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Teen Chinese golfer getting used to attention

SHENZHEN, China (AP) One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:59:13 -0400
Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, confers on the mound with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, left; shortstop Derek Jeter (2); and others in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Pineda was ejected after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:40:17 -0400
Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Houston. Portland won 112-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)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.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:15:24 -0400
Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013, file photo,k Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to get away from Green Bay Packers' C.J. Wilson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis. As Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)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.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:32:40 -0400
Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

New track announcer Larry Collmus checks out his booth high atop the grandstand at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Collmus replaces British announcer Mark Johnson, who had called Churchill races since 2009. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)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.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:12:23 -0400
Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

Michael Phelps swims during a training session Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., as he prepares to compete for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Games. The 22-time Olympic medalist is entered in three events at the Arena Grand Prix starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt York)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.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:09:05 -0400
Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:27:34 -0400
Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)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.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 02:07:12 -0400
Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) grabs his neck after being elbowed by Charlotte Bobcats' Josh McRoberts during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 101-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)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.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:58:35 -0400
Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

Anaheim Ducks' Frederik Andersen (31) stands by the net as Dallas Stars' Cody Eakin (20) celebrates his goal with Antoine Roussel (21 and Jordie Benn (24) in the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Dallas. The Stars won 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)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.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 03:12:01 -0400
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