Braun leaves game with upper back tightness

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun left the Milwaukee Brewers' game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday because of tightness in his right trapezius, a large muscle that extends from the shoulder into the upper back. Braun was removed after the sixth inning. He had grounded into a fielder's choice in the inning and scored on Domingo Santana's three-run homer.

Brewers' Shaw out of lineup with bruised hand

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Travis Shaw was out of the Milwaukee Brewers' lineup Sunday, one day after suffering a bruised right hand when hit by a pitch. Manager Craig Counsell said Shaw's hand was "a little sore," but the injury was not serious. X-rays showed no broken bones in Shaw's hand, the manager said. "He feels better than he did (Saturday)," Counsell said. "Nothing to be worried about. He's just taking another day.

Kemp homers 3 times, Braves beat Brewers 11-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Matt Kemp had a night like he's never had before in his career. He was more than happy to share the good vibes. Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping the surging Atlanta Braves pound the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Saturday. "It was everybody's night," he said. "Everybody was swinging the bat well. That's a good sign for us.

The Latest: SEC's 53 draft picks lead all conferences

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 7:05 p.m. The SEC led all conferences in number of draft picks for the 11th straight year. The Southeastern Conference had 53 players selected. The run started with Texas A&M's Myles Garrett going No. 1 overall and ended with Mississippi's Chad Kelly going last, at No. 253, as "Mr. Irrelevant.

Farms' thirst for water roils Wisconsin's central sands

TOWN OF OASIS, Wis. (AP) -- Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. He could look out from his deck at the blue water and scuba dive in the shallows. Less than 10 years later, he and his neighbors are watching their beloved lake dry up.

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Freeman's homer leads Braves to 10-8 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freddie Freeman was frustrated after having four hitless at-bats Friday night. Thankfully for the Atlanta Braves, he had a fifth chance and made the most of it. Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night. "I was just thankful to get another opportunity," Freeman said.

Freeman's homer leads Braves to 10-8 win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Freddie Freeman's two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Friday night. Freeman hit his eighth homer off Brewers closer Neftali Feliz (0-3), who was summoned to pitch the ninth in a tie game.

The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 12:05 a.m. The second night of the draft concludes as the San Francisco 49ers take quarterback C.J. Beathard and the Pittsburgh Steelers pick running back James Conner late in the third round. No. 97 Miami: Cordrea Tankersley, CB, 6-1, 199, Clemson No. 98 Arizona: Chad Williams, RB, 6-1, 204, Grambling State No. 99 Philadelphia: Rasul Douglas, CB, 6-2, 209, West Virginia No.

Packers focus on defense, take CB, safety and DL on Day 2

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- What a day for Montravius Adams. First he became a father after his girlfriend gave birth to their first child, son Montravius Adams, Jr., at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. About eight hours later, life changed again for the 6-foot-4, 300-pound Adams as the Auburn defensive lineman was drafted in the third round by the Green Bay Packers. "Man, there (are) really no words I can say," Adams said.

Hot-hitting Thames back in lineup for Brewers against Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Thames is back in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night after leaving Wednesday's game with left hamstring tightness. Thames, who leads the majors with 11 homers, appeared to be favoring his left hamstring as he stretched before the Cincinnati Reds batted in the eighth inning on Wednesday. Manager Craig Counsell talked with him near first base before the two walked off the field.

The Latest: Saints trade up to take Alvin Kamara

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. The New Orleans Saints trade up to select Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara and offensive linemen finally start to hear their names called as the third round opens. No. 65 Cleveland: Larry Ogunjobi, DT, 6-3, 305, Charlotte No. 66 San Francisco: Ahkello Witherspoon, CB, 6-3, 198, Colorado No. 67 New Orleans: Alvin Kamara, RB, 5-10, 214, Tennessee.

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs. They hope their resilience helps make them stronger as they get ready to face the Cleveland Cavaliers again. At the least, the Raptors will need to get better at holding onto big leads after blowing a 25-point advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks before winning 92-89 on Thursday night. Toronto took a physical, tiring first-round series in six games.

Packers deal No. 29 pick, stock up for rest of draft

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Ted Thompson wanted to make one thing clear to the NFL's other 31 general managers Thursday night: Having already traded the Green Bay Packers' first-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to move back, he's willing to do so again on Day 2 of the draft. "Oh yeah," Thompson said with a smile. "We're taking calls.

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.

The Latest: Saints end 1st round by taking Ryan Ramczyk

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the first round of the NFL draft (all times local): 11:55 p.m. The New Orleans Saints closed out the first round of the NFL draft by selecting Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd pick. The Saints, who led the NFL in yards per game last season, have both incumbent starters at tackle coming back with Terron Armstead on the left side and Zach Strief on the right.