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April 5, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Duke freshman Zion Williamson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson made headlines with his highlight-reel dunks and athleticism. He was the runaway choice for the award, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters. Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils, who lost in an NCAA regional final against Michigan State.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Discarded by Pittsburgh, veteran safety Morgan Burnett has landed in Cleveland. The Browns addressed one of their open starting safety spots on Friday by signing Morgan, who was released earlier this week by the Steelers following a disappointing 2018 season. Cleveland also signed quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who was out of a job after the American Alliance of Football folded this week.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating NFL policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Hill had a promising rookie year with extensive playing time while starters Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes were injured. Hill started three games, after going undrafted out of Texas. Hill can participate in all offseason practices and exhibition games, before the four-game ban takes effect.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports radio personality Craig Carton has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for a ticket reselling scam that ended his decade-long broadcast partnership with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. Carton blamed his crime on a gambling addiction he said grew from his effort to cope with childhood sexual abuse.

PARIS (AP) — Pele remains in a Paris hospital two days after he was admitted with a urinary infection. His spokesman told The Associated Press that the three-time World Cup champion was still hospitalized despite an initial prediction he would be released Friday.