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Seattle places RHP Hisashi Iwakuma on 15-day disabled list

SEATTLE (AP) Hisashi Iwakuma has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle's rotation. Iwakuma was placed on the DL prior to Friday's series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Twins, and the Mariners did not announce who would start in Iwakuma's...
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LEADING OFF: Hudson at Coors Field, Strasburg faces Marlins

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday: --- MILE HIGH MISERY San Francisco righty Tim Hudson (0-2, 3.93 ERA) seeks his first career win at Coors Field. He's 0-2 with a 7.29 ERA in eight starts in the Mile High City. Coors Field is one of two current major league parks where the veteran pitcher has never earned a win. The other is Target Field in Minnesota...
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3 crew members injured in pit road fire at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) NASCAR says three pit road crew members have been taken to a hospital after a fire broke out on pit road at Richmond International Raceway. Two of the crew members were working in Brendan Gaughan's pit, where the fire erupted, and one was in Eric McClure's pit. There was no additional information about the extent of their injuries, or what sparked the fire. Television...
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NHL commish doesn't think 'Katy Perry' chants are sexist

  So long as fans keep their chants clean, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has no issue with Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry being compared to pop star Katy Perry. ''I don't think taunting chants at players on the other side of the ice, assuming the language is acceptable, is intended to be sexist in the slightest,'' Bettman said during his annual meeting with Associated Press Sports...
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Huge fire engulfs Brendan Gaughan's XFINITY pit stall at Richmond

One pit crew member suffered minor injuries during a scary pit-road fire shortly before the halfway point of Friday night's ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway. After a caution on Lap 108 of the 250-lap race, Brendan Gaughan pitted, when his No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet burst into flames and was instantly engulfed in a huge fireball...
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Rice attends Rutgers spring game, speaks to team

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Former Baltimore Ravens and Rutgers running back Ray Rice attended the Scarlett Knights' spring game Friday night and spoke to the team at the request of coach Kyle Flood. Rice was on the sideline for the intra-squad game at HighPoint Solutions Stadium, hanging out with other former Rutgers stars such as Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu and 49ers offensive lineman...
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Darling to start in goal for Blackhawks vs. Predators in Game 6

  Rookie Scott Darling will start in goal for the Blackhawks as they try to close out the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of their opening playoff round series on Saturday night in Chicago. The Blackhawks lead the series 3-2. Chicago will try to eliminate the Predators and advance for a second time after losing 5-2 in Nashville on Thursday night with Darling in the net. Darling had...
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Goalies Price, Dubnyk, Rinne finalists for Vezina Trophy

  Montreal's Carey Price, Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk and Nashville's Pekka Rinne are the finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. The 30 NHL general managers submitted ballots at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists Friday. The winner will be announced June 24 during the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Price...
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Success in NHL playoffs hinges on best players being stars

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A group of young, emerging prospects are moving to the forefront in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Of course, there are several key veterans having an impact on their series as well. When it comes to making a run for the Stanley Cup, this is the time of year for the league's biggest stars. Daniel Sedin and Vancouver are hoping to draw even in their first-round...
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Keen Ice moves into Ky Derby field with Madefromlucky out

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Trainer Todd Pletcher is down to four possible starters next week in the Kentucky Derby after Madefromlucky dropped out. The colt's owners said Friday they decided not to run Madefromlucky in the 1 1/4-mile race May 2 at Churchill Downs. No immediate reason was announced. That leaves Pletcher with four likely starters: Carpe Diem, Materiality, Itsaknockout and...
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Former UFC champ Tito Ortiz drops over $250,000 on Mayweather/Pacquiao tickets

When MMA made it out of the dark ages when the sport wasn't even allowed on pay-per-view it was fighters like Tito Ortiz who helped bring a new wave of fans and he benefitted by becoming one of the faces of the UFC as well as one of the highest paid athletes in the sport. Ortiz hasn't fought in the UFC in a few years, but his wealth hasn't diminished apparently because the former...
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Sources: Manchester United close in on Dortmund's Gundogan

Manchester United are close to agreeing a $32.6 million deal to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, according to Sky Sports sources. Gundogan, 24, is out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 season and Dortmund are thought to be willing to sell this summer to avoid losing him for nothing. Bayern Munich signed Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer after the...
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Shared Belief to be sidelined 60 to 90 days by hip injury

ALBANY, Calif. (AP) Shared Belief will be sidelined for 60 to 90 days after sustaining a right hip injury in the Charles Town Classic last weekend. The Santa Anita Handicap winner has returned to his base at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California. He could ultimately move to an equine rehabilitation center in Seattle for more recovery, Dan Ward, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer...
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Mizzou locks up Gary Pinkel through 2021

The reward for winning consecutive SEC East titles and being named the 2014 SEC Coach of the Year sure is sweet, as Missouri and head coach Gary Pinkel have agreed to new contract terms, according to Missouri's official site.Pinkel's contract now runs until Dec. 31st of 2021 with an increased guaranteed salary of $4,020,000 annually. Already the school's all-time most winning coach...
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Bernie Williams officially retires from Yankees, 9 years after final game

  Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired — finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series opener...
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Complete starting lineup for Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

Team Penske's Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Penzoil Ford, grabbed his third pole of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and the first of his career at Richmond International Raceway on Friday. Starting alongside Logano on the front row will be Denny Hamlin, who qualified second in his No. 11 FedEx Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.  Here is the complete starting lineup for Saturday...
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Yost insists Royals not to blame for string of fights

CHICAGO (AP) Manager Ned Yost insists his Kansas City Royals are not to blame for a string of fights and that opponents are mostly at fault. Yost says his team has not started ''any of this.'' He says opponents are trying to get under his players' skin and that his team has to remain composed. Yost spoke before Friday's game against the Chicago White Sox, a day after the teams were...
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Royals promote Finnegan from minors

CHICAGO (AP) The Kansas City Royals have recalled left-hander Brandon Finnegan from Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Finnegan was the 17th overall pick in last year's draft. He had a 1.29 ERA in seven regular-season appearances with the Royals in 2014, and then went 1-1 with a 10.50 ERA in seven postseason games. The 22-year-old Finnegan was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts with Northwest...
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Tale of Papa Nick wins Santa Anita feature by DQ

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Tale of Papa Nick finished second in the $58,000 feature Friday at Santa Anita, but was declared the winner by disqualification after Gouyen was taken down for a bumping incident at the top of the stretch. Ridden by Felipe Valdez, Tale of Papa Nick returned $14.40, $7.20 and $4.80 at 6-1 odds in a field of eight fillies and mares. Sidepocket Run was moved up...
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Manchester United-Everton Preview

Everton and Manchester United have little to play for ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Sunday. Louis van Gaal's Manchester United (19-8-6) had their six-game winning streak end with last weekend's 1-0 defeat against champions-elect Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The result left United 11 points behind the league leaders and out of the title race, but Van Gaal's side are eight...
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Bowman returns to college ranks as Arizona State swim coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Bob Bowman, the longtime coach of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, is taking charge of Arizona State's men's and women's swimming programs. He returns to the college ranks for the first time since 2008, when he guided Michigan's swimming teams. He then returned to North Baltimore Aquatic Club after coaching Phelps to a record eight gold medals at the...
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Price, Dubnyk, Rinne finalists for Vezina Trophy

NEW YORK (AP) Montreal's Carey Price, Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk and Nashville's Pekka Rinne are the finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. The 30 NHL general managers submitted ballots at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists Friday. The winner will be announced June 24 during the NHL awards ceremony in Las...
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Bernie Williams finally retires 9 years later

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired - finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series...
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Joey Logano grabs Richmond pole for his third of the season

Defending race-winner Joey Logano still knows the fast way around Richmond International Raceway, where on Friday evening he won the pole for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Logano's No. 22 Penske Racing Ford lapped the 0.75-mile RIR track at 127.071 miles per hour to qualify No. 1 ahead of Denny Hamlin's No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, which qualified...
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Redskins WR DeSean Jackson set to appear on BET reality show

NEW YORK (AP) Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is coming to reality TV. He'll be the focus of a BET show premiering in June called ''DeSean Jackson: Home Team.'' The network says Friday that the premise of the show is that Jackson's ''life is actually run by a core group of women, including his `momager' Gayle, his sister and assistant A'Dreea, his publicist Denise...
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