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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.
Hawks hang on to beat Pacers, take 2-1 lead
The Hawks took control in the third quarter and held off the Pacers to go up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Yankees' Pineda banned 10 games by MLB
New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended 10 games by Major League Baseball "for possessing a foreign substance on his person" in Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox.
49ers' Smith won't face felony in airport case
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has referred Aldon Smith's airport arrest earlier this month to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.
Phelps 2nd to Lochte in 1st final of comeback
Michael Phelps has qualified fastest for the 100-meter butterfly final in his first competition since retiring after the 2012 London Olympics.
Oscar Robertson: Melo should bolt Knicks
If Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson were advising Carmelo Anthony, he'd tell him to leave the New York Knicks this summer.
Sosa to 'clear it up,' sad to miss Cubs party
The Chicago Cubs feel like Sammy Sosa owes them an apology, and the former slugger told ESPNDeportes.com on Thursday that he is willing to sit down with the club to make amends.
Bobcats' McRoberts fined $20K for LeBron hit
Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making excessive contact with his foul on LeBron James late in the Miami Heat's victory in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Perkins, Randolph jointly lobby ref pregame
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins and Grizzlies big-man counterpart Zach Randolph briefly met Wednesday with a referee before Game 3 of their first-round playoff series to discuss how the duo would defend each other.
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.

Wrigley cake ends up down in the dumps
The Chicago Cubs just can't win. Even on their stadium's birthday.
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.
Kosar: Concussions cost me broadcasting job
Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been removed as a TV commentator for Cleveland's preseason games because of slurred speech he attributes to concussions sustained in the NFL.
Suspended Cooke apologizes for Barrie hit
Suspended winger Matt Cooke of the Minnesota Wild apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit that injured Colorado's Tyson Barrie during their first-round playoff series.
D'Antoni's brother hired as coach at Marshall
The Marshall Thundering Herd have filled their coaching vacancy with NBA assistant Dan D'Antoni, athletic director Mike Hamrick announced Thursday.