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Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar
BOSTON (AP) -- The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble....

Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105
HOUSTON (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks....

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....

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....

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....

Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events....

Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks....

Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) -- Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen....

Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward....

Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4
DALLAS (AP) -- The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks....

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