Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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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 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.

Boston manager John Farrell didn't alert umpires about brown goo on the lower part of Pineda's right palm during a 4-1 win over Boston at Yankee Stadium on April 10. Photos of Pineda's pitching hand that night sparked a debate about pitchers' use of sticky substances to get a better grips in cool weather. (MORE)

Heat hold off Bobcats 101-97, go up 2-0

MIAMI (AP) LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, and had a steal in the final seconds to help seal the win for Miami. Mario Chalmers added 11 for the Heat. (MORE)

Down 3 goals, Jackets top Penguins in OT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise's 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2. (MORE)

Stephenson admits 'scuffle' with Turner

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner were unified on three points Wednesday.

Yes, they scrapped during a practice before Game 1 of their first-round series against Atlanta. No, they didn't throw any punches. And, for now, everything seems to be OK. (MORE)

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