Sports at a glance
Browns make three trades
CLEVELAND — With three stunning trades on the eve of free agency, the Cleveland Browns landed a proven starting quarterback, a game-breaking, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and a shut-down cornerback.
New general manager John Dorsey addressed major roster needs Friday by acquiring mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor in a deal with Buffalo, wide receiver Jarvis Landry from Miami and cornerback Damarious Randall from Green Bay, a person with direct knowledge of the overhaul told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Teams are not permitted to announce any trades until next week.
In exchange, the Browns shipped quarterback DeShone Kizer and swapped late-round picks with the Packers, gave the Dolphins a fourth-round pick this season and a seventh rounder in 2019 and sent the Bills the No. 65 overall pick in this year’s draft.
Elsewhere in the NFL:
n The Seattle Seahawks cut ties on Friday with star cornerback Richard Sherman, who became one of the NFL’s premier cornerbacks during his seven seasons with the team.
n The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley, according to two people familiar with the deal.
n Pro Bowl long snapper Jake McQuaide has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.
Luplow, Frazier lead Pirates
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jordan Luplow went 1-for-1 with a run and three RBIs, while Adam Frazier was 2-for-2 in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-4 spring training victory against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday at Spectrum Field.
The Pirates led, 4-2, after 21/2 innings, and the last four Pittsburgh relief pitchers didn’t allow an earned run as the Bucs improved their exhibition record to 5-7.
Kansas eases by K-State
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Malik Newman poured in 22 points, Silvio De Sousa filled in admirably for ailing big man Udoka Azubuike and ninth-ranked Kansas beat short-handed Kansas State 83-67 on Friday night to reach the Big 12 Tournament title game.
Elsewhere in NCAA hoops:
n Alpha Diallo hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:22 left in overtime and fifth-seeded Providence rallied from a 17-point second-half deficit and stunned top-seeded and No. 3 Xavier, 75-72, in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament on Friday night.
n Collin Sexton scored 31 points and Alabama used a strong second half to defeat No. 16 Auburn, 81-63, in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
n Jeff Dowtin scored 18 points, Jared Terrell added 16 points and No. 25 Rhode Island survived a challenge from VCU, 76-67, in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
n Landry Shamet scored 24 points, Rashard Kelly had 16 and No. 11 Wichita State beat Temple, 89-81, in the quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Woods trails by 2 at Valspar
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Tiger Woods brought the Valspar Championship to life Friday with his best round of a comeback that is building momentum toward the Masters.
Corey Conners was happy to play a quiet round in the afternoon and wind up with the lead. The Canadian rookie ran off three birdies before a careless error set him back, and he finished with a 2-under 69 for a two-shot lead going into the weekend. Right on his heels was Woods, who kept a clean card until his final hole and shot 68.
Truex Jr. wins Cup pole
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Martin Truex Jr. won the pole Friday for the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at ISM Raceway.
The defending series champion turned a lap at 136.945 mph . He edged Kyle Larson.
The Associated Press