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Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck
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....

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....

Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated....

Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field
CHICAGO (AP) -- There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance....

Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss....

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life....

Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes - regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them....

Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university....

Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern
MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002....

Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
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, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday....

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