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Yankees Name Opening Day Starter

Posted: March 26, 2009 8:12 PM ; Updated: March 27, 2009 1:24 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- CC Sabathia will start both the regular season and home opener for the New York Yankees.

Manager Joe Girardi said Thursday the left-hander will pitch the season opener at Baltimore on April 6, and will also throw the first regular-season pitch at the new Yankee Stadium 10 days later against Cleveland.

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Tiger Two Shots Out at Arnold Palmer

Posted: March 26, 2009 8:09 PM ; Updated: March 27, 2009 1:24 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods was in the water, in the trees and in a foul mood. Eight consecutive one-putts, including four straight birdies, changed his fortunes Thursday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Woods, the defending champion and a five-time winner at Bay Hill, shot a 2-under 68 that left him two shots out of the lead shared by Tim Herron and Jeff Overton.

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LeBron Leads Cavs to Record Win

Posted: March 26, 2009 12:39 AM ; Updated: March 26, 2009 12:45 AM

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CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James and these Cleveland Cavaliers have risen to the top.

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Magic Beat Celtics to Clinch Division

Posted: March 26, 2009 12:34 AM ; Updated: March 26, 2009 12:47 AM

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -The Boston Celtics might be taking an extra road trip to defend their title.

It's a detour that might go through the Magic Kingdom.

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NFL Regular Season to Get Longer?

Posted: March 25, 2009 10:45 PM ; Updated: March 26, 2009 12:48 AM

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DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- More games that count, perhaps as early as August 2011? That's exactly what NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants.

There are several hurdles before the league can expand its regular season from 16 to 17 or 18 games. Among them is reaching a new collective bargaining agreement with the players' union.

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Michigan St. Shocks No. 1 Duke

Posted: March 25, 2009 6:00 PM ; Updated: March 25, 2009 6:00 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Joanne P. McCallie squatted on the sideline, staring in disbelief as her top-seeded Duke Blue Devils fell apart in an arena where she was once adored.

Michigan State fans came to boo their former coach.

They ended up cheering as loud as they have in years, witnessing a rare second-round upset against a woman who bolted for her dream job two years ago.

Mia Johnson scored a season-high 17 points and Lauren Aitch had 15, lifting the ninth-seeded Spartans to a 63-49 win Tuesday night over mighty Duke.

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Minor League Team Sells BIG Burger

Posted: March 25, 2009 5:59 PM ; Updated: March 25, 2009 6:01 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Well, at least the salsa is low-cal.

The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor-league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.

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