for the second time in three seasons.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home arena. The makeover of Quicken Loans Arena would include more space for dining and gathering. The cost of renovations to the concert and sports venue is being split by the city, the team, Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County, and a convention and visitors bureau.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have closed out a five-game series win against Oklahoma City, while the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz have taken 3-2 leads in the first round of the NBA playoffs. James Harden scored 34 points and the Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's 47 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to beat Oklahoma City, 105-99.
BANGKOK (AP) -- A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said. Police Col. Jirasak Siemsak said officers found the bodies of 20-year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province after receiving reports of the video.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel pitched another masterpiece and the Houston Astros endured a frightening collision in a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season, even as Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left after colliding in the eighth inning. The pair appeared to avoid serious injury and was in Houston's clubhouse following the game.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An attorney for former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says the player denies an accusation made in a police report that he sexually assaulted a woman. No charges have been filed. Spokeswoman Kathleen Caffrey of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office says the April 9 encounter is still being investigated by police.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- DE-FENSE, DE-FENSE. That's going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. Indeed, the first half-dozen or so selections could come from that side of the ball. That's often the fallout when there are no slam-dunk quarterbacks available. Here's how we see Thursday night's first round falling, minus any trades. 1.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An attorney for the family of Tamir Rice said Tuesday he provided videotaped interviews of the two white officers involved in the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old black boy to news organizations to show inconsistencies in the officers' statements as the city ponders whether to discipline or even fire them. The interviews contain no new significant details about the shooting.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Finding Bigfoot has been more productive than the Cleveland Browns' search for a franchise quarterback. This flawed football quest drags on. For nearly two decades, the Browns, once a standard of NFL excellence and now a league punching bag, have been running in circles as they try to find a quarterback to lead them from the darkness to relevance and respectability.