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Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis, right, confers on the mound with New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda, left; shortstop Derek Jeter (2); and others in the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Pineda was ejected after umpires found with a foreign substance on his neck.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.


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last updated: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:22:53 GMT2014-04-24T09:22:53Z

Manchester United set sights on Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani
Managerial turmoil fails to deter club over transfer targets
United confident of landing Shaw and still want Fábregas

Manchester United intend to plough ahead with their transfer business during the potentially long process of waiting for a new manager to start almost three months in Louis van Gaal's case and their extensive inquiries include exploring the possibility of whether Paris Saint-Germain might sell Edinson Cavani.

United confidently expect to close a deal of around £30m for Luke Shaw, offering the teenage Southampton full-back a lucrative financial package that could be worth as much as £100,000-a-week over five years. The offer will be difficult for Chelsea to match bearing in mind their issues over keeping in line with Uefa's financial fair play rules. Ed Woodward, United's chief executive, has been made aware that Cavani might be available and is also tempted to look again at Cesc Fábregas's position at Barcelona, despite the unsatisfactory way it turned out when they tried to sign him last summer.

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last updated: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:02:38 GMT

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: Yanks’ Pineda Ejected After Pine Tar Is Spotted
Michael Pineda, who denied using pine tar on his pitching hand during a game against the Red Sox on April 10, is subject to suspension.






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last updated: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:39:25 EDT

Hat-trick for Hamilton in China
Lewis Hamilton leads a Mercedes one-two at the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday as his teammate Nico Rosberg clings on to his lead in the world championship title race.

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The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:00:00 GMT

Reduced cap a factor in congestion
SCOTT Pendlebury believes the interchange cap is partly to blame for the increased congestion and “slow play” marring modern footy.

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last updated: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:34:31 PDT

Pujols goes yard twice to join 500 HR club
Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in major league history to reach that milestone.

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Red Sox defeat Yankees behind John Lackey - Boston Globe


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Brandon Cumpton to start today
The Pirates are calling up righty Brandon Cumpton to start Thursday afternoon’s game in place of the injured Wandy Rodriguez. Cumpton will oppose lefty Tony Cingrani at 12:35 as the Pirates try and split the series. Cumpton, who doesn’t profile as a big time prospect but did a very nice job in the spot starter […]

The Pirates are calling up righty Brandon Cumpton to start Thursday afternoon’s game in place of the injured Wandy Rodriguez. Cumpton will oppose lefty Tony Cingrani at 12:35 as the Pirates try and split the series.

Cumpton, who doesn’t profile as a big time prospect but did a very nice job in the spot starter role last season, has earned this callup with a strong start to the year in Indianapolis. In three starts, he is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA over 19 innings (17 hits, 11 K’s, 3 BB’s, 1 HR). Those are very tidy numbers, as are his stats from the majors last year: 2-1 (6 games, 5 starts), 2.05 ERA over 30.2 innings (26 hits, 22 K’s, 5 BB’s, 1 HR). It’s anybody’s guess as to what the Bucs’ plans are going forward, but it would seem like he is a legitmate option to remain in the rotation for a while longer, depending on what happens with Wandy.

Cumpton started against the Reds twice last year (both on the road) and had success against them. He took a no decision at GABP in his second career start (5 IP, 1 ER) and defeated the Reds in the final regular season game of the season(5 IP, 0 ER) in a meaningless game. He also pitched three scoreless innings of relief against them on September 22.

Jared Hughes will likely go back down to Indianapolis after coming up (and getting a win) on Monday night.

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