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Announcer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby....

Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

BOSTON (AP) -- The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble....

Stars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4

DALLAS (AP) -- The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks....

Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

MIAMI (AP) -- Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers....

Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

BOSTON (AP) -- Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck....

Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss....

Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

MADRID (AP) -- Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal....

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Pyongyang's pop queens stage comeback

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy....

Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

CHICAGO (AP) -- Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off, "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later....

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192....

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis....

Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures....

Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

ATLANTA (AP) -- A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him....

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced....

Mel Brooks putting on a 1-man show in Los Angeles

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel Brooks has seemingly done it all in his illustrious show biz career. But there's one thing he's tackled only recently - a one-man show....

Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies

NEW YORK (AP) -- More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them....

Courteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) -- Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette....

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