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AP Top Sports News At 5:07 p.m. EDT

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....

For Wrigley, it's party of a century
CHICAGO (AP) -- For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century....

Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories
CHICAGO (AP) -- Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:...

Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model....

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) -- Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal....

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....

Cardinals player gets probation for assault plea
PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter....

Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499....

Bobcats' Al Jefferson still in walking boot
MIAMI (AP) -- Al Jefferson was still in his walking boot when the Charlotte Bobcats arrived for their shootaround hours before facing the Miami Heat in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series....

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