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Former No 1 Lee Chong Wei given backdated, 8-month ban

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Former No. 1-ranked Lee Chong Wei has received a backdated eight-month ban for a doping violation uncovered in test at the badminton world championships last August, meaning he can return to competition on Friday. The Badminton World Federation announced the sanction Monday. Lee tested positive for Dexamethasone, a specified substance prohibited ''in...
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World badminton federation imposes backdated 8-month doping ban on former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) World badminton federation imposes backdated 8-month doping ban on former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei.
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Weekend Sports In Brief

NBA PLAYOFFS BOSTON (AP) Kevin Love dislocated his left shoulder Sunday on what he said was a ''bush-league'' play. Cleveland's power forward was injured in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' 101-93 victory that completed a four-game sweep when he and Boston's Kelly Olynyk chased a loose ball into the left corner after Jae Crowder of the Celtics missed a 3-pointer. Olynyk's right...
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No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

DETROIT (AP) When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market. That didn't work either - Soria had an oblique injury and by the time the playoffs began, it seemed as...
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Rose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title

AVONDALE, La. (AP) It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy. The Pete Dye-designed TPC Louisiana doesn't have a layout that would seem to suit Rose's strengths. The Englishman also wasn't accustomed to contending in tournaments that require gunning for birdies on nearly every hole, knowing that the leaders would be close to 20 under par by the...
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Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) The steady hands over important putts. The easy laughter even while playing a sudden-death playoff. Lydia Ko can make it seem like child's play on the LPGA Tour even as she keeps piling up victories at an alarming rate. The 18-year-old says she gets just as nervous as anyone else. ''You have to take my word on that,'' Ko said with a smile after winning the...
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Buzzer-beater could bode well for future for feisty Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) A win at the buzzer kept the Milwaukee Bucks alive in the playoffs for at least one more game. If the rebuilding blueprint goes according to plan in Milwaukee, the impact of the rousing victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 could last for years to come. The postseason has been a lesson in perseverance for the young, feisty Bucks - a microcosm of sorts for the rest...
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Memphis' Randolph gets nostalgic about his start in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Grizzlies' playoff series against the Trail Blazers had Memphis forward Zach Randolph waxing a bit nostalgic. Portland is where it all began for Z-Bo, who played his first six seasons in the NBA with the Blazers. ''It's real special. I mean, this is where I started at, so it's a lot of memories and a lot of good times around here,'' he said. ''A lot of fond...
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After Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake

WASHINGTON (AP) At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards. So before turning his attention to whoever his team's second-round Eastern Conference opponent will be in a week or more - either No. 1 seed Atlanta or No. 8 Brooklyn - Pierce wanted to relish Washington's sweep of the Toronto Raptors. So within a couple of hours after...
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Punter Wing celebrates 'Hug an Australian' day in streets of Pittsburgh

Steelers punter Brad Wing is proud to be an Australian, especially when it's Hug an Australian Day. Wing didn't get much love from his teammates, so he decided to take his chances on the streets of Pittsburgh on Sunday.  Wing looks like you're average Joe out there, so it's no wonder he wasn't recognized much. If he came across any unwilling participants, all he had to do was tell...
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Steelers very early odds

Not one draft pick has been made, but some early handicapping lines have already been released. The folks at Covers.com have published very early lines for Weeks 1-16. The Steelers, who are already 6.5-point underdogs in the season opener in New England, are favored in all eight of their home games. The road tells a much different story, as Pittsburgh is an underdog in all seven...
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Sliding Randy Gregory could land in Steelers' laps

Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was once viewed as a top-10 pick, but a failed drug test at the combine has him falling down draft boards. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has Gregory rated second among defensive ends in terms of talent, but wouldn't be surprised to see him slide into the twenties or even the second round. "I'm very aware that he is going to slide," Mayock...
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Cards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer

Adam Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout. The staff ace of the NL Central leaders might be reduced to that status again from an injury that came with him batting. The two-time 20-game winner was set to undergo an MRI exam Monday...
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Rays-Yankees Preview

Alex Rodriguez put himself on the brink of catching Willie Mays on the all-time home run list while helping the New York Yankees take a series from a red-hot team. He'll seek career homer No. 660 on Monday night while aiding the Yankees' attempt to slow down another surging club, the Tampa Bay Rays. Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the first inning and doubled in a four-run second that...
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NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

Amid a testy start to the season - looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics - comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player. More National League teams are at least toying with the idea of batting the pitcher in the No. 8 spot. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has done it quite a bit, and the...
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Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues, for rematch with Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild were flailing in mid-January, badly needing a boost in the net when Devan Dubnyk arrived just in time. The lanky goalie still has a lot more big saves to make this spring. ''That's what we're hoping for here,'' coach Mike Yeo said, ''and I think there's more to this story.'' The next chapter will start in Chicago. Zach Parise scored twice...
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Canadiens move on in playoffs after beating Senators in 6

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Montreal Canadiens are moving on - after a few tense days in which a big series lead suddenly dwindled. Carey Price made 43 saves, Brendan Gallagher scored in the first period, and the Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 2-0 on Sunday night to advance to the second round of the NHL playoffs. Montreal won the best-of-seven series in six games, but lost two...
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Mets-Marlins Preview

The New York Mets own the best record in baseball and have already swept a series from the Miami Marlins this season. It's the Marlins, however, who are the hot team heading into this three-game series. Miami goes for a sixth straight win Monday night while the Mets attempt to rebound from a sloppy loss. New York (14-5) has won 12 of the past 15 meetings with the Marlins (8-11) after...
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Wizards' creative liaison Wale gets revenge on Raptors global ambassador Drake after Washington sweeps

Who needs an East Coast-West Coast feud when a Toronto-Washington, D.C. rivalry is ripe for the picking?First, a bit of background for the uninitiated. Wale is a big Wizards fan and the team's creative liaison. Drake, of course, is the Raptors' global ambassador. And when Toronto took Washington to task back in Novemeber, Drake let Wale know about it.Simple. Elegant. It was an effective...
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Paul Pierce trolls Raptors, Drake after Wizards sweep Toronto

Paul Pierce just won't quit.The Wizards forward has let loose on the Raptors in the first-round playoff matchup between Washington and Toronto, and Pierce couldn't help taking one last shot (or two) as the Wizards swept the Raptors on Sunday.First, The Truth took to his Facebook account and proved that he's up on pop culture, trolling the Raptors' #WeTheNorth branding campaign with...
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Stronger Luke Joeckel looking to put 2014 behind him

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line was a glaring weak spot for the team last season, surrendering an NFL high-71 sacks. As the highest-profile member of the line, left tackle Luke Joeckel says the criticism he's faced for the line's poor performance motivated him over the offseason.“It definitely didn’t sit well. I was driven by that,” Joeckel told Gene Frenette of the...
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Dodgers' Puig shows off his house for Coldwell Banker

Yasiel Puig gives fans a peak inside his house in the first of Coldwell Banker’s Home Field Advantage video series which takes a look inside the homes of 14 current and former MLB players. Puig talks about looking for a house prior to the start of this season because he wanted a pool and needed more space for his dog and to host friends. The right fielder shows off his Playstation...
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Jags GM: No update on Justin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon hasn't played for the Jacksonville Jaguars since the middle of the 2013 season and it doesn't sound like he'll be playing for the team anytime in the near future either. According to the Florida-Times Union, Jacksonville general manager David Caldwell said the team hasn't heard from the NFL about Blackmon's status. The wide receiver is currently serving an indefinite...
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Rockies-Diamondbacks Preview

Because of a rainout, Tyler Matzek didn't get to start against the only team he's earned a win against this season. Instead, he's getting perhaps a more advantageous matchup. The Colorado Rockies left-hander will face a struggling Arizona Diamondbacks lineup in the opener to a three-game road series Monday night. Matzek (1-0, 2.40 ERA) was supposed to face San Francisco on Sunday...
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Mariners-Rangers Preview

The Texas Rangers are hoping their latest effort at the plate is the start of an offensive turnaround, and a three-game set with the Seattle Mariners could be just what they need. The Rangers look to take advantage of one of the worst pitching staffs in baseball Monday night when they try to win back-to-back games for the first time this year against the Mariners. Texas (7-11) owns...
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