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Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club

Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.

Pineda ejected for foreign substance on neck

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.

Aldridge scores 43 as Blazers drop Rockets

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

Tommy John stunned by surgery 'epidemic'

Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's "unreal" that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name.

Sherman: 'Dollars' best way to show respect

Richard Sherman feels the best way the Seattle Seahawks could show him their appreciation is by showing him the money.

NFL RB over 50? Herschel says he can do it

An NFL running back at 52 years old? Herschel Walker says it wouldn't be a problem for him.

Hot ticket: Pack-Seahawks most expensive

As NFL schedules were announced on Wednesday night, many season ticket holders scrambled to the secondary market to list their game tickets.

Reds' Chapman faces hitters, is 'electrifying'

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, who has been on the DL since being struck in the head by a line drive on March 19, faced live hitters for the first time since the incident on Wednesday.

McGrady makes Skeeters' roster as pitcher

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher.

Cooke suspended 7 games for hit on Barrie

The NHL cracked down hard on Matt Cooke, suspending the Minnesota Wild left wing for seven games Wednesday for his knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.

D-backs spoil Wrigley's 100th with rally in 9th

Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss -- a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.

Seahawks to host Packers in season opener

The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will open the 2014-15 NFL season against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Mavs cruise past Spurs to even series 1-1

Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.

Kane's 2nd goal lifts Hawks over Blues in OT

Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

Agent: 'Zero' setbacks for Tiger in recovery

Tiger Woods has progressed to the point of "light" chipping and putting and there have been "zero" setbacks or complications since back surgery was performed on March 31, according to the golfer's agent, Mark Steinberg.