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Pineda says he’ll learn from ejection for pine tar

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda’s neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble. He got both. The Yankees’ right-hander spoke quietly after being ejected in the second inning of the Red Sox’ 5-1 win over New...
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Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

AP Photo/Eric Gay MIAMI (AP) — Here’s the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. Here’s the list of teams...
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Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night. The right-hander was...
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Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night. The right-hander was...

Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

NEW YORK (AP) — As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL’s regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. Also at night will be a Sunday matchup of...
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Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda’s ejection in the second inning Wednesday night occurred 13 days...
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Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley’s 100th

AP Photo/Andrew Nelles CHICAGO (AP) — Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday with a loss – a dramatic, error-filled one, at that. One out from victory, the Cubs allowed the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth...
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Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. Not just any ol’ 7:38. Not some stretch in the second quarter that people might vaguely remember. This was the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of...
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For Wrigley, it’s party of a century

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century. Exactly 100 years after the Chicago Federals pounded the Kansas City Packers in the first game at the Chicago ballpark, Wrigley got quite the birthday bash on Wednesday...
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Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

AP Photo/Franklin Reyes HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was 102, just two days...