Seahawks host Packers to open NFL season

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NEW YORK (AP) Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.

The last time Green Bay visited CenturyLink Field was in Week 3 of the 2012 season, a 14-12 Seahawks victory clinched on what now is often dubbed the "Fail Mary." Russell Wilson's desperation pass on the final play was called a touchdown reception for Golden Tate by the replacement officials.

A few days later, the lockout of the regular officials ended.

Pineda ejected for pine tar on neck

BOSTON (AP) The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.

General manager Brian Cashman was "embarrassed." (MORE)

Aldridge has 43, Blazers 2-0 vs. Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks.

To the Houston Rockets the Portland star probably looked like a superhero on more than just that one play. (MORE)

Mavs rout Spurs 113-92, even series at 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.

Eighth-seeded Dallas rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. (MORE)

Wings may get Zetterberg back for Game 4

DETROIT (AP) Henrik Zetterberg may play for the Detroit Red Wings in a critical Game 4 against the Boston Bruins.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock told reporters that doctors would ultimately decide if Zetterberg can play Thursday night for the first time since having back surgery Feb. 21. Zetterberg has been skating this week with his teammates. (MORE)

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