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SPORTS HEADLINES – THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH

MLB BASEBALL – TRIBE SWEEPS SEATTLE IN 3-GAME SERIES

Cleveland picked up a 1-0 win at Seattle last night

-Carlos Carrasco stifled Seattle’s offense; giving up just 3 hits over 7 shutout innings with 12 strikeouts.

-Jake Bauers provided the Tribe’s only offense with a solo home run in the 5th inning.

-The Indians have the day off.  They’ll open a 3-game series at home against Atlanta on Friday.

***Meanwhile, shortstop Francisco Lindor played his second injury rehab game with Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday in Louisville; going 0-for-4 while playing DH.  Lindor is scheduled to play at shortstop in another rehab game tonight with Columbus at Louisville; and could be back with the Indians this weekend.

NFL FOOTBALL NEWS – 2019 SCHEDULE RELEASED, BROWNS WITH 4 PRIME TIME GAMES

After playing in the fewest prime time games in the league over the last 10 years at 11; the Cleveland Browns have 4 games under the lights of the national spotlight in 2019.

-Week 2 at the New York Jets – Monday Night Football

-Week 3 at home vs. the L.A. Rams – Sunday Night Football

-Week 5 at San Francisco – Monday Night Football

-Week 11 at home vs. Pittsburgh – Thursday Night Football

***The NFL’s 100th season kicks off Thursday night, September 5th with Green Bay at Chicago.

***Thanksgiving Day games feature Chicago at Detroit, Buffalo at Dallas and New Orleans at Atlanta.

NBA BASKETBALL – LAST NIGHT’S PLAYOFF SCORES

Milwaukee defeated Detroit 120-99 (MIL leads 2-0)…..Boston beat Indiana 99-91 (BOS leads 2-0)

Houston defeated Utah 118-98 (HOU leads 2-0)

NBA BASKETBALL – TONIGHT’S PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Philadelphia at Brooklyn (Series TIED 1-1)…..Denver at San Antonio (Series TIED 1-1)

Golden State at L.A. Clippers (Series TIED 1-1)

NHL HOCKEY – STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS – LAST NIGHT’S SCORES

Boston beat Toronto 6-4 (Series TIED 2-2)…..Dallas defeated Nashville 5-1 (NAS leads 3-1)

Colorado beat Calgary 3-2 in OT (COL leads 3-1)

NHL HOCKEY – STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS – TONIGHT’S MATCHUPS

Washington at Carolina (WAS leads 2-1)…..St. Louis at Winnipeg (Series TIED 2-2)…..Vegas at San Jose (VEG leads 3-1)