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Last Update on May 29, 2015 05:34 GMT

BBA-INDIANS-MARINERS

SEATTLE (AP) -- Corey Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason Kipnis continued his hot May with two hits and two RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Thursday night.

Cleveland won for the eighth time in 10 games, inching closer to .500 after struggling the first six weeks of the season. Kluber, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, improved to 3-0 with 50 strikeouts and two walks in his last four starts.

Kluber (3-5) gave up a pair of home runs to Mike Zunino in the third and Dustin Ackley in the sixth, but Seattle was able to mount little otherwise. Kluber earned his first road victory of the season.

James Paxton (3-3) gave up eight hits and three earned runs before leaving with two outs and a 3-0 count against Brandon Moss in the fifth due to a finger injury.

INDIANS MOVES

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have placed right-handed reliever Scott Atchison on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained left ankle.

The Indians made the roster move before opening a four-game series in Seattle on Thursday night. Cleveland will also be without infielder Carlos Santana for at least a few days after he was placed on the paternity list.

Atchison was 1-1 with a 5.74 ERA in 19 relief appearances for the Indians this season. This is his fifth career stint on the disabled list.

To take the open roster spots, the Indians selected the contract of outfielder Jerry Sands and recalled right-hander Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus. Sands has split the season between Cleveland and Columbus appearing in nine games in April with the Indians.

Adams started the season with Cleveland before being sent down. Adams appeared in three games with the Indians and 10 games at Columbus.

WARRIORS-THOMPSON

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and is on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused "concussion-like symptoms."

That's according to Thompson's father, former NBA player Mychal Thompson. He told The Associated Press on Thursday night that his son's energy was up and his appetite was back, but he still needs to pass the league-mandated concussion protocol.

Thompson said his son threw up a couple of times and he had to drive him home after the Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday night.

The Warriors initially said Thompson did not show any signs of a concussion and could've come back into the game. The team later said he began not feeling well after the game and showed "concussion-like symptoms."

National Sports News

Last Update on May 29, 2015 21:05 GMT

NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE

NEW YORK (AP) -- The seventh and deciding game between the Rangers and Lightning is being played this evening in New York. To the winner goes a spot in the Stanley Cup finals while the loser heads to the offseason to meditate on what went wrong.

The series got this far because the Rangers beat the Lightning in Tampa three nights ago.

Coming up tomorrow night is Game 7 in the Western Conference final as the Ducks entertain the Blackhawks. Chicago forced a Game 7 in that series with a win Wednesday night in Chicago.

NHL-BLUE JACKETS

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year contract for the 2015-16 season. The 26-year-old had a goal and an assist in 18 games last season. He was picked up from Minnesota at the trade deadline along with a fifth-round pick for defenseman Jordan Leopold. Falk was Minnesota's second pick, 110th overall, in the 2007 draft.

NBA FINALS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Guard Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not be allowed to practice until he is symptom free. Thompson was kneed in the head by Houston's Trevor Ariza (ah-REE'-zuh) in the fourth quarter of Golden State's Western Conference finals clinching win Wednesday night.

Thompson will be evaluated and will not be allowed back on the court until he clears the NBA concussion protocol guidelines. The Warriors open play in the NBA Finals next Thursday at home against Cleveland.

NBA-HOWARD

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended without pay for one game after getting his fourth flagrant foul point in the postseason. The foul in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was ruled a common foul during the game, but was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1 after a review by the league office.

Howard will serve his suspension in the first game next season that he is physically able to play.

BASEBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- The defending American League champion Kansas City Royals are in a bit of a funk right now, having lost their last four games. Consequently their ownership of the Central Division lead has been put in jeopardy. The combination of their losses and five straight wins by the Twins has forced a tie between the two teams with records of 28-18.

This afternoon the Royals are playing the Cubs in Chicago in the only day game. The Twins are home to the Blue Jays this evening.

The winningest team in baseball is St. Louis and tonight the Cardinals are home to the Dodgers. It's a game of two first-place clubs as the Cards top the National League Central with a record of 31-16 while the Dodgers are first in the NL West with 28 wins and 18 defeats.

In San Diego this evening James Shields of the Padres goes for his seventh win of the season against no losses. He may have his hands full as the Pirates have won their last seven games.

The rest of tonight's card has the Rays in Baltimore, the Phillies home to the Rockies, Miami in New York to play the Mets, the Reds entertaining Washington and red-hot Bryce Harper. He has 13 home runs this month and 28 runs batted in. The Red Sox are at Texas while the White Sox play in Houston, Milwaukee is home to Arizona, the Tigers play the Angels in Anaheim, Oakland is hosting the Yankees, Cleveland remains in Seattle and the Giants are home to the Braves.

MLB-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks have selected the contract of catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ah) from Triple-A Reno. He replaces injured catcher Tuffy Gosewisch on the roster. The Diamondbacks signed Saltalamacchia to a minor league contract after he was released by the Miami Marlins on May 9.

NFL-BRONCOS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos have signed veteran offensive lineman Ryan Harris a day after losing perennial Pro Bowler Ryan Clady (KLAY'-dee) to a torn knee ligament. Harris, who spent his first four NFL seasons in Denver, started 15 games last season for Kansas City. Before that, he spent two years in Houston with current Broncos coach Gary Kubiak (KOO'-bee-ak).

SOCCER

ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as president of FIFA (FEE'-fuh) for a fifth term. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old another four-year term after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. Prince Ali's promise of a clean break from FIFA's tarnished recent history was rejected despite the worst scandal in the organization's 111-year history.

FRENCH OPEN

PARIS (AP) -- Roger Federer has breezed into the fourth round of the French Open. The winner of 17 Grand Slam titles eliminated a 23-year-old Bosnian player ranked 88th in the world 6-4, 6-3, 6-2. The 33-year-old Swiss star, who is seeded second at the tournament, won his only French Open title in 2009.

In another men's match eighth-seed Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK'-ah) defeated Steve Johnson of the U.S., 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.

Five-time Grand Slam champion and defending French Open winner Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) has advanced to the fourth round. She beat longtime rival Samantha Stosur 6-3, 6-4. Sharapova is now 15 and 2 against Stosur and 5-0 when playing on clay.

NASCAR-FEDEX 400

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The qualifying for Sunday's FedEx 400 Sprint Cup race in Dover, Delaware, is this afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Defending champion Jimmie Johnson has a series-high three victories this season while defending series champion Kevin Harvick has two. Carl Edwards finished first in last week's Coca-Cola 600, the longest race of the season.

PGA-BYRON NELSON

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Second-round play in the PGA's Byron Nelson Classic got a late start today because of heavy rain last night. Nearly five inches of rain fell on the already rain-soaked course in Irving, Texas. The early clubhouse lead is held by Jon Curran who shot a second round 63 to finish play at 9-under.

The leader at the end of the first round yesterday was Steven Bowditch, who shot a bogey-free 8-under 62.

GOLF-MCILROY

NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has missed the cut for the second week in a row, stumbling out of the Irish Open after shooting par in the second round. The Northern Irishman, who serves as host for the tournament, had a 9-over-80 in the first round.

LPGA-SHOPRIGHT CLASSIC

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Morgan Pressel has the early first round clubhouse lead at the LPGA's Shopright Classic. She opened with a 5-under-66 while Ana Nordqvist shot a 4-under-67.

World No. 1 Lydia Ko is skipping the event, which was won last year by Stacy Lewis.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) -- The Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league. Thanks to the successful debut of the SEC Network, the conference generated an NCAA-record $455.8 million in revenue in 2014-15. The league's revenue was $309.6 million last year.

The SEC will distribute $31.2 million to each of its 14 schools, a figure that does not include $19 million in bowl revenue.

UNDATED (AP) -- A new organization of minority basketball and football coaches is calling for changes in NCAA eligibility standards set to be enforced in 2016. The National Association For Coaching Equity and Development, as led by basketball coaches Tubby Smith and John Thompson III, issued a statement to The Associated Press saying the changes disproportionately target minority and less affluent students.

Next year, the NCAA will set tougher standards for athletes to participate as freshmen. They include 10 core courses that must be completed before an athlete's senior year in high school, and a grade-point average of at least 2.3 in 16 core courses, up from a 2.0 GPA.

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