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NL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th

Arizona Diamondbacks' Chip Hale (3) takes the baseball from pitcher Jeremy Hellickson after pulling him from a baseball game during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Amid a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.

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Grizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley looks back towards his bench from the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return.  The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.

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Dempsey’s 77th minute goal lifts Seattle past Portland 1-0

Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey celebrates after he scored a goal against the Portland Timbers in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Seattle. The Sounders beat the Timbers 1-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — When Clint Dempsey returned to Major League Soccer, his home debut with Seattle came against Portland.

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Ellis, Barea keep Mavs alive with 121-109 win over Rockets

Dallas Mavericks' Tyson Chandler (6) looks toward and official after being charged with a foul against Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard in the first half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas’ run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.

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Grizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley looks back towards his bench from the floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return.  The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games on Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.

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