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War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Cueto throws 3rd shutout as Reds beat Pirates 4-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — That playoff loss in Pittsburgh last year? Johnny Cueto never thought about it much. So getting a chance to shut out the Pirates in a rematch wasn't any more special.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Gomes, McAllister lead Indians past Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Zach McAllister gave up lots of runs in the middle innings last season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014

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