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Last Update on May 29, 2015 05:34 GMT


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.


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.


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 04:48 GMT


CHICAGO (AP) -- Tom Thibodeau (THIH'-buh-doh) has suddenly become one of the most successful former coaches in NBA history.

Thibodeau has been fired after five seasons with the Chicago Bulls. He led the team to a 255-139 record and a playoff appearance in each season with the team. Apparent friction with management led to the change, along with a second-round exit in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Thibodeau's .647 winning percentage ranks seventh in NBA history among coaches with at least 200 games. He led the Bulls to the top seed in the playoffs his first two seasons and was the NBA's Coach of the Year in 2011, the same year Derrick Rose became the league's youngest MVP.


MIAMI (AP) -- There's a chance the Miami Heat's one-time Big Three will be reduced to one.

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that contract talks between Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and the Heat are at "an impasse" and the three-time NBA champion is preparing himself for possibly leaving the team this summer. Wade could opt out of his current contract, which calls for him to make about $16.1 million next season. The person said Wade has not decided anything, including whether he will opt out


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson is expressing his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of the Minnesota Vikings offseason.

Peterson will have his $12.75 million salary for 2015 guaranteed if he's on the roster for Week 1. But a person close to Peterson tells The Associated Press the 30-year-old also wants more of the money on the back end of his deal guaranteed.

Peterson said on Twitter that he knows "hundreds of players" that wished the team would have honored their contracts as he is being asked to do. Coach Mike Zimmer said yesterday that Peterson has two choices: he can either play for the Vikings next season or not play at all.


UNDATED (AP) -- Josh Hamilton had a pretty good night at the plate. The rest of his Texas Rangers teammates did not.

Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in his first home game since the Rangers reacquired him from the Angels. However, Texas collected just three other hits in a 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Hamilton received a warm ovation before lining the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double. It was his first home game in Texas since the 2012 AL wild-card game in which he was booed lustily.

Hanley Ramirez hit a solo homer and Blake Swihart added a two-run single to back Eduardo Rodriguez, who held the Rangers to three hits while striking out seven in 7 2/3 innings. Mookie Betts had three hits and an RBI as the Red Sox dealt the Rangers their second straight loss since a seven-game winning streak.

Elsewhere in the majors:

-- Chris Sale dominated the White Sox's 3-2 victory over Baltimore in the opener of a twinbill, striking out 12 while limiting the Orioles to four singles and no walks in 7 2/3 innings. The game was scoreless until Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche hit RBI doubles in the sixth.

-- LaRoche and Adam Eaton homered in the nightcap, but the Orioles knocked off Chicago 6-3. Rookie Mike Wright picked up his second win, allowing three runs and six hits in five innings before the Baltimore bullpen followed with four hitless frames.


UNDATED (AP) -- The NHL coaching carousel continues. The Devils' former coach will be behind the Sharks' bench, while the Penguins' ex-coach will take over the Sabres' roster.

The Sharks have announced the hiring of coach Peter DeBoer (deh-BOHR') as the replacement for the departed Todd McLellan, who is the new coach of the Oilers. The decision to hire DeBoer ends a search that started when the team announced April 20 that McLellan would not be back for an eighth season.

DeBoer has coached seven seasons in the NHL with the Panthers and Devils. His best season came when he led New Jersey to the 2012 Stanley Cup finals before falling to Los Angeles.

Dan Bylsma (BYLZ'-muh) has secured a new job as coach of the Sabres. He coached the Sidney Crosby-led Penguins to win the 2009 Stanley Cup championship and captured three division titles in 5 1/2 seasons before he was dismissed last spring. He takes over a franchise coming off consecutive last-place finishes.

Bylsma replaces Ted Nolan, who was fired last month.

The Devils currently are the league's only team without a head coach.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had arthroscopic hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth in points with 78 this season, playing in all 82 games. He became the team's career assist leader and is fifth in points.

The 27-year-old had three goals and five assists in 14 playoff games for Washington, which was eliminated by the New York Rangers in the second round.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos are searching for someone to watch quarterback Peyton Manning's back after left tackle Ryan Clady tore his left ACL and will likely be out for the season.

Clady hurt his knee during a voluntary practice Wednesday, an injury that no one thought was really all that serious. Clady was setting up to pass block when his knee buckled. He even took another snap before pulling himself out of practice because his knee was sore.


PARIS (AP) -- Top-seed Serena Williams has advanced to the third round of the French Open, but she needed three sets to do it. Williams rallied to beat German Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.

Joining Williams among the Day 5 winners is men's top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich), who beat Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 despite playing with a right leg injury. Djokovic took a medical timeout before the last game of the second set, getting his upper leg and lower back massaged by a trainer.

Also advancing are sixth seed and nine-time winner Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL'), No. 3 seed Andy Murray and women's fourth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh).

Women's fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) was upset by Germany's Julia Goerges 6-4, 7-6.


IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Steven Bowditch is the leader through one round of the Byron Nelson Classic.

Bowditch fired a bogey-free, 8-under 62 for a two shot advantage over Jimmy Walker. Bowditch matched his low round on the PGA Tour.

He didn't make it to the weekend each of the past three years at TPC Four Seasons after finishing tied for 60th in his tournament debut in 2001.

James Hahn and Ryan Palmer were three strokes back.


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