CLEVELAND (AP) — The hard cast is off Corey Kluber’s broken right arm, providing a dose of positive news for the struggling Indians. Kluber, who may be months away from pitching in a game for Cleveland, said Thursday that he felt relief in having the cast protecting his broken arm removed after a few weeks. …

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DETROIT (AP) — A day after hitting his first major league home run, Garrett Cooper connected again. In grand fashion, too. Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins won their sixth in a row, rallying past Detroit 5-2 Thursday to finish a terrible homestand for the …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds and Starling Marte all homered in the seventh inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past Colorado 14-6 on Thursday. The Pirates jumped on Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela (3-4) for eight runs over 3 1/3 innings, but Colorado stormed back in the sixth, plating six runs that were charged …

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The Milwaukee Brewers have positioned themselves as a World Series contender, but the team still has a number of promising prospects. Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports Wisconsin will take a closer look at some specific young players in Milwaukee’s farm system — as well as noting others who might be …

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Mychal Givens walked Aaron Hicks with the bases loaded to force in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. Clint Frazier and Luke Voit homered for the Yankees, who went deep 13 times during the series. …

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant won’t be ready to play in time for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on May 30. The two-time reigning finals MVP has yet to return to on-court work while recovering from a strained right calf. Big man DeMarcus Cousins might be healthy for Golden State’s series opener against …

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by text …

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — On the day after his 33rd birthday, a newly enriched Julian Edelman was doing what he loves best: practicing with his fellow New England Patriots. “We got something done,” the veteran wide receiver said Thursday after the Patriots concluded an organized team activity on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium. “Business …

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FOXBORO, Mass. — Most perceive the New England Patriots’ offensive playbook to be this unchanged tome since Bill Belichick took over the team in 2000. The Patriots have had just three offensive coordinators under Belichick in Charlie Weis, Josh McDaniels, Bill O’Brien and a McDaniels redux. But apparently, the offense has changed since tight end …

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