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Astros become final team to break into win column

The Houston Astros avoided matching the worst start in franchise history, stopping an eight-game losing streak with their first win, 5-1 over the St.

Steelers ready to discipline Big Ben, but will wait for NFL

Steelers president Art Rooney II says the team is ready to discipline Ben Roethlisberger but the punishment will be coordinated with the NFL and won't pre-empt any league action.

Tiger to play Quail Hollow at the end of April

Tiger Woods' Web site says he will play the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina in two weeks.

Conflicting reports emerge about Russia suspending adoptions

MOSCOW – A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S. officials disputed this.

Thursday NHL Playoff action

Caps set to begin another quest for Stanley Cup.