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Rose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title

Justin Rose, of England, celebrates after making a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — It sounds like Justin Rose believes he’s had a breakthrough in the Big Easy.

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Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced

Lydia Ko of New Zealand poses for a photo with her trophy after winning the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Daly City, Calif. Ko won the tournament for the second straight year, beating Morgan Pressel on the second hole of a playoff. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — The steady hands over important putts. The easy laughter even while playing a sudden-death playoff. Lydia Ko can make it seem like child’s play on the LPGA Tour even as she keeps piling up victories at an alarming rate.

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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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Dubnyk, Wild beat Blues, for rematch with Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise, left, celebrates with teammates center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, defenseman Jared Spurgeon, and defenseman Marco Scandella (6) after Parise's goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen during the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were flailing in mid-January, badly needing a boost in the net when Devan Dubnyk arrived just in time.

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