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Wed, Apr 23 2014

Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony

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NEW YORK - Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract in order to help build a title contender, team president Phil Jackson said on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014

Dyson enjoys happy return to China, shares lead with Quiros

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- Englishman Simon Dyson, who was handed a suspended two-month ban for cheating in December, fired a five-under-par 67 to grab a share of the first round lead at the European Tour's China Open on Thursday.

Sports, Tiger Woods 7:40am EDT

Formula One boss denies bribery at German trial

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MUNICH, Germany - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations on Thursday when he went on trial in Germany in a case that threatens to break the Briton's decades-long dominance of the motor sport.

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Seahawks and Packers to kick off new season

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- The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against the Green Bay Packers, the National Football League (NFL) announced on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014

Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

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- Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been slapped with a seven-game suspension for using his knee to injure Colorado's Tyson Barrie, the NHL announced on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014

Yankees Pineda ejected after foreign substance found on neck

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- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against Boston on Wednesday after the umpire found a foreign substance on his neck.

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'Grandfather' Phelps plays down Rio prospects

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PHOENIX - Michael Phelps is playing down expectations about his return to competitive swimming but the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a mind-boggling 18 gold medals, is finding it tough to sell himself as an underdog.

23 Apr 2014

Pujols insists he's not thinking beyond next at-bat

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WASHINGTON - One day after joining baseball's exclusive 500 home run club, Albert Pujols insists he is not concerned with reaching another longball milestone.

23 Apr 2014

Lightning pair, Avs' MacKinnon finalists for top rookie

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- Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat were named as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, given to the top rookie, along with Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, the NHL said on Wednesday.

23 Apr 2014

Confident Bayern promise home improvements against Real

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- Holders Bayern Munich promised a sharp improvement when they host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final after failing to convert the lion's share of possession into goals in a 1-0 defeat in Spain on Wednesday.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.