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Browns enter final day of NFL draft with 5 picks 

TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have one last day — and five more picks — to improve their roster.

Cleveland enters Saturday's third and final day of the NFL draft with two fourth-round picks, two sixth-round picks and one in the seventh, and it's possible the team could use one of them on a quarterback to groom for the future. There are still quality QBs available, including Baylor's Bryce Petty and UCLA's Brett Hundley.

The Browns addressed both sides of the ball on Friday, taking Utah defensive end Nate Orchard in the second round and Miami running back Duke Johnson and Washington State defensive tackle Xavier Cooper in the third.

Orchard was second in the nation last season with 18 1/2 sacks and he'll move to outside linebacker in the Browns' 3-4 system.

Johnson left Miami after three seasons but not before he became the school's career rushing leader.



Bengals still need defensive line help on draft's 3rd day 

MARK SCHMETZER, Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals just missed on one defensive tackle they wanted. They have five more picks in Saturday's final four rounds to fix it.

Cincinnati, which finished last in the league in sacks while tackle Geno Smith struggled in his first season back from ACL surgery, went into the draft hoping to land an impact tackle. Instead, they picked Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi in Thursday's first round and Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher, Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft and Texas Christian inside linebacker Paul Dawson on Friday night.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis admitted that they had Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips ranked right next to Fisher, but Miami took Phillips one pick before the Bengals' turn.

Cincinnati also would like to add depth at receiver.

The Bengals received a second fourth-round pick as compensation for losing offensive lineman Anthony Collins after the 2013 season.


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Baffert aiming at 1st 1-2 Kentucky Derby finish since 1948

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert was a big-shot quarter horse trainer when he took his cowboy hat and scuffed boots to the high-class world of thoroughbred racing. He gave himself three years to make a splash. After a slow start and some embarrassing losses, he found his footing.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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Beckham's influence grows as former soccer star turns 40

PARIS (AP) — David Beckham turns 40 on Saturday and while memories of his playing days with England, Manchester United and Real Madrid fade, he remains a captivating figure of worldwide interest.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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Canada opens hockey worlds with 6-1 win over Latvia

PRAGUE (AP) — Canada showed its attacking power with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Friday in the first game of the world hockey championship, while the United States beat last year's runner-up Finland 5-1.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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Browns beef up with linemen Shelton, Erving in first round

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Danny Shelton walked onto the stage, and sized up his first target as a pro.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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Bengals take tackle Cedric Ogbuehi with 21st overall pick

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals felt they were in position to take a player in the first round who may not even play for them next season.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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Power move? Cavaliers veteran James Jones says he’ll be ready if moved into starting lineup with Kevin Love out


CLEVELAND — James Jones is listed at 6-foot-8 and a generously high 215 pounds.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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Bulls clobber Bucks 120-66, it's on to Cavaliers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — When playing at their best, the Chicago Bulls are a team that can go far in the NBA playoffs. They just aren't making things easy for themselves along the way.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015

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