CHICAGO — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
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HAVANA — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
INDIANAPOLIS — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky’s late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he’d get the winner.
BOSTON — Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 Wednesday.
Phelps having fun in his return to swimming
NEW YORK — As Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks get to kick off the NFL’s regular season by hosting the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 4.
INDIANAPOLIS — When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again.
WASHINGTON — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.
The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October, less than four months after a devastating loss to Miami in the NBA Finals.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild were denied at the net by Semyon Varlamov time after time, a 44-shot barrage in regulation that resulted in, alas, zero goals.
BOSTON — “The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies.
PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis became the first player to hit grand slams for different teams in the same April, and Neil Walker had a winning run single with two outs in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates twice overcame deficits to beat the Reds 6-5 Monday night.