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Yankees' Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar
BOSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar to help him grip the ball....
NCAA board endorses more power for big schools
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA's board of directors endorsed a proposal Thursday giving schools in the five largest football conferences more autonomy and more voting power in changing rules within the organization....
Michael Phelps wins 100 fly heat in comeback meet
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics....
Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs
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....
Kosar believes he's off TV for slurred speech
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he's been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster....
Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby....
When Bosh steps up, Heat reap benefits
MIAMI (AP) -- In Miami, it's called the Big Three for a reason....
Wiggins, Froome missing for Team Sky at Giro
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- This year's Giro d'Italia will be missing two of cycling's biggest names after Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, the last two winners of the Tour de France, were left out of Team Sky's nine-man lineup for the May 9-June 1 race....
Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska....
Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle....