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2 Black Hills golf courses expanding from 9 to 18 holes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Two golf courses in the Black Hills are expanding from nine holes to 18 holes.

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No perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help

In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Nathan throws against the Minnesota Twins in the the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit. When the Tigers signed Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball’s active saves leader to simply keep rolling. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball’s active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.

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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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