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Baseball will look at pine tar rule after season

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport will wait until after the season to study whether the rule preventing pitchers from using pine tar should be changed.

Dice-K 1st save since 2000; Mets top Cards 4-1

Daisuke Matsuzaka picked up his first save since 2000 as the Mets completed the three-game sweep of the Cardinals.

Royals dominated by Kluber in 5-1 loss to Indians

Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and allowed Kansas City just four hits in his first complete game, leading the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Royals.

Column: Pineda didn't even try to hide cheating attempt

The Yankees right-hander got nabbed on the mound Wednesday night in Fenway with what looked like an oil slick's worth of pine tar on the right side of his neck.

Blackhawks, Blues prepare for Game 5

The Blackhawks have won two straight, mounting their bid for a repeat Stanley Cup. They took the day off for travel, confident they can beat the Blues on the road.

Protesters rally against FIFA president

A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Lance Armstrong teammate pens stark memoir

In a book due out next month, part memoir and part mea culpa, Hincapie discusses not only his rise in cycling, from the son of a Colombian immigrant in the New York City borough of Queens to the top teammate of Armstrong, but also the pervasive use of performance-enhancing substances that came to mark an entire generation — and ultimately turned Armstrong from hero into pariah.

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

The 22-time Olympic medalist tried golf and high-stakes poker in a quest to satisfy his competitive drives. He found nothing compared to pulling on a suit and diving in.

Masterson, Kipnis help Indians top Royals

The Cleveland Indians captured a 5-2 win over the Royals even after shortstop blunders gave Kansas City the lead.

Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals

Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada threw out Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Cubs lose to Diamondbacks on Wrigley's 100th anniversary

The Cubs lost 7-5 in the ninth inning, just one out from winning the game.

Throwback birthday celebration marks Wrigley centennial

Cubs and Diamondback players dressed in 1914-style jerseys, and Hall of Fame athletes Billy Williams, Fergie Jenkins and Andre Dawson attended the game.

Knicks' president Jackson seeking coach, says it won't be him

Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won't be returning to the bench.

NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use

NBC closely studies how Americans follow the action partly because the Olympics are a huge investment but also to get a peek at how media habits are changing. This year's takeaway: the multi-screen experience is rapidly taking hold and is doing so across all age groups.

Former Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols hits home runs No. 499 and 500

Lost Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan on Tuesday — a three-run homer in the first inning and two-run drive in the fifth — to become the 26th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs.

Manchester United fires David Moyes after lackluster first year

David Moyes, who had replaced the successful Alex Ferguson as manager, was fired by United on Tuesday after exhausting the patience and losing the support of the club's American owners, the Glazer family.

Spurs' Gregg Popovich named NBA coach of the year

A year after his team lost to the Miami Heat in dramatic fashion in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has his team in place for another title run. That garnered him coach of the year honors, which were announced Tuesday.

Lance Armstrong's former coach banned from cycling for 10 years

Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist.

MLB suspends four players involved in Pirates-Brewers brawl

Major League Baseball announced suspensions for four players involved in Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mejia sharp, leads Wright, Mets over Cardinals 2-0

Showing off a sizzling heater with wicked movement, Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and led the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0.

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