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Pirates carry 3 catchers to protect hobbled Martin

San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence catches a ball during batting practice before the NL Wild Card Playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates opted for depth at catcher while the San Francisco Giants lengthened their bullpen for Wednesday night’s NL wild-card game.

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Newton: Doctors ‘downplayed’ length of ankle rehab

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) gets a pass off under pressure from Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he never thought he’d still be dealing with pain in his left ankle six months after surgery.

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Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs

This Dec. 18, 2008 file photo shows New York Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner during a news conference in New York.  Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized for his team's failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday for his team’s failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract.

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Panthers know they face a big challenge

Dallas Stars' Erik Cole (72) and Florida Panthers' Willie Mitchell (33) compete for control of the puck in the first period of an preseason NHL hockey game, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — It’s not like the Florida Panthers are barren of talent.

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Iowa St’s Thomas, Nader suspended 3 games

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State’s Matt Thomas and Abdel Nader will serve three-game suspensions for offseason drunken-driving arrests.

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