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Cavs’ Drummond picking up $28 million option for next season

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Andre Drummond plans to exercise his $28.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season and stay with Cleveland. Drummond, who was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Pistons in February, said on an ESPN podcast Tuesday that ...

U of Cincinnati removing Marge Schott’s name from stadium

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is removing Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium and a library archive in light of her racist comments while owner of the Cincinnati Reds. The school's board of trustees unanimously approved the move ...

Big Ten commissioner starts voter registration initiative

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Big Ten has created a voter registration initiative to go along with its Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, hoping its 14 schools and thousands of student-athletes can leverage their platform to spur social change. "It all fits together," Big Ten ...

Mayfield “absolutely” will kneel during national anthem

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism. In answering a post from a fan on his Instagram account Saturday that pleaded with him not to ...

Browns’ Landry ahead of schedule in rehab from hip surgery

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Quarantine has allowed Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry to focus even more on his recovery from off-season hip surgery. Landry, who opted for surgery in February after being slowed by an injury last season, said on a Zoom call ...

NFL studying helmet face guard that works like surgical mask

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — With an eye toward getting back on the field during a pandemic, the NFL is working on a helmet face guard that might provide the same sort of protection as a surgical mask. Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, who heads up the league's ...

CupCheck: 10 major leaguers market game, help fight cancer

By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — On an off day in Los Angeles four years ago, a group of major leaguers players went to Manhattan Beach and played the prototype for a new game. Curt Casali, Matt Andriese, Alex Cobb and a few others spent the afternoon throwing discs at poles ...

NFLPA pres Tretter says “hurdles” remain before NFL’s return

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center JC Tretter is cautiously optimistic the NFL season — at least some version of it — will take place in 2020. He's just not certain when it will start. The newly elected president of the NFL Players Association, Tretter said ...

Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball players' association gave management a wide-ranging response Thursday to a 67-page proposed set of protocols for a season to be played during the coronavirus pandemic. Management had presented the union and the 30 teams the ...

NFL to hold 2021 draft in Cleveland from April 29-May 1

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After a successful virtual, stay-at-home experience this year, the NFL plans to hold its draft outdoors in downtown Cleveland next year from April 29 to May 1. The dates were announced Tuesday, three days after the completion of a unique ...

Browns exercise contract option on star DE Garrett, TE Njoku By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't have a major decision to make on Myles Garrett's near future. Now they can begin working on keeping the star defensive end much longer. Cleveland exercised the ...

Packers reach deal with free-agent LB Christian Kirksey

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Cleveland Browns released him. Kirksey's agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn't disclose terms. NFL ...

Indians’ Lindor has more on mind than contract with outbreak

GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Francisco Lindor didn't want to discuss money or his future. This certainly wasn't the time. Just days after the four-time All-Star shortstop and Gold Glove winner broke off talks with the Cleveland Indians about a long-term contract ...

Ohio players get in one last run after MAC tourney canceled

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — After getting up some pregame shots, Ohio's players excitedly huddled at mid-court just like they have all season. Game time was an hour away, and as they stood on top of the Mid-American Conference's green-and-blue logo, the eighth-seeded ...

Spring practice provides look at Ohio State’s future QBs

By MITCH STACY AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The opening of Ohio State's spring practice Monday began the competition to determine the Buckeyes' likely starting quarterback of the future. Coach Ryan Day got an initial look at Jack Miller and C.J. Stroud in the first of 15 ...

Suárez working to get his shoulder healed after pool mishap

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Eugenio Suárez was playing in a swimming pool with his children at home in Pinecrest, Florida, and decided to dive into the shallow half. The Cincinnati Reds third baseman hit the bottom of the pool and wound up with a shoulder injury ...

Bogdanovic’s 28 leads Jazz past injury-depleted Cavaliers

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points, Rudy Gobert added 20 and the Utah Jazz began a four-game trip against Eastern Conference teams with a 126-113 win on Monday night over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers, who dressed only nine players and ...

Kansas unanimous No. 1 in Top 25; Baylor down 2 spots to 4th

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer A string of losses to unranked opponents led to upheaval in the AP Top 25 this week. Kansas kept winning, strengthening its grip on No. 1. The Jayhawks were the unanimous choice for the top spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll ...

Reds’ Luis Castillo aims for Cy Young after breakout season

By GARY SCHATZ Associated Press GOODYEAR, Ariz (AP) — Luis Castillo accomplished two of his goals last year: He was the Reds' opening day starter and made the All-Star team. He's aiming higher in 2020. With an upgraded offense behind him, Cincinnati's best starter thinks he's capable of ...

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, ...